The NASA that we've known for over 50 years has been a lie.
My name is Richard C. Hoagland.
As the brief authors' biography page
states, I was indeed a NASA consultant to the Goddard Spaceflight
Center in the post-Apollo era, and Science Advisor to Walter
Cronkite and CBS News, Special Events, advising CBS on the science
of the NASA missions to the Moon and Mars, during the Apollo
I currently run an independent NASA watchdog and research
group, the Enterprise Mission, attempting to figure out how much of
what NASA has found in the solar system over the past 50 years has
actually been silently filed out of sight as classified material,
and therefore totally unknown to the American people.
My friend and colleague Mike Bara and I are going to attempt the
impossible in the next few hundred pages: we're going to try to
describe, and then carefully document, exactly what's been going
with NASA in terms of that classified data and information. It won't
be an easy task.
The predisposition of most Americans - even after the Challenger and
Columbia disasters and a host of other "missing" spacecraft - is to
place NASA somewhere on par with Mother Teresa in terms of public
confidence and credibility. This is, in major part, due to the
average American's (to say nothing of the media's) inability to
figure out a reason why NASA - ostensibly a purely scientific Agency
- would actually lie. NASA is, after all, holding high the beacon of
our last true heroes, the astronauts.
I mean, what's to hide
regarding moon rocks, craters and space radiation?
If we're right, a lot.
However, even a hint that NASA - or, more precisely, its leadership
- has been carrying out any kind of hidden agenda for over 50 years
is, at best, met with disbelief. The vast majority of NASA's nearly
18,000 full-time employees are, in our analysis, innocent of the
wrongdoing of the few that we are going to describe.
To even begin to understand the extraordinary case we are presenting
in this book, to fully appreciate what NASA has been quite
consciously, deliberately and methodically concealing from the
American people and the world for all these years, you have to begin
with NASA's turbulent past - specifically an account of its
origins in the increasingly dangerous geopolitical environment
Americans were thrust into in the wake of World War ll.
The governmental institution known as NASA is a department of the
Executive Branch, ultimately answerable solely to the President of
the United States, an Agency created through the National
Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958.
NASA ostensibly is,
agency exercising control over aeronautical and space activities
sponsored by the United States." 1
But contrary to common public and media perception that NASA is an
open, strictly civilian scientific institution, is the legal fact
that the Space Agency was quietly founded as a direct adjunct to the
Department of Defense, tasked with specifically assisting the
national security of the United States in the midst of a deepening
Cold War with its major geopolitical adversary, the Soviet Union. It
says so right in the original NASA Charter:
"Sec. 305... (i) The [National Aeronautics and Space] Administration
shall be considered a defense agency of the United States for the
purpose of Chapter 17, Title 35 of the United States Code..."
In another section 2 of the act, this seldom-discussed defense
responsibility - the ultimate undercutting of NASA's
continuing public facade as a strictly civilian, scientific agency -
is blatantly spelled out:
"Sec. 205... (d) No [NASA] information which has been classified for
reasons of national security shall be included in any report made
under this section [of the Act]..."
Clearly, from this and the other security provisions
in the Act, what the Congress, the press and the American taxpayers
get to see of NASA's ultimate activities - including untouched
images and data regarding what's really on the Moon, on Mars or
anywhere else across the solar system-is totally dependent on
whether the President of the United States (and/or his legal
surrogates in the Department of Defense and the "intelligence
community") has already secretly classified that data.
directly contrary to everything we've been led to believe regarding
NASA for over 50 years now.
After NASA was formed, almost before the ink was dry on the Bill
that brought it into being (which, among many other detailed
objectives, called for,
"the establishment of long-range studies of
the potential benefits to be gained from, the opportunities for and
the problems involved in the use of aeronautical and space
activities for peaceful and scientific purposes)",
a formal "futures study" into the projected effects on American
society of its many planned activities (including covert ones).
Carried out as a formal NASA contract to the Brookings Institution -
a well-known Washington, D.C.-based think tank - the 1959 study was
officially titled "Proposed Studies on the Implications of Peaceful
Space Activities for Human Affairs." 4
The results of this
multi-disciplinary investigation were officially submitted to the
administrator of NASA in late 1960, and after the Kennedy
Administration was elected, to Congress in April 1961.
One area of unusual interest covered in the report - easily
overlooked amid mountains of interminable statistics and analyses
- was a quiet assessment of the near-certainty of a NASA discovery
of intelligent extraterrestrial life:5
"While face-to-face meetings with it [extra-terrestrial life] will
not occur within the next 20 years (unless its technology is more
advanced than ours, qualifying it to visit Earth), artifacts left at
some point in time by these life forms might possibly be discovered
through our [NASA's] space activities on the Moon, Mars, or Venus."
This quietly inserted sub-section of Brookings is revealing on many
levels, and it forms the documented basis of our case - that the
NASA "you thought you knew" doesn't actually exist, and that NASA
has been deliberately concealing and classifying its most
significant discoveries because of "national security" rationales.
Brookings officially affirmed NASA's expectations that the Agency
would fly to nearby planets in the solar system, and would thus be
physically capable, for the first time, of confronting
"extraterrestrials" right in their backyard.
Did any skeptics even know this official document existed, before we
made it public in 1996?
As you shall see documented later in this
book, beginning in the mid-1960s with unmanned spacecraft, NASA
actually discovered its projected extraterrestrial artifacts -
but then, the Agency never got around to telling the rest of us!
NASA would clandestinely confirm with these earliest robotic probes,
and then proceed to cover up, the first awesome remains of a
once-extraordinary, solar-system-wide, ancient technological
civilization on the Moon - precisely as Brookings had predicted.
Four years later, the Apollo Program
would come to full fruition, and the lunar astronauts themselves
would personally witness and extensively document, with tens of
thousands of high quality photographs, from both lunar orbit and the
surface, extraordinary "glasslike" structures on the Moon!
Apollo crews would also bring back to NASA laboratories not just
rocks, but actual samples of the ancient technologies they found -
for highly classified efforts at "back engineering."
Above is just one example of the ancient, glass-like lunar ruins
photographed in person by the Apollo astronauts, and hidden away (by
a former NASA employee) in a private archive for more than 30 years.
Later in this volume, far more details on those historic in-situ
astronaut lunar ruins observations will be dealt with - and
additional, uncensored Apollo photographs of these extensive
structures, as well as photographs of some of the actual artifacts
brought back to Earth - presented, and analyzed in depth.
A skeptic might well ask at this point, how can we be presenting
valid, official NASA images of suppressed ruins and technology if
the Agency has spent so much time and energy over the last 40 years
covering them up?
The answer is that after two generations, leaked images like the one
above - displaying stunning details of ancient lunar
structures arching overhead, as well as key alien artifacts that
have been brought back - have also suddenly begun appearing on the
internet, on official NASA websites!
A small cadre of loyal NASA employees were witnesses to what
actually went on, and agreed at that time to keep the secret in the
interest of national security. Some of these NASA employees,
apparently, have finally "seen the light" - that this continued
deception, no matter what the legal rationale or national security
implications, was fundamentally extra-Constitutional. Because of
these true NASA heroes, real space history as about to officially
Based on our analysis as presented in this book, it is also our
opinion that NASA's entire lunar exploration program - culminating
with the incredibly successful manned Apollo Project - was carefully
conceived, from the beginning, as a kind of "alien reconnaissance"
followed by an "alien artifacts retrieval" program.
Again, the intention to do just that was blatantly laid out in
We now believe this is the reason by which President
F. Kennedy - reported to be "totally disinterested in space"
6 - was
quietly convinced to announce his historic decision to "send men to
the Moon... and return them safely to the Earth... within a decade"
in May of 1961.
This was widely believed, then and now, to be
Kennedy's effort to demonstrate to the world the superiority of the
American system, as opposed to Soviet communism.
However, at the United Nations on September 20, 1963, the President
suddenly issued a public invitation to the Soviets 7 only two years
into the Apollo "race" to the Moon: an offer of a "cooperative,
joint U.S./USSR lunar expedition."
Of course, if there were a "hidden agenda" to Apollo, this move
would have revealed that the prime objective was not to beat the
Soviet Union, but to covertly find and return samples of the
incredibly advanced lunar technology that had been waiting on the
Moon for eons... and then to share them with the Soviets!
enough, a mere two months following Kennedy's startling U.N.
proposition, the President was killed.
The enthusiastic architects of the continuing NASA Brookings
cover-up, in part, are the same heroes we have been encouraged to
worship as some of the leading pioneers of our technological era.
Their names are synonymous with America's achievements in space
science and rocket engineering.
In many cases, they are also men
with secret pasts - Germans, Egyptians, Englishmen and Americans,
men at the very fringes of rational thought and conventional wisdom.
These literal "fringe elements," then,
are divided into three main groups inside the Agency, as best as we
can tell at present.
For the purposes of this volume, we shall call
...and deal with
each group separately.
Each "sect" is led by prominent individuals, and supported by
Each has stamped their own agenda on our space
program, in indelible but traceable ways. And each, remarkably, is
dominated by a secret or "occult" doctrine, that is far more closely
aligned with "ancient religion and mysticism" than it is with the
rational science and cool empiricism these men promote to the
general public as NASA's overriding mantra.
Using commercially available celestial mechanics/astronomical
software-programs like the popular "Red Shift" series (which uses
the official JPL ephemeris as its database) - we have been able to
establish a pattern of behavior on NASA's part that points to
something truly as inexplicable as it is exotic:
a bizarre internal
obsession by the Agency with three "gods" and "goddesses," reaching
across the millennia directly
from ancient Egypt:
It is these same three Egyptian gods (whose mythic story has been
documented by many Egyptologists and authors, including Christopher
Knight and Robert Lomas, in The Hiram Key) that are also key to
understanding the history of
the Masonic Order.
As we shall show, it
is this same mythology that is also at the heart of the systems of
the NASA "Magicians" and Nazis as well. This ritual Egyptian
symbolism, secretly practiced by NASA throughout these past five
decades, publicly shows up only in its repeating, blatant choices of
simple mission patch designs.
For instance, if one looks at the official patch for the Apollo
Program (below), armed with our preceding "heads-up" regarding the
bizarre NASA focus on all things "Egyptian," it becomes elemental to
match the "A" (for "Apollo") as an actual stand-in for "Asar" - the
Egyptian designation for "Osiris."
This successful decoding of the
hidden Egyptian meaning of the Apollo patch is redundantly confirmed
- because "Asar/Osiris" is none other than the familiar Greek
constellation of "Orion" - which is, of course, the background
stellar constellation on the patch itself.
In case you think such ritual symbolism is some kind of temporary
historical aberration, confined only to the Apollo Program and the
1960s, think again; when NASA recently selected a patch design for
its new "CEV" spacecraft, which will eventually replace
the Shuttle - and ultimately take American astronauts back to the
Moon, look what NASA curiously picked again (below).
Later in this book, we shall present a documented history of these
continuing, inexplicable "secret society" manipulations inside NASA
- not only of its personnel, but also of its major policies - which,
in fact, has been going on since its Congressional formation, and
all with this inexplicable "Egyptian focus."
We will also investigate the purposes
behind these apparently repeating rituals and identify the key
players who have quietly made them happen.
You will also read more, in due course, regarding the accumulated
evidence of widespread corruption, usurpation of the law and petty
rivalries within the Agency - that have allowed these irrational
religious practices to continue unabated.
The evidence that NASA is something other than the benevolent
civilian science institution it pretends to be, is as overwhelming
now as it is disturbing.
In the years following JFK's assassination, when Apollo finally
became an engineering reality, only nine successful Apollo missions
to and from the Moon were carried out; only six of those were
actually lunar landings.
Then (apparently), a critical number and type of lunar artifacts was
successfully identified, and returned to Earth by the Apollo crews -
at which point
the entire Apollo Program was abruptly terminated
with Apollo 17.
In our model, it was this successful completion of Apollo's secret
mission and agenda, and not Congressional budget cuts, which was the
real reason for this abrupt cessation of America's historic journeys
to the Moon, and the primary reason no one has gone near the lunar
surface for over 30 years.
All of which makes the sudden announcement by President
Bush of a new White House/NASA program "to return to the Moon by
2020," made at NASA Headquarters on January 14, 2004, so incredibly
What does the current Bush Administration know, 30 years
after the termination of Apollo, regarding what is waiting on the
Moon for human beings to return?
And is this why this Administration
has mounted an Apollo-style program "on steroids" - as new NASA
Administrator Mike Griffin, specifically appointed by President Bush
to head the new lunar return program, wryly terms it?
Is NASA's sudden interest in returning to the Moon actually an
effort to get back as quickly as its current budgets will allow,
before a host of other countries do the same?
Countries that have,
independently, suddenly announced their plans for going to the Moon
- countries like China, India, Japan and Russia, and even the
European Space Agency?
Are we seeing a second space race being born?
A race not for mere propaganda victories this time, but a much more
important race, among a much wider field of players, for sole access
to the scientific secrets the set of surviving lunar structures
surveyed by Apollo must inevitably contain - which, to those who
successfully decode what they discover this time could mean the
ultimate domination of the Earth?
It was just a few years after the start of the Apollo missions that
even more extraordinary solar system ruins were first observed on
Mars - beginning with images and other instrumented scans sent back
by NASA's first Mars orbiter, the unmanned Mariner 9 spacecraft, in
This earliest robotic confirmation that there is also something
"anomalous" on Mars paved the way for far more extensive
observations when the first Viking orbiters and landers arrived half
a decade later.
Again, the details of these critical observations
and discoveries - and their documentation - will be laid out later
in this volume.
The critical thing here is that, in direct contradiction to
everything the press and the American people were being led to
believe that NASA stood for - program transparency, open scientific
inquiry, freedom of publication - the Agency quietly and
methodically covered-up up the most astonishing wonders it had
Many of NASA's consulting sociologists and anthropologists to
Brookings (like Dr. Margaret Meade, whom I had the privilege of
actually working with in later years, at New York's Hayden
Planetarium) had been warning NASA, even as Brookings was being
researched and assembled, of "the enormous potential for social
instability" if the existence of bona fide extraterrestrials - or
even their ruins - was officially revealed in the socially
repressive and heavily religious environment of the late 1950s.
With those first Lunar Orbiter images taken of the Moon, everything
- the reality of ruins, their extraordinary scale, their obvious
presence on more than one world in the solar system, how their
builders vanished - suddenly was all too real.
There had been a powerful, enormously encompassing, extraordinary
solar-system-wide civilization that had simply disappeared, only to
be rediscovered by NASA's primitive initial probes. A civilization
that, it would turn out later, had been wiped out through a series
of all-encompassing, solar-system-wide cataclysms.9
The most disturbing part of "Brookings" to policy makers,
however-even before these shattering discoveries were verified - was
its thinly-veiled, authoritative warnings regarding what could
happen to our civilization if NASA's 1950s-style "ET predictions"
"Anthropological files contain many examples of societies, sure of
their place in the universe, which have disintegrated when they had
to associate with previously unfamiliar societies espousing
different ideas and different life ways; others that survived such
an experience usually did so by paying the price of changes in
values and attitudes and behavior..."
The literal disintegration of society - simply from knowing that
"we're not alone." 10
The Brookings discussion of the implications of such a crucial
discovery also encompassed a critical second-level problem:
do if the Agency, at some point in the future, actually made such a
momentous, world-changing confirmation of extraterrestrial
intelligence next door?
Or even of their surviving ruins and
NASA's discussion of these problems before they occurred - and the
draconian measures it was seriously considering - is critically
"Studies might help to provide programs for meeting and adjusting to
the implications of such a discovery. Questions one might wish to
answer by such studies would include:
How might such information,
under what circumstances, be presented to or withheld from the
public, for what ends?
What might he the role of the discovering
scientists and other decision makers regarding release of the fact
Following the political tumult and excitement of the first
successful Apollo Lunar Landings, the White House and NASA
dramatically changed the direction of the entire space program -
under the excuse of a lack of public interest and insufficient
The Agency quickly dropped any pretense of following up on the
Apollo Program with permanent bases on the Moon, as well as
indefinitely postponing all discussion and plans for going on to
Instead, under the now-proven lie of developing an economical,
reliable, reusable space transportation system, and a "world-class"
space research laboratory for it to re-supply - i.e., the Shuttle,
and the International Space Station - NASA collaborated with the
White House in a fateful set of decisions in the early 1970s that
would consign American astronauts to endlessly circle the Earth for
decades, while the Moon - with stunning ruins and bits and pieces of
a miraculous, preserved technology orbiting just a quarter of a
million miles away - was totally ignored.11
On February 15, 2001, Fox Television aired a widely-advertised show
titled Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On the Moon? With this
program, Fox removed the last weak link in NASA's ongoing,
40-year-old chain of overlapping cover-ups.
It is our assertion that not only was this "Moon hoax" tale
carefully constructed as an elegant piece of professional
disinformation - as a desperately-required distraction from the real
lunar conspiracy documented here, which was beginning to seriously
unravel as early as 1996.
For, I can personally testify that I was a
first-hand witness to "the Moon hoax" true beginnings far, far
earlier than the 2001 Fox Special-back in 1969, and in the heart of
The occasion was the unforgettable Apollo summer of Neil Armstrong
and Buzz Aldrin's epic journey to the Moon - the amazing July
landing of Apollo 11. I, of course, had been deeply immersed in all
aspects of our CBS coverage of the upcoming Apollo 11 mission for
months as official science advisor to CBS News Special Events and
chief correspondent Walter Cronkite.
For the actual flight of Apollo 11,1 was assigned (at my own
request) to the Downey, California facility of the prime contractor
for the Apollo Command and Service Modules, North American Rockwell.
I was there to personally oversee construction and special effects
use of my pet project for our nonstop CBS coverage of "Lunar Landing
Day" - a "walk-through solar system" constructed by North American
technicians specifically for myself and CBS in a huge, drafty
aircraft hanger. It was in this miniature, recreated version of the
solar system that I had successfully proposed that Walter Cronkite
interview via satellite key engineers, project managers and "special
guests" - those who had built the Apollo spacecraft at North
American or had special knowledge in the realm of history and space
- to comment on the historic legacy of the Apollo 11 flight.
One luminary I was proud to bring before the cameras, to chat with
Walter in New York regarding the extraordinary nature of events
occurring that historic night, was Robert A. Heinlein, the dean of
American science fiction.
Decades earlier, Bob had co-written the
screenplay for Destination Moon, one of the first technically
accurate film depictions of the lunar journey then unfolding on live
television before a billion people all over planet Earth.
As the successful author of a pioneering
series of "juvenile" SF novels that, for the first time, introduced
realistic space travel and engineering concepts to an entire
generation of future NASA scientists and engineers, Robert Heinlein
had, almost single handedly, "inspired the workforce" for the entire
I must admit, I had a certain smug satisfaction that night, watching
Bob Heinlein stroll through "the solar system," emphatically
predicting to Walter and literally the world, via satellite, that,
"henceforth, this night - July 20, 1969 - will be known as 'the
Beginning of the True History of Mankind.'"
After the heady events of that unforgettable 32 hours - the landing;
the eerie EVA, complete with ghostly television shots "live from the
Moon"; and then, after the crew had slept for a few hours for the
first time on the Moon, the successful liftoff of the Lunar Module
"Eagle" and rendezvous with the Command Module "Columbia," still in
lunar orbit - CBS moved our unit up the street, to the Jet
Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena.
There we would cover the
remainder of the flight, arriving at JPL right after the three
Apollo 11 astronauts blasted home toward Earth and "splashdown" in
the South Pacific, three days later.
The reason was that NASA had another mission underway during "the
Epic Journey of Apollo 11" - a fly-by of two unmanned Mariner
spacecraft past Mars, for only the second time in NASA's history.
With only one "CBS Special Events Unit" in California, to cover all
of NASA's space activities on the West Coast in those years, it was
up to our small group in Los Angeles - a producer, a correspondent,
a couple of camera guys, maybe a couple of technicians, a make-up
person and me - to overlap our continuing coverage of Apollo 11, now
originating from the Von Karman Auditorium at JPL, with new
commentary covering the second unmanned NASA mission to fly by Mars
Mariner 6 was to cruise past Mars on July 31 - recording television
images, making spectral scans, conducting remote atmospheric
measurements, etc. - just ten days after "Columbia" left lunar
orbit, heading for the Pacific Ocean.
Our arrival at JPL on the afternoon of July 22, in preparation for
this Mariner 6 fly-by was heady stuff for a 23-year-old network
science consultant, as this was my first "in-person" tour to cover
an actual live mission.
The circumstances of my first fly-by live from JPL are etched
indelibly in my brain, if for no other reason than it was the moment
when television lightning struck. One morning our Executive
Producer, Bob Wussler, suddenly decided to put me on the air across
the entire CBS television network to explain the upcoming Mariner
fly-by to the nation!
How could one ever forget their first professional network
television appearance - and their first official network
commentary for a NASA mission flying by Mars, no less? For the life
of me, I can't remember a thing I said that morning. I do remember
that I had to literally borrow a sportcoat and tie from one of the
floor crew for my first appearance on network television.
And, I vividly remember a bizarre scene that happened only a couple
days before at JPL, as we arrived.
It was controlled bedlam. Close to a thousand print reporters,
television correspondents, technicians, special VIPs, as well as
half the staff at JPL itself, were all attempting to register for
the limited seating in the (relatively) small Von Karman Auditorium
- that had been the scene for all live network coverage of JPL's
previous extravaganzas ever since Explorer 1 had been placed in
orbit by an Army/JPL team one January night in 1958.
This warm July afternoon only eleven years later, it seemed that
everyone was in a mad scramble - simultaneously - to register at the
lobby desks specifically set up for members of the press, trying to
grab the limited number of press kits on the Mission, and then nail
down a seat in the Auditorium beyond.
It was at this point, as I was drifting around Von Karman, trying to
spot where the CBS anchor desk was positioned, that I noticed
Even to my untrained eye, it looked out of place: a man, wearing
jeans and a long, light-colored raincoat (it was typical L.A.
weather outside - so, why the coat?). This man, wearing one of those
floppy "great coats" that cowpunchers used to wear in old Westerns,
complete with a dark leather bag slung over one shoulder, was
slowly, methodically, placing "something" on each chair in Von
As he got closer, I suddenly realized he was accompanied by a more
conventionally dressed representative from JPL itself: coatless, in
white shirt and black tie - the second figure was, in fact, none
other than the head of the JPL press office, Frank Bristow.
In the midst of all the commotion, why was Bristow - again, the head
of the JPL press office - personally squiring this very out-of-place
individual around the Auditorium?
Then, as if that wasn't mystery enough, Bristow began moving "great
coat guy" back out to the cramped "press room area" beyond the
glassed-in foyer of the Auditorium.
There, in an office where space
Walter Sullivan (New York Times)
Pearlman (San Francisco Chronicle)
Jules Bergmann (ABC)
Stout (our local guy from CBS),
...hung out, and wrote their leads and
copy after each formal press briefing held in Von Karman itself, a
handful of reporters were now being introduced, again by Bristow, to
"great coat guy." Why was the official head of the JPL press office
I soon had my answer.
As Bristow watched approvingly, his "guest" proceeded to hand each
available reporter a copy of whatever he'd been putting on the seats
back in the Auditorium.
As I opened up the handout, something yellow and silvery fell on the
tile floor. It was a shiny American flag, maybe four inches
lengthwise, made of aluminized mylar. I turned to the couple of
mimeographed pages and began to read - and couldn't believe my eyes.
The date was July 22, 1969. The three Apollo 11 astronauts - Neil
Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Mike Collins, two of whom had just
successfully walked on "the frigging Moon." and wouldn't splash down
in the South Pacific Ocean for two more days, were still halfway
between Earth and the "Sea of Tranquility."
Yet here, someone with
an obvious "in" to JPL was handing out a mimeographed broadsheet to
all the real reporters... claiming that,
"NASA has just faked the
entire Apollo 11 Lunar Landing... on a soundstage in Nevada!"
And, if that wasn't weird enough, this individual was being
personally escorted around Von Karman by none other than the head of
the JPL press office himself!
I did what I saw the other veterans do: I casually threw the two
pages in the trash and tucked the shiny flag into my notebook. But
the seed had been planted.
Looking back, based on all our hard-won
knowledge of what is really "out there" in the solar system, and
experiencing the outrageous lengths NASA will go to keep "the
secret," I can now put the pieces together.
This was an official "Op" - Bristow's job was to make sure that all
the national reporters covering NASA at least saw what was handed
out that afternoon, complete with shiny flag to act as a mnemonic
device to trigger the memory of what was in the pamphlet long after
it was history. Sooner or later, a percentage of those who read it
that afternoon at JPL would write it up - as a quirky angle on the
far-too-dry official tale of Apollo 11.
In this way, it would become a naturally-reproducing meme - "a unit
of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that
is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to
another" - which is exactly what NASA apparently intended to plant
at JPL that afternoon: to deliberately "infect" the American culture
with the story that "the Moon landing was all a fake!"
Was this all some far-seeing "back-up plan" if, in some point in the
future, it started to emerge why the astronauts had really gone to
Fox, the "fair and balanced" network, activated the meme in 2001 -
with the Did We Land on the Moon? special. There, waiting in the
wings was a neatly-packaged 30-year-old "conspiracy theory"
perfectly gift-wrapped for those finally beginning to "disbelieve"
An officially concocted "inoculation" against troublemakers
who would one day place before many of those same national reporters
a set of embarrassing official Apollo photographs, asking the
"What did NASA really find during its Apollo
missions to the Moon?"
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