NASA has released details about a plasma rocket project that has the potential to take missions to Mars not in months, but in approximately forty days. But this story has a hidden side, as we shall see in a moment. Here's the story as recounted, interestingly enough, by RT:

Mars in 39 days? US company wins NASA grant to try & reach Red Planet

As noted, this mircowave heated plasma rocket is not for launch, but for use in propelling objects already in space:

A US company may have the solution to get humans to Mars in just over a month. They have been given a grant by NASA to try and achieve this. The space agency is pinning its hopes on the Vasimr rocket, which aims to reach the Red Planet in a mere 39 days.

The Ad Astra Rocket company from Webster, Texas, awarded the contract by NASA, is located just a stone’s throw from the Johnson Space Center. The CEO, Franklin Chang-Diaz, who is a former astronaut and flew on seven space shuttle missions, says the new rocket engine has the potential to be revolutionary.

The interesting thing here is, of course, not only that the idea has been around for quite some time (leading one to suspect that the technology already exists, as do other propulsion systems, such as ion propulsion, already in use by NASA [See Crazy Engineering: Ion Propulsion for the Dawn Mission]), but that if one knows certain books published in the alternative field, the "news" appears not so much as "news" but rather as a controlled release of information. For example, the scientist Dr. Paul LaViollette published a book Secrets of Antigravity Propulsion(available on this website's webstore), in which he details a number of alternative propulsion technologies, one of them, utilizing microwave soliton effect, could be used not only for propulsion but for launch and lift capability. This technology was an idea around in the 1950s, and if LaViollette's are to be creditied, was made to work sometime in the early 1960s. And this is just one of the many ideas for alternative propulsion that he details in his important book.

More importantly, as I've indicated in numerous blogs, NASA's Dr. Harold "Sonny" White is spearheading a project to create the experiments to test the feasibility of warp drive, and DARPA has made warp capability a goal for the USA within 100 years.

So what's going on with this story about plasma drives and missions to Mars taking only days?

Our high octane speculation suggests at least two possibiilities, though there are many more. The first of these is that a microwave heated plasma drive would be a relatively easy technology to develop for pratical application to space missions. The coupling of this technology to the idea of Mars missions capable of being executed in a little over a month, rather than several months, suggests that they're in a hurry, for some reason, to develop technologies to get us to Mars quickly. Of course, "hurry" in the context of space has a different meaning than it does in ordinary conversation, and can imply a development time of years. One need only recall that President Kennedy's Moon mission announcement was couched in terms of a decade.

The other possibility suggested by the announcement lies in something deeper in my opinion. If you've been following space matters closely, there has been a steady stream of announcements of all sorts, including announcements of Russian-American space cooperation - including Mars - in spite of the tensions between the two nations on Earth, tensions which are at such a level that some are calling it the Cold War 2.0. There has been, in other words, a slow drip of announcements, and these announcements have included stories such as this, announcements of promising technologies, awards of contracts, and so on. Which leads to the inevitable high octane part of our speculation, namely, that the powers that be are deliberately orchestrating this slow drip of information, to what end one can only guess at, but it does portend big things, and Mars, like its central place in human astro-mythology, appears to be at the center of it.

See you on the flip side...

(Thanks to Mr. G.B. for contributing to this article.)


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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. jedi on April 14, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    40 days…biblical connection?

  2. emlong on April 13, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Better economy of scale for diverting taxpayer money to the space/industrial/military complex. Both Russia and the US suck at that teat. Making it a joint project gives it more momentum and a sense of the inevitable or forgone. If the two countries can’t get the war off the ground – then it is time for Plan B.

  3. Avenkat on April 13, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    My speculation is that “they” have already been to Mars many times with a technology that has nothing to do with the old “rocket” tech. There was a civilization on Mars (read Hoagland) and we, the peons, are directly related to it genetically. More than one entity wants Mars for itself. Do we have anything that does not look like idiotic competition and warfare to gain material wealth? No. We, the peons, have learned that the PTB will do anything for stuff. So, here we go again. BTW, this same thinking is on the Moon as well. Why would NASA send a rocket up to “blow something up on the moon” if there was not something of material value there?

  4. yankee phil on April 13, 2015 at 12:44 am

    If the technology is old then going to Mars is old. I don’t see the reason to tell the public anything unless they’re going to begin mining operations there and private companies are going to be involved in this martian mining effort from the beginning. Here we go again,american taxpayers pay for all the ground breaking(and back breaking)initial research and developement and the rich elite, who’ve made all their money killing american soldiers and stealing our tax money, get to make the profits from the exploitation of potential martian gold. And remember that these companies normally don’t pay any taxes or so little as not to count as revenue so the american people(read america) don’t get anything for their decades of investment and sacrifice. Born to loose should be the credo of americans,its like we’ve all become motorcycle gang members in the eyes of the rich and infamous.

  5. DownunderET on April 12, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    You can talk about going to Mars all day long, but there is one subject that NASA evades, and that is what medical effects on the astronauts would be for a long term trip to Mars?
    Even the astronauts in the ISS have been experiencing “odd” medical problems with time in space. The Apollo missions to the Moon were relatively short, if they did go, and maybe, just maybe, we humans are not “suited” for long space voyages. The human body has some defects, and maybe our space cousins didn’t build in some of the attributes in man, that they “do” have. So Mr. NASA, you had better do some research on medical effects, rather than rockets that fly faster.

  6. Jon on April 12, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    Another possibility concerning “the hurry” is that there is some race on between factions in the elite. Perhaps the strange dichotomy in US politics is showing the power plays by the different factions.

    Perhaps the “disclosure” faction is gradually ramping up the release of information and technology, and are interested in our approaching space on less violent terms than the other faction.

    The violent faction might be behind such things as the war in the Ukraine, while the less stupid faction might have been behind the leaks which stopped the nuclear missile terror plot which caused such a fuss around Minot.

    (There is a good article at Global Research’s site about all the mysterious “accidental” deaths of many of the personnel who were transferred out after that mess – and the one still missing nuclear cruise missile. The plot was stopped at the time, but payback/cleanup still goes on. Makes one very nervous about the “infiltration” exercises going to be held this Summer in the South and West – there always seems to be a major terror event when the government does one of these – perfect cover operations for internal terror ops.)

    In any case, the positive Russia-US space stance versus the confrontation over the Ukraine could be evidence of various factions of the breakaway elite jockeying for control.

    Or it could just be staged melodrama . . . .

  7. terminally skeptical on April 12, 2015 at 10:36 am

    I find nothing conspicuous about the timing and prefer to broad brush the why now with a sooner or later assessment that they’re gonna have to come clean regarding that E.T. problem and there’s no time like the present. When you have even The Vatican saying that maybe it’s not just us cruising through the vast void and those church pews are growing emptier all the time and it’s been a whole 18 years since the granddaddy of all visits that took up a portion of the Phoenix, AZ sky, well maybe it’s time to move this thing along and prove Werner Von Braun’s prophecy correct.

    Steven Greer, like him or loathe him for his mixed bag of half truths said electro-gravitic propulsion has been around since 1954. And when I get done paying off these bills I’m gonna be spending more time on John Searle’s antigravity technology. Meanwhile let it be known that more of the public knows about this than some of you might think because when I get a few drinks in me at a local tavern everyone within earshot becomes captive audience to what I know is really going on up there.

  8. Robert Barricklow on April 12, 2015 at 10:33 am

    There is quite a lot of history to show the deceptive practices of those that hold the reigns of power; from the so-called Voyages of Discovery by Columbus[of which Dr. Farrell has written & clued his readers in] to u-name-it. For example, Indonesia, where in preparation of their Fire! Aim Ready modus operandi they cooked the books[shades again of Venetian DNA] in their “signature” classic case of intelligence and facts being fixed around policy[flash-forward to Downing Street Memo about Iraq]. They fed the State & Defense[renamed, as War Department was too accurate] departments bogus intelligence to make it APPEAR that specific action was now required by the circumstances: Genocide. And after a minimum of 500,000,00 to 1 million “communist” sympathisers were knocked off & it was now safe to assume that reorientation had taken place.
    What has this to do with Mars, the God of War?
    In less than a year after the genocide , a corporate takeover of Indonesia would see the country’s vast hoard of natural resources -its minerals, tropical forests, oil, etc.- essentially gifted to transnational conglomerates. They even divided it up into five different sections at a conference: mining, in one room, services in another, light industry in another, banking & finance in another. All the while Chase Manhattan[whose logo is a modernized version of the Nazi Swastika] sat with the delegation hammering out policies that were going to be acceptable to them and other investors.

    Thus, the blueprint for Globalization & the imprimatur for “their” solar system & beyond.

    • jedi on April 13, 2015 at 8:13 am

      If people only knew a tenth of what you know.

      • Robert Barricklow on April 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm

        Thanks jedi.
        But I have to admit,
        I steal Everybody’s work.
        I’ve stolen some of your good ideas & lines.

        Unlike Robin Hood;
        I steal from Everyone,
        and the give it right back out,
        as indiscriminately,
        as I stole it.

        • jedi on April 14, 2015 at 5:48 pm

          “I am” selfless Robert, so stealing from me is impossible, I give to the just and unjust alike.

          The physical state of jedi is a reflection of the the society they live in…
          Socrates willingly took the “hem””lock” that society deemed.

          something to think about why would NASA consider sending a organism in space, when it could send the species genetic code, genesis life support systems (terra forming), and robotic support with 3d printing capabilities with the resources available on mars or its moons.

          Life on earth is good, a lot better with the amount of productive willing slaves that a billion bucks could buy, so why waste life and billions on a rocket trip to mars….which is not remotely survivable with the science (fiction) that nasa presents. The truly horrifying aspect of this is the amount of people that are not aware of the ruses being pulled.

          Its kind of sad…

          • terminally skeptical on April 14, 2015 at 6:27 pm

            The Rastaman will say “him no Jedi, him Jed i and i.

          • Robert Barricklow on April 15, 2015 at 10:47 am

            Sad but true..

            And good for you jedi.
            “The difficulty, my friends, is not avoiding death, but in avoiding unrighteousness, for it runs much deeper than death” – Socrates.

  9. terminally skeptical on April 12, 2015 at 10:09 am

    “We have been space born for 70 days”. Dude so you’re here because you want to copy our technology and make the journey in almost half the time?

    Or is it that gender thing?

  10. Aridzonan_13 on April 12, 2015 at 9:18 am

    My guess is they believe they’ve got the populace dumbed down to a level. Where they think it is safe to role disguised OU /Inertia-less Field propulsion tech. Their announcement may be due to a time table. Where they need to get to Mars en mass by a certain date / time group. Why that would be is the answer we’ve all been looking for.. A host of wild explanations flood the imagination. But, they’ve been made plausible by the $T of MIA public moneys spent on the NE Navy. If this technology is deployed in the open. Expect more truth from DC and Marvel comics than NASA. Becuz, they’ll have even more to hide.

    • Robert Barricklow on April 12, 2015 at 10:01 am

      “Expect more truth from DC and Marvel Comics than NASA.”

      Loved It!

      • marcos toledo on April 12, 2015 at 6:18 pm

        Unfortunately Robert here in Puerto Rico you can’t even find comic books let alone books here. See the future here on this island you will be lucky to be addicted to mindless video games oh I forgot they are elites will be working us brutals to death growing our masters food if we’re lucky to be keep around to perform that function at least.

        • Robert Barricklow on April 13, 2015 at 8:06 am

          Introduce speed-if-light transmissions
          around the world…
          A Cultural Revolution.

          Unfortunately a lot of eyeballs are now glued
          to video games, phones, tablets and their ilk.

          They didn’t do away with books;
          they replaced them.

        • Robert Barricklow on April 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

          right after reading your post
          I saw Headlines something like:
          “Puerto Ricans Who Can’t Speak English[or read]
          Quality For Social Security Disability.”

          What Are Really “They” Up To w/That?

  11. Patricia on April 12, 2015 at 9:15 am

    And on the heels of the closed door, mystery participant, no-media “Pioneering Space National Summit”, there is a new event planned that is open to the public being held in Washington D.C., May 5-7.


  12. marcos toledo on April 12, 2015 at 8:53 am

    Yes basta in NASA hands another expensive and dangerous technology which we the public will be paying for. And watch for the show trial of NASA when this propulsion blows up enroute to Mars. Meanwhile our masters in their redoubts will be conquering the galaxy and await the day they can enslave the surviving mutants of the thermonuclear war they’re planning to unleash on the World while they’re Spaceviking the galaxy.

  13. RAJM on April 12, 2015 at 7:09 am

    The concious drive to return to Mars. It’s in our field of function it’s there in the cells.
    But stay well clear of Jupiter.
    Saturn didn’t work out to well either.

  14. basta on April 12, 2015 at 5:41 am

    I’m quite certain that someone on this planet can get to Mars in 39 minutes, not 39 days, let alone 39 weeks, so I suppose this NASA “proposal” is something we should be sanguine about in our steampunk world (ht Marcos).

    However, how will astronauts survive 39 days sitting on top of the solar system’s most powerful microwave oven? Is effective shielding comparatively straightforward? I just think this will end up nowhere, after much $ investment, and NASA will still be lobbing men and stuff into space on the tips of firecrakers for at least another generation.


    • eric on April 12, 2015 at 6:23 am

      How does the astronauts survive all that radiation in space? They got some sort of shielding already.

  15. johnycomelately on April 12, 2015 at 5:31 am

    There seems to be an uneasy coalescence of evidence.

    Inordinate number of experiments in space missions of growing plants in zero gravity.
    Stockpiling of genetic diversity (Norwegian nuclear bunker).
    Genetically modifying plants that can grow in hazardous environments.
    An inordinate number of observatories in the Southern Hemisphere.
    Peace meal doling out of astronomical observations by NASA.
    Increasing space based communication (satellites).
    Release of redundancy technology (3d printing).
    Reduction of centralised energy production (coal).
    High impetus to get to Mars.

    One wonders whether the power elite are planning for a catastrophic event.

    • loisg on April 12, 2015 at 7:47 am

      IMO they are preparing for an invasion, they’ve been keeping tabs on the ” others” for decades now and know something (someone) is coming. Preparing for warfare as they’ve been trying to get parity with them for a long time now, and it’s time to get our defenses in space ready.

    • DanaThomas on April 12, 2015 at 9:46 am

      Not to mention Baptism for ET…

    • shamus on April 12, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      This bums–not to mention alarms–me out to a high degree.

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