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Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA, Enlarged and Revised Edition [Kindle Edition]

Richard C. Hoagland , Mike Bara
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The New York Times bestseller about the strange history of NASA and its cover-ups regarding its origins and extraterrestrial architecture found on the moon and Mars is even more interesting in its new edition.

Authors Richard C. Hoagland and Mike Bara include a new chapter about the discoveries made by ex-Nazi scientist and NASA stalwart Wernher von Braun regarding what he termed "alternate gravitational solutions," or the rewriting of Newtonian physics into hyperdimensional spheres.

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753 of 822 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Key Findings December 12, 2007
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Dark Mission by Richard C. Hoagland
Book Review by Dr. Ali Fant, WB5WAF, 12DE2007

This review is from the perspective of a former NASA Manned Spaceflight Controller, so it is more technical than expository. I first encountered Hoagland's claims through the NASA Technical Alert Briefing viewed by many controllers at the Johnson Space Center in 1989-90, found his claims creditable, and then discovered the briefing tape "disappeared" from the closed JSC Technical Library - from both the open card catalog and the closed shelf listing catalog. As a former university library page, I was shocked to find all references to the briefing tape we controllers viewed were gone two years later. When I began investigating the matter, I was told in no uncertain terms to cease any search for the missing library records.

Key Findings from Dark Mission:

1. NASA is a defense agency of the US Government per the original agency charter.

2. NASA withholds data of non-human intelligence for the good of human society per "Brookings."

3. Brookings Institution advised US in 1959 report "Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful Space Activities for Human Affairs" to beware social-economic chaos resulting from alien artifacts found on the Moon or Mars as the 1938 "War of the Worlds" radio broadcast traumatized America.

4. Arthur C. Clarke based the 1968 novel/film "2001: A Space Odyssey" on the Brookings Report.

5. According to Clarke's 1968 Playboy Magazine interview, Stanley Kubrick quoted from Brookings in the film.
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125 of 148 people found the following review helpful
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Has the American space agency, with its fine legacy of putting a man on the moon, been lying to us? Does its mission have a darker purpose than pure science and has it made potentially explosive discoveries in its exploration of the solar system?

I've been interested in Richard Hoagland's work for a number of years, since he took on the cause of the "Face on Mars" and I've enjoyed exploring his website (, with its fascinating theory of hyperdimensional physics and his evidence that there are ruins of a civilization in the Cydonia region of Mars. Hoagland may sound like a nut but he puts forth an interesting and at times, convincing, case. Along with colleague Mike Bara, he has finally put it all together in this book, which persuasively argues that NASA is not quite what it seems to be. The book is liberally illustrated, with NASA's own photos along with others.

Let's get right to what Hoagland alleges in this book. While he's best known for his theories about Mars, Hoagland also tackles NASA's missions to the moon. He claims that the astronauts found ruins on the moon, specifically evidence of domes that once covered large portions of the surface. He backs this up with photos showing strange lines and markings in the sky over portions of the moon. Some of these photos come from a former NASA employee, Ken Johnston, who had worked at NASA as a test pilot and later was in charge of cataloging and storing photos from the moon flights. Johnston was shocked to be told one day by his superiors to destroy "all the copies of the original lunar photography" from the Apollo program. Instead, Johnston kept a set of the photos. He later contacted Hoagland and showed him the prints (mostly taken by the astronauts with a Hasselblad camera).
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97 of 114 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting content, shame about the editing May 25, 2008
I've read almost everything there is on the subject of artificial structures on Mars and the Moon, from Hoagland, Rux, Sitchin, Hancock, Carlotto and Tonnie to even "Who Built the Moon?'' by Knight and Butler."Dark Mission'' takes that body of knowledge one step forward by speculating that NASA, essentially a government defense agency, could be responsible for hiding firm evidence about these artificial structures from the American public. Although I'm not as convinced by the photographic evidence given in the book, I'd have to admit that there MAY be things there that are artificial. For this, Hoagland and Bara are to be applauded. The science relating to hyperdimensional physics might be a bit difficult to follow (for greater depth I recommend "The Monkey and the Tetrahedron'' by David Jinks) but who's to say that it's wrong? To me, the most mind-blowing assertion has to be that JFK might have been assassinated because he had invited the Russians to participate with NASA in sending a man to the moon. And NASA's odd behaviour and delays in releasing Mars images is arguably telling. So yes, I'd say this book is a revealing and useful addition to the conspiracy, ET genre. My gripe however, is with the frequency with which the reader has to suffer punctuation and spelling errors, plus Hoagland's annoying habit of ITALICISING words or using "inverted commas" in every other sentence. The Boston University geologist who weather-dated the Sphinx is Robert Schoch and not Schock, the WW2 German missile testing facility is given as Mittelwerk first and then Mittelwork later then Mittelwerk again. "Words'' are suddenly "placed'' in inverted commas, SOMETIMES with only opening "commas but without closure. Italicising is so commonplace that it BECOMES tiresome. Read more ›
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5.0 out of 5 stars You wont be bored reading this
Very interesting pictures and story line. You wont be bored reading this.
Published 15 hours ago by jack
1.0 out of 5 stars It actually reads like it was written by someone in a mental...
Be forewarned: this book is pure "aluminum foil hat" stuff. It actually reads like it was written by someone in a mental institution. Read more
Published 19 days ago by N. Lee Beneze
1.0 out of 5 stars Trash
This book is bunkum. Paranoia of the highest order. Not worth the ink used to print the book. I gave it one star becuase I can't give it no stars. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Gary Dean Brunner
3.0 out of 5 stars Great read publication problem though
My copy came missing a bunch of pages and had serveral pages redone. Unfortunately I started reading and put it down for several months due to the fact I was so busy I didn't have... Read more
Published 1 month ago by G. Cote
1.0 out of 5 stars Another dire conspiracy theory book...
That is the trouble with buying a book online, it is difficult to get an idea of the quality, or lack of the same, in the writing department. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Like it or not the book gives you pause
Hoagland and Bara have done there best to use facts to convey inside knowledge of NASA and the history of keeping things from the general public. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Mike T
5.0 out of 5 stars Provocative
Hard questions and reasons given as to why NASA acts in the manner it does...or more importantly why it doesn't do more to answer important questions.
Published 2 months ago by Robert F Orlando
5.0 out of 5 stars Cool Book
This is an interesting and cool conspiracy book, but these days you can just get the electronic version for pennies on the dollar of what this hard copy costs... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Private Citizen
5.0 out of 5 stars Military US shadow organizations
NASA was launched as a civil organization but was quickly taken over by US military shadow organizations. NASA's civil front side worked quite well for a while and also on me. Read more
Published 2 months ago by pehano
2.0 out of 5 stars NASA=Liars, Nazis and mind controller central
I trust very little that comes out of NASA including pictures and video, 2001 was more "real" then their fake landings and doctored pictures. Guess what? Read more
Published 2 months ago by AeroEngineer
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Mike Bara is a New York Times Bestselling author and lecturer. He began his writing career after spending more than 25 years as an engineering consultant for major aerospace companies, where he was a card-carrying member of the Military/Industrial complex. A self-described "Born Again conspiracy theorist," Mike's first book Dark Mission-The Secret History of NASA (co-authored with the venerable Richard C. Hoagland) was a New York Times bestseller in 2007. His 2nd book, The Choice, which concerns Hyper-dimensional physics and how it relates to the Mayan Calendar, Hopi prophecies and the current "2012 era," was published in 2010.
In 2012, Mike returns with Ancient Aliens on the Moon, a new in-depth study of artificial structures on the Moon and the secrets it has held for millions of years.
Mike has made numerous public appearances lecturing on the subjects of space science, NASA, physics and the link between science and spirit, and has been a featured guest on radio programs like Coast to Coast AM with George Noory. He is a regular contributor to the History Channel programs Ancient Aliens and America's Book of Secrets, both of which are now showing on the H2 channel.
Mike will be speaking at the upcoming Conscious Life Expo in Los Angeles at the LAX Hilton October 5-7, 2012. See the CLE web site for details:

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