The news in recent days regarding space tends to go unnoticed, with all the covid planscamdemic hysteria going on, but there's something afoot for sure. NASA's recent award of a 4G contract to Nokia to build a network on the Moon , and it's aggressive push to sign up countries on its Artemis Accords being two cases in point. And all of this of course follows other stories of the last few months, such as the USA and France announcing each country would establish a space force, the announcement by NATO to build a space warfare center in Germany as well as that country's earlier announcement to build its own 4G lunar network, and so on.

With that as a bit of backdrop,K.K. and T.S. shared the following story about NASA's recent announcement that there may be more water on the Moon than previously thought, including on the "Far Side":

NASA finds water on the Moon, raising hopes for exploration and habitation

According to the article version of the story (the first link above), water has been found in forms not simply limited to water ice at the bottom of craters which see little to no sunlight:

Spacecraft like NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter detected hydrogen — one of water's molecular components — in permanently shady areas at the north and south pole.

The case strengthened when data from India's Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft revealed tiny patches of exposed ice in some of those same shadowy craters.

But Dr Honniball's study reports the signature of water that's not ice.


SOFIA is a souped-up 747 aeroplane with a telescope inside it that can collect infrared light from above the clouds; in this case, it used a camera that focuses on wavelengths in the 5- to 8-micron range.

Water molecules reflect light at a wavelength of 6 microns.

"This is unique to molecular water because it requires two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen," Dr Honniball explained.

In fact, water appears to be present in Clavius Crater — a huge basin in the rugged high-latitude highlands — in abundances of around 100 to 400 parts per million.


"It means there's lots of bound water in places on the Moon where you wouldn't necessarily expect it."


"This presents an opportunity to rethink technologies needed to extract and utilise lunar water for scientific and exploration purposes."

Why it this big news? For one thing, it means that the Artemis Accords are perhaps about sending missions to the Moon for the express purpose of finding water, and possibly, extracting it from such sources. In fact, the article admits as much:

A number of nations are eyeing the south pole of the Moon.

The US recently announced plans to put humans on the Moon in 2024 and have a permanent presence at the south pole by 2028.

This "Artemis" mission, to which Australia is a signatory, will also hunt for water.

If present, it could be used to supply drinking water, as well as produce rocket fuel to sustain space exploration.

Andrew Dempster, head of space engineering at the University of New South Wales, has long argued that Australia should play a role in space mining.

He said the findings of the two papers confirmed assumptions about the Moon and reduced uncertainty for the mining industry.

There you have it: the  purpose is to (1) find water, (2) figure out how to extract it in order to (3) sustain a permanent human presence on the Moon for exploration and (4) mining, which activity requires water.

All this might seem like more pie-in-the-sky. After all, we've been hearing talk like this for decades, and nothing, really, has happened with manned space flight. However, E.G. shared another article that implies that this time the talk may not be just talk, but that the plans and schedules of the Artemis Accords signatories are very serious. Consider this story:

NASA Awards Houston Space Firm $47 Million Moon Drilling Contract

Note that the explicit purpose of this drilling contract is to drill for water ice beneath the lunar surface:

NASA selected Houston-based company Intuitive Machine to land an ice-mining drill on the moon's south pole by December 2022.

The space agency agreed to pay Intuitive Machines $47 million to land Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment (PRIME-1) on the moon in the first-ever mining mission to drill below the lunar surface, in search of water ice. A mass spectrometer will be used to determine how much of the ice changes from solid to vapor on the lunar surface vacuum. The data will assist NASA's rover, the Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER), searching for water ice at the moon's pole to determine an area that will support a human presence in 2024.

But that's not all NASA is interested in drilling for:

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine recently said the space agency is set to purchase rare-earth materials mined from the moon by private companies. Not too long ago, NASA discovered that underneath the lunar surface, there is an abundance of natural resources.(Emphasis added)

To put it country simple, folks, the "space race" is on again, but it a way far different than that between the USSR and USA in the Cold War, because this time, private industry is being fully integrated into the USA's and the rest of the West's plans, and those plans include mining the Moon. And NASA is handing out contracts to do just that. The bottom line here is that while many nations are already signatories to the Artemis Accords, do not expect them to abandon their own national programs. I rather suspect that one will eventually see those countries adopting the "NASA government-corporation" relationship playbook. Luxembourg, it might be recalled by some readers of this website, has already adopted the model, intending to become a "space player."

The real question to come will be how will all those investments up there be protected, and who will start that race? The corporations, or the governments, involved, and what will be the governance structure that evolves from it?

See you on the flip side...

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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. Loxie Lou Davie on October 29, 2020 at 11:30 am

    I think we’ll be surprised to find there is water everywhere in the Universe!! Of course, we have had a base on the Moon, since the late 50’s at least & humans have been travelling to Mars & back for at least 20 years.

    What about all those Black Projects that the Normies know nothing about… teleportation?? The problem, it seems, is to bring us Normies up-to-speed one what has really been going on!!

    It’s like we have been living in Parallel Universes for too many years…..hope The Wrecking Ball & Crew can bring this all together for us!!!

  2. goshawks on October 29, 2020 at 3:00 am

    Asteroid 99942 Apophis:
    “They show that the asteroid is drifting away from a purely gravitational orbit by about 170 meters per year [via Yarkovsky effect], which is enough to keep the 2068 impact scenario in play,” Tholen said.

  3. goshawks on October 29, 2020 at 12:12 am

    From SpaceX’s Starlink Terms of Service:

  4. Richard on October 28, 2020 at 12:47 am

    Governance? That’s likely to be the “first come (first established) and first served (controlling high ground)” sort of governing approach until something else found to fit the terrain and terrestrial development out there. Assuming it to be like planet Earth in its exploitation would seem to lack imagination let alone understand something of the adaptations needed. Except maybe A.I. incorporated owned and operated. In any case, that seems a long ways off were it not for the Others and their extended influence within the cosmos.

  5. Steven on October 27, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    Considering that there’s ample evidence of the moon being a construct, that we have technology that allows us to travel our solar system at will(Viktor Schauberger and company) and the unprecedented feat of attempting to consolidate world control, leads me to believe that someone’s panties are in a knot and they’re in a hot hurry to make something happen. Couple this with the historical evidence of periodical evolutionary waves(LaViolette) which the Mayans predict at this juncture as an “age of Aether” and we are about to enter the Twilight Zone. Where it goes is anyone’s guess at this point, but the multiple frenzies, including the moon, that are being played out rapid fire point to a more concrete motive. One thing I recognize, is that fear seems to be the motivating factor. Too much coercion, blind obedience and overt control to be something else. Someone is very very worried about not having enough time. For myself, haven’t got a clue, yet. That’s why I posted here, because I’ve been following Dr Farrell and his crew for years and appreciate all the knowledge and insight I’ve gained. Perhaps someone here can help.

  6. goshawks on October 27, 2020 at 8:37 pm

  7. marcos toledo on October 27, 2020 at 8:07 pm

    The problem is that NASA, SpaceX and other corporations are still using at least publicly junky chemical rockets. I think this is a childish move to prevent China, India, Russia from establishing a true presence in Space and to turn Earth into a planet of thralls.

  8. Billy Bob on October 27, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Another “moondoggle” to spirit away treasure troves?

    • DanaThomas on October 27, 2020 at 1:45 pm

      Moon water code for “moonshine”?

  9. Robert Barricklow on October 27, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    I’m so into the covid1984 thinking mode, coupled w/Vietnam body counts; that the water amount on the moon is what ever the Hollywooded script narrative calls for. Print! That’s a wrap. Put it in the can.
    Now if they’d only pull the 2020 election out-of-the-can and show us the Hollywood version now; rathe than waiting until the third to show Biden won. I mean it is produced, edited, and distributed by the international media cartel; isn’t it?
    If anyone goes off the Moon script, Hal isn’t needed as an excuse. There are too many accidents just waiting too happen.
    Out there; there are no “suicided”s, but there are “accidented”s.
    Yes, I got up on the covid104/Arkansas side of the bed.
    I just watched James Cameron’s, The Story of Science Fiction; so I’m up to here[neck] in sci-fi. So I’ll pass on viewing Never A Straight Answer.
    If there is water in quantity; than they knew some time ago.[IMO]
    But no lie is worth’s it salt; unless it can serve multiple black operations.
    Digging for? Oh yea, water.
    Not ancient artifacts, or ancient buried technology treasures?
    Rare Earth metals? Umm? Like hidden finance; now there’s hidden rare Earth metals from somewhere. Yes, the moon. Already processed and ready to go? Or, is there some hidden technology that will be working on the Moon?
    At least one of Earth’s first economies on the Moon will be crony capitalism w/loads of socialized mining company/corps[no, not dead slave miners?].

    Fascist Corporations Boldly Going …
    Where NO Exploitation Has Gone Before.
    [it has; it’s a virtual deja-vu]

  10. Kevin Ryan on October 27, 2020 at 10:59 am

    I’m with goshawks on this story. Hoagland talked about the crash into the moon looking as if the impact penetrated into lunar subsurface chambers. Drilling “for water or ice” is just another way of penetrating the surface to see/reach/access what lies beneath. Drilling for water is a “nothing to see here” story. A second point – once again the federal govt is pouring money into – transferring wealth to – corporate entities. What ownership interests will the federal govt have (and hold in trust for the benefit of US taxpayers) in the technology created, including patents, by corporations paid to do this work for US, and what ownership interests will the federal govt have in any materials and technology recovered from the moon? Or do these corporations get to keep using the federal govt as their bank for wealth generating activity that accrues to the sole benefit of the corporations, their “shareholders”, and those who control the corporation? Why doesn’t the US govt (as trustee for the American people) have a big piece of the action it is underwriting?

  11. WalkingDead on October 27, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Given the geopolitical tensions between Russia, China, and the AngloZionist empire and its reliance on Russian rocket motors for launches; the USSA will have to rely more on corporate endeavors such as SpaceX, etc., should Russia decide to stop providing those motors.
    Having shipped most of our manufacturing overseas and totally hosed our education system, our reliance on H1B visas and imports has put the USSA at a distinct disadvantage in this new race.
    The post scandemic economy isn’t going to be very favorable for governments to accomplish this either, hence the reliance on global corporate interests and the corporatization of space and their “great reset” to a fascist/ socialist world order.
    Something tells me none of this will benefit the unwashed masses whom they desire to “trim down to a micro manageable level.
    I’m also curious about how the next cyclical extinction level event plays out in all of this, as we seem to be in the midst of its beginning at the moment with the increasing weakening of our magnetic shield and the upcoming crossing of the galactic current sheet. There may be more to this than readily meets the eye.
    Could be I’m just chasing ghosts…

  12. OrigensChild on October 27, 2020 at 9:48 am

    It seems to me that if we’re now talking seriously about corporate development on the moon surface, then at least one national power already has a military presence there–and may have been there for a decade or two. Britain could not have become a world power without a very sophisticated navy–and it was their navy that arrived here first. The first colonies in the new world had deep, military connections of some type. Spain, France and Portugal followed a similar path. The only “different” path for colonization by any European power was–Russia. Their missionaries arrived here first and did not have any military presence. Though Russia arrived too late in large numbers to establish any lasting change they nevertheless had an impact. Then, there are also stories of all those disappeared scientists in certain disciplines who were spirited away into underground bunkers–as dry runs for vast lunar networks. Now that I am totally disoriented let me return to my O2 tank so I can stop hallucinating and come back to reality.

  13. anakephalaiosis on October 27, 2020 at 6:26 am


    Pope Nero-Caligula, in his moon crater,
    is looking for lunar rain water,
    that he may streetwise
    his aliens baptize,
    who are rolling on floor in laughter.

  14. goshawks on October 27, 2020 at 4:33 am

    I rather think that we are seeing an updated version of the Glomar Challenger Op. As cover for the raising of a sunken Soviet missile-carrying submarine, there was an intense alphabet-agency ‘campaign’ around harvesting polymetallic nodules off the deep-ocean floor. These nodules did exist, so the effort to ‘mine’ them was plausible.

    What actually happened is that the Glomar Challenger was financed with great publicity to mine these nodules, was fitted-out with hidden machinery to lift the sub, and successfully accomplished the lift of the full sub (despite what the alphabet agencies are desperate to have you believe). The publicity campaign was also successful, in that it convinced a suspicious Soviet Navy that the mining-vessel Glomar Challenger ‘just happened’ to be in an area where the sub was last reported…

    After the successful accomplishment of the Op, it was suddenly found that getting the polymetallic nodules was uneconomic, the Glomar Challenger was stood-down from this ‘mission’, and the whole field of nodule mining was wound down.

    Climbing out on the furthest twig, the current “Moon race” and “water race” and even the “mineral race” sound suspiciously like the build-up to the Glomar Challenger Op. If this is so, there will be tremendous amounts of money spent on a proverbial “Lunar Challenger” getting to the Moon, lots of cover activity around water & mineral exploration, and then the finding that getting the “polymetallic-water nodules” was uneconomic and the whole field of lunar mining will be wound down.

    The big question is: What is the lunar version of a sunken Soviet missile-carrying submarine?

    • Arpit Kanodia on October 27, 2020 at 4:58 am

      How this is a cover, even if we leave the minerals part aside. Water is still needed, you need it for fuel, for PWR reactors as coolant, for drinking.

      And in cost-benefit, extracting water from the lunar crater will always be cost-efficient than transporting from Earth.

      And it is the same as saying, British French colonies in America were cover for seven-year war.

      We have tendencies of sidelining economics, which we all are entangled with. But surprisingly we still ignore it.

      Economics drives war, not war drives economics. It is a very weird misconception that US military-industrial complex allowing their economy to work. No, the economy never work like that.

      its a rule of thumb, civil economy is always be 10-15 times larger than military one. This is even true in authoritarian states.
      If we coming to conclusion that US spent 21 trillion in black projects, then expect actual hidden/black economy of US to be 210 -300 trillion dollars. How they generated such economy, might be off world economy is also possible.

      All these bussinessman investing in black bonds are for profits, not for some war. If a small war generate some more profit than it is good for them.

    • WalkingDead on October 27, 2020 at 5:17 am

      Could be a case of an op covering a previous op. Maybe they are not looking to discover something they suspect may be there; maybe they are looking to “rediscover” something that is supposed to already be there, perhaps, like a “lander”. Kinda a far fetched idea. Just tossing it out there for discussion.

      • Arpit Kanodia on October 27, 2020 at 6:36 am

        I think it is much more than that, IMO, US black economy already is an off-world economy. And they just want to mainstream it into the white economy. At least, the moon and Near earth objects.

        • Arpit Kanodia on October 27, 2020 at 6:41 am

          And why now, I think even with 3D printing the economy of the world is stagnating, and stagnation in economics always causes stress in civil society and ultimately uprisings & revolutions.

          The tipping point has come to infuse new economy into the mainstream, otherwise, it becomes a disaster for some players.

        • Arpit Kanodia on October 27, 2020 at 6:49 am

          and we seen such civil strife in the late 60s and early 70s, which ended with rise of information age. Now history is again repeating itself of 60s.

        • Loxie Lou Davie on October 29, 2020 at 11:24 am

          Totally agree, Arpit!!!

  15. Arpit Kanodia on October 27, 2020 at 4:29 am

    • Roger on October 27, 2020 at 12:20 pm

      Well, like charges repel one and another and opposite attract. If like galaxies Universes have a more concentration of mass towards their center and less at their extremities, there may be multiple ones like solar systems in galaxies. They could even sometimes trade matter with each other. I wonder what would happen if an anti-matter universe expanded into the outer extremities a our Universe periodically? Could be countless anti-matter universes and normal matter universes interacting to different degrees with each other.

      • Roger on October 27, 2020 at 12:57 pm

        Also if you have infinite number of expanding universes eventually they will automatically expand into each other. At some places these points of interactions form new concentrations and centers of mass which become new universes. These could organize into many like charged solar bodies that could eventually repel each other and expand outwards again. It would be a perpetual cycle. I suspect direction of spin is important as well. Like spins repel each other, opposites attract.

  16. Arpit Kanodia on October 27, 2020 at 4:17 am

    btw anyone noticed how we used to relate data of Cdy-1, now not a single bit of data is shared with the public of Cdy-2’s orbiter.

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