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Pop Science Presents Spaced Out Science Fiction As Scientific Fact: A Brief History of Space Stations

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A Brief History of Faking Space Stations

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Paperclip Nazi scientists would make NAZIS become NASA & a new cult was crafted with all the right stuff needed for the Atomic Era Television Revolution!

"There’s madness in the sky. Above the bones of saints So much so nearly broken. Servants of a lie. Now everything is burning. There’s a fire up in the sky. And I say: No. No. No. ..."

Robert Plant "Bones of Saints"


I came across the basis for this article while doing research on the NASA Project Paperclip parabolic flight fakery article I am working on. I thought I would share this in the meantime as a prologue of sorts.   •  AA Morris.

International Space Missions Are So Fake

Space the final frontier, these are the voyages of the indoctrinated human mind... to the ever promised land no human being shall ever see.

Why fake it?

Government relies on us believing they have God like power to not only travel into the Heavens but to also use the same rocketry to annihilate the world many times over with atomic fire. We are minuscule relative to the size of the environment around us. All we have built is like an atom on the back of a flea. Even the tallest mountain is nothing compared to the size of the world. If we suppose the Earth to be a globe, and we were large enough to hold it, the highest peak and lowest point are as nothing and the world would seem like a perfectly smooth sphere. Human made rockets, no matter how large they might seem to be, are still too small relative to all the vast heliocentric model based, solar system distances to to make space travel even to nearby outer space, a logical concept.

The fuel requirements and the fact that Earth's gravity is supposed to extend out far past the Moon, things like air supply and all the rest of the devilish details, are very real problems that the NASA faithful flock must overlook with the recital of the officially sanctioned, ad hoc based, peer reviewed, catechism of cult crowd psychology.

The  Actual, Demonstrable Shape of The World Is The Least of Our Collective Concerns

When it gets divisive it becomes a needless distraction that prevents us all from effectively sharing other more relevant ideas and information.


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Divide & Conquer

It should come as no shock that a Divide & Conquer strategy that leveraged a difference of opinion over the world's shape would be appealing to the powers that be.

I have been critical of the Flat Earth model and seeming community in the past, but will not focus on such things any longer. Instead of being a "negative Nancy" I'd rather transition over to "a positive Pete" and am going to focus my effort on what is wrong with mainstream cosmology and what I think and why, without getting into what is really nothing more than attacking other people's belief systems just because they have a different perspective to share than I do. If a flat map appeals to your intellect, or not, is none of my business or concern. We are too small relative to the world to easily tell what shape it is, and for most if not all intents and purposes, the tiny bit of curve we would experience is too small to be easily noticed, so in effect and in a real sense, the world is flat to our senses. In my mind this is because we are too small relative to the curve to  easily discern it. I do think the rising and setting of the astronomical bodies best described with motionless globe based modeling, and the Earth itself best described as a globe, but that is just my opinion. My senses and my experiences indicate to me that this makes sense, at least for now. I have no magical way to fly up high enough to be able to tell and I question whether anyone can ever actually accomplish this feat. The lack of a flat map that makes sense is also a problem, or so it seems to me. For all I know the Earth is torus shaped, as its magnetic field might suggest. I simply think it best described as globe shaped.

Science Fiction sold the public on a false future with outposts on the Moon and fake space stations orbiting high above the Earth.

"A century before Apollo astronauts walked on the Moon, science fiction told the public of a future with outposts on the Moon and orbiting high above the Earth. In the decades that followed, these earliest space station concepts evolved into orbital platforms that could launch manned missions to the Moon and Mars. After its inception, NASA picked up where visionaries left off, dabbling in space stations of varying layouts and capabilities before building the International Space Station that orbits the Earth today."

source: A Brief History of Space Stations before the ISS By Amy Shira Teitel November 23, 2015



"Deprogramming is transforming the pre-existing programming the survivor has in a way that remove any negativity, harm, ‘all the bad things’, or simply removing it all together. The long term goal of deprogramming is to allow the survivor to break free from the cult control and escape abuse and stay out. Sadly it’s not as simple as magically undoing programming. The programmers have a century of experience and vast amounts of knowledge on how multiple personalities work together. This knowledge is also concentrated in defensive systems, which work wonderfully in keeping people like us out! These systems are in place as a fail safe, so if the survivor does break free from the cult control or starts to recover memories of the abuse, these fail safes will activate. These are also known as programming defenses. Along with the internal aspects, the survivor must also face the external aspects such as immediate family, health services and other obstacles which make it difficult to overcome and leave the cult. This deprogramming section attempts to cover all of these aspects so the survivor can quickly learn what to deal with and the best way to deal with these obstacles."

"Different Stages of Deprogramming"

"Leaving the cult is a process that could take a few months to a few years or more. Each survivor’s recovery is dependent on their work situations, family life and other involvements. Some are able to leave the cult and deprogram fine, without any problems afterwards. For others it will take a little bit longer and a little more work. The process of leaving the cult is mostly the same for all people trying to leave, so it should give an insight as to what people working with survivors leaving the cult, or survivors themselves will be expected to go through."

source: Different Stages of Deprogramming

Consider NASA an example of a governmentally controlled religious cult.

Deprogramming The Indoctrinated Cult Mind


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1. Milieu control:

For example: The media only focuses on what fits the agenda. Actual criticism of obvious fakery is ignored in favor of limited straw-man arguments that can be easily dismissed in the most sound bite efficient way by mike dropping court-like jesters, the officially sanctioned propagandists of modern secular cartoonish state religious faith.

“Milieu control” refers to a rigid structuring of the environment in which communication is regulated and access to information is strictly controlled.  In my April, 1975 experiences at the Unification Church’s Barrytown seminary, there were no channels to outside information sources (e.g., television, radio, newspapers, etc.) and recruits were assigned to two “buddies” with the admonition that we were to ask them any and all questions."

2. Mystical Manipulation:

For example: Scripted Crisis Cast Acting for events like Apollo 13 or Space Shuttle Disasters

“Mystical manipulation” refers to the use of planned, or engineered, spontaneity; that is, thought reformers manipulate recruits in such a way as to make their behaviors appear spontaneous and internally-generated.  In addition, cult institutions are given an aura of great mystery and divinity.  In my experiences with the Unification Church (U.C.), for example, recruits were deliberately “love-bombed” and subjected to other forms of emotional intensity.  They were kept awake long hours and food was devoid of protein and variety.  The result was often a planned state of intense physiological arousal that was then ascribed to the recruit’s “spiritual nature” (i.e., predestination to be a Moonist)."


5. The Sacred Science:

For example: The Heliocentric based alchemical model has grown into quite the fine & contradictory, ad hoc patched, massive cancerous growth, has it not?

"The “sacred science.”  Totalist systems proclaim their dogma to be the absolute, complete, and eternal truth, which in turn elevates the dogma to a sacred level.  Any information that contradicts this absolute truth is therefore false by definition, and its source is misguided at best and an enemy at worst.  Questioning the sacred doctrine is forbidden."

6. Loading The Language:

For example: Peer reviewed, university, government and mainstream media promoted, logically fallacious narratives and mathematical equations & obviously illogical & contradictory, gibberish explanations.

"Lifton (1961, p. 429) noted that “the language of the totalist environment is characterized by the thought-terminating cliché.”  In Nineteen Eighty-four, Orwell (1954) foresaw the intimate connection between the manipulation of language and the control of thought.  He described the gradual erosion of English into a hybrid language (“Newspeak”) devoid of variety, individual nuance and abstraction.  In Orwell’s mythical totalistic state, the destruction of language would eventually, inevitably lead to the destruction of all free thought. Destructive cults typically evolve an elaborate and idiosyncratic terminology that is used to answer quickly and simplistically any doubts, and terminate any troublesome questioning. "

7. Doctrine Over Person:

Peer reviewed nonsense is logical if "everyone" agrees. "We" went to the Moon, even though none of us will ever actually get to go.  Down can be defined as up, male as female, all by decree of some kind of crowd controlled, peer revered and reviewed process. "We" can do anything, as long as "We" all agree it is so. The real we will never accomplish what the marketed and fake "We" can. Virtual people trump real ones.

"As a corollary to the establishment of a “sacred science,” totalistic systems maintain that personal experience does not overrule the “facts” as explained by the doctrine. As a result, individual critical faculties, and even perception itself, are denied.  As Lifton (1961, p. 431) explained:  “the underlying assumption is that the doctrine – including its mythological elements – is ultimately more valid, true, and real than is any aspect of actual human character or human experience.”  In my U.C. training, when a recruit began to fall asleep during a lecture, he was told that satanic “sleepy spirits” were pushing his eyelids shut, and that these spirits must be combated.  The leader refused to accept the recruit’s suggestion that his drowsiness might be related to lack of sleep over the past several nights."

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No real experiments could ever be conducted to show how Newtonian orbital mechanics are supposed to work.

The experiments that were supposed to have been done were those conducted during the space race of the mid 20th century and were the claimed launchings of satellites and men into space. These claims have always been supported not with a true interactive experience with real space travel. We do not get to wait on lines for rides on any kind of space vehicle, rocket or otherwise, almost 70 years later. Consider the Wright Brothers were supposed to have achieved flight in 1903, and by 1973 one could fly around the globe in passenger jet luxury. Space travel claims and feats of NASA like engineering have always been only supported by hearsay, gossip, myth, and highly edited video and film products of one kind or another. The only way any human being will ever visit outer space is virtually. Perhaps one day every brain will be implanted with silicon chips that will allow a NASA like spaced out existence to appear to be as real as the grass beneath our feet and then people will get to wait on lines, to finally catch a ride, (they think real) into the sky to take a vacation pilgrimage to a Hilton on the dark side of the Moon.

Popular Peer pressured social conditioning can also get most of us to overlook the fact that there was really never any logical reason to believe anyone could actually travel to the Moon in the first place, nor was there really any logical reason to believe artificial orbits were an achievable feat. No experiments could ever be conducted here on Earth to show that any of these ideas were valid. These concepts are only supported by peer reviewed acceptance of fallaciously applied mathematical equation as "proof" that orbits are something that can actually be engineered in the real world. In fact nothing could be further absurd and founded in the realm of dream like speculative fantasy than the work of men like Copernicus, Kepler, Newton and company.

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"Man Will Conquer Space Soon,"

"The October 1951 Symposium on Space Travel, held at the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, brought von Braun's ferry rocket to the attention of Collier's editors. In their 22 March 1952 issue, they published "Man Will Conquer Space Soon," a colorful 28-page overview of the Hayden symposium. A description of Von Braun's ferry rocket, tailored to educate and excite the man in the street, filled nine of those pages; articles on von Braun's proposed wheel-shaped space station and problems of space medicine and space law rounded out the special section."

"The first stage alone would thus have weighed almost twice as much as the three-stage Saturn V rocket configured for Apollo lunar missions, which at about 3000 metric tons remains the largest, heaviest rocket ever built."

"The ferry rocket took three main forms. The first, which von Braun designed in 1948 while interned by the U.S. Army with other Operation: Paperclip Germans in the New Mexico desert, was relatively stubby. It is not pictured here. As described in Von Braun's The Mars Project, published first in 1952 in a German spaceflight journal and in the U.S. the following year as a slim book, the ferry rocket's first stage, with broad stabilizing fins, would have taken the form of a drum 20 meters in diameter and 29 meters tall with a dry weight of 700 metric tons and a propellant load of 4800 metric tons. The first stage alone would thus have weighed almost twice as much as the three-stage Saturn V rocket configured for Apollo lunar missions, which at about 3000 metric tons remains the largest, heaviest rocket ever built. The second and third stages would have brought the ferry rocket's total weight at liftoff to a whopping 6400 metric tons, of which propellants would have accounted for 5583 metric tons."

source: https://www.wired.com/2014/09/wernher-von-brauns-fantastic-vision-ferry-rocket/

The Brick Moon: The First Communications Satellite 

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Captured Imaginations:

"A Brief History of Space Stations before the ISS"

"Between October 1869 and February of 1870, readers of the Atlantic Monthly were introduced to the idea of living off the Earth through Edward Everett Hale’s science fiction story, "The Brick Moon.” Hale’s story tells of a 200-foot diameter brick sphere designed to orbit the Earth as a navigational aid for ships. But the brick moon is accidentally put into orbit with people on board. Halle followed this story with a sequel, ‘Life in the Brick Moon,’ wherein the characters find ways to survive in their new home. Not only do they live in the artificial satellite, they communicate with the Earth turning the brick moon into a communications satellite."

"The term “space station” was coined more than fifty years later by Romanian rocket pioneer Hermann Oberth. Writing in 1923, he envisioned a platform orbiting the Earth that would serve as a starting point for missions to the Moon and Mars. His idea was shared by Austrian Herman Noordung who, in 1928, published a blue print for an orbital outpost composed of multiple modules each with its own unique function. Both Oberth and Noordung imagined their space stations would be launched by massive rockets, and an ocean away American engineer Robert Goddard was taking major strides towards developing these rockets. Goddard was among the first to experiment successfully with liquid propulsion, harnessing a reaction far more powerful than the black powder rockets that were prevalent at the time. And he wasn’t the only one. In Germany, an amateur rocket group called the Verein für Raumschiffahrt (Society for Space Travel) was also having moderate success with liquid propelled rocket. In 1932, one member of the VfR, Wernher von Braun, was handpicked by the German Army to continue his work, developing liquid rockets for the military."

"Military funding from the Reich before and during the Second World War brought rocketry to maturity, and by the war’s end von Braun’s team had a functioning rocket on their hands with the V-2. The technology was picked up by both American and Soviet scientists, but the bulk of leftover hardware and key team members migrated to the United States in 1945, including von Braun who added "spaceflight popularizer” to his resume before long. Through collaborations with Collier’s Magazine and Walt Disney on the Tomorrowland TV series, von Braun brought his vision of a wheel-shaped space station to the public. This orbital platform would be an Earth observation post, a microgravity laboratory, as well as an observatory. It would also be a starting point for missions to the Moon and Mars, serving as a cornerstone in man’s exploration of the inner solar system."

source: A Brief History of Space Stations before the ISS By Amy Shira Teitel November 23, 2015

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"Space Stations for the New Space Agency

These futuristic space station concepts started inching towards reality in 1958. NASA was created to manage all spaceflight programs with the overarching goal of getting an astronaut in space before the Soviet Union lunched a cosmonaut. Anticipating putting the first man in space, NASA was already considering a space station as its second program in 1959, something that would help the agency learn to live and work in space before serving as a jumping off point for manned missions to the Moon. But Yuri Gagarin beat an American astronaut into orbit, derailing NASA’s long-range plan. President John Kennedy considered all possible next steps for America in space and determined that a mission to the Moon would be a better show of technological dominance than a space station.

NASA was laser focused on the Moon landing goal throughout the 1960s, but the a space station was never truly off the drawing board. Spurred on by Apollo’s high funding level and the growing national interest in spaceflight, an orbital outpost was again seriously considered in 1964 NASA’s main post-Apollo program. Four years later, it was officially on the books. In 1969, NASA proposed a 100-man space station called Space Base. The idea was to build a platform that would serve as a laboratory for scientific and industry-sponsored microgravity experiments as well as a home port for nuclear-powered space tugs to ferry astronauts to and from an outpost on the Moon. Scheduled for orbital assembly to be completed by 1975, it didn’t take NASA long to realize that the cost of using expendable rockets (like the Saturn family that launched Apollo to the Moon) to both build and supply Space Base would exceed the construction cost of the station. The only way the project wouldn’t be a loss for NASA would be to build and supply it with a reusable vehicle, a sort of shuttle to ferry supplies and astronauts to Space Base over multiple missions. This became the Space Transportation System, more colloquially known as the space shuttle.

But a space shuttle was in the future. For the moment, NASA had an excess Apollo hardware from three cancelled lunar missions and opted to turn it into a short-term space station program called Skylab. The station itself was made form a repurposed S-IVB upper stage and launched on the last Saturn V in May of 1973. In the year that followed, Skylab hosted three crews, ultimately proving that humans can not only live and work in space, they can be instrumental in large-scale orbital construction efforts as well. The first Skylab crew performed emergency spacewalks to successfully free a jammed solar array, effectively saving the station. Skylab was never intended to be a long-term space station; it wasn’t designed to be resupplied, refuelled, or boosted into a higher orbit. After the last crew left in February of 1974, the station was abandoned and its orbit was left to decay. NASA briefly considered using a space shuttle orbiter to boost it into a higher orbit and revisit the station, but increased solar activity had expanded the Earth’s atmosphere, the fringes of which were dragging on the station more than expected. NASA simply couldn't have a shuttle ready in time. Skylab reentered the Earth’s atmosphere over western Australia in July of 1979.

The Beginnings of a Real Space Station

As the Skylab program unfolded, NASA forged ahead with the reusable space shuttle that would facilitate building and maintaining a long-lasting space station. But the project as initially conceived by the agency proved too ambitious for its shrinking post-Apollo budget. The economic, political, social, and cultural landscape in the early 1970s wasn’t conducive to another program on the same scale as Apollo. The agency was forced to choose between an orbital outpost or a the vehicle needed to build it. The latter won, and the space station was put on hold while NASA developed its space shuttle. With the station’s future uncertain, NASA began exploring the potential of working with international partners to defray its cost. In 1973, the United States and Europe formally entered into a partnership that would see the European Space Agency supply mini laboratory modules called Spacelabs to NASA. These small units were designed to launch in the shuttle’s massive payload bay and serve as experiment facility for up to three weeks in orbit, a proof of concept for a later station. The first Spacelab reached orbit in 1983 as part of the payload of STS-9.

From Dream to Reality

In his State of the Union Address on January 25, 1984, President Ronald Reagan called for NASA to collaborate with international partners to build a space station within a decade. It was the political backing the space station program desperately needed. With congressional support and a formal presidential mandate in place, the agency established the Space Station Program Office in April and issued requests for proposals to industry leaders that fall. Two years later, Japan and Europe signed on to contribute modules and Canada agreed to supply a manipulator arm. The station was emerging from these early design stages with a dual keel arrangement with a central truss to hold the main living and working quarters as well as solar arrays. But setbacks seemed to trump every step forward. One problem was the steadily rising cost. NASA’s original projection of $8 billion for three separate facilities — the main living space and two automated laboratory platforms — proved ambitiously low. The Challenger disaster also took its toll on the space station. The loss of seven astronauts raised safety concerns that ended with the decision to give astronauts on board the space station some escape system. This forced design changes that in turn increased the station’s weight. The solution was to replace the dual keel arrangement with a single truss design and to make the laboratory modules smaller overall. This new design was finalized in 1987. In 1988, Reagan gave the station a name: Freedom."

source: A Brief History of Space Stations before the ISS By Amy Shira Teitel November 23, 2015


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"Bush Puts NASA on a Path to Mars.

In July of 1989, just six months after taking office, President George Bush attempted to have his own “Kennedy moment.” In a speech commemorating the 20th anniversary of Apollo 11 mission, he called for the United States to return men to the Moon and send astronauts on to Mars within three decades. And he endorsed space station Freedom as the cornerstone of this long-range effort. The plan was, roughly, a tripartite one. Immediately in the 1990s construction of space station Freedom was to be NASA’s main endeavour. Lunar missions were slated to resume in the early 21st century with the establishment of a lunar base for long term exploration. These two steps would lay the groundwork for a manned mission to Mars as early as the late 2010s. The ultimate goal was a permanent outpost on the red planet. Bush’s call for a Mars landing yielded a 90-day study to solidify the program’s prospective timeline, goals, and cost. The idea was for Freedom to evolve alongside the effort to land men on Mars. It would serve as an orbital test bed where NASA would iron out the technologies needed to support long-duration deep space missions, and with crews staying on board for up to six months at a time it would be a way for the agency to learn about human survival in space in the relative safety of low Earth orbit. The subsequent phase of lunar missions would rely heavily on Freedom. The crew, vehicles, and supplies would launch to the space station where they would load into a transfer vehicle. That transfer vehicle would then travel to low lunar orbit where it would meet an excursion vehicle that would either be waiting in a parking orbit or would launch from the surface to meet the arriving spacecraft. The excursion module would then take the crew to the lunar surface while the transfer vehicle would return to Freedom for maintenance and resupply. The crew could stay on the Moon for as long as a year, serviced by that same transfer vehicle ferrying between Freedom and the Moon. A similar arrangement was planned for missions to Mars.

From Freedom to ISS

As the 1990s dawned, Freedom was getting increasingly heavy and complicated with new requirements like the provision for spacewalks to support in-orbit assembly. Freedom’s cost rose to $38.3 billion, a figure that now included the shuttle launches but was still a far cry from the original $8 billion estimate. In 1993, President Bill Clinton called for the station to be redesigned once again in an attempt to lower the cost and bring in more international partners. Three redesigned station were put forth, and the proposal called Alpha was chosen by the White House. Alpha used 75 percent of the hardware from Freedom, and before long Russia offered pieces of its unflown Mir 2 space station to lower the overall cost. This new station developed as one that promised to be far more capable than Freedom. In the course of the redefinition process, Alpha took on the moniker “International Space Station.” NASA’s Johnson Space Centre became lead centre behind the program, and Boeing signed on as prime contractor.

The ISS program kicked off with the Shuttle-Mir program, the first cooperation between the United States and Russia since 1975’s Apollo-Soyuz Test Project. In February of 1994, cosmonaut Sergei Krikalev became the first Russian astronaut to fly on a shuttle with the STS-60 crew. A year later, the orbiter Discovery rendezvoused with Mir during the STS-63 mission. In March of 1995, U.S. astronaut Dr. Norman Thagard launched with two cosmonauts aboard Soyuz-TM 21 for a three month stay on Mir. At the end of the mission, the orbiter Atlantis docked with Mir to collect the crew and bring them home. In November of 1995, the orbiter Atlantis launched on STS-74 and delivered a Russian-built Docking Module to Mir marking the first time a module was added to a working space station in orbit. These shuttle-Mir missions gave NASA astronauts their first exposure to long-duration spaceflight since Skylab and also taught both nations valuable lessons in working together and building a multi-module station in space. The ISS began taking shape in earnest in 1998. On November 20, the Zarya Control Module launched on a Russian Proton rocket. It was the first piece of the station, the battery power and fuel storage unit onto which later modules were added. The Unity node followed in December, and in May of 1999 the shuttle orbiter Discovery fitted the station with logistics and stocked it full of supplies. Four assembly missions in May, July, September, and October of 2000 saw addition of the Zvezda Service Module as well as installation of the Z1-Truss, a third pressurized mating adapter, and a Ku-band antenna. These missions also delivered supplies and performed maintenance on the Station. It was finally ready for a human crew. On October 30, 2000, Expedition 1 launched on a Soyuz rocket and docked with the International Space Station. The crew of Yuri P. Gidzenko, William M. Shepherd, and Sergei K. Krikalev became the first to live and work on board the orbiting outpost. Another thirty-two assembly missions completed the ISS, bringing the dream of a space station to life nearly a century and a half after Hale’s story captured imaginations."

source: A Brief History of Space Stations before the ISS By Amy Shira Teitel November 23, 2015



Some Perspective: Size & Scale Matter

Communication Satellites Are Imagined To Be Some 22,236 Miles Away

This itself is an incredible distance and one that pales in comparison to the imagined distance between the Earth and the Moon.

"A geostationary equatorial orbit (GEO) is a circular geosynchronous orbit in the plane of the Earth's equator with a radius of approximately 42,164 km (26,199 mi) (measured from the center of the Earth). A satellite in such an orbit is at an altitude of approximately 35,786 km (22,236 mi) above mean sea level."

source: Geosynchronous orbit - Wikipedia

See The Light

We would not logically expect to be able to see satellites from the surface of the Earth. It would be physically impossible. The distances are too great, (even 250 or so miles) and the objects are relatively way too small. The intervening atmosphere with all the moisture and dust that it contains would also act as noise that would block the light rays from ever reaching any of our eyes here on Earth. If you have seen a light in the sky flying by overhead, it was either some kind of natural occurrence (perhaps electrochemical in nature) that nobody can quite explain, and perhaps never will, or it is some kind of conventional aircraft, perhaps even some kind of dirigible.  Astronomy and astrology have both long been used to get people to look up at the sky and to become distracted with abstract and unverifiable fantasy over the reality right under their noses. Mapping the positions of stars and constellations is important for navigating the globe. The rest of it is simply superstitious nonsense. NASA and the rest of the international space programs are nothing but religious institutions that make us of modern artistry to craft religious relics in the form of mass produced electronic based media product.

ISS Is Supposed To Be Some 249 Miles Away

"The International Space Station (ISS) is a space station, or a habitable artificial satellite, in low Earth orbit. Its first component launched into orbit in 1998, and the ISS is now the largest human-made body in low Earth orbit and can often be seen with the naked eye from Earth.[8][9] The ISS consists of pressurised modules, external trusses, solar arrays, and other components. ISS components have been launched by Russian Proton and Soyuz rockets, and American Space Shuttles.[10]

The ISS serves as a microgravity and space environment research laboratory in which crew members conduct experiments in biology, human biology, physics, astronomy, meteorology, and other fields.[11][12][13]The station is suited for the testing of spacecraft systems and equipment required for missions to the Moon and Mars.[14] The ISS maintains an orbit with an altitude of between 330 and 435 km (205 and 270 mi) by means of reboost manoeuvres using the engines of the Zvezda module or visiting spacecraft. It completes 15.54 orbits per day."

source: International Space Station - Wikipedia

The Solar System Model To Scale

To Scale: The Solar System  source: To Scale:

We Are Sub Atomically Small Relative To The Size of The Earth

There are many reasons why outer space exploration is nothing but a long standing internationally managed hoax. A good part of this long standing deception relies on cultish adherence to the catechism of a very real modern religion which is all that the NASA based heliocentric offering is. We are ridiculously tiny relative to our environment and this scale is something NASA and other so-called "scientific" outfits seem to not want to focus on. They tend to show models of the solar system or the Earth and Moon system that are not to scale. Once one sees the fact that this model is mostly comprised of empty and supposedly vacuous space, one can start to appreciate how absurdly cartoonish the mainstream cosmology really is. This a a vast subject and if you are interested in it, see the article index or look to the menu at the bottom of this website for more. Suffice it to say that the founders of the so-called "scientific age of enlightenment" seem to have been superstitious and alchemically inclined minded men who were obsessed with making the Sun the center of the Universe.

Do you think you could see the sub atomic speck of a rocket or space station from this imagined, heavenly point of view and perspective?

Humanity and all of its creations are too sub-atomically small to see. We are smaller than the very real fine print on that ole Washington Devil's Contract.

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As we scale the circle up we can see how the relative shape of the curve changes and how it begins to look like it is straightening out.

The space between the two arrows represents 1000 miles. The space between the vehicle lines would be on the order of 100 miles or so.

Relative Size Matters

Please consider too that an orbiting space station is supposed to be some 250 mile up. Consider that in the context of this illustration.

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image source: Georges Méliès, A Trip to the Moon - Wikipedia

Georges Méliès: War Footage Faker

"Georges Méliès, the pioneer filmmaker, shot faked footage of the war of 1897—including the earliest shots of what was claimed to be naval warfare, and some horrific scenes of atrocities in Crete. All were created in his studio or his back yard in Paris."
source: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-early-history-of-faking-war-on-film-133838317/#qfDqO4Tjm0l6VQRl.99

Special Effects Used To Craft Minds Forever Lost in Space

"In 1857, Oscar Rejlander created the world's first "special effects" movie by combining different sections of 30 negatives into a single image. It was a montaged combination print. In 1895, Alfred Clark created what is commonly accepted as the first-ever motion picture special effect. While filming a reenactment of the beheading of Mary, Queen of Scots, Clark instructed an actor to step up to the block in Mary's costume. As the executioner brought the axe above his head, Clark stopped the camera, had all of the actors freeze, and had the person playing Mary step off the set. He placed a Mary dummy in the actor's place, restarted filming, and allowed the executioner to bring the axe down, severing the dummy's head. Techniques like these would dominate the production of special effects for a century.

It wasn't only the first use of trickery in cinema, it was also the first type of photographic trickery only possible in a motion picture, i.e. the "stop trick". Georges Méliès accidentally discovered the same "stop trick." According to Méliès, his camera jammed while filming a street scene in Paris. When he screened the film, he found that the "stop trick" had caused a truck to turn into a hearse, pedestrians to change direction, and men to turn into women. Méliès, the stage manager at the Theatre Robert-Houdin, was inspired to develop a series of more than 500 short films, between 1914, in the process developing or inventing such techniques as multiple exposures, time-lapse photography, dissolves, and hand painted colour. Because of his ability to seemingly manipulate and transform reality with the cinematograph, the prolific Méliès is sometimes referred to as the "Cinemagician." His most famous film, Le Voyage dans la lune (1902), a whimsical parody of Jules Verne's From the Earth to the Moon, featured a combination of live action and animation, and also incorporated extensive miniature and matte painting work.

From 1910 to 1920, the main innovations in special effects were the improvements on the matte shot by Norman Dawn. With the original matte shot, pieces of cardboard were placed to block the exposure of the film, which would be exposed later. Dawn combined this technique with the "glass shot." Rather than using cardboard to block certain areas of the film exposure, Dawn simply painted certain areas black to prevent any light from exposing the film. From the partially exposed film, a single frame is then projected onto an easel, where the matte is then drawn. By creating the matte from an image directly from the film, it became incredibly easy to paint an image with proper respect to scale and perspective (the main flaw of the glass shot). Dawn's technique became the textbook for matte shots due to the natural images it created.[2]

During the 1920s and 1930s, special effects techniques were improved and refined by the motion picture industry. Many techniques—such as the Schüfftan process—were modifications of illusions from the theater (such as pepper's ghost) and still photography (such as double exposure and matte compositing). Rear projection was a refinement of the use of painted backgrounds in the theater, substituting moving pictures to create moving backgrounds. Lifecasting of faces was imported from traditional maskmaking. Along with makeup advances, fantastic masks could be created which fit the actor perfectly. As material science advanced, horror film maskmaking followed closely.

Several techniques soon developed, such as the "stop trick", wholly original to motion pictures. Animation, creating the illusion of motion, was accomplished with drawings (most notably by Winsor McCayin Gertie the Dinosaur) and with three-dimensional models (most notably by Willis O'Brien in The Lost World and King Kong). Many studios established in-house "special effects" departments, which were responsible for nearly all optical and mechanical aspects of motion-picture trickery.

Also, the challenge of simulating spectacle in motion encouraged the development of the use of miniatures. Naval battles could be depicted with models in studio. Tanks and airplanes could be flown (and crashed) without risk of life and limb. Most impressively, miniatures and matte paintings could be used to depict worlds that never existed. Fritz Lang's film Metropolis was an early special effects spectacular, with innovative use of miniatures, matte paintings, the Schüfftan process, and complex compositing.

An important innovation in special-effects photography was the development of the optical printer. Essentially, an optical printer is a projector aiming into a camera lens, and it was developed to make copies of films for distribution. Until Linwood G. Dunn refined the design and use of the optical printer, effects shots were accomplished as in-camera effects. Dunn demonstrating that it could be used to combine images in novel ways and create new illusions. One early showcase for Dunn was Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, where such locations as Xanadu (and some of Gregg Toland's famous 'deep focus' shots) were essentially created by Dunn's optical printer."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_effect#Early_development

Reel Life or Real Life?

A short look at King Kong's impressive pre-World War Two special effects.

10 Best Movie Effects That Didn't Use CGI   source: AlltimeMovies


Apollo's Oracle Presents Predictive Programming:

"The basics of rocket travel were presented to a mass audience for the first time by this film, including the use of a multi-stage rocket. The film was shot between October 1928 and June 1929 at the UFA studios in Neubabelsberg near Berlin."


Space Chicks Unite!

"Woman in the Moon (German Frau im Mond) is a science fiction silent film that premiered 15 October 1929 at the UFA-Palast am Zoo cinema in Berlin to an audience of 2,000. It is often considered to be one of the first "serious" science fiction films. It was written and directed by Fritz Lang, based on the novel The Rocket to the Moon by his collaborator Thea von Harbou, his wife at the time. It was released in the USA as By Rocket to the Moon and in the UK as Woman in the Moon. The basics of rocket travel were presented to a mass audience for the first time by this film, including the use of a multi-stage rocket. The film was shot between October 1928 and June 1929 at the UFA studios in Neubabelsberg near Berlin."

source: Woman in the Moon - Wikipedia   •   Pathé - Wikipedia

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image source: DC Histories: Justice League

A History of U.S. Space Stations

"In 1923, Hermann Oberth, a Romanian, coined the term “space station.” Oberth’s station was the starting point for flights to the Moon and Mars. Herman Noordung, an Austrian, published the first space station blueprint in 1928. Like today’s International Space Station, it had modules with different functions. Both men wrote that space station parts would be launched into space by rockets."

"Hermann Julius Oberth (German pronunciation: ['hɛrman 'ju:lɪʊs 'o:bɐt]; 25 June 1894 – 28 December 1989) was an Austro-Hungarian-born German physicist and engineer. He is considered one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics, along with the French Robert Esnault-Pelterie, the Russian Konstantin Tsiolkovsky and the American Robert Goddard. ... In 1912, Oberth began the study of medicine in Munich, Germany, but at the outbreak of World War I, he was drafted into the Imperial German Army, assigned to an infantry battalion, and sent to the Eastern Front against Russia. In 1915, Oberth was moved into a medical unit at a hospital in Sighișoara (German Schäßburg, Hungarian Segesvár), Transylvania, in Austria-Hungary (today Romania). There he found the spare time to conduct a series of experiments concerning weightlessness, and later resumed his rocketry designs. By 1917, he showed designs of a missile using liquid propellant with a range of 180 miles to Hermann von Stein, the Prussian Minister of War."

sources: U.S. SPACE STATION HISTORY pdf - ER - NASA   •   Hermann Oberth - Wikipedia

"There he found the spare time to conduct a series of experiments concerning weightlessness, and later resumed his rocketry designs."

What kind of experiments could this guy even claim to have conducted back in 1915?

Faking Rocketry and Space Flight

"In parts of 1928 and 1929, Oberth also worked in Berlin, Germany as a scientific consultant on the film, Frau im Mond ("The Woman in the Moon"), which was directed and produced by the great film pioneer Fritz Lang at the Universum Film AG company. This film was of enormous value in popularizing the ideas of rocketry and space exploration. One of Oberth's main assignments was to build and launch a rocket as a publicity event just before the film's premiere. He also designed the model of the "Friede", the main rocket portrayed in the film. On 5 June 1929, Oberth won the first (Robert Esnault-Pelterie - André-Louis Hirsch) "Rep-Hirsch Prize" of the French Astronomical Society for the encouragement of astronautics in his book Wege zur Raumschiffahrt ("Ways to Spaceflight") that had expanded Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen to a full-length book.[12]

In the autumn of 1929, Oberth conducted a static firing of his first liquid-fueled rocket motor, which he named the Kegeldüse. The engine was built by Klaus Riedel in a workshop space provided by the Reich Institution of Chemical Technology, and although it lacked a cooling system, it did run briefly. He was helped in this experiment by an 18-year-old student Wernher von Braun, who would later become a giant in both German and American rocket engineering from the 1940s onward, culminating with the gigantic Saturn V rockets that made it possible for men to land on the Moon in 1969 and in several following years. Indeed, Von Braun said of him: Hermann Oberth was the first, who when thinking about the possibility of spaceships grabbed a slide-rule and presented mathematically analyzed concepts and designs.... I, myself, owe to him not only the guiding-star of my life, but also my first contact with the theoretical and practical aspects of rocketry and space travel. A place of honor should be reserved in the history of science and technology for his ground-breaking contributions in the field of astronautics."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Oberth#Rocketry_and_space_flight

Pop Art Plants The Seeds For Future Live Action Depictions of The Same Kinds of Fantasies

Some labeled fiction, some labeled real, all manufactured and produced by what is essentially an endlessly working propaganda war machine. The entertainment industry is the most powerful consciousness shaping medium humanity has ever experienced.


image source: The Fantastic Four: the origin

A comic book fantasy depicted above, and the same kind of fantasy sold as a version of reality, below:


Rockets Cannot Work In A Vacuum

The critic "Earthbound" a supposed M.I.T graduate was right. Please notice the lack of any real denial of his point, instead all we have is an ad hominem attack, nothing like selling obvious fallacies as sound and rationale logic. We also do not have a detailed description of the exchanges. I wonder how many more published criticisms of what would become fundamental mainstream assumptions about reality itself, existed and are simply forgotten and lost to us.

It's interesting to come upon examples of actual criticism that occurred before things were revised and whitewashed into the current form so many of us assume makes sense and is representative of reality.

source: Oberth Rocket Ready - AIAA ARC


By Wernher von Braun

"The title alone--Rockets Into Outer Space --a sign of progress, must have seemed to be an impudently bold one at that time. Looking back, it reflects a dramatic period of development spanning an entire human life, which led from optimistic beginnings and idealistic plans, through countless technical disappointments and setbacks, and finally to the actual realization of his goal of sending rockets into outer space. "

"Hermann Oberth's book, Rockets Into Outer Space, was published in 1923. It is the scientific foundation upon which the technical development of astronautics has since been built. Until the publication of this book about 60 years ago, the idea of future space travel was not much more than a figment of the imagination. Of course, Hermann Oberth had predecessors: Like all scientists, he too founded his contribution to progress on an inherited body of thought. The Frenchman Jules Verne had depicted reaching the moon with a giant cannon and even correctly calculated the required firing speed for this. The German Hermann Ganswindt and the Russian Konstantin E. Ziolkowsky had already pointed out the advantages of the rocket principle for the construction of spaceships. The American Robert H. Goddard had explained that is was possible to reach the vacuum of outer space and perhaps even to ignite a flash charge on the moon. Nevertheless, the idea of working out a scientific analysis of the problem of space travel still seemed totally eccentric and absurd to every physicist and mathematician. Hermann Oberth was the first to go beyond the idea, to pick up a slide rule and numerically work out concepts and construction designs.

His many years of study first culminated in the book Rockets Into Outer Space , which gave us a multitude of pioneering ideas. The trains of thought and the calculations laid down here prove the technical feasibility of space travel. With prophetic clarity Hermann Oberth describes all the essential elements of our present large rockets, elements which contemporary writers often believe to be the discoveries of recent years. Beyond this he developed the theoretical bases for the principle and operation of liquid-fuel rockets, as well as the methods for guiding them. The title alone--Rockets Into Outer Space --a sign of progress, must have seemed to be an impudently bold one at that time. Looking back, it reflects a dramatic period of development spanning an entire human life, which led from optimistic beginnings and idealistic plans, through countless technical disappointments and setbacks, and finally to the actual realization of his goal of sending rockets into outer space. The unmanned and manned satellites and service modules which orbit our earth and go to the moon, Mars, and other heavenly bodies have proven to the entire world the correctness of the theories which Oberth put forward in his book. The calculations and designs which he set down there became the point of departure for the development of large rockets in Germany and have thereby exercised a lasting effect on all later developmental work in this field in other countries as well."

source: https://www.meaus.com/spaceProphet.html

IGNATIUS Morphs Into NAZIS Who Then Become NASA

"The 24th edition of Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache (2002) says the word Nazi was favored in southern Germany (supposedly from c. 1924) among opponents of National Socialism because the nickname Nazi, Naczi (from the masc. proper name Ignatz, German form of Ignatius) was used colloquially to mean "a foolish person, clumsy or awkward person." Ignatz was a popular name in Catholic Austria, and according to one source in World War I Nazi was a generic name in the German Empire for the soldiers of Austria-Hungary."

source: nazi | Origin and meaning of the name nazi by Online Etymology ...  •  Ignatius - Online Etymology Dictionary


"Please do not call us Nazis, It is an offensive and derogative term. Thank you very much. Now back to the film."

"Me Too"

"An older use of Nazi for national-sozial is attested in German from 1903, but EWdS does not think it contributed to the word as applied to Hitler and his followers. The NSDAP for a time attempted to adopt the Nazi designation as what the Germans call a "despite-word," but they gave this up, and the NSDAP is said to have generally avoided the term. Before 1930, party members had been called in English National Socialists, which dates from 1923. The use of Nazi Germany, Nazi regime, etc., was popularized by German exiles abroad. From them, it spread into other languages, and eventually was brought back to Germany, after the war. In the USSR, the terms national socialist and Nazi were said to have been forbidden after 1932, presumably to avoid any taint to the good word socialist. Soviet literature refers to fascists."

source: nazi | Origin and meaning of the name nazi by Online Etymology ... 

image source: Hermann Oberth: German Father of Rocketry  • Hermann Oberth (center), was the mentor of Wernher von Braun (second from right)

From Deceptive Film Making Nazi Scientist To Deceptive Film Making NASA Scientist

"In 1938, the Oberth family left Sibiu, Romania, for good, to first settle in Austria, then in Nazi Germany, then in the United States, and finally back to a free Germany. Oberth himself moved on first to the Technische Hochschule in Vienna, Austria, then to the Technische Hochschule in Dresden, Germany. (A Technische Hochschule at that time was a technical college offering advanced professional training in selected fields, rather than an institution also engaged in basic research as a university.)

Oberth moved to Peenemünde, Germany, in 1941 to work on the Aggregate rocket program. Around September 1943, he was awarded the Kriegsverdienstkreuz I Klasse mit Schwertern (War Merit Cross 1st Class, with Swords) for his "outstanding, courageous behavior ... during the attack" on Peenemünde by Operation Hydra, part of Operation Crossbow.[14]

Later he worked on solid-propellant anti-aircraft rockets at the German WASAG military organization near Wittenberg. Around the end of World War II in Europe, the Oberth family moved to the town of Feucht, near Nuremberg, Germany, which became part of the American Zone of occupied Germany, and also the location of the high-level war-crimes trials of the surviving Nazi leaders. Oberth was allowed to leave Nuremberg to move to Switzerland in 1948, where he worked as an independent consultant and a writer.

In 1950, Oberth moved on to Italy, where he completed some of the work that he had begun at the WASAG organization for the new Italian Navy. In 1953, Oberth returned to Feucht, Germany, to publish his book Menschen im Weltraum (Man into Space), in which he described his ideas for space-based reflecting telescopes, space stations, electric-powered spaceships, and space suits."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Oberth#Rocketry_and_space_flight

U.F.O.s Are Just Part of The Cartoonishly Childish Show

Hollywood brings ideas to life.


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"During the 1950s and 1960s, Oberth offered his opinions regarding unidentified flying objects (UFOs). He was a supporter of the extraterrestrial hypothesis for the origin of the UFOs that were seen at the Earth. For example, in an article in The American Weekly magazine of 24 October 1954, Oberth stated, "It is my thesis that flying saucers are real, and that they are space ships from another solar system. I think that they possibly are manned by intelligent observers who are members of a race that may have been investigating our earth for centuries..." [15] He also wrote an article in the second edition of Flying Saucer Review titled "They Come From Outer Space". He discussed the history of reports of "strange luminous objects" in the sky, mentioning that the earliest historical case is of "Shining Shields" reported by Pliny the Elder. He wrote, "Having weighed all the pros and cons, I find the explanation of flying discs from outer space the most likely one. I call this the "Uraniden" hypothesis, because from our viewpoint the hypothetical beings appear to come from the sky (Greek – 'Uranos')." [16]

Oberth eventually came to work for his former student, Wernher von Braun, who was developing space rockets for NASA in Huntsville, Alabama. (See also List of German rocket scientists in the United States). Among other things, Oberth was involved in writing the study, The Development of Space Technology in the Next Ten Years. In 1958, Oberth was back in Feucht, Germany, where he published his ideas on a lunar exploration vehicle, a "lunar catapult", and on "muffled" helicopters and airplanes. In 1960, back in the United States again, Oberth went to work for the Convair Corporation as a technical consultant on the Atlas rocket program."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermann_Oberth#Rocketry_and_space_flight

Oberth: The Father of Imaginary Electric & Ion Propulsion

"After World War I, Oberth pursued studies in astronautics. He performed experiments to simulate weightlessness and worked out a design for a long-range, liquid-propellant rocket. In 1923, he published The Rocket into Interplanetary Space and explained mathematically how rockets could achieve a speed that would allow them to escape Earth's gravitational pull by using stages.  In 1929 he published another book, Ways to Space Flight, in which he anticipated the development of electric and ion propulsion. In 1931 Oberth received a patent for a liquid-propellant rocket from the Romanian Patent Office, and the first rocket was launched on May 7, 1931, near Berlin.  In 1941 he was transferred to the German rocket development center where he worked for Wernher von Braun, his former assistant."

source: https://www.esci.umn.edu/scitech/courses/HSci3333/AIV/preww2_gpioneers1.html

Oberth The Father of Theatrical Multi-Staged Lies:

"Oberth demonstrated that a rocket can operate in a vacuum and that it can surpass the velocity of its own exhaust; he also pointed out the superiority of liquid fuels in producing maximum exhaust velocity."

quote source: http://www.historyofinformation.com/expanded.php?id=3008

Consider how obviously preposterous this concept is in light of the scale & proportion of The Solar System model, not to mention the vast  infinite vacuum of the Universe, as imagined by mainstream minds. The exhaust of the sub-atomically sized rocket, (relative to imagined vastness of space) would expand into what is supposed to be essentially an infinite vacuum. The gas would not be expected to do any work. There would be nothing for the rocket to push against. Repeating Newtonian "Law" as a mantra is a sign of religious fervor, not scientific reason.  Just consider how all motion, that we can actually experience, requires a medium. Rocket thrust requires appropriate pressured atmosphere. Even sparks cannot occur in a true vacuum. There has do be something there to spark. There has to be a tangible medium. Logic and common sense should matter over religious adherence to one particular set of thoughts, but in our world this is not so. Illogically applied mathematics and fallacious peer reviewed blessing have counted as empirical experiment for centuries.

The Early 1920's: "...that the technology of the time permitted the building of machines capable of rising above the earth’s atmosphere..."

Does this sound right to you who are reading this now, some one hundred years later? Do you believe the technology existed in the early 1920's would support this claim, or do you find this idea to be nothing but a very unscientific fantasy?

"When the thesis was rejected by the university Oberth paid for its commercial publication. The work was highly influential on the founding in 1927 of the German amateur rocket society,"

"In 1923 Romanian-German physicist Hermann Oberth published Die Rakete zu den Planetenräumen in Munich and Berlin at the press of R. Oldenbourg. This book began as a doctoral thesis on the rocket in interplanetary space which Oberth submitted to the University of Heidelberg in 1922. When the thesis was rejected by the university Oberth paid for its commercial publication. The work was highly influential on the founding in 1927 of the German amateur rocket society, Verein für Raumschiffahrt, to which most of the early German rocketeers belonged, and which became a focal point of early rocketry research."

"In his book Oberth set out to prove four propositions: (1) that the technology of the time permitted the building of machines capable of rising above the earth’s atmosphere; (2) that these machines could attain velocities sufficient to prevent their falling back to earth, or even to escape the earth’s gravitational pull; (3) that such machines could be built to carry human beings; and (4) that under certain conditions, their manufacture might be profitable. Oberth demonstrated that a rocket can operate in a vacuum and that it can surpass the velocity of its own exhaust; he also pointed out the superiority of liquid fuels in producing maximum exhaust velocity. He described in detail the designs of a prototypical instrument-carrying rocket and a theoretical space-ship, and developed the first sketchy model of a space station. Oberth's work became more widely known through its greatly expanded third edition, retitled Wege zur Raumschiffahrt (1929), which contained over 400 pages compared to the 1923 edition’s 92 pages."

source: http://www.historyofinformation.com/expanded.php?id=3008  •  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verein_für_Raumschiffahrt

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Hollywood Has Always Worked With Government To Craft Believable Illusions

"Reagan tells how the Hollywood team would “burn out” their counterparts in “our target scene,” obliterating along with the city, the boundaries between illusion and reality.”

War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination

During World War Two "Back in Hollywood, First Lieutenant Ronald Reagan was taking part in what he refers to in his autobiography as one of the major "secrets of war, ranking up with the atom bomb project": creating a complete miniature of Tokyo, so authentic in detail that even top Air Corps generals could not distinguish it from reality. ... As areas of Tokyo were burned out, Reagan tells how the Hollywood team would “burn out” their counterparts in “our target scene,” obliterating along with the city, the boundaries between illusion and reality.”

source: War Stars: The Superweapon and the American Imagination see: Faking World War Two: Ronald Reagan Targets Tokyo for more.

Outer Space Astronauts Only Exist On Unraveling Spinning Film Strips

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Outer Space only exists in an imagined virtual "space" of projected light onto a screen of some kind, just like the screen you are gazing at right now.

Never Trust Deceptive Cyclops Camera Eye: Two Eyes Are Better Than One

"An important innovation in special-effects photography was the development of the optical printer. Essentially, an optical printer is a projector aiming into a camera lens, and it was developed to make copies of films for distribution. Until Linwood G. Dunn refined the design and use of the optical printer, effects shots were accomplished as in-camera effects. Dunn demonstrating that it could be used to combine images in novel ways and create new illusions. One early showcase for Dunn was Orson Welles' Citizen Kane, where such locations as Xanadu (and some of Gregg Toland's famous 'deep focus' shots) were essentially created by Dunn's optical printer."

source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_effect#Early_development


image source:  2001: A Space Odyssey (film) - Wikipedia

After Stanley Kubrick

"Christiane Kubrick had 42 wonderful years with her husband. But in the decade since his death, she has been beset by tragedy. For the first time, she talks about losing one daughter to cancer, another to Scientology – and why her uncle made films for Goebbels."

"There were some things I always felt nervous asking her about, like anything to do with her uncle Veit Harlan, but tonight over dinner – Paths of Glory making her nostalgic for the early days, I think – she brings the subject up herself. "Stanley and I came from such different, such grotesquely opposite backgrounds," she says. "I think it gave us an extra something. I had an appalling, catastrophic background for someone like Stanley." She pauses. "For me, my uncle was great fun. He and my father planned to join the circus. They were acrobats. They threw me around. It was a complete clown's world. Nobody can imagine that you can know someone who was so guilty so intimately – and yet not know." It turned out that when Harlan wasn't clowning around with Christiane, he was writing and directing propaganda films for Goebbels. The most notorious was a film called Jud Süss, in which venal, immoral Jews take over and ruin a German city, stealing riches, defiling Aryan women, etc. The film was shown to SS units before they were sent out to attack Jews. Harlan was tried twice for war crimes, and exonerated, proving that Goebbels had interfered with Jud Süss, forcing him to re-edit and inject more antisemitism.

"Where my uncle was an enormous fool, as many talented people are, was that he mistook his gift for intelligence," says Christiane. "He was a great big famous film person. He looked better and talked better and had enormous charm. So he thought he was also far more intelligent than Mr Goebbels. Goebbels was 10,000 times smarter than my uncle." She pauses. "Film people, actors, are puppets. We are silly. We are silly folk." Christiane says her uncle's story reinforced for Stanley and her their great principle in life: always be suspicious of people who have, or crave, power. "All Stanley's life he said, 'Never, ever go near power. Don't become friends with anyone who has real power. It's dangerous.' We both were very nervous on journeys when you have to show your passport. He did not like that moment. We always had to go through separate entrances, he with [our] two American daughters upstairs, and me with my German daughter downstairs. The foreigners downstairs! He'd be looking for us nervously. Would he ever get us back?" "

"Harlan was born in Berlin. After studying under Max Reinhardt, he first appeared on the stage in 1915 and, after World War I, worked in the Berlin stage. In 1922 he married Jewish actress and cabaret singer Dora Gerson; the couple divorced in 1924. Gerson later died at Auschwitz with her family. In 1929, he married Hilde Körber, having three children with her before divorcing her for political reasons related to the influence of National Socialism. One of their children, Thomas Harlan, became a writer and director in his own right. Afterwards, he married the Swedishactress Kristina Söderbaum, for whom he wrote several tragic roles which included some very dramatic suicide scenes, further increasing their popularity with the German cinema audience."

"After the war Harlan was charged with participating in the anti-Semitic movement and aiding the Nazis. But he successfully defended himself by arguing that the Nazis controlled his work and that he should not be held personally responsible for its content. In 1949, Harlan was charged with crimes against humanity for his role as director of Jud Süß. The Hamburg Criminal Chamber of the Regional Court (Schwurgericht) acquitted Harlan of the charges; however, the court of the British occupation zone nullified the acquittal. In 1951, Harlan sued for an injunction against Hamburg politician Erich Lüth for publicly calling for a boycott of Unsterbliche Geliebte (Immortal Beloved). The District Court in Hamburg granted Harlan's suit and ordered that Lüth forbear from making such public appeals. However, the lower court decision was ultimately overturned in 1958 by the Federal Constitutional Court because it infringed on Lüth's right to freedom of expression. This was a landmark decision because it clarified the importance of the constitutional civil rights in disputes between individuals. Harlan made a total of nine films between 1950 and 1958, dying in 1964 while on vacation in Capri."

source: After Stanley Kubrick | Life and style | The Guardian  •  Veit Harlan - Wikipedia  •  Stanley Kubrick - Wikipedia

A Joint Smoking Captain Kirk Channels Bobby Darin in Honor of Rocket Man

Space travel propaganda takes many forms, whether consciously contrived or not. Books, magazines, cartoons, comic books, science fiction novels. pop songs, and even clothing, are examples many of us take for granted. That's the beauty of propaganda, it relies not only on knowing silvered tongued showmen, but, more importantly, propaganda depends upon the medium of the tongues of unwitting agents. Whatever celebrities personally know or think doesn't matter, what really matters is how we in the public react to and spread these ideas among ourselves. When we spread unverifiable rumor, gossip, hearsay and myth, we then become unwitting propaganda agents and we contribute to the overall, long standing deception that governments rely on to not only just survive but to continuously thrive.

William Shatner "Sings" 'Rocket Man' (1978) - BEST QUALITY! (Trump's Inspiration)  source: The Museum of Classic Chicago Television (www.FuzzyMemories.TV)

What a let down, as it turns out, there was no joint, it was only a cigarette. Oh well, guess you can't trust what you think you see on a screen. Imagine that.

1930's Space Fantasy

"The Space Trilogy or Cosmic Trilogy is a series of science fiction novels by C. S. Lewis, famous for his later series The Chronicles of Narnia. A philologist named Elwin Ransom is the hero of the first two novels and an important character in the third."

"Lewis stated in a letter to Roger Lancelyn Green: What immediately spurred me to write was Olaf Stapledon's Last and First Men … and an essay in J.B.S. Haldane's Possible Worlds both of which seemed to take the idea of such [space] travel seriously and to have the desperately immoral outlook which I try to pillory in Weston. I like the whole interplanetary ideas as a mythology and simply wished to conquer for my own (Christian) point of view what has always hitherto been used by the opposite side."

"I think H. G. Wells's First Men in the Moon the best of the sort I have read … The other main literary influence was David Lindsay's A Voyage to Arcturus (1920): "The real father of my planet books is David Lindsay’s A Voyage to Arcturus, which you also will revel in if you don’t know it. I had grown up on Wells's stories of that kind: it was Lindsay who first gave me the idea that the ‘scientifiction’ appeal could be combined with the ‘supernatural’ appeal." The books are not especially concerned with technological speculation, and in many ways read like fantasy adventures combined with themes of biblical history and classical mythology. Like most of Lewis's mature writing, they contain much discussion of contemporary rights and wrongs, similar in outlook to Madeleine L'Engle's Kairos series. Many of the names in the trilogy reflect the influence of Lewis's friend J.R.R. Tolkien's Elvish languages."

source: The Space Trilogy - Wikipedia