NASA up to old tricks Sept 22, 2006 13:03:13 GMT -5
Post by Matt Moniz on Sept 22, 2006 13:03:13 GMT -5
NASA is at it yet again. The shuttle crew of STS-115, the latest mission, had 2 sightings of unknown objects only hours apart. They reported an "object" DARK and RECTANGULAR near the orbiter that seemed to keep pace with them. In their initial report to ground control, the orbiter crew stated " We are not kidding about this guys, we have an OBJECT up here with us..", now that is blatantly a statement of something that they are concerned about. The orbiters flight path is planned out well in advance of every mission and cross checked with NORAD-space-command to ensure that the orbiters path does not conflict with any of the known objects in space such as satellites and other space junk. NORAD tracks every piece of space material in orbit around our planet and can DETECT and TRACK objects as small as a 1/2 inch nut. ( a couple of them are out there that came off other space missions) The "objects" were deemed "debris" from the cargo-bay by NASA and told the orbiter crew that landing would be delayed a day and to head to the Inter-nation space-station for an inspection. That inspection of the orbiter found that ALL the orbiters pieces were right where they should be and the orbiter was cleared for landing. All the major news groups covered this story when it first happened. What was intriguing, is that the story just STOPPED after the "debris" factor was taken out of the explanation for what was seen by the orbiters crew and no further info has come out of NASA. The orbiter landed safely this week and the crew is not talking about this event at this time. This is just like STS-75 with the "tether" experiment and that was neatly swept under the rug. I have spoken personally with a few astronauts over the years, mostly shuttle missions and one moon mission and asked them if anything strange has been encountered by them and other fellow rocket jockeys. Their answers took me aback with their unfettered and almost puzzled look at me like I should know this. Their response was almost unanimous "EVERY mission", and that is just the astronauts that will talk to the public. I watched the news closely for what one of them said to look for, and that was "If NASA goes quiet about something, then its a good chance that SOMETHING happened." and wouldn't you know it, after the "debris" angle went cold we didn't hear almost anything about this mission again other that the orbiter landed safely. If it was foam or a tile we would be hearing about it still for days or weeks with everyone remotely connected to it on CNN giving their 2 cents. If you want a little more info see www.rense.com or look up in whatever site you find desirable. Just don't be fooled with the bull NASA hands out.