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Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA, Enlarged and Revised Edition Paperback – September 1, 2009
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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.Read more ›
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 (enterprisemission.com), 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).Read more ›
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Another conspiracy story to mull over....is it true or not??Published 2 months ago by Dwight Dolliver
This is a well written book with a huge amount of research. I definately would read this book if you are in search of the truth.Published 4 months ago by Randy
Meh. Richard Hoagland has an ego the size of Jupiter, and I can't understand why. He's not a good writer, nor a good speaker. Read morePublished 5 months ago by HeavyElectronicsBuyer
This book is amazing. The science is triple checked for accuracy, and in a way that even a non-scientific mind can follow. Read morePublished 7 months ago by N. Battaglia
Fun read. Taking it too seriously is a danger but I enjoyed "Going There" with Mr. Hoagland.Published 7 months ago by JimmyJohnJamesJoe
Why did I buy this? First chapter this guy sees some geological joint structures and thinks those are apartment buildings in Mars (wooooahhh! Read morePublished 7 months ago by Marcelo Reginato
Although I disagree on some points, Richard C Hoagland is right that NASA is hiding information regarding the space program, no doubt at the behest of the military.Published 7 months ago by Ed Alicea
Terrible everything. Read the book with an open mind and actually WANTED to hear them make compelling arguments. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jaideep Sahai