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NASA preps ’100-year spaceship’ program to boldly go where none have gone before
By Peter Farquhar, Technology Editor
Planetary travel “within few years” – Funded by DARPA, NASA – First stop – moons of Mars
A SENIOR NASA official has promised to deliver a spaceship that will travel between alien worlds “within a few years”.
Speaking at a conference in San Francisco on Saturday, NASA Ames director Simon Worden said his division had started a project with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency called the “Hundred Year Starship”.
The project was kicked off recently with $1 million funding from DARPA and $100K from NASA and hopes to utilise new propulsion ideas being explored by NASA.
Star Trek fans, prepare to get excited – electric propulsion is here, according to Mr Worden.
“Anybody that watches the (Star Trek) Enterprise, you know you don’t see huge plumes of fire,” he said.
“Within a few years we will see the first true prototype of a spaceship that will take us between worlds.”
Mr Worden said the space program was “now really aimed at settling other worlds”.
“You heard it here,” he told the crowd at the “Long Conversation”.
“Twenty years ago you had to whisper that in dark bars and get fired.”
Mr Worden said he hoped to “inveigle some billionaires” such as Google founder Larry Page to help with further funding for the project.
Another possible source of propulsion being funded by NASA was by using microwave power from a planetary base to heat hydrogen propellants on board an orbiting spaceship.
“You don’t have to carry all the fuel,” he said. “You use that energy from a laser or microwave power to heat a propellant; it gets you a pretty big factor of improvement. I think that’s one way of getting off the world.”
Mr Worden had an interesting take on how we would settle other worlds when we found them, suggesting it would be easier to adapt humans to an alien planet than changing the planet to suit humans.
“How do you live in another world? I don’t have the slightest idea,” he said.
“If you’re a conservative, you worry about it killing us; if you’re a liberal, you worry about us killing it.”
Despite his ambitious vision to push further out into the galaxy, Mr Worden said there was still plenty of work to do in our own backyard first.
First stop, he said, was the moons of Mars, from where the planet itself can be explored using telerobotics.
“I think we’ll be on the moons of Mars by 2030 or so,” he said.
Thanks to UFO Casebook and Courier Mail.com
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Ancient Human Metropolis Found in Africa
By Dan Eden for viewzone.
They have always been there. People noticed them before. But no one could remember who made them — or why? Until just recently, no one even knew how many there were. Now they are everywhere — thousands — no, hundreds of thousands of them! And the story they tell is the most important story of humanity. But it’s one we might not be prepared to hear.
Something amazing has been discovered in an area of South Africa, about 150 miles inland, west of the port of Maputo. It is the remains of a huge metropolis that measures, in conservative estimates, about 1500 square miles. It’s part of an even larger community that is about 10,000 square miles and appears to have been constructed — are you ready — from 160,000 to 200,000 BCE!
The region is somewhat remote and the “circles” have often been encountered by local farmers who assumed they were made by some indigenous people in the past. But, oddly, no one ever bothered to inquire about who could have made them or how old they were.
This changed when researcher and author, Michael Tellinger, teamed up with Johan Heine, a local fireman and pilot who had been looking at these ruins from his years flying over the region. Heine had the unique advantage to see the number and extent of these strange stone foundations and knew that their significance was not being appreciated.
“When Johan first introduced me to the ancient stone ruins of southern Africa, I had no idea of the incredible discoveries we would make in the year or two that followed. The photographs, artifacts and evidence we have accumulated points unquestionably to a lost and never-before-seen civilization that predates all others — not by just a few hundred years, or a few thousand years… but many thousands of years. These discoveries are so staggering that they will not be easily digested by the mainstream historical and archaeological fraternity, as we have already experienced. It will require a complete paradigm shift in how we view our human history. ” — Tellinger
Go to Viewzone.com for the many details of this find. Special thanks to Gary Vey.
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It’s the most famous military institution in the world that doesn’t officially exist. If it did, it would be found about 100 miles outside Las Vegas in Nevada’s high desert, tucked between an Air Force base and an abandoned nuclear testing ground.
Then again, maybe not– the U.S. government refuses to say. You can’t drive anywhere close to it, and until recently, the airspace overhead was restricted–all the way to outer space. Any mention of Area 51 gets redacted from official documents, even those that have been declassified for decades.
It has become the holy grail for conspiracy theorists, with UFOlogists positing that the Pentagon reverse engineers flying saucers and keeps extraterrestrial beings stored in freezers. Urban legend has it that Area 51 is connected by underground tunnels and trains to other secret facilities around the country. In 2001, Katie Couric told Today Show audiences that 7 percent of Americans doubt the moon landing happened–that it was staged in the Nevada desert. Millions of X-Files fans believe the truth may be “out there,” but more likely it’s concealed inside Area 51′s Strangelove-esque hangars–buildings that, though confirmed by Google Earth, the government refuses to acknowledge. Special thanks to Annie Jacobsen and LA Times Magazine.com
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Fichard Buchli writes, This NASA image appears to be an underground Moon entrance structure located at 21 06’57.59 N 17 20’50.57 E on Google Earth/Moon. We can assume the aliens use underground bases and are likely conducting mining operations on the moon. Thanks to Richard Buchli D.V.M., and Dorothy Buchli W.B.W.
India’s Moon Satellite Finds Minerals
BANGALORE: The Hindu India’s National Newspaper reports, “In its 10-month orbit around the moon, India’s Chandrayaan-1’s X-ray Spectrometer (C1XS) has detected titanium, and confirmed the presence of calcium. C1XS detected magnesium, aluminum and silicon during normal conditions, and detected calcium, iron, titanium, sodium and potassium in key areas in the southern hemisphere and on the far side of the Moon during the solar flares.
University of Wisconsin Scientists Want to Mine Moon’s Energy
MADISON — University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists believe moon rocks contain all the energy the United States needs for the next millennium. “The moon’s surface is full of the energy source helium-3”, said Gerald Kulcinski, a nuclear engineering professor and director of the Fusion Technology Institute at UW. “If we could land the space shuttle on the moon, fill the cargo with canisters of helium-3 mined from the surface and bring the shuttle back to Earth, that cargo would supply the entire electrical power needs of the United States for an entire year,” he said. “Helium-3 provides one million times more energy per pound than a ton of coal and does not produce greenhouse emissions, and mining it would do little environmental harm,” Kulcinski said. Thanks to the Associated Press.