PROJECT ARTEMIS: NASA’S LUNAR BASE SCHEDULE

PROJECT ARTEMIS: NASA’S LUNAR BASE SCHEDULE

Many people sent the following articles to me this week. In fact, when I received these first two articles from B., it was like the beginning of a small leak in a dike which soon expanded into a flood.  I can see why people sent them to me, because there's a hint of something going on that goes beyond mere weaponization or commercialization of space. I'm including both the articles that were sent by B (and many others), because there are "clues" all over the place. The first article is simply a copy of NASA's own publication outlining Project Artemis, its plan for renewed human space exploration, beginning with the establishment of a human base on the Moon:

Artemis PLan: NASA's Lunar Exploration Program Overview

Military Bases On The Moon: US Plans To Weaponize The Earth's Satellite

One thing that emerges is that NASA is on a very aggressive schedule, according to this statement from page 15 of the NASA overview of Project Artemis:

Next year, science and technology will lead our return to the Moon as we see the first payloads delivered to the lunar surface aboard CLPS provider landers and 13 CubeSats deployed from the SLS during Artemis I—five of which will return lunar data. Human exploration under the Artemis program will begin with the crewed flight test of SLS and Orion on Artemis II in 2023. In this same time frame, NASA and its commercial HLS partners also plan to conduct in-space flight testing of the lander system, including potential tests to the lunar surface. NASA’s goal is to conduct in-space testing of every possible hardware, software, and operational system required for Artemis III prior to the mission in 2024.

The Zero Hedge article, however, points out the corporate "who's who" behind the effort, and it's a revealing list:

Contracts for the Human Landing System (HLS) have gone to Blue Origin, Dynetics (Leidos), and SpaceX. The HLS team includes Draper, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman. Draper will provide avionics, guidance, navigation, and software. The Integrated Lander Vehicle will launch on United Launch Alliance’s Vulcan heavy-lift rocket. Maxar Technologies will develop the PPE. HALO is an initial crew cabin for astronauts visiting the Gateway and will likely be built by Northrop. Pressurized and unpressurized cargo, including space instruments and food, will be delivered by SpaceX.

The presence of Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman are obvious indicators that Project Artemis is about more than merely "exploration." But this shouldn't be surprising. The idea that the various space powers of Earth - Europe, India, China, Japan, and Russia - are talking about the commercial exploitation of space means that like it or not space will be both militarized and weaponized. The idea that any of these powers would commit serious assets to commercial exploitation without protecting them is ludicrous.

None of that really caught my eye.

What caught my eye, rather, was this:

Last week on 22 September, the National Aeronautical and Space Administration (NASA) signed a memorandum with the Department of Defense (DOD). The signers were NASA’s administrator, Jim Bridenstine, and the U.S. Space Force Chief of Operations General, John Raymond.

The signing of the memo took place in the broader context of NASA’s Artemis program. In December 2017, Donald Trump signed the Presidential Memorandum on Reinvigorating America’s Human Space Exploration Program. It was an update of Obama’s space policy, adding that the U.S. will: “Lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities.”

NASA’s Artemis program oversees the U.S. mission to exploit the moon, including the construction of the Artemis Base Camp at the lunar South Pole, probably near the Shackleton Crater. This will serve as a forerunner to building a base on Mars. It “builds on a half-century of experience and preparation to establish a robust human-robotic presence on and around the Moon,” says NASA. Artemis includes a Space Launch System and the Orion spacecraft. These operations will enable “U.S. commercial companies and international partners to further contribute to the exploration and development of the Moon.” (All emphases in the original)

The first thing that caught my eye was the intention to build a lunar base near the south pole. I can think of a lot of reasons for that, and two of them are that by all indications there may be water at the Moon's south pole in the form of subterranean(or perhaps I should said, subselenian) ice. Secondly, a base at the poles might be so positioned along the terminator as to allow control of temperature extremes that are experienced on the Moon between its daylight and night.

But the third thing about the South pole brought me back to that strange NASA mission called L-CROSS. Remember that one? NASA promised a real show "visible from Earth" when it planned to crash a satellite into the south pole and take spectrographic measurement from an orbiting satellite above. The sheer energy of the impact would be visible from Earth. Get your popcorn and watch the show.

Except the expected "big crash" was more like a "little thump" and nothing was visible from Earth and all that popcorn money was wasted. At the time, Mr. Richard C. Hoagland did an intriguing analysis of the L-CROSS impact on his website that suggested the impacter had actually penetrated into a hollow space underneath the impact site (See http://www.enterprisemissions.com/SmokingGun2.htm). Adding fuel to the high octane speculation was the odd fact that when one "crosses" four "L's" one gets a swastika. But I digress.

There is a fourth thing about this recently signed NASA-Department of Defense Memorandum, and it's this:

...the U.S. will: “Lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and international partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities.”

That phrase "bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities" can hide a multitude of objectives. One way  to interpret that "new knowledge" that is "brought back to Earth" is of course the standard "science" explanation: we learn new things by exploring, and learning how to do things, not to mention bringing back all sorts of Moon rocks that excite the geophysicists with an interest in all things Selene.  But the other way to interpret it is in the form of "extratrrestrial archaeology", of literal monuments, artifacts, and perhaps even archives, that perhaps can be catalogued and brought back to Earth. And if "someone" was once "there", then chances are that whatever they left behind might be very revealing along the lines of the television science fiction series Babylon Five's "technological advancement through archaeological exploration and acquisition."

And that, of course, would be well worth military protection.

All of which leaves one significant question: what are the "opportunities" being referred to?

See you on the flip side...

 

25 thoughts on “PROJECT ARTEMIS: NASA’S LUNAR BASE SCHEDULE”

  1. Melting Ice Reveals Undeniable 60ft Wide Disc Stuck in the Ground of Antarctica! “Ancient Craft?”
    99,982 views Oct 9, 2020

    This incredible video taken from a satellite CLEARLY reveals a disc craft that has now appeared through the melted ice in Antarctica. It is 60 feet in diameter. It looks like a German Hanebu. :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xDSmH4gZsQ

    1. cool,more fuzzy photos interspersed with numerous yt adverts.

      if pulsars are communicative, unless the speed of light has been surpassed, the recipients must be awfully patient. maybe why they are called the ancients ( it’s cynical day for me today)

      meanwhile COVID plandemic has been declared over, but people are ordered to still wear those masks as the earth has been invaded by COVID devouring space monkeys. you cannot see them , they are not much larger than COVID viruses. COVID vaccines on trial will now included nano Starship Troopers with enhanced 666.5g tracking modules.

      one day there will be real wolves (or space monkeys) and the wolf crying boys (born on third base, thinking they have hit a home run / Gerald Celente) will cry “people help us, why have you forsaken us”.

    2. If it’s not fake and photo shopped, it looks like something went wrong as it tried to phase through solid ground on it’s way to a potential underground secret base or another dimension. Or on it’s way out from such.

  2. What I find mind-blowing about all this is that anyone who has been following the UFO “scene” knows that we have probably had a base on the Moon since the late 50’s & many of the Wh. Bl’s have described their visits to Moon & Mars bases since the 80’s!

    In fact, Henry Deacon got up in a conference in Spain in 2008 & revealed that he had been on Mars. It seems Jump Rooms are used. You walk into what looks like an elevator, push a certain button & it takes you to where you are intended to go, be it Pine Gap, Aus. or Mars!!!

    Linda M. Howe had a “high up” tell her that we are already on the Trading Routes of the Galaxy. Charles Hall in his book on The Tall Whites tells of their travel & how they have had a base here for, who knows how long!

    How many space programs do we already have??? Does anyone know for sure, or could it be what is happening now an attempt to bring them all under one umbrella??? I wonder how many parallel civilizations we already have?! Wasn’t it Richard Dolan who called them Breakaway Civilizations?!

    To this Grandmother it is a Great Puzzle & I have enjoyed trying to fit some pieces together. What we DO know is that The Public has not been told the “truth” about any of the Higher UPs goings on. My favorite Rocket Scientist, David Adair, gets the impression what we are seeing is a war between the 1 %ers!!!

    Judging by the amazing number of mask wearers, I would say the 1 %ers are well “in control” of the masses & will be able to roll out whatever their little hearts’ desire!!! 😉

  3. I guess I just add about ISRO, JAXA mission

    +Drilling with Japan
    Moon Mission, 2023

    ISRO and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency will send a joint mission to the Moon’s south pole. The mission includes landing a rover that will drill the Moon’s surface to conduct scientific experiments. The primary focus will be to explore the existence of water. Japan is likely to provide the rocket and a lunar rover, while India is likely to contribute with a lander for the mission, a follow-up of Chandrayaan-2. It would explore the suitability of the region for establishing a sustainable lunar base.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Polar_Exploration_Mission

    https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/science/isros-big-space-plans-take-a-look-at-the-missions-the-space-agency-has-lined-up-in-the-coming-years/drilling-with-japan/slideshow/71032412.cms

  4. So it took the Chinese for the CSA to get interested in space. And what did NASA approve of Boeing Apollo redux and SpaceX Gemini for seven instead of two. Meanwhile, they stab Dream Chaser in the back a resurrection of Boeing X-20 Dyna-Soar. And there is a New Zealand company that is resurrecting the cancel X30 spaceplane. It is the lack of such a vehicle that has held back the man space program.

  5. I find it interesting that all the “back to the Moon” stuff kicked-off after China landed a mini-rover at the deepest spot on the Moon (South Pole–Aitken basin). Part of this could be just the usual politicking – US is still the best, etc.

    However, there is the ancient ‘mythology’ of China, which basically says that there were Ancient Aliens – and they came to Earth. (Curiously, the ancient ‘mythology’ of India says similar things, including ferocious battles in the skies.) China may have ‘inherited’ ancient artifacts – kept higher than Top Secret – that formed the basis of an enlightened view of what really happened in our past.

    So, the expedited build-up of a modern Chinese space program – and their emphasis on the Moon – may have ‘convinced’ the PTB that the Chinese are clued-in to what the PTB already knows. And, they are moving aggressively into the exploration mode. The land rush begins…

    1. https://www.space.com/china-rocket-for-crewed-moon-missions
      “China has revealed that it is working on a new rocket that could send astronauts to land on the moon. The new launch vehicle was unveiled at the 2020 China Space Conference in Fuzhou, east China on Sept. 18. The new launcher is designed to send a 27.6 ton (25 metric ton) spacecraft into trans-lunar injection. Mass at liftoff will be about 4.85 million lbs. (2,200 metric tons), nearly triple that of China’s current largest rocket, the Long March 5.”

    2. Whatever happened to the idea of staging legs of the trip?

      Wasn’t that the point of a space station orbiting Earth?

      Commuter vehicles between Earth and ISS and then vehicles for going beyond Earth orbit?

      1. For some reason*, NASA is absolutely, “stupidly” against anything of that regard happening in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Instead, we have the giant, non-reusable rockets at $2Billion a pop. Unsustainable, flag-planting rockets…

        For low-frequency traffic, SpaceX has been building on a plan to launch a primary ship to LEO (which would reach orbit with almost empty fuel/oxidizer tanks) and then launch multiple reusable ‘tanker’ ships to fill the primary’s tanks. Cheap to do, with reusables. Then, off to wherever you wanted to go. (NASA and DoD have been pointedly ignoring that option.)

        For high-frequency traffic, it makes sense to have specialized types of ships, as you observed. Von Braun/Wiley Ley real space stations as hubs are viable at that scale, not a bunch of tin cans strung together.
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        * I speculate that the NASA/DoD/MIC ‘consensus’ is that they do not want the riffraff in space. Us. Keeping launching costs at an astronomical level (sorry) is a very good way to do that. Only governments and large corporations will be in space. Easy to control or “supervise”…

  6. The circus people might want to talk to the $bread$ people about where the assets will be coming from .. as the cybernetic alchemists have turned gold into amalgam, caused the cow to go dry, the fields / wells have been burned, poisoned & disappeared by the fourth reich NLP / bubble banksters.

  7. Robert Barricklow

    First thought was: Down the River.
    A reference to: up the river; down the river[poker game].
    You pay out in Up the River.
    You collect in Down the River.
    Meaning that the commercial aspect of space is now going down.

    Euphemism, “science and technology”, will lead the way[implied].
    More like, war and profit, will lead the way.

    Next thought, “human exploration”:
    search and recover ancient technologies.

    Of course, the tried and true:
    socialize the costs; privatize the profits – is a given.

    “Space will be weaponized”.
    As it is on Earth; so it will be in Heaven.

    This so-called “human expansion” will be heavily; if not majority, implemented, architecture, designed, led by AI.
    Powerful AI will continuously monitor and control the ship’s operation. Human maybe be best termed: shipmate?

    And will space also become: lawless?

    And, what ancient technologies will have their version of AI?
    Now there would be an interesting Ancient AI conversation w/an early Earth version AI?
    Will AI ever be what it once was?
    Now there’s some deadly ancient technology treasures of possible
    of Pandora black boxes?

    Many unknowns and …
    many more unknown unknowns?

  8. Of course remember in Babylon 5, the archaeologists looking for ancient advanced technology awakened the Shadows on Z’ha’hum which almost destroyed the galaxy.

    Let’s hope the same thing doesn’t happen to us in reality.

    1. Great Zahadum’s “awakening/coming” lmao ….Good God in Heaven ! ….is there ANYTHING in this universe that DOESN’T want ta come after US ?¿? 😬 holy crap ,what are WE the frenchfries of the Universe!!!😨😨😨. damn

  9. Bingo…Further reasoned speculation with available facts that suggest the topology of what recent geopolitical and economic moments ultimately mean with respect to the SPMOTU–and the cracks within that superstructure.

  10. I am sure, just as with Apollo, they will be tight lipped on any more interesting discoveries and just release the usual mundane videos and images for public consumption. Let’s hope this time we have some immediate information leaks that tell us something more.

    1. “But .. but .. it worked so well last time ” for the Military, Industrial, Congressional CONplex. The white collar peenemunde 2.0 / western branch of Factory 333 was a massive black hole for tax dollars. Remember NASA went “private” under the last administration so no FOIA’s anymore .. not that they ever were accountable in the past either.

    1. anakephalaiosis

      VATICAN DARK FORCE

      Pope Nero-Caligula is evil Palpatine,
      in the Star Wars story of crime,
      and the walking sky
      is the Jedi,
      the one who pokes the swine.

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