thought this was interesting, given the fact that the last flight of the space shuttle is occurring as I write this:

Plans to strip mine the moon may soon be more than just science-fiction

From the sounds of the article one would think that the Moon was to be mined primarily for its large quantities of helium-3. Let's add into that equation tons of heavy metals and....possible artifacts.  I mention this because the article points out a fact known to people following space matters, and that is the long-term corporatization of space, as corporations take over more and more of the actual nuts and bolts of space exploration and utilization.

And that raises all sorts of legal issues, for the Moon is protected by international treaty; technically, it does not belong to any particular nation, nor can it, and perhaps that was by deliberate design, for corporations are another matter, and deeper underneath these issues are the military ones:

"There’s a lot of military subtext to everything that happens in outer space,’ says Stuart. ‘Essentially, being able to launch something into outer space demonstrates long-range missile capabilities.’

"‘So much of what’s up there is private – satellites and that sort of thing – but the international community continues to sort of insist that these objects be tied to a state,’ says Stuart.

"Stuart noted several ways a government could regulate the private space industry. Objects launched into space from US territory, for example, have to be registered as an export. Also, governments can control access to space through their ownership of most launch pads.

"‘The thing is, any country that has launch capabilities is the type of country that would have a strong enough government to continue to assert that authority,’ continues Stuart."

The Chinese are not being so coy: "In 2002, CLEP chief scientist Ouyang Ziyuan said: ‘Our long-term goal is to set up a base on the moon and mine its riches for the benefit of humanity.’"

Such statements turn back the memory clock for me, for I well remember such confident predictions being made in the early 1960s, accompanied by cute NASA videos of Moon bases, and manned trips to Mars, by the century's end. And that raises to my mind the biggest thing yet to be mined about the Moon: its possible anomalies, and the biggest anomaly of them all: why we - the USA - really abandoned the Moon program, and never went back except with the Pentagon's Clementine Probe which was to photograph and map the entire surface of the Moon, and then later of course, with the mysterious LCROSS mission which slammed into the south polar Lunar surface, kicking up...well let's just say, kicking up all sorts of odd anomalous dust.

So back to that 1984 Moon treaty which, suggestibly enough, neither the USA nor (at that time) the USSR ratified, a curious phenomenon since at that time they were the only countries with a real knowledge of what was actually up there. Clearly, they were hedging their bets. Now, suddenly, everyone - including Russia - has expressed an interest in going back to the Moon with manned missions; everyone except the USA, an indicator that Selene is playing an unusual if hidden role in earthly geopolitics.

The long and short of it is that I strongly suspect that this subtle Selene geopolitics will eventually reveal important clues to this lingering mystery of the space race to the Moon, and why it was suddenly and inexplicably stopped by the only nation actually to make it there with manned missions.


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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Robert Totten on July 13, 2011 at 4:50 am

    The moon. It’s there. Supposedly we’ve been there. We didn’t go back for a really long and counting time. We have a telescope that can see a galaxy burp 13 billion years ago. We won’t even look at the moon with it. We are told it can’t–despite the fact there are some pictures that says we have. We even put a fricking car/jeep/4wheeler on the moon for the astronauts. WE sent rovers to Mars that worked well for years despite the sand and wind. It would be so easy to send a very serious rover to the moon. It would be easy enough to be able to get samples sent back to earth from such a rover.With 1-6th gravity and only a 2.25 second delay in signals, it would be very easy to operate. Constant sunshine-less mountain and crater shadows- gives more than enough power. Does the moon have nothing to offer-I doubt it–the studies that Are being done seem to indicate otherwise. Our guys went there in rude, crude, tinfoil spacecraft with the computing ability of maybe a three year old. I think we are a little better than that now. So Why the hell are we not doing anything about it? We waste enough money every day to pay for it and more besides. We are human and can’t leave anything alone- hell we’ll send a probe a mile underwater to see the sex life of a worm! So to me the answer lies in a very small set of possibilities: 1. We are up there. 2. We were told not to come back- by Nazis, Aliens, or G/g ods. Either answer is unacceptable from the point of view that we should know why.

  2. SDRII on July 11, 2011 at 9:05 am

    What do you make of the article in April about US-Russia looking at joint nuclear propulsion for spacecraft?

  3. Citizen Quasar on July 10, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I remember Kennedy’s “Going-to-the-Moon” speech and everything from Project Mercury through Apollo. That was back before I knew what was really going on and so I fell for the line about fiscally responsible budget cuts that cancelled the last three Apollos…et cetera.

    I remember the space shuttle Enterprise and all the talk about how these things were going to be launched every couple of weeks or so and they were going to significantly reduce the price per pound of launching something into space thus giving us a permanent and very active presence in the sky.

    Yes, the United States was going to build space stations and continuous ferries to the Moon where Moon bases would be built and colonization and manufacturing would become routine on the lunar surface…et cetera.

    That was 40 years ago. Something went wrong, terribly wrong.

    The space shuttle came out with agonizing slowness, with death-causing reduced efficiency, and with cost overruns that made them white elephants. The space stations were never built, no one ever went back to the Moon even though the space shuttles could stay in space weeks longer than Apollo and could easily be retro-fitted with rockets that could get them to the Moon and back. Even if they didn’t land on the lunar surface, they could easily offload cargo in lunar orbit to make lunar landing craft there. Nothing like this ever happened and, oddly, no man or woman ever left Earth orbit…allegedly.

    I am of the opinion that, whether man ever went to the Moon or not on Apollo (and I am one who happens to think that we did), that another secret space program has been underway since the git-go and that it has developed non-rocketry propulsion.

    It is my opinion that the Powers That Be are far enough along in their extraterrestrial plans that they can steal, and can otherwise commandeer, all the monies they need to continue to finance ALL their “off planet” activities. That joke of a space station (Whatever happened to von Braun’s “wheels?”) is no longer vene needed as a budget to launder money through.

    Thus the termination of the U.S. manned space program now amounts to nothing more than a simplex vector variable in the destruction of Amerika as an ambient source of dimly perceived anxiety for the uninitiated and doomed masses…i.e. those who will have their life slowly sucked out of them on the way to the grave.

    So: What’s this about Helium-3? I say it is just one of those non-news items that are passed off as news.

    • Patrick on July 11, 2011 at 6:57 am

      We did go to the moon, there is a paralax dish I believe its called where you can bounce a signal off the moon from Earth. It was put there by someone at least. It seems as though we did go, found some amazing stuff (beings?), however the stuff we watched on TV was shot on a London Soundstage used at the same time for 2001. Jay Wiedner has the most excellent detailed thesis on how it was accomplished.

      The stories are out there as well, but basically Kubrick owed a favor for using NASA equipment and that was the trade off. All they wanted was his soundstage, and they would take care of the rest. Kubrick being the perfectionist showed up to make sure it looked right (I’m sure they counted on that). There are even some cut film floating around the net, though its hard to validate so must remain an interesting anomoly.

      I mean when you stop and consider “life” and how its a function of Minds perceptions. Going to the moon was a mission of humanity, yet does it really make sense that TPTB/W would have sent live feeds back without knowing what you would see? I mean we’re talking about SPACE and its teeming with life! Look at how the leaks sprung during 9/11 and the subsequent list of people who had to be removed. It was an easier time back then 🙂

      Its like the embedded journalists, they were on a leash (obviously) so you’re getting this feel of the fighting but its not real. But we all thought, well surely they’re going to go and show us what they’re looking at. We have no basis for understanding the images. It took a few more decades to educate enough open minded people with scientific insights to critique the videos. The whole ediface is crumbling…just stand up and do your part when the time comes

  4. Antoine on July 10, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    My bet is that the Chinese will be there first, and grab for themselves the best spots.

  5. Pedro Marcos on July 10, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Mr. Farrell´s ideas ideas regarding the nazis lead us to interesting places…

    See who is playing Bormann: the actor that played Hugo Drax!

    See the space connection?

    Like Arthur C. Clark, I would say that Ian Flemming also knew a lot of funny secrets…
    Still is very interesting the choice of this actor for the Bormann part.
    That or I am just imagining things…
    – Probably both! 🙂

    (sorry for being off-topic but seemed the best place)

  6. Concerned Friend on July 10, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Have you seen Transformers 3: Dark Side of The Moon yet? So many cosmic war and hidden elite themes in that film, everything from post-war detentes to cover-ups and deliberate tampering with public space programs by hidden space program members.

  7. Steve on July 10, 2011 at 9:01 am

    Joseph, how reasonable would your research suggest it was that the NAZI’s beat both Russia and the US to the moon, and basically beat both nations back in 1972/73?

  8. Funny on July 10, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Coz they found monsters *raghrrrr* 

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