THE SECRET SPACE WAR
MONOLOGUE WRITTEN BY CLYDE LEWIS
Every once in a while, shows that I produce get the attention of cable television producers that want more information for some of their various special reports on fringe topics that rarely are spoken of in the mainstream. I was contacted by a television production company that wanted my views on the secret space program, secret moon bases and for discussions about 1969 moon hoax speculations.
I thought that I would be the only one that would be interviewed, but much to my surprise, researcher Michael Bara was brought in to moderate along with retired NASA space shuttle astronaut, Leland Melvin.
Melvin flew two missions on the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission specialist on STS-122, and as mission specialist 1 on STS-129. Leland Melvin has logged over 565 hours in space.
Michael Bara is a well-known New York Times bestselling author and lecturer and has made frequent appearances on the History Channel show “Ancient Aliens.” I always enjoyed hanging out with him at Contact in the Desert and other gatherings where we discuss topics of fringe interests.
As cameras were rolling, we discussed the lunar objectives that were pre NASA including the military’s plan to build a space station on the moon before 1969. Back in 2016, I presented a program where I uncovered documents about Project Horizon a secret space station that was supposed to be built on the moon. The same documents I presented to both Mike Bara and Leland Melvin for the future TV program on the Science Channel about the moon landing. The feature is supposed to air sometime this Summer.
However, there may be more than just declassified documents that indicate a proposed moon base.
After Julian Assange was arrested there was a data dump that he promised would be released if he was caught or killed. While there are tons of documents to sift through there was a partial electronic document that indicated that perhaps a base was being built on the moon and that it was destroyed by Soviet Russia.
A document published by WikiLeaks clearly implies that the United States had a “secret” base on the Moon that was destroyed by Russia. It’s one of many interesting documents that suggest strange things are and have been happening on the Moon.
The WikiLeaks document is titled, “Report That UR Destroyed Secret Moon Base,” and while the entire document is not electronic, there is a way that the leaked document can be obtained through the Freedom of Information Act.
If you go to the WikiLeaks site you can see the entry that details a report regarding possible space wars that are taking place in the classified world.
The document title alone not only exposes the reality of these alleged wars, but the possibility of a “Secret Moon Base” belonging to the United States that apparently was in operation until it was destroyed by “UR,” or the Soviet Union.
We reported in 2016 that we got our hands on documents that indicated that in 1963 the project to build a space station on the moon was already underway.
The WikiLeaks report states that perhaps the destruction of the Moonbase happened in 1979 and the paper was declassified and reviewed by Sheryl P. Walter in 2012.
In 2016, I reported that the United States was already planning a space stat,ion on if not already constructing a lunar outpost in 1963. Of course this was before the manned Apollo program and after the proposed “Project Horizon” military outpost that was outlined by Werner Von Braun.
In June 1959, Wernher Von Braun and his group working at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., issued the first part of the study of a “Lunar Military Outpost” for the US Army, called Project Horizon. Saturn-I and Saturn-II rockets, whose development started about a year earlier, were to resupply the base. The study estimated that total 245 tons of construction materials, hardware and supplies had to be shipped to the lunar surface.
I first was aware of the plan in 2013 as I was sent photos of old documents that I was supposed to receive in hand but was not directly sent the documents as they were in process of being declassified.
The pictures that were sent were actually in a folder that was labeled “Boeing concepts lunar module 1963 lunar base.”
The folder contained 650 pages of conceptual designs and schematics for a lunar base set in 1963.
The images are the only proof I have of the programs.
The consultants on the project were Admiral George J. Dufek, ( Operations and Logistics support,) Professor Z.K. Kopal, (Lunar Topography and Environment) and Professor W.R. Webber (Lunar Environment specialist). There is a document that indicates that the payload for Base 1 is in excess of the 25,000 pound NASA restriction by 675 pounds. Also there are details and specs for a roving vehicle that was designed by General Motors.
Another document discloses the objective of the Minimum Manned Lunar base and that is to take advantage of the “international political implications” as well as the “numerous scientific advantages.”
The documents were submitted on November 15th, 1963 titled FINAL REPORT: INITIAL CONCEPT OF LUNAR EXPLORATION SYSTEMS FOR APOLLO.
The author of the study is Boeing Aerospace Seattle Washington. Construction of the basic outpost would start in 1964 and be completed five years later. History though says that man did not land on the Moon until 1969.
The proposal was to have the military start construction of the base on the moon in 1964 and then have it completed in 1969.
We were told that the military was not part of the moon shot in 1969. We are told that it was NASA that sent the astronauts there. So the question is, was the military already on the moon, sent on a secret away mission and was the astronaut’ giant leap merely a show for the public to cheer on.
While the U.S. civilian program to reach the Moon, and some details of the Soviet one, were public, there were other aspects of the race to the moon that were more secretive. They included the details of earlier proposals for military activities on or near the moon, the ability to use “moonbounce” for intelligence or communications purposes, and the U.S. intelligence community’s attempt to collect and analyze information about the Soviet lunar program.
We know that technological advances accelerated the Cold War and the space race through the 1960s, and U.S. military and intelligence agencies expounded in further papers on how the moon could be used for military purposes or intelligence gathering.
After some extensive research there were many declassified documents that may have us question the timeline of events that are part of our history. Some of them were de classified and dumped into the National Security Archive.
Before the mission of landing a man on the moon was definitively assigned to the civilian National Aeronautics and Space Administration, both the Army and the Air Force lobbied to establish outposts on the moon. A two-volume Army study, Project Horizon, argued that there was a need for a military moon base that would be used to develop techniques for surveillance of earth and space, communications relay, and operations on the lunar surface. The study examined not only the technical aspects — the necessary space transportation system, its launch, construction of the base, and communications — but political, management, policy and legal implications.
One Air Force study, produced by the service’s Ballistic Missile Division in April 1960, had alternative titles — one classified (Military Lunar Base Program) and one unclassified (S.R. 183 Lunar Observatory Study). It laid out a six-phase effort, beginning in November 1964 and concluding with a lunar base becoming operational in June 1969. Among the options being considered, according to the study, was a Lunar Based Earth Bombardment System. The second Air Force study, published in May 1961, was the Air Force Systems Command’s Lunar Expedition Plan — LUNEX. A key reason for such an expedition was to demonstrate that the United States could successfully compete with the Soviets in the technology sphere.
A different potential military use of the moon was found in a study produced by Leonard Reiffel of the Armour Research Institute at the Illinois Institute of Technology in 1959. Its title, A Study of Lunar Research Flights, did not reveal the proposed purpose of those flights — to deliver a nuclear device to the surface or to the vicinity of the moon, where it would be detonated. Also involved in the study effort was the yet-to-become-famous astronomer Carl Sagan. Many years later, Reiffell said that the “foremost intent [of such a detonation] was to impress the world with the prowess of the United States” and that the Air Force ended the project when its leadership decided the risks exceeded the potential benefits.
These documents can be found here:
So the compelling question has to be asked – has there been a head start program in space and have we been conducting space war operations since Apollo? Has this program been ongoing or was it abandoned after 1979 and then rebooted during the S.D.I proposals of Ronald Regan – the program that was eventually called the Star wars Program.
Russia and China are years ahead of the United States in developing the means to destroy or disable satellites that the U.S. military depends on for everything from gathering intelligence to guiding precision bombs, missiles and drones.
The Pentagon is trying to catch up, pouring billions more dollars into hardening its defenses against anti-satellite weapons, training troops to operate in the event their space lifeline is cut, and honing ways to retaliate against a new form of combat that experts warn could affect millions of people, cause untold collateral damage and spread to battlefields on Earth.
It was reported yesterday that The Russians have started hacking into the global navigation satellite system on a mass scale to confuse thousands of ships and airplanes about where they are, a study of false GNSS signals by C4ADS found.
GNSS comprises the constellation of international satellites that orbit Earth. The US’s Global Positioning System, China’s BeiDou, Russia’s Glonass, and Europe’s Galileo program are all part of GNSS.
Your phone, law enforcement, shipping, airlines, and power stations — anything dependent on GPS time and location synchronization — are all vulnerable to GNSS hacking. A 2017 report commissioned by the UK Space Agency said that “all critical national infrastructures rely on GNSS to some extent, with Communications, Emergency Services, Finance, and Transport identified as particularly intensive users.” An attack that disabled GNSS would cost a billion dollars every day the system was down, the report said.
The C4ADS study also found that 1,311 civilian ships have already been affected and that 9,883 incidents were reported or detected.
Can this be considered an act of war?
Meanwhile on March 12th, 2019, Exoanaltics released footage of what appears to be The Intelsat 29e in geostationary orbit. The satellite image shows an anomaly where it appears to be breaking up in space. Last Wednesday the satellite operator Intelsat acknowledged a “service outage” on its Intelsat 29e satellite, which had affected maritime, aeronautical, and wireless operator customers in Latin America, the Caribbean, and North Atlantic. During the incident on Sunday, April 7, the spacecraft’s propulsion system “experienced damage that caused a leak of the propellant on board the satellite.”
At that time, Intelsat was periodically losing communication with the satellite, but the company was working with its manufacturer, Boeing, to restore the connection. However, new data from ExoAnalytic Solutions, which has a network of 300 telescopes around the planet to track satellite movements in geostationary space, shows the situation has gotten markedly worse. Last Thursday, one of those telescopes captured video which shows a continued splintering of the satellite over a period of four hours. Something destroyed the satellite.
Later it was reported that the Pentagon is worried that we may see a space “Pearl harbor event” in the near future – but the question is was the Intel-29 incident a warning or was it just a fuel leak which led to its’ disintegration?
Already, the Air Force, which oversees an estimated 90 percent of the military’s space operations, regularly conducts space war games, including one in which troops simulate how to attribute potential attacks on U.S. satellites. One that took place last year was set in 2027 and included international partners from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
Army soldiers also now regularly undergo training to operate in the field as if their GPS signals went dark.
Meanwhile, Trump’s new National Security Strategy, issued late last year, designated space a “vital interest” for the first time and directed military to “advance space as a priority domain.”
Besides GPS satellites, there are vital communication satellites and others that are designated to give us early warning of an incoming nuclear attack.
The Pentagon is also making new investments in technologies that allow the military to track, in real time, all space assets and ensure that the two dozen military communications satellites rely on an advanced frequency that cannot be jammed.
When the Pentagon talks about a space war, it doesn’t mean troops in celestial camouflage, maneuvering with jet packs and targeting the enemy with laser guns. The conflict could take many different and largely silent forms, ranging from jamming a GPS satellite to temporarily blinding a sensor with a laser or relying on a cyberattack to disrupt services.
Then there is the potential for an actual physical attack, with a missile or laser to destroy space assets. Some experts worry the most about that scenario, which was exemplified by a 2008 test in which China tested an anti-satellite laser to blow up one of its own satellites.
That kind of space war would impose especially heavy costs on the U.S., because each such explosion creates debris that will linger forever — including the millions of pieces left over from that Chinese test. Even small pieces of matter traveling at 17,000 mph can do serious harm to the satellites that the United States relies on. For example, a fleck of paint the size of a thumbnail once hit the 6-inch-thick windshield of one of NASA’s space shuttles and went about 3 inches into the glass.
There is no way to clear away the lethal clouds of space junk that a shooting war would create.
That means that if shots are fired in space, the United States may not respond in kind and instead might fight back through other means — like a cyberattack or political retaliation — to avoid creating more space debris.
Many of the efforts underway could also violate the 1967 Outer Space Treaty, signed by the United States and most other nations. Space was meant to be used for peaceful purposes but now it seems that the gloves are off.
The Trump administration’s latest budget request seeks $12.5 billion for military space efforts, not including secret projects. Many are saying that still is not enough.
It is obvious that no matter where you are at on the political slide, it appears that we do need a space command of some kind and quite possibly the Space Force that Donald Trump proposed to the Pentagon.