NASA’s Asteroid Data Is Flawed

By Chris Mahon NASA is pretty much the gold standard when it comes to scientific research: Between the Hubble and Chandra telescopes, the multiple Mars rovers rolling across Mars’ surface, and the International Space Station, they’ve pulled in more data about space, the Solar System, and our galaxy than just about anyone else. One of NASA’s proudest accomplishments is the NeoWISE database, a catalog of around 158,000 asteroids and near-Earth objects that lists their diameter and reflectivity. The database is one of the cornerstones of NASA’s ongoing mission to protect the Earth from an asteroid impact, but now the data from NeoWISE has come under fierce criticism from a former Microsoft chief technologist named Dr. Nathan P. Myhrvold, who has accused NASA of using shoddy methods and even doctoring data. Myhrvold is something of a Renaissance man and cross-discipline provocateur: Aside from his gig at Microsoft, he’s published a critically praised […] Read More

FDR And The REAL Alternative Three

The enigma of Alternative Three has been debated, argued, and contested for more then 30 years since its original broadcast in 1977. Originally conceived of as a War of the World’s style broadcast, it stunned a nation and later stunned the world. The ideas presented in it so dangerous and radical that the film was subsequently banned in at least three countries and labeled to dangerous for television in the United States. For many years it has been labeled a hoax, and disinformation but what if it was true? For more then 10 years I have sought to prove its reality, carefully mapping the events in Alternative Three to real life events then working to expose the elements of the Secret Space Program which support it. You probably knew all that, so what’s the big deal? Well to put it bluntly, there is now strong evidence of an actual […] Read More

2011: Endeavour makes last touch-down

1 June 2011 Last updated at 02:35 ET By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News Endeavour landed at the Kennedy Space Center for the final time Space shuttle Endeavour has brought its 19-year operational career to a close with a textbook landing in Florida. The vehicle swept into a night-time touch-down at the Kennedy Space Center after a successful trip to the International Space Station (ISS). The US space agency (Nasa) is retiring its shuttle fleet and Endeavour will now be prepared for public display at a science museum in Los Angeles. Only the Atlantis ship has yet to make a final outing. It was moved to Kennedy’s one active launch pad late on Tuesday night to get it ready for that swansong, which is expected to occur next month. Endeavour’s rear wheels touched the runway at Kennedy at 0234 local time (0634 GMT). “Your landing ends a vibrant […] Read More

2011: High-speed 'space wedge' on track

23 June 2011 Last updated at 09:02 ET By Jonathan Amos Science correspondent, BBC News, Paris The IXV would be launched atop a Vega rocket The European Space Agency (Esa) is pressing ahead with its re-entry demonstrator known as the IXV, which it expects to launch in 2013. This distinctive wedge-shaped vehicle will be put at an altitude above 400km from where it will begin its flight back to Earth. Its suite of sensors should give engineers new insights into how objects fall back through the atmosphere. Ultimately, the data should inform better spacecraft design. Even probes sent to land on other worlds like Mars should benefit from the knowledge. “IXV is providing Europe with important technologies and a step to more ambitious programmes in the future,” said Antonio Fabrizi, one of Esa’s senior directors. He signed an agreement at the Paris Air Show that will lead to manufacture […] Read More

Is A “Breakaway Civilization” Behind The Mysterious Secret Space Program?

It has long been theorized that there exists a secret space program, an enormously complex program to conquer the nearby solar system with manmade spaceships that have been hidden from public view perhaps since the late 19th century. Timothy Beckley, the editor of “The Conspiracy Journal” and the Global Communications publisher, has recently released a new book called “The Secret Space Program: Who Is Responsible?” that covers this arcane subject most thoroughly. The book is coauthored by Beckley, Tim R. Swartz, Commander X, and myself, and includes the full text of a book I coauthored with Swartz ten years ago called “Nikola Tesla, Journey To Mars.” But let’s look first at the newer material. “The Secret Space Program” begins with an interview with Richard Dolan, the author of “UFOs And The National Security State,” Volumes I and II. Dolan’s conservatism of approach is well known in the UFO community, […] Read More