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Thursday, July 02, 2009

NASA MOON BOMBING A TEST OF FIRST-STRIKE SPACE WEAPONS

NASA is preparing to bomb the moon. That's right, bomb the moon from space.

On June 18 NASA launched the Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) from Cape Canaveral in Florida on its journey to the moon.

When the space craft arrives near the moon it will fire a missile, at twice the speed of a bullet, from the spacecraft into the moon's surface. NASA maintains that the "test" will displace several miles of lunar material in order to find out if water is present on the moon's surface.

NASA will then have the $511 million mission's mother satellite circle the moon for at least a year creating a detailed map of the moon's surface. NASA says the new maps will be crucial for identifying possible landing sites for astronauts in future years as permanent bases are built on the moon for the eventual mining of helium-3. Scientists have long suggested that helium-3 could be used for fusion power back here on Earth and would make the profits of the oil industries pale in comparison.

NASA has publicly maintained in recent years that all of their space missions are now "dual use" - meaning that each mission they launch is both civilian and military at the same time. Thus one must consider that this LCROSS moon bombing mission is likely testing the capability of Pentagon technologies to launch missiles from space that could hit targets on Earth.

As the US and Russia enter negotiations to reduce the numbers of nuclear weapons in their stockpiles I can assure you that Russia will be thinking about this LCROSS test. They know that the US is developing "first-strike" capability from space and from Earth. Add "missile defense" into the equation, which would give the US the shield after the first-strike sword has been thrust, and one can see that these new technologies will only "complicate" hopes for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

7 Comments:

Blogger sunrnr said...

Some say they're actually targeting the aliens mining operation on the dark side of the moon spotted during the moon landings in the 1960's.

Seems anything is possible with our government, eh?

namaste

7/2/09, 4:37 PM  
Blogger sunrnr said...

Some have said they're actually targeting the alien mining operation spotted on the back side of the moon during the 1960's moon orbits.

I don't believe anything the government says anymore.

namaste

7/2/09, 4:39 PM  
Blogger Brian Dunbar said...

Scientists have long suggested that helium-3 could be used for fusion power back here on Earth and would make the profits of the oil industries pale in comparison.


one can see that these new technologies will only "complicate" hopes for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

You say this as if these are bad things.

7/4/09, 8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NASA has publicly maintained in recent years that all of their space missions are now "dual use" - meaning that each mission they launch is both civilian and military at the same time.

Really? Can you point to a single statement by a reputable source that confirms this?

Thus one must consider that this LCROSS moon bombing mission is likely testing the capability of Pentagon technologies to launch missiles from space that could hit targets on Earth.

Uh, we already have ballistic missiles to do this. Why would we test a capability on the moon, where there is no atmosphere (research: re-entry heating), for an application to hit targets on Earth?

7/9/09, 8:57 AM  
Blogger Bruce Gagnon said...

NASA's former direcotr Sean O'Keefe regularly talked about the dual use plan during his time leading the agency.

See these links:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/687758/posts

http://www.raytheon.com/ourcompany/rtnwcm/groups/public/documents/content/defender1_2.pdf

http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/111973/taking_the_high_ground/index.html

These are just a couple of references but there are plenty more if you just search for them. When O'keefe made his NASA appointment acceptance speech he boasted about dual use, every mission would develop both military and civilian technologies he said.

7/9/09, 9:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have read a book 25 years ago by a french occult author talking about secret plans & dark intentions to destroy the fragile moon by a known "agency" & warns against this action for fear of grave repercutions for the human race & all living creatures. At the time I didn't realize how dead serious this was until I heard of NASA's plan, but I hadn't forgotten these seemingly prophetic words. Makes you wonder how long this thing has been planned? Even though it's hard to imagine, there are among us beings working voluntarily & arogantly to doom us all.

7/9/09, 11:21 AM  
Blogger jj mollo said...

Seriously, it's not a very good test without an atmosphere. I like the He3 reference, though. It makes a good fusion fuel because of reduced neutron emission. Cleaner.

Another point. I think we've already done something similar to a meteor. We sent a big weight into it at high speed so we could observe the ejecta. Very entertaining. I think that was strictly ballistic though.

8/18/09, 10:37 PM  

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