Translated by Dmitry Sudakov
Based on news reports of Russian news
The former manager of the Data and
Photo Control Department at NASA’s Lunar Receiving Laboratory
during the manned Apollo Lunar Program, Ken Johnston, has
released quite a number of sensational statements recently in the
The specialist said that U.S. astronauts
found ancient ruins of artificial origin and a previously unknown
technology to control gravitation when then landed on the Moon.
Astronauts took pictures of the objects that they found, but NASA
ordered Johnston to destroy the images.
Johnston did not
follow the order.
Apollo 11 crew photo
with Buzz Aldrin
prominently displaying his Masonic signet ring
He said that the U.S. government had
been keeping this information a secret for 40 years.
U.S. scientists say
that Apollo astronauts found ancient ruins on the Moon
click below images
Johnston's startling Apollo allegations have recently appeared in a
new book, "Dark Mission - the Secret History
of NASA," co-authored by former NASA consultant and CBS
Richard C. Hoagland and Mike
Bara, an aerospace engineering consultant.
According to Kay Ferrari, JPL
Director of the SSA Program (in a phone call to Johnston last week),
it was Johnston "being quoted [as] criticizing NASA in Hoagland's
new book, 'Dark Mission,'" that prompted her to ask for Johnston's
resignation from the SSA Program.
When Johnston refused, citing First
Amendment protections of free speech afforded all NASA
employees, even those at JPL, Ferrari apparently decided to remove
him arbitrarily from the SSA Program this week without cause.
The low quality pictures included in the book depict ruins of
buildings, huge dome-like objects made of glass, stone towers and
castled hanging in the air.
“I have nothing to lose. I have
quarreled with NASA and I got fired,” Ken Johnston said.
Indeed, NASA believes that allegations
of the ancient civilization found on the Moon are not
serious. The authors of the controversial book also say that
President John F. Kennedy, who launched the lunar race with the
Soviet Union, actually intended to share extraterrestrial
technologies with Moscow. Making a speech at the United Nations
Organizations in September of 1963, Kennedy supposedly offered the
USSR to organize a joint mission to the Moon.
Richard Hoagland believes that Washington’s interest in the
Moon exploration that suddenly appeared after 30 years of silence is
based on the lunar findings that the U.S. government has been
keeping a secret for 40 years. Russia, China, Japan and even India
have publicly announced their plans to work on the exploration of
the Moon. The USA, Hoagland said, wants to be the first at this
In December NASA announced plans to build an international
base on one of the poles of the Moon. The base is to be finished by
2024. Russia’s booster rocket maker, Energia, has a more
ambitious program: to build a permanent manned base on the Moon by
Russia says the base will be built to develop the industrial
production of helium-3. U.S. specialists prefer not to say anything
specific on the matter. To crown it all, China launched its first
satellite to the Moon on October 24.
China also intends to launch a lunar
base and an unmanned space probe to the Moon by 2010.
The Moon can provide
electric power sufficient for 1000 years
According to Academician
and member of Council on Space of Russian Academy of
Science Eric Galimov, the Moon can provide the
mankind with electric power sufficient for 1000 years of
”Scientists think that
the Earth supplies of oil, gas and uranium will be
exhausted in the 2150s, therefore currently the
mankind is required to look for alternative sources
of energy”, he said in an interview to ITAR-TASS
”Helium-3 is the most
promising source of energy, its supplies in the
upper layers of the Moon surface are about 500
million tons”, the Academician said.
There is no this isotope
on the Earth, except for several kilograms of it in the
depths of our planet. According to Galimov, Helium-3 is
“an ideal ecologically safe fuel for nuclear fusion”.
”Its use produces no
radiation, therefore the global problem of nuclear
waste burial will cease to exist”, - the Academician
He explained that Helium-3
has been brought to the Moon by solar wind. Scientists
discovered this element on the Moon after analyzing its
soil samples delivered by Soviet space stations and
“To provide the
mankind with power sufficient for one year, two or
three flights of a spaceship having 10 ton carrying
capacity are required”, he said.
”The expenses on delivering the energy source from
the Moon will be ten times less than the cost of the
power currently produced by atomic stations”,
Аccording to Galimov, “delivering Helium-3 from the
Moon can become a reality in 30-40 years, but people
should start working on it right now”. Developing
the project “will cost 25-30 million dollars”.
The Russian scientist
offers to extract Helium-3 from the depths of the Moon
by means of special “lunar bulldozers”, which will warm
the soil and then will shovel up the isotope from the
"Lunar projects are
economically sound and cheap, and Russia is capable
of implementing them”, said Galimov.
Non-radioactive isotope of helium, helium-3 (read above
insert), is a powerful fuel for the nuclear synthesis. Only six tons
of this fuel would provide enough energy to power a large European
country for one year. The qualities of the gas (pollution-free and
very high output) make many countries treat the perspective as
seriously as possible.
Germany, India and China conduct a
number of research works to develop methods of helium-3
extraction (read below insert).
A few kilograms of the lunar
enough to start a thermonuclear electric power station
Head of the Rocket and
Space Corporation Energia, Nikolay Sevastyanov,
said the other day that the International Space Station
was getting its second wind and it got new objectives.
The ISS is supposed to be used as a platform to assemble
complexes sent to the Moon.
“One of the station
docks can wonderfully do for receiving carriers with
lunar blocks. This may be a lateral dock of Zvezda
and Zarya modules or additional platforms on the
propulsion modules,” representatives of the
Ordinary booster rockets
like Progress or Soyuz are supposed to deliver
components of a lunar ship from the surface to the ISS.
A flight to the Moon will require one or several stages
to pull the complex to the Moon, and one spaceship for
astronauts. Primarily, three pioneers will be enough to
reach the Moon, circle the satellite and then get back
to the surface. Subsequently, the number of astronauts
may considerably increase depending upon the results of
the test flight. It is not ruled out that astronauts
will even have a chance to land on the Moon during the
Today, experts consider opportunities of mining
helium-3, the key mineral which can be found on the
Moon. The Rocket and Space Corporation Energia states
that this new fuel may be even more effective than
traditional ones. A few kilograms of the lunar substance
will be enough to start a thermonuclear electric power
station. Delivery of helium-3 from the Moon to the
surface will return great profits.
To begin the mining of
helium-3 on the Moon, astronauts must first of all build
a base for miners to live and work in. Experts already
know the exact location of helium-3 fields on the Moon.
A special machine will be going about the lunar surface;
it will dig, warm the lunar soil, regolith, and then
extract helium-3. It is planned to build such a base in
one of the lunar seas.
Europeans, Americans and even Chinese also want to
participate in the project. November 1, head of Russia's
Roskosmos, Anatoly Perminov, came to China to conduct
talks about the future of Russian-Chinese space
Hoagland and Johnston also intend to prove that NASA virtually acts
as another defense department of the United States, entitled to
classify important technical and scientific information without the
control of the U.S. Congress.
Hoagland says that American astronauts could secretly deliver
samples of extraterrestrial technologies from the Moon to the Earth.
The technologies, the scientist says, push world’s leading countries
into a new lunar race.
“Unlike the previous space race
between the USSR and the USA, the new one will determine the
life of every single human being on Earth,” Hoagland said.
Hoagland and Johnston
think that the USA deliberately intensifies shuttle launches in
order to shut down the program ahead of schedule and start using
the new spacecraft, Constellation, that will let the USA land on the
Richard Hoagland says that NASA conceals a number of other
secrets, including the discovery of microbes on the surface
The discovery was supposedly made by unmanned space
probe Viking in 1976.