One of the many article-contributors over the years on this website has been A.F., and today we're starting off the week's blogs with an article he spotted and shared, along with what I think is a worthwhile question. The question is one of those "obvious" questions that you tend not to notice until someone points it out to you.  In this case, I've tended to write off Confident NASA Announcements as another case of the agency living up to its nicknames:  Not A Space Agency, or Never A Straight Answer.  As Confident NASA Announcements go, we've all seen our fair share ever since the agency came into existence in the twilight days of the Eisenhower Administration. It began manufacturing Confident NASA Announcements in the early 1960s under the Kennedy Administration which made what was then the grandest Confident NASA Announcement of them all - that the USA land a man on and return him from the Moon.

That was a tough act to follow, but NASA confidently made announcement after announcement, often accompanied by artists' renditions to give them more punch: we'd land on the Moon, then establish Moon bases and space stations, and before the century was out, we'd land someone on Mars and perhaps even have a permanent hut or two there as well. More recently we've been treated to Confident NASA Asteroid Announcements: such and such an asteroid is worth quadrillions of dollars in precious or rare earth metals, and we can go out and mine them with big interplanetary scooper-uppers that look like dixie cups with solar panels (see accompanying artist's rendition), haul the cupped asteroid back to the Moon, where we'd mine it (having established asteroid mining facilities on the Moon for the purpose, of course).

NASA Invests in Concepts Aimed at Exploring Craters, Mining Asteroids ...

Uh huh... This looks more like something one would encounter in a Carl Barks Uncle Scrooge cartoon than it does a serious idea (q.v. Carl Barks' The Twenty-Four Carat Moon or Island in the Sky for some intriguing depictions of mining asteroids, or for that matter, parking lots of money in space where no one can get to it). We'll return to Barks and the subject of cartoons in a moment.

Meanwhile, as we were waiting for all this to happen, we were also treated to a steady stream of "We're Going to Mars at Last!" announcements, first from G.H.W. Bush, then later on his son, and so on.

During this steady stream of Confident NASA Announcements, we literally saw two space shuttles disintegrate before our eyes, became reliant upon Russian boosters and capsules to get us to and from the International Space Station, saw several NASA space shuttle videos (before the disasters) showing us what were quite evidently UFOs zipping around out there and getting shot at by "something", and a couple of snazzy videos of that misbegotten tether experiment snapping in two and a bunch of "somethings" coming to "investigate" it (they look like life forms of some type to me, but that's another speculative blog for another time). Since then we've managed to shoot ourselves in our own geopolitical foot by driving China and Russia back together (Sorry, Mr. Nixon, your trip was for naught), and the former head of Russia's ROSCOSMOS (its space agency) has pretty well told the USA it can ride broomsticks into outer space, but no more hitching rides on Russian rockets.

We still lob up the occasional satellite - using Atlas or Titan boosters for the most part, which are 1960s technologies folks, when we still had Nazi rocket scientists who could show us how to build and launch them.

But we're still waiting for the NASA-in-Reality to catch up with Confident NASA Announcements. Mining asteroids? Ask the Japanese: so far, they're the only ones to land on one and scoop up a bunch of dirt and bring it back here for analysis.

So with that background in mind, here (finally) is the article shared by A.F.:

Rolls-Royce to build nuclear reactor for future Moon base by 2029

In this case of course it's the UK Space Agency's idea, which is another way of saying it's NASA's idea. There are two kickers here. The first is the Confident Announcement at the beginning of the article:

The UK Space Agency has awarded Rolls-Royce a £2.9-million (US$3.5-million) contract to develop a demonstrator modular nuclear reactor that could be installed on the Moon by 2029 to support permanent human outposts on the lunar surface.

2029, huh? Pardon me for asking the obvious question (which is really A.F.'s question by the way): how are you going to get it there? The only people with the openly acknowledged capacity to launch something like that and put it on the lunar surface right now are the Chinese, the Japanese, the Russians, and perhaps the Indians. All others are wannabees and the USA's replacement for the old Saturn V Apollo booster is still somewhere between the drawing board and the countdown.  Which leaves the question hanging out there: how are they going to get it there? Developing boosting and landing technologies and techniques is easier said than done, and takes several years of very careful planning and engineering. So either this is telling us that they have another technology up their sleeve, or this is just another Confident NASA Announcement through one of its surrogates and subsidiaries. While I do not doubt the existence of possible alternative technologies, I also doubt that NASA or its subsidiaries has been able to maintain control of them.

And speaking of Carl Barks cartoons, there's something else, however, in the artist's rendition accompanying this Confident Announcement that also disturbed me, and I'm quite certain you'll see what it is:


That, folks, is Rolls Royce's artist's depiction of its modular nuclear reactor. If you look (and you don't even have to look too closely or carefully), you can clearly see what looks very much like a bomb in the middle of the "reactor", and for those who really know their bomb engineering, beneath the "bomb", a short cylindrical thingie, which looks for all the world like Andrei Sakharov's "layer cake" design for a hydrogen bomb.

So perhaps we're not looking at another Confident NASA Announcement, but rather, at a message from someone to someone else. The question is, from whom, and to whom? And why associate the Moon with 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".

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  1. marcos toledo on March 27, 2023 at 10:19 pm

    If you think the CSA is going to let any thrall escape their masters you’re smoking or drinking something They have assassinated sitting leaders around the World including their own heads of state keep the World in turmoil through perpetual wars their idea of paradise would be HELL to any thinking being.

    • anakephalaiosis on March 28, 2023 at 4:12 am

      Sure, but breaking the 7th seal, is becoming a natural born killer, to whom genocide is no problem, and self-restraint becomes necessary.

      The 7th seal is a natural phenomenon, that reboots any epistemology, whatsoever. It is breaking the “matrix”, and exiting Plato’s cave.

      The proto-Scythian split narrative, that produced the Scythian narrative, that produced Christianity, is about breaking the 7th seal.

      In comparison, the rugged frontier is a kindergarten, when it comes to slaying empires on the moon.

      • anakephalaiosis on March 28, 2023 at 4:37 am

        BTW, the Scythians represented benchmark brutality, and off-scale radicalised extremism, that would have made the Vikings look enslaved, in comparison. Hypothetically, a neo-Scythian revival would weaponise the astronomical dual concept: Yahweh-Elohim, as a lynchpin on a 32-point compass wheel.

  2. Stellachloe2 on March 27, 2023 at 9:48 pm

    Satellites? Really?? I’m fairly convinced no such thing. Satellites are balloons exactly the type we shot down recently.

  3. Richard on March 27, 2023 at 2:34 pm

    It seems that current reactor technology remains a duel purpose venture. It can generate electrical power (somehow) confined to a small shielded space for x decades and still be an explosive device or slow melt contraption on the presumably icy cold Moon surface.

    Those two potential outcomes in this contested space / time location by the Others and their somethings that have been around for a very long time by way of reckoning with a working Antikythera Mechanism, . . .you know, . . . that out-of-place (OOP) analogue computer thing-ma-jig that got flushed from where it was to where it was found under current ocean levels in 1901 off of Antikythera, Greece. It may as well be speculated that that device has something to do with this latest announcement. Some suggest timing and speed are everything these days. One has to admit that it would be one of the most sophisticated chronometers to date if that held water.

    But this isn’t about a gizmo gadget found over a century ago it’s about putting a device (a potentially hazardous device) on the nearest natural satellite (some say, not so natural) right in front of those who were there (according to some who’ve been there in person) and footing the rather large bill amidst the rest of what is going on. And, naturally, this is all to make perfect sense to a commoner from where the cash is to be fleeced. . . Sure, why not?

    In one’s view, the notion that Rolls-Royce is considering use of such a power generating device in their backyard is a capital idea to make wiser use of investments. Never mind the riffraff of the next forecast of doom by you-know-who. The Moon is a long ways away. Affordable, accessible, and ,especially, safe energy is needed now on the planet if demographics have anything to do with hominid existence. It’s the unchecked exponential growth of populations that is of growing concern.

    Some folks here were born when the global population was around 3.5 billion (3,500,000,000). Presently it’s nearing 8 billion (8,000,000,000) with that three times as many mark (10,500,000,000) possibly by 2100. Unless another big rock wreaks the planet for untold centuries – again – or some yet to be fathomed calamity shows its effect as what seems to be happening. The sooner the better, I’d say. Rolls-Royce is known for quality engine designs and fossil fueled power plants on aircraft. Why not longer lasting nuclear on the Moon and on Earth? The blame game is old & moldy already to have any weight for reasonable outcomes.

  4. bluenose on March 27, 2023 at 12:31 pm

    Maybe it will have the ability to ‘self destruct’ for whatever reason…

  5. bluenose on March 27, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    It’s shadow looks like the outline of a crow…a harbinger of sorts?
    “However, Crow is not simply a harbinger of gloom – this bird brings the power of foresight to those who work with it. Diviners, seers and sages alike believe that Crow spirit can see throughout time and past the veils into spaces and places often hid to humans. Shamans and light workers alike tell us that Crows are masters of shape shifting.”

  6. Robert Barricklow on March 27, 2023 at 11:40 am

    The only message that makes some sense – in context.
    Someone/something has claim of the Moon.
    The message is: Don’t mess w/us; or,
    we have the means to make your moon days – very short.

  7. Michael UK on March 27, 2023 at 11:28 am

    It’s reported that Rolls Royce is also developing a nuclear reactor for powering space flight. Perhaps these nuclear powered spacecraft will provide the thrust and heavy lifting to take the nuclear power plants and lunar base construction modules to the Moon.
    Spacecraft could travel to Mars in half the time it now takes by using nuclear propulsion engines. The aerospace company hopes nuclear-powered engines could help astronauts make it to Mars in three to four months, twice as fast as the most powerful chemical engines, and unlock deeper space Solar System exploration in the decades to come.

  8. InfiniteRUs on March 27, 2023 at 8:24 am

    Blasting our Moon away with a nuke would be a bad idea for everyone. If we blast the Moon out of orbit it won’t be long before Earth looks just like Venus.

  9. anakephalaiosis on March 27, 2023 at 8:13 am

    When retrieving the runes, by logical deduction, then the reasonable context has belatedly showed itself later.

    Even though runic logic was methodically established in 2014-2017, then its reason has belatedly arrived in 2023.

    If Scythian context is “head off, skull cup, toast”, then target will present whatever extraterrestrial lie, to escape destiny.

    If logic travels by speed of light, the reason travels by speed of sound.

    • anakephalaiosis on March 27, 2023 at 8:27 am

      BTW, lunar stories are conveniently out of reach, when it comes to verification, whereas a gold pegged currency is not. A thief caught in the act, looks for an escape option, and that would be the nuclear getaway plan.

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