NASA’s Bolden: Mars mission is ‘closer than ever’ … In the movie, “The Martian,” Matt Damon was a fictional astronaut stranded on Mars. In reality, the head of NASA says astronauts could set foot on the Red Planet within the next twenty years. “We think we’re on the right trajectory to get humans to Mars in the 2030’s,” NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told CNBC’s “On the Money” in an interview this week. -CNBC
More lies from NASA. This is an agency that apparently went to the moon 45 years ago but can’t manage a repeat. And now its top bureaucrats are announcing they’ll get to Mars within 20 years.
NASA is symptomatic of so much of what is wrong with the United States right now. It’s an overstuffed agency relying on hype and mischaracterizations to secure its nearly US$20 billion yearly budget from Congress.
At NASA, lying has been institutionalized at the highest levels. Like another white elephant, the Hadron Collider, NASA makes a great many claims that when looked at closely are questionable at best.
-Iconic blue-marble earth photo is a photo-shopped composite: This is a photo so famous it was used on Apple’s initial iPhone and was supposedly taken at great distance by moon-bound Apollo 17 astronauts. But here’s the reality, according to FellowoftheMinds.com:
Rendered in simple English, NASA is [admitting] that the 2002 “Blue Marble II” is not a photo. Instead, the image is a COMBINATION and COMPOSITE of many “satellite-based observations” (whatever that means), which were “stitched together” (whatever that means) by scientists and “visualizers” (whatever that means).
-Famous moon rock is actually petrified wood: According to a 2009 UK Telegraph report: “Curators at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum … discovered that the ‘lunar rock’, valued at £308,000, was in fact petrified wood. Xandra van Gelder, who oversaw the investigation, said the museum would continue to keep the stone as a curiosity.”
-Russian spokesman claims fakery: Just recently, the UK Daily Mail reported that Vladimir Markin a spokesman for the Russian government, implied the existence of faked reports regarding NASA moon landings. The admissions are being blamed on rising tensions between the US and Russia.
-Possible murder of outspoken NASA critic Virgil “Gus” Grissom: Grissom once hung a lemon on a NASA rocket and professed considerable doubts about the manned moon progtram. He died in the Apollo 1 fire, January 1967, along with astronauts Ed White and Roger Chaffee.
Here, from a report in Star magazine (probably one of the only mass-market publications that would carry the allegations at the time):
[Grissom’s son] said he recently was granted access to the charred capsule and discovered a “fabricated” metal plate located behind a control panel switch. The switch controlled the capsules’ electrical power source from an outside source to the ship’s batteries. Grissom argues that the placement of the metal plate was an act of sabotage. When one of the astronauts toggled the switch to transfer power to the ship’s batteries, a spark was created that ignited a fireball.
-Thomas Baron’s report goes missing: After Grissom’s death, congressional hearings were held. One NASA inspector,Thomas Baron, provided a voluminous report that was highly critical of NASA.
Baron almost immediately lost his job and only a week after providing testimony died with his wife when his car was hit by an oncoming train. Investigators labeled the deaths of a suicide. Baron’s report vanished and has never been seen again.
None of this is anomalous. In the 20th century, the US government participated in false flag after false flag.
-Operation Mockingbird: Saw US intelligence agents placed in the offices of the US’s most important publications such as Time and the Washington Post. These agents supervised reports that were fabricated to support US foreign and domestic policy decisions.
-Operation Paperclip: Provided top Nazi scientists to both the US and Russia. Supposedly Russia received the best scientists to make sure that the technology race into space would seem viable and realistic.
-Operation Gladio: Ran for decades and supported mostly leftist terrorist groups in Europe that engaged in acts of violence. The idea was to frighten Europe’s middle classes into acquiescing to the Anglosphere-led status quo.
US entry into Vietnam War staged: It’s general knowledge now that the US entry into the Vietnam war was a hoax. Reports involving the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident – where US warships were supposedly attacked by North Vietnamese PT Boats –never actually occurred.
Questions about nuclear bombs: There is little doubt that at least some of the photos and videos of nuclear “test” blasts are faked. Many of the images being debunked can be found on Youtube. Questions have even been raised about the “nuclear” bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima, as the devastation seems to align itself with fire-bombings prevalent at the time. Officials working near the cities were asked to exaggerate casualties.
The 21st century has seen a continuation of false flags, often for purposes of increasing budgets, especially in the military-industrial and foreign and domestic intelligence sectors.
NASA chief Charles Bolden (see excerpt above), who recently hyped NASA’s achievements in an interview with CNBC, has claimed elsewhere that deviating from NASA’s goal of reaching Mars in the 2030s would be disastrous. More:
Bolden told “On The Money” that a big part of his legacy will involve “making sure we’re on a steady path to Mars and that we can get there in the 2030’s. We’re a lot closer than ever before.”
The fakery associated with NASA never seems to stop. Increasingly, popular videos cast doubt on NASA’s photos of Mars. One widely reproduced photo includes a squirrel hiding among the Mars “rocks.”
NASA has recreated a Mars-like environment on Devon Island, Canada and regularly simulates “Rover” exercises. Critics claim this is where the Mars photos actually come from. NASA has, in fact, admitted to colorizing and otherwise adjusting photos released for public consumption.
While it is still hard for people to accept that NASA, and Western agencies generally, would lie about significant programs and their results, it seems obvious that one should question almost any assertion coming out of Washington these days.
It is easier, after all, to tell a large lie than a small one. And in the 21st century, Washington (the West in general) seems addicted to big lies. Recently, for instance, it’s emerged that the Food and Drug Administration covered up evidence of a link between autism and vaccines.
Don’t take government assertions at face value, or even assertions by those who are allied with government services and benefit from government statements.
Conclusion: Maintain your skepticism. Question your support for even the most seemingly “useful” programs such as those provided by NASA. It is tempting to rely on government but most of the time that’s a false hope. Rely on yourself as much as possible and the opportunities you can develop with your own talent and skill, or along with others such as family members, friends and close colleagues.