by Christopher Stokes

March 16, 2016

from UFONews Website




NASA Dropped a 2-ton Kinetic Missile

on the Moon.

What did they Destroy?




NASA's LCROSS mission, which sent two spacecraft crashing into the Moon's surface Friday morning (October 09, 2009), has been a hot topic of discussion across the Web.





Why'd NASA do it? The space agency claims it bombed the lunar surface to 'search for water supplies' for future missions.

Yeah, right...

Conspiracy buffs, are offering a variety of alternative theories.


Here are ten of my favorites:

  1. To destroy secret alien moon bases on the far side.

  2. To make people forget that those Apollo landings were fake.

  3. Intelligence reports have found WMDs on lunar surface.

  4. Hate high tides? So does NASA.

  5. To prove the Moon's not made of cheese.

  6. Not-so-subtle message to rest of world: Obama may have won a Nobel 'Peace' Prize, but we'll still kick your ass.


  1. NASA engineers love demolition derbies.

  2. To prevent the Moon from spinning away.

  3. To pick a fight with ETs.

  4.  Just to blow stuff up.



Is it possible that NASA bombed the Moon in order to destroy an Alien base?

  • According to many people around the world, the answer is a big YES.


  • According to a set of images and alleged reports, there are alien structures on the surface of the Moon, and NASA launched a 2-ton kinetic weapon to destroy them, despite international laws clearly prohibiting it.




NASA BOMBED the surface of the Moon


One of the greatest enigmas regarding UFOs and Alien life is whether governments and Space Agencies around the world are covering up such information.


While seeing UFO's on Earth and videos from space isn't something new, in the last couple of years, a lot of attention has been drawn to Earth's Moon. There, on the surface of Earth's natural surface lay numerous 'Alien' Bases.


The fact that many believe NASA and governments around the world have covered-up information on these alien bases has become a widely accepted ideology in the last decade among ufologists and believers.

One of the most interesting things about the Moon, which involves a 'typical' cover-up is the LCROSS mission by NASA where they literally BOMBED the surface of the Moon for alleged 'Scientific' purposes.


Despite the fact that it strictly prohibited, NASA released a 'Centaur' kinetic weapon which ultimately impacted the Moon.


In the last couple of decades, several extremely important treaties have made significant impact on Military Space Policy, and according to the book 'The Paths of Heaven - The Evolution of Airpower Theory,' the following treaties are of note:

  1. The Outer Space Treaty (OST) which dates back to 1967, clearly states that international law applies BEYOND the atmosphere.


    The treaty of 1967 reemphasized standing international laws and initiated new space-related laws: Free Access to space and celestial bodies for peaceful intent, prohibitions on national appropriations of space or celestial bodies, prohibitions on putting any weapons of mass destruction in space or on celestial bodies.


  2. The Antiballistic Missile (ABM) treaty of 1972 (which was signed between the USA and the USSR) banned the development, testing, and employment of space-based ABMs.


  3. The Convention on Registration (1974) requires parties to maintain a registry of objects launched into space and report orbital parameters and general function of those objects to the UN.


  4. And most importantly, the Environmental Modification Convention signed in 1980 which prohibits the hostile use of environmental modification.


    Apart of the above-mentioned treaties, in 1977 a convention was concluded on the prohibition of military or any other hostile use of environmental modification techniques which set out a number of prohibitions also with respect to outer space and celestial bodies.

(Source: Perestroika and International Law)

Despite the above-mentioned facts, NASA modified the surface of the Moon after launching the 2-ton kinetic weapon which created a 5-mile wide crater.


'Officially', the main LCROSS mission objective was to explore the presence of water ice in a permanently shadowed crater near a lunar polar region.


The mission was launched together with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) on June 18, 2009, as part of the shared Lunar Precursor Robotic Program, the first American mission to the Moon in over ten years.


But… why break numerous international laws and go against their very own standards all of a sudden? Well, according to many, the true purpose behind the 2009 LCROSS 'Moon bombing' was far more enigmatic than anyone at NASA is willing to accept.

According to many ufologists - and alleged images which show 'alien' structures on the surface of the moon - NASA's LCROSS mission had a more militaristic objective rather than scientific.


Many believe that the 2-ton kinetic weapon that was detonated on the Moon's South Pole was aimed at an Alien Base located there.

Check out these images:



This "bombed" moon base might perhaps explain why we haven't been there in recent years, why would we avoid the Moon so much?


We know that it is a place filled with minerals, it has water (and they really needed to bomb it to find out?) and it would make a perfect outpost for anyone who wants to continue the exploration of our solar system and it would also help us get to Mars and beyond.

However, despite the fact that many reports and enigmatic images of alleged structures on the moon are there, it's nearly impossible to prove (or disprove for that matter) their existence and the truth behind until perhaps one day, we return to the Moon.


However, returning to the moon isn't a guarantee that we will finally have disclosure whether or not there is an alien presence on the moon. It is a profound mystery why NASA decided to break international laws and literally BOMBED the moon for alleged scientific purposes.

Project A119, also known as "A Study of Lunar Research Flights", was a top-secret plan developed in 1958 by the United States Air Force.


The aim of the project was to detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon which would help in answering some of the mysteries in planetary astronomy and astrogeology, and had the explosive device not entered into a lunar crater, the flash of explosive light would have been faintly visible to people on earth with their naked eye, a show of force resulting in a possible boosting of domestic morale in the capabilities of the United States, a boost that was needed after the Soviet Union took an early lead in the Space Race and who were also working on a similar project.

The project was never carried out, being cancelled primarily out of a fear of a negative public reaction, with the potential militarization of space that it would also have signified, and because a moon landing would undoubtedly be a more popular achievement in the eyes of the American and international public alike.


A similar project by the Soviet Union also never came to fruition.

The existence of the US project was revealed in 2000 by a former executive at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Leonard Reiffel, who led the project in 1958.


A young Carl Sagan was part of the team responsible for predicting the effects of a nuclear explosion in low gravity and in evaluating the scientific value of the project. The project documents remained secret for nearly 45 years, and despite Reiffel's revelations, the United States government has never officially recognized its involvement in the study.

In 1949, the Armor Research Foundation (ARF), based at the Illinois Institute of Technology, began studying the effects of nuclear explosions on the environment. These studies would continue until 1962. In May 1958, ARF began covertly researching the potential consequences of an atomic explosion on the Moon.


The main objective of the program, which ran under the auspices of the United States Air Force, which had initially proposed it, was to cause a nuclear explosion that would be visible from Earth. It was hoped that such a display would boost the morale of the American people.

At the time of the project's conception, newspapers were reporting a rumor that the Soviet Union was planning to detonate a hydrogen bomb on the Moon.


According to press reports in late 1957, an anonymous source had divulged to a United States Secret Service agent that the Soviets planned to commemorate the anniversary of the October Revolution by causing a nuclear explosion on the Moon to coincide with a lunar eclipse on November 7 (1957).


News reports of the rumored launch included mention of targeting the dark side of the terminator - Project A119 would also consider this boundary as the target for an explosion.


It was also reported that a failure to hit the Moon would likely result in the missile returning to Earth.

A similar idea had been put forward by Edward Teller, the "father of the H-bomb", who, in February 1957, proposed the detonation of atomic devices both on and some distance from the lunar surface to analyze the effects of the explosion.





The project was eventually canceled by the Air Force in January 1959, seemingly out of fear of a negative public reaction and the risk to the population should anything have gone wrong with the launch.


Another factor, cited by project leader Leonard Reiffel, was the possible implications of the nuclear fallout for future lunar research projects and colonization.

Later reports show that a corresponding Soviet project did indeed exist, but differed from the scenario reported in the press. Started in January 1958, it was part of a series of proposals under the codename "E".

Project E-1 entailed plans to reach the Moon, while projects E-2 and E-3 involved sending a probe around the far side of the Moon to take a series of photographs of its surface.


The final stage of the project, E-4, was to be a nuclear strike on the Moon as a display of force.

As with the American plan, the E series of projects was canceled while still in its planning stages due to concerns regarding the safety and reliability of the launch vehicle.

The Lunar Crater Observation and Sensing Satellite (LCROSS) was a robotic spacecraft operated by NASA. The mission was conceived as a low-cost means of determining the nature of hydrogen detected at the polar regions of the moon.


The main LCROSS mission objective was to explore the presence of water ice in a permanently shadowed crater near a lunar polar region. It was successful in discovering water in the southern lunar crater Cabeus.

It was launched together with the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) on June 18, 2009, as part of the shared Lunar Precursor Robotic Program, the first American mission to the Moon in over ten years. Together, LCROSS and LRO form the vanguard of NASA's return to the Moon, and are expected to influence United States government decisions on whether or not to colonize the Moon.

LCROSS was designed to collect and relay data from the impact and debris plume resulting from the launch vehicle's spent Centaur upper stage (and data collecting Shepherding Spacecraft) striking the crater Cabeus near the south pole of the Moon.

Centaur had nominal impact mass of 2,305 kg (5,081 lb), and an impact velocity of about 9,000 km/h (5,600 mph), releasing the kinetic energy equivalent of detonating approximately 2 tons of TNT (8.86 GJ).

LCROSS suffered a malfunction on August 22, depleting half of its fuel and leaving very little fuel margin in the spacecraft.

Centaur impacted successfully on October 9, 2009, at 11:31 UTC. The Shepherding Spacecraft descended through Centaur's ejectate plume, collected and relayed data, impacting six minutes later at 11:37 UTC.

Contrary to media reports at the time, neither the impact nor its dust cloud could be seen from Earth, using the naked eye or telescopes.

  • LCROSS was a fast-track, low-cost companion mission to the LRO.


  • The LCROSS payload was added after NASA moved the LRO from the Delta II to a larger launch vehicle. It was chosen from 19 other proposals.


  • LCROSS's mission was dedicated to late American broadcaster Walter Cronkite.

  • LCROSS launched with the LRO aboard an Atlas V rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on June 18, 2009, at 21:32 UTC (17:32 EDT).

On June 23, four and a half days after launch, LCROSS and its attached Centaur booster rocket successfully completed a lunar swing by and entered into polar Earth orbit with a period of 37 days, positioning LCROSS for impact on a lunar pole.

Early in the morning on August 22, 2009, LCROSS ground controllers discovered an anomaly caused by a sensor problem, which had resulted in the spacecraft burning through 140 kilograms (309 pounds) of fuel, more than half of the fuel remaining at the time.


According to Dan Andrews, the LCROSS project manager,

"Our estimates now are if we pretty much baseline the mission, meaning just accomplish the things that we have to [do] to get the job done with full mission success, we're still in the black on propellant, but not by a lot."


The LCROSS trajectory


An illustration of the LCROSS Centaur rocket stage

and shepherding spacecraft as they approach impact

with the lunar south pole on October 9, 2009.





Lunar impacts

Lunar impacts, after approximately three orbits, occurred on October 9, 2009, with the Centaur crashing into the Moon at 11:31 UTC and the Shepherding Spacecraft following a few minutes later.


The mission team initially announced that Cabeus A would be the target crater for the LCROSS dual impacts, but later refined the target to be the larger, main Cabeus crater.

On its final approach to the Moon, the Shepherding Spacecraft and Centaur separated October 9, 2009, at 01:50 UTC. The Centaur upper stage acted as a heavy impactor to create a debris plume that rose above the lunar surface.


Following four minutes after impact of the Centaur upper stage, the Shepherding Spacecraft flew through this debris plume, collecting and relaying data back to Earth before it struck the lunar surface to produce a second debris plume.


The impact velocity was projected to be 9,000 km/h (5,600 mph) or 2.5 km/second.

The Centaur impact was expected to excavate more than 350 metric tons (390 short tons) of lunar material and create a crater about 20 m (65 ft) in diameter to a depth of about 4 m (13 ft). The Shepherding Spacecraft impact was projected to excavate an estimated 150 metric tons (170 short tons) and create a crater 14 m (46 ft) in diameter to a depth of about 2 m (6 ft).


Most of the material in the Centaur debris plume was expected to remain at (lunar) altitudes below 10 km (6 mi).

It was hoped that spectral analysis of the resulting impact plume would help to confirm preliminary findings by the Clementine and Lunar Prospector missions which hinted that there may be water ice in the permanently shadowed regions.


Mission scientists expected that the Centaur impact plume would be visible through amateur-class telescopes with apertures as small as 25 to 30 cm (10 to 12 inches).


But no plume was observed by such amateur telescopes.


Even world class telescopes such as the Hale telescope, equipped with adaptive optics, did not detect the plume. The plume may have still occurred but at a small scale not detectable from Earth. Both impacts were also monitored by Earth-based observatories and by orbital assets, such as the Hubble Space Telescope.

Whether or not LCROSS would find water had been stated to be influential in whether or not the United States government pursues creating a Moon base.


On November 13, 2009, NASA confirmed that water was detected after the Centaur impacted the crate





The Moon Bombing that Took Place on October 9th 2009.