Why is NASA preparing to launch on Wednesday Jan. 12, 2005, the Deep Impact Space Mission to encounter a comet and basically blast a hole in it to find out if it shares certain chemical building blocks that lead to the formation of water and thus life on Earth? All of sudden, they're doing it now? And why did Russia, back in early December 2004, have a launch test of their most dangerous missile, the most dangerous missile on Earth, the SS-18 (dubbed Satan by the US) and then publicly claim that it was for use in space?
It has been months since the last attempt to nuke Planet X into an orbit that would spare the Earth, a failed attempt run by the US government. Since the
US space program seems to be the one receiving setbacks, it is presumed by some that perhaps this is due to an alien vendetta against the Bush
Administration, so that other countries might succeed. Never mind our words, which clearly state that the Council will not allow one inhabited planet to
nuke another. Perhaps Nancy has been mistaken in her role as Emissary to the Zetas. Perhaps she got it wrong, and the Russians could succeed where the
US has routinely failed. After all, the Columbia Shuttle carrying information on the position and trajectory of Planet X deemed too sensitive to transmit via
radio from the space station, was a US operation, as was the crashed Genesis. But the space station, a Russian enterprise, remained aloft. Torn from the
skies by ourselves and others under directives from the Council, it was clear from the demise of the Columbia we were angry at the Bush Administration
cover-up, but the Russians have been more forthcoming about the existence of Planet X. So, might they be allowed, then, to nudge the monster increasingly
causing quakes and volcanic eruptions and weather extremes here on Earth, aside, on its way on a path that would be less threatening to Earth?
Opening up the cover-up, expected to rupture with such a stink that few segments of society would remain above it, is deemed so distasteful that reluctance and foot dragging have prevented any but the most tentative and explorative attempts at telling the common man the horrid truth. Your governing bodies, your churches, your major media outlets, your self-proclaimed leadership, all have been aware of the presence of a body in the inner solar system but have ensured by their cooperation that you would be the last to know. Tend to your jobs, pay your taxes, respect their authority, and when you find they have had every opportunity to prepare for their personal safety while you remained ignorant up until the last minute, please do not be angry and blame the cover-up. Anticipating this anger, scapegoats have been assigned but the Bush Administration and NASA are not happy about this role and have, understandably, kept a firm heel on the cover-up lid, reluctant to let the lid blow and the savage accusations begin.
So, once again, they test the waters.
- The Deep Impact launch date is confirmed for January 12, 2005. The project team, split among three locations in the United States, will use the time to continue testing and making the spacecraft ready for its six month journey to Comet Tempel 1. The remainder of the team communicates with the rest of the project from Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corp. where the spacecraft and instruments were built.
- Three days before Christmas, Satan will rise on a column of flame over Russia. But instead of death for millions, the event should mark an amazing conversion of Cold War swords into plowshares. Satan is the NATO code name for the SS-18 intercontinental ballistic missile. The Soviet Union built and deployed hundreds of SS-18s in underground silos east of the Ural Mountains, and 130 remain on active duty at three bases. They each carried up to 10 thermonuclear warheads. But now the aging missiles are being decommissioned, and some of them are being converted to commercial space launch vehicles. This particular blastoff is unusual because it will come from the military missile base of the 13th Missile Division at Dombarovsky, east of Orenburg, near the Kazakh border. Its been almost 20 years since such a missile has blasted off from any military base, and this base has never made such a launch. The launch will be aimed at the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Russian Far East. Subsequent launchings will head south over the Kazakh steppes, across the Persian Gulf, and into orbit.