Mac Slavo | SHTFplan | Jan. 24, 2018

The International Space Station’s live feed caught a UFO on its video, and soon after, NASA cut the feed.  This has led many to believe that the government-run space agency is either covering up the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence or feeding the “alien hysteria.”

Joe Joseph of The Daily Sheeple feels that NASA could just enjoy “screwing with people.”  Which may be the case, but either way, the space agency is being disingenuous. “It’s tin foil hat time, folks!” says Joseph.

“There’s another situation where a mysterious object comes onto camera from the International Space Station and instantly *boop* live feed cut. How many times have we seen this? Over and over again. And let me tell ya, NASA, if there’s nothing to hide, why are you doing this cuz it’s only feeding “hysteria” and tin foil hattery.” Joseph declares.

We have to agree.  What other reason does NASA have to continue to cut the live feed? This isn’t the first instance in which the space agency has done this either.  There is also a video of a horseshoe-shaped UFO appearing over Earth’s horizon as the ISS moves around, and again, the live feed is cut.

“I do know that there’s been an unbelievable increase, as far as I can tell, of reported incidences of explosions, sonic booms, objects flying through the sky…going through the roof. But there is something very odd about this object,” Joseph says. “I wouldn’t necessarily say alien-related, I don’t think so, but it certainly doesn’t help when NASA cuts the live feed every time there’s something that the can’t explain.” Or maybe, NASA doesn’t want to explain.

Scott Brando, a UFO hoax investigator who runs ufoointerest.org, told Express.co.uk: “I think this is a reflection of sunlight through clouds.” If that’s the case, why bother cutting the live feed?

Every time there is something odd or different, NASA cuts the live feed.  “That speaks to concealment,” Joseph says. “That speaks to ‘we can’t explain it, so instead of trying to figure it out, we’re just gonna go and cut the feed. And then we’re not gonna say anything because we’re just gonna let the 72-hour news cycle take over and just *pfft* under the rug.’ Now, is there something going on? I don’t know. I can tell you though, this is how things like questioning the shape of the planet and all this kind of stuff comes up.”


Originally published by Mac Slavo and SHTFplan.com


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Jake Anderson | AntiMedia | January 3, 2018

The government’s clandestine military research agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), rarely announces its plans, usually shrouding its projects under layers of secrecy. But last week, the historically ominous agency revealed a new partnership with NASA and an initiative, the Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS), by which the federal government will begin sending space robots into orbit around the Earth.

The initial and ostensible purpose of these robots is to repair and service costly space satellites. However, defense officials acknowledge that as we venture further into an era of space militarization, it is increasingly likely that such robots could be used to sabotage enemy satellites.

A recently released National Security Strategy statement confirmed this:

“Any harmful interference with or an attack upon critical components of our space architecture that directly affects this vital U.S. interest will be met with a deliberate response at a time, place, manner, and domain of our choosing.”

In other words, the Pentagon is prepared for war in space. Sending robots into orbit to service billion-dollar satellites may only be the tip of the iceberg of what’s to come.

The project comes on the heels of new efforts by both the government and private contractors to streamline and innovate the spaceflight industry.

It also follows in the wake of “disruptive” efforts to commercialize national security space business ventures. Last month, while speaking at a breakfast meeting of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Fred Kennedy, director of DARPA’s Tactical Technology Office, took aim at the Pentagon, which he characterized as in need of a “shakeup” in its national security space programs.

“My biggest fear is that in a couple of years people will forget Matt Damon and ‘The Martian’ and be back where we were before,” Kennedy said, adding that a joint effort between DARPA and commercial ventures could be the “savior.”

Kennedy pointed at upcoming efforts, such as the robotic servicing of geosynchronous satellites, or RSGS, as important and not something that should be outsourced to the Air Force.

“We have to get out of today’s culture of treating satellites like a Rolls Royce or Ferrari, that they have to work for 15 years, so you’d better test the hell out it, make sure it absolutely works,” he said“Geosynchronous orbit is a natural place to go. … They all need to be refueled, repaired, moved or retired. There is a commercial interest and a national security need.”

DARPA is also partnering BAE Systems to develop a 3D warfare lab to help U.S. military commanders prepare for combat in outer space.

It is important to note that while the 1967 Outer Space Treaty prohibits the use of weapons of mass destruction in space, it does not actually prohibit the loosely defined “militarization” of space. Recent projects by China and other countries make clear that the ‘final frontier’ is also very likely the next major theater of war. Sending robots may be looked back upon as an opening salvo.


Jake is a writer, filmmaker, investigative journalist, activist, search engine optimizer, and radio host. He is a contributing journalist for Anti-Media, covering automation, futurism, artificial intelligence, and fringe science. His short film “Machine Wash Warm” will premiere later this year. Jake received a B.A. from UCSC and currently lives in Portland, O.R., where he is working on a documentary, What Happened to Elisa Lam? He also hosts Anti-Media Radio show Thursdays at 8PM PST. Contact him at @overthemoonscifi or jake.anderson@theantimedia.org.


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Mac Slavo | SHTFplan | Nov. 29, 2017

Although there are massive amounts of evidence to the contrary, one conspiracy theorist is saying he has undeniable proof that the Apollo 17 moon landing was faked. A YouTube user with the name StreetCap1 posted a video detailing the proof he says changed his mind about the moon landings.

A YouTuber posted a video titled “Reflection in a Visor. Where’s the reflection of the camera taking the photo?” and the four-minute video has more than 2 million views, and over a thousand comments debating the theory.

In the video, the camera isn’t actually spoken of.  The narrator seems concerned with a reflection in the helmet.  The narrator claims that the reflection shows an image of a man not in a space suit, but rather a “waistcoat.”

The image in question was allegedly taken during December 1972 during Apollo 17, the final moon mission.

While moon landing doubters have lurked online for years, StreetCap1 insists this is the first evidence that ever made him doubt the veracity. The vast majority of similar conspiracy theories claiming that Americans nor anyone else ever set foot on the moon have been debunked repeatedly.

The Apollo 17 mission made history in several ways and holds the records for longest time in lunar orbit and the longest moon landing. The image that caused such a stir is shown below:

The debate is fierce on both sides, and many think it is a reflection of a man wearing a spacesuit.

Other comments, however, sided with Streetcap1 in the Youtube video’s comment section, with one commenter writing, “omg goodness. Congratulations Streetcap1. Making world news. Amazing find xx.”

This is not even close to the first “evidence” that internet sleuths think they’ve come across to prove the moon landings were faked.


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Jake Anderson | AntiMedia | Nov. 21, 2017

For the first time, humans have observed an object from another star system. Code-named ‘Oumuamua, the interstellar visitor is a cigar-shaped asteroid the size of a football field. It is traveling at a stunning 85,700 miles per hour — so fast that astronomers almost missed it. The asteroid may provide information about the formation of other planetary systems.

The object was discovered on October 19 by the Pan-STARRS1 telescope, which sits like a gargoyle atop a Hawaiian volcano. Initially, it was thought to be a local comet, but because of its irregular speed and orbit, ‘Oumuamua is unique among the 750,000 asteroids or comets known to humanity. Scientists believe it originated during the violent formation of another star system and was ejected at high speeds.

“For decades we’ve theorized that such interstellar objects are out there, and now — for the first time — we have direct evidence they exist,” states Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator for NASA’s Science Mission Directorate. “This history-making discovery is opening a new window to study formation of solar systems beyond our own.”

A team of scientists led by Karen Meech (Institute for Astronomy, Hawaii USA) used special instruments, including ESO’s Very Large Telescope and the FORS instrument, to learn more. As described in a paper published Monday in Nature, ‘Oumuamua, or A/2017 UI, is a “triaxial ellipsoid” that varies dramatically in brightness and spins on its axis every 7.3 hours.

“This unusually large variation in brightness,” Meech explains“means that the object is highly elongated: about ten times as long as it is wide, with a complex, convoluted shape. We also found that it has a dark red colour, similar to objects in the outer Solar System, and confirmed that it is completely inert, without the faintest hint of dust around it.”

Scientists believe the color is due to the amount of radiation the asteroid has been exposed to over the course of its long journey through the cosmos. The asteroid’s origin is another mystery.

While ‘Oumuamua came from the direction of Vega, a bright star in the Lyra constellation, the team believes that ‘Oumuamua could actually have traveled through the Milky Way for hundreds of millions of years. This would account for its incredible speed and color, as the highly metallic rock has been heavily irradiated. So when we look at this object, we’re looking at something very ancient and from very far away. Fittingly, its Hawaiian name means “a messenger that reaches out from the distant past.”

With new powerful telescopes on the way, astronomers are excited about future discoveries. But for now, we can revel in the reflected glow of our first interstellar visitor, even as it slowly fades away on its journey through the galaxy.

Meet ‘Oumuamua: a cigar-shaped asteroid the size of a football field.


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Josie Wales | AntiMedia | Nov. 17, 2017

In case anyone missed it due to the raging political wars consuming the consciousness of many inhabitants of Earth, the discovery of a giant planet outside our solar system was announced earlier this year. Exoplanet GJ 273b is within close enough range of its own “sun” to make it potentially habitable for alien life. It is a bit larger than Earth, earning it the moniker “Super Earth.” This inspired a group of scientists and musicians to get together to send out an interstellar fruit basket of sorts.

Last month, Project “Sónar Calling GJ 273b” was planned and executed by METI (Messaging to Extraterrestrial Intelligence) and the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia in Spain, led by the Sónar music festival. As a video by Tech Insider explains:

“On Oct. 16, 17, and 18 a team of musicians and scientists sent a message to aliens. They sent the message via radio waves and transmitted it 9 different times. This helps ensure that all the information reaches its destination.

“What’s in the message?

“Thirty-three musical pieces, each 10 seconds long, a tutorial on how humans keep time, and when we will be listening for a response…This is the first radio message of its kind designed for a direct response at a specific time.”

Tech Insider also notes that “GJ 273b lives in another star system 12 light years away,” meaning that “if intelligent life responds we could make first contact in just 24 years.”


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