Last week I reported on the NASA 'No Fly Zones" and "No Approach Zones" of its Apollo lunar landings, seeking to have the sites themselves declared some sort of "Lunar Historical Sites." On the surface, this would appear to be a perfectly reasonable "request", but one has to wonder about the timing of it. As if to confirm the suspicions running around the internet - suspicions I myself entertain incidentally - that something else may be involved, China has announced that it is preparing a robotic probe to be landed on the Moon in 2013:
So could something else be behind NASA's "request"? Well, as far as I can see it, there are two speculative - and I emphasize that word speculative - possibilities: (1) It does not wish anyone else to find what it found there, and/or (2) it does not want anyone examining the artifacts of American technology left on the Moon.
Most of us are familiar with a variety of photographs of unusual anomalies on the Moon, from the "Crystal Palace" floating above the Lunar surface, photographed by Apollo 10:
to the "Shard," an elongated object projecting up from the Lunar surface in defiance of the "constant meteoric bombardment" model of how the Lunar surface was sculpted:
My point here is that these objects are now well known throughout the alternative research community, having been popularized by Mr. Richard C. Hoagland, David Hatcher Childress, and a number of others. Clearly, then, we have to discount the possibility that NASA is worried about other nations discovering them (or not discovering them). In other words, we must discount possibility #(1) as the source of NASA's concerns.
Which leaves us with possibility #(2): China has announced its clear intention to send its Taikonauts to the Moon eventually, and is preparing the steps by intentions to land probes on the Moon, clearly raising the possibility that it, or any other nation with a stated intention to explore the Moon with manned and unmanned landings - Russia, India, Europe, Japan - may visit "our" sites.