Translated by Dmitry Sudakov

Based on news reports of Russian news agencies
from Pravda Website



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 USA.


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.


Official 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



from Apollo Mission Lunar Photography Index Maps









Ina can be spotted in the upper part of the plateau in the center of this frame. The crater near the bottom is Yangel'. The mare areas include Lacus Felicitatis (to the left of the Ina plateau), Lacus Odii in the upper right, and a part of Lacus Doloris in the lower right


Apollo Image Atlas









AS17-M-1518 Ina is the D-shaped crater pointed to by the white arrow in this extreme enlargement of the area around the crater. The other IAU-approved names in this small area are Dag, Osama and Mons Agnes


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 Science Advisor, 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 point.

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 2015.

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

from Pravda Website


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 use.

”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 information agency.


”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 said.

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 American astronauts.

“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”, Galimov said.

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 surface.

"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 substance

will be enough to start a thermonuclear electric power station


from Pravda Website


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 corporation said.

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 second flight.

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 cooperation.



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 Moon again.

Richard Hoagland says that NASA conceals a number of other secrets, including the discovery of microbes on the surface of Mars.


The discovery was supposedly made by unmanned space probe Viking in 1976.