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TRUMP, PENCE, BUZZ, AND MARS

You'll recall that yesterday I blogged about an anti-aging drug now being readied for human trials, and NASA's interest in it. The drug worked by triggering genetic markers that accelerate cellular repair, a handy thing to have around if one is planning long space voyages with the prolonged exposure to solar radiation.There was a little method to my madness, for it is now official: President Trump has signed a law calling for manned missions to Mars to be the chief goal of NASA for the next decade, and, believe it or not, it passed both houses of Congress unanimously, according to this article shared by Ms. B.Z. from the United Kingdom's Daily Mail: We're off to Mars says Trump as he signs a law for NASA to have manned missions to the red planet by the 2030s. Now, we've seen similar objectives concerning Mars being made all the way back in the administration of GHW Bush, who directed NASA to make Mars manned missions the goal. President Bill Clinton repeated this during his tenure in the White House, it was reiterated yet again during the administration of GW Bush and subsequently of President Obama. In short, Mars has been on the presidential wish list for quite a while, and yet, nothing by way of manned space flights seem to be accomplished: America has no operational heavy booster, and has to hitch-hike on Russia's Energia boosters (doubtless another evil plot by the criminal mastermind and super-genius Vladimir Putin to cripple the American space program). What appears to be different in this case it that it is an actual law:

NASA 'shall continue the development of the fully integrated Space Launch System, including an upper stage needed to go beyond low-Earth orbit, in order to safely enable human space exploration of the Moon, Mars, and beyond over the course of the next century,' said the text.

This law reaffirms 'our national commitment to the core mission of NASA,'Trump said, signing the text in the presence of numerous elected officials including former Republican rivals, Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Marco Rubio of Florida.

But I cannot help but wonder if there is a much wider story behind all this. Recall that during his administration, President Clinton made a formal announcement from the White House that a meteorite from Mars contained clear indications of microbial life. Incidentally, the meteorite was found in...

(drum roll please)

...Antarctica. (See President Clinton Statment Regarding Mars Meteorite Discovery)

Then, Mr. B sent the following article, which appeared just a few days before the signing of this law; Vice-President Pence, it seems, had a little "Chat" with former Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin:

Buzz Aldrin: Pence Offered Few Details of Space Policy in White House Meeting

Aldrin, one should remember, has been urging manned missions to return to the Moon for some time, and more importantly, manned missions to Mars, in particular to explore the Martian moon Phobos. But in the article above, mention is made of reviving the National Space Council:

Pence is widely expected in the space community to take a leading role in the development of the Trump administration's space policy. Statements of the Trump campaign's proposed policy made prior to the November election said that the administration would reestablish the National Space Council, which last operated when George H. W. Bush was president. At that time, and in earlier administrations, the council was led by the vice president. "He is excited about doing the space council," Robert Walker, the former chairman of the House Science Committee who crafted that campaign position, said of Pence in a December interview. "He has expressed absolute excitement about that particular role. I think that will be a place where he will find time for it."

That council was, of course, under then vice-president Lyndon Johnson, one of the major driving forces behind the Mercury-Gemini-Apollo era of NASA's "golden age" of manned space flight. Notably, however, the article is rather tight-lipped about what Aldrin and the Vice President talked about, though clearly it was about space policy. Then, days later, the law about Mars...All of this, you might imagine, has my high octane speculative motor working in over-drive, for Aldrin's visit with Pence follows, of course, his little junket to Antarctica, which followed former Secretary of State John Kerry's visit, who in turn followed the Patriarch of Moscow. So what's my high octane speculation here? Well, as I originally thought, and still do, they found something down there, and it may not have been just another meteorite from Mars containing fossilized microbial life. It may have been a meteorite containing or preserving something else entirely, say, something clearly artificial and the product of a technology. Whatever it was, it was something that raised the "urgency meter" into the red zone, requiring many "visitors" to go down and have a"look for themselves", and to urge the President, not simply to issue executive orders or statements about NASA priorities, as was done from GHW Bush to Barack Obama, but rather, to pass a law, one that, again, gained unanimous support in Congress. In short, this law and this event I am viewing as directly related to whatever it is going on in Antarctica.To my mind, folks, that means something is definitely up down there, and up there on the red planet. Oh yea, and while you're doing all this speculative calculus about what's possibly going on, don't forget that Lockheed-Martin is also in Antarctica...See you on the flip side...',

12 thoughts on “TRUMP, PENCE, BUZZ, AND MARS”

  1. Walter Bosley comments that a now-deceased employer of his took him out into the desert and told him (very reluctantly) that there were huge machines there, the sight of which caused one enlisted man to lose his sanity for nearly a full year. I’m not thinking meteorite; I’m thinking pyramid power vis-à-vis Christopher Dunn.

  2. As long as some of us are being wildly speculative here, I will point out that there are some who believe that Trump is a time traveller and that Pence comes from the future (where everyone looks like Pence; a “Man in Black” type if ever there were one). So it is interesting that HE is being placed in charge of the Mars project.

    For the record, I think the Mars project has been humming along quite well for quite some time. I am two degrees of separation from someone who works for NASA on the Mars project, in nanotechnology, no less. I am not sure if that is the formal NASA or the hidden NASA or some combination of both. He doesn’t have to hide who he works for, but he and his family have pretty much removed themselves from any contact with former friends over the past several years, which is interesting in it’s own right. We all wonder if he has BEEN on Mars….

  3. Phil the Thrill

    Haha! I wonder if young Barron has one of those t-shirts from the Electric Universe crew; you know, the shirt that depicts a plasma discharge on the front, and on the back shows ancient petroglyphs from all over the world, that closely resemble a plasma discharge. The Electric Universe crew believes that the Earth’s sky was once dominated by Mars, Venus, and Saturn, concentric circle-style (or, wheel-of-life style, if you prefer).

    1. Phil the Thrill

      Sorry, my above comment was supposed to be a reply to Vomito’s below, not a stand-alone comment.

  4. Robert Barricklow

    Somehow they have to do a special private/public partnership formula that transfers all the booty to their private coffers while; at the same time, transferring all liabilities to the public ledger. Also the primary dark missions will be kept secret; while at the same time, public do-gooder reasons will light the way to our brother planet.

    1. Robert Barricklow

      There does seem to be some kind of an ignition switch[which lit someone’s ass on-fire] found under deep ice – waaaay south of the border.
      Is there a signal that’s being sent?
      Is there some kinds of artifact that gives a location?
      Why is it time sensitive?
      Is there now a race to recover/stop something or someone?
      Is it an elaborate hoax for bucks/power?

    2. Robert Barricklow

      What these private-public partnerships being played-out as a TRUMP Card are really one-way partnerships.. The private sector tells the government what to do. The costs are borne by the government, which bears all the risk. The profits[from the mission, and all its spin-offs – go to the private sector. The banks will be the silent partner in the background/backdrop, raking in trillions upon trillions.
      All this will , of course , be finance by bank credit. Bank or bond holder will be paid stratosphere interest rates raking in the Big-Fix Golden-Sacks.

  5. One problem hasn’t NASA not learn anything from the Apollo because Orion looks too much like it. What they should have done with the first Moon missions is that the command ship would have been like Skylab and have been left in orbit to be used in each of the Moon missions same ship reused bring down costs and the should have concentrated on a scramjet technology to have a more reliable and economic ground to orbit system. I hope VP Mike Pence corrects that mistake.

  6. Vomito Blanco

    I’m not sure why we have to go all the way to Mars when we can just bring Mars here. I have done the math, and so has the idiot savant Baron Trump, and we both believe Earth can accommodate another very large Moon. This could alter the obliquity of Earth in such a way that we wouldn’t have to have seasons across the globe. I’ve seen some of Baron’s doodles and he thinks if Mars was in Earth’s orbit, we also could transport all of Earth’s oceanic water to Mars and thereby get rid of all traces of Cynthia, the lethal synthetic bacteria that humans unleashed to clean up the Gulf oil spill and has now invaded all our oceans and threatens an extinction level event. Earthlings would become a desert people but this would facilitate the spread of Islam and the resurgence of an oppressive patriarchy which Baron Trump feels the Earth is in great need of right now to restore order. Currently the young Prince and avatar demands all women, including his mother and sisters, wear burkas in his presence. Some think his whole muslim fetish is an act of rebellion against his father, others think it is because the Saudi king gave him a go-cart made entirely out of gold.

  7. Exactly because of its vast frozen emptiness and polar location, Antarctica is the perfect place to hunt for meteorites. In fact, Dr. Strangelove — sorry, Dr. von Braun — sent an expedition down there in the mid-sixties, a few years before Apollo 11, to collect moon rocks — err, sorry, they weren’t yet called that, but rather “meteorites.” They found a lot of them, several kilos worth, in fact. Why they needed to mount an expedition to collect several kilos of moon rocks before the Apollo 11 launch, despite the fact that there were already a large amount of moon meteorites in the hands of scientific institutions, was never really explained.

    Just another piece of delightful Apollo lore, which you can put on the empty shelve where the lost tapes of the Apollo 11 landing should be, for the inquisitive among us.

    As for man to Mars, every incoming administration promises it and it never gets anywhere because war is so much more profitable. And anyway, why spend all that money on a program using dangerous and outdated firecrackers-in-a-tube technology, when Space Command has been going there on the sly for two generations now?

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