NASA UNVEILS THE PLAN FOR FUTURE SPACE ACTIVITY
Ms. P.H. and others of you who are regular readers here, and who know of our continuing interest in covering the collateralization and commercialization of space, shared the following article with me, which is now almost three weeks old.
At first, I must admit, I was not going to blog about this, because I think I was missing what most of you who shared it were probably seeing. In this case, it took me a couple of times reading through the article, to "get" what may be going on:
NASA bets on private companies to exploit moon's resources
There are a number of statements in this article which, coming as it does from a highly reputable source such as phys.org, tends to make me think we are possibly looking at a kind of "semi-official disclosure" of that the long term game plan of NASA and America's space policy is. We have, of course, the now familiar meme of the commercialization and private development of space resources, a process that in my opinion was initiated secretly after World War Two with the establishment of a large hidden system of finance to fund covert and secret development of UFO-emulative technologies(among other things). To gain the participation of large prime banks in this activity, I have also hypothesized that space was collateralized, i.e., that their participation was gained by granting them a stake in whatever exploitable resources or other things (for example, knowledge and technologies) might be found in space.
"In its latest initiative, unveiled in late January, the US space agency is proposing private companies take advantage of NASA's extensive know-how, its engineers and access to its installations to help design and build lunar robots.
"But unlike NASA's contracts with SpaceX and Orbital Sciences to deliver cargo to the ISS, the moon proposal—dubbed CATALYST (Cargo Transportation and Landing by Soft Touchdown)—would get no US government economic help.
"Recent missions in the moon's orbit have revealed evidence of water and other interesting substances on the moon, explained Jason Crusan, director of NASA's advanced exploration systems.
"'But to understand the extent and accessibility of these resources, we need to reach the surface and explore up close.'
"'Commercial lunar landing capabilities could help prospect for and utilize these resources,' permitting both commercial and research activities, he said."
In 2013 NASA reached an agreement with Bigelow Aerospace to develop commercial sector involvement with the space agency, especially focused on plans to build a lunar base.
Founded by US billionaire Robert Bigelow, the company offers inflatable space modules.
Big money on the moon
These partnerships work "very well in lower orbit," said Bigelow's Michael Gold, referring to the re-supply contracts at the International Space Station.
"There is no reason it won't work just as well on the moon," he told AFP.
"Additionally, in this austere (budget) environment, it only makes sense to leverage private sector investments and capabilities," he said.
In other words, Stage one: use robots to commercially develop the Moon and to construct a lunar base. I've already blogged about the possibilities of 3D printing for the construction of such a base, provided the robots can be brought to the Moon to mine and process materials for such construction.
"NASA chief Charles Bolden said last year his agency would not take the lead on a manned lunar mission, but wouldn't rule out the possibility of participating in one led by a private company or another country."
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And according to “Mr. Gold” (nomen omen?) there is “helium 3, which is rare on Earth and which could be developed into a clean energy fuel ideal for nuclear fusion” and “coveted rare earth elements”. Looks like an oblique reference to new energy applications.
If one accepts as established reality the decades old back engineering of UFO technology by various secret organizations, it ought then be assumed that space colonization has long since been achieved. NASA may merely be creating an investment “shell” project, one intended to go nowhere fast, for the sake of funneling most of its private research and development money into deeper black projects.
Had same thoughts along this line since Dr. Farrel began writing about the breakaway civilization.
In fact, I’m reading a fiction book just out called: Influx by Daniel Surez, where there is a BTC/The Bureau of Technolgy Control. A federal agency charged with monitoring promishing technologies, foreign & domestic; assessing their social, political, environmental, and economic impacts with the goal of preserving social order. They’ve discovered: cures for cancers, secrets to immortality, fusion energy, etc. The protagonist has just discovered antigravity and is being “recruited”. And he something like/You’re creating a civilization apart, when you should be sharing this technology for the world. They reply that they do/will eventually share, when it’s deemed safe for mankind.
Of course, when reading it, you could see the “spin” being placed; but still, this concept of a “breakaway civilization” is starting to go “mainstream”.
I wonder what the names will be of the late 21st century corporate equivalence of the Dutch and English East India Companies in space. And Will they like they did on Earth fight corporate wars among themselves and other rivals. This is beginning to look like science fiction books and movies I have read and seen. But then again NASA has from the beginning always been a corporate front and shill.
Unlimited Ambition….AKA….”We are the Gods now”
What is the name of the movie from which this scene this is taken from LibTechBanshee?
I can’t really say if it’s part of the movie or not Marcos since I have not seen the movie Prometheus.
The plot I believe is a sequel/prequel for the “Alien” series (Ridley Scott perhaps?)and Alien/Predator links where in the future….privatization allows for a behemoth corporation to step into the forefront of space exploration to hunt bio-weapons while searching for the race of beings that engineered and seeded the human species of Earth. (read: humans bad…we have a bio-weapon out there to fix the human problem)
It’s kinda creepy that they provided such an extensive backdrop in a website that builds on their storyline. I guess that’s why I believe there will be plenty of Google’s in the near term hoping to fill the NASA economic void and morph into SKYNET and Weyland Industries type companies.