Research & Development
If the plan is to colonize distant planetary bodies and or exploit the natural resources of space, we have a problem.
Back in the 60s our collective ambition was to land a man on the moon, with a promise of bigger and better things to come. And although we landed several men on the moon and recovered lunar geological samples we have long since failed to duplicate this achievement or make any real effort to do so.
What happened and why do we remain hesitant to return to the moon intent on establishing a permanent base?
The Apollo Missions provided an exciting time for all involved and public interest in space was at its peak.
I remember the first lunar samples returned to earth and the stir of excitement they created. Everyone was watching as initial experiments were conducted to ensure that the lunar material did not represent a threat to our terrestrial ecology.
A number of plant and animal species were subjected to and or injected with lunar material and the results carefully noted. One particular test, which was widely publicized, including television coverage, involved two species of plants.
Two horticultural plots were planted with bean and corn and watered with a solution containing pulverized lunar material. The result was a radical increase in the rate of growth, genetic deformities and cancerous anomalies, despite the fact that no radioactivity was detected beyond normal background levels.
Everyone involved was completely baffled by these test results and no explanation was forthcoming or even available at the time. It was a complete mystery, but nonetheless an important part of the adventure.
I had speculated that the lunar material would effect accelerated growth in plants, but I was ill prepared for the radical effects of the lunar material.
At the time it was generally accepted that the moon maintained a uniform relationship with the earth, in the sense that going to the moon involved nothing more than traveling a long distance in space. In other words the only thing separating the earth and the moon was thought to be space.
Although I did not have the answers at the time I made up my mind to find an explanation for these adverse affects.
Consequently, years later I was confident that I had found a solution, but to my shock and horror I discovered that these initial test results had been altered and in some respects deleted from history. At first it seemed incomprehensible that NASA would or could simply delete the record concerning unfavorable test results, but that is exactly what they did do.
These test results although somewhat limited in scope were critical in advancing our understanding of space science and technology, as they indicated very pointedly that we lacked the ability to access the uniform condition of any other planetary body.
Rockets were and are inadequate and could and cannot under any circumstances allow us to access the uniform condition of the moon or safely utilize the natural resources of space.
This brings us to the point of contention, as it was political will which got us to the moon, an achievement generally regarded as a huge success. Therefore it would not have been viewed politically prudent to announce that the effort had been nothing more than an initial experiment allowing us to move forward to even more advanced research and development.
On top of this we had military intelligence to consider, as we were in the middle of a very hot cold war where failure was not an option.
Today the cold war is long over, but still no one is willing to correct or even admit to having erred in the decision to hide critical scientific data. Consequently we continue to pour billions of dollars into a space program which cannot succeed if our goal is to colonize another planetary body.
If the agenda is to simply gain scientific knowledge of other planets and moons robotics can do the job, but if our ambition is to one day colonize another planetary body we are simply spinning our wheels.
NASA has even suggested that lunar materials might represent a benefit to terrestrial farmers, as they do admit that the lunar material did in fact affect accelerated growth in plants, while claiming that no adverse effects or structural alterations occurred in respect to the various plant and animal species subjected to and or injected with the lunar material.
If we were to take NASA at their word and did bring lunar materials back to earth for the purpose of commercial horticulture we would be faced with a disaster. The lunar material would pollute the soil in a manner whereby crops intended for human and or animal consumption could no longer be safely grown.
There is currently a plan to utilize Martian water for the purpose of a manned mission to mars, should such a mission actually occur. The ingestion of this water would represent a serious health hazard to the mission crew, as despite its apparent or real purity it would represent a non-uniform potential just as the lunar material represents a non-uniform potential. Martian water would seriously jeopardize the health and safety of the crew, whereby they could be incapacitated or even die from such adverse and damaging effects.
Even in the area of interplanetary and interstellar communications we are lacking in our ability and or willingness to address issues concerning the non-uniform relationship existing between our planet and all other bodies in space.
New and innovative science and technology must be developed if we are to achieve our goals in space, which is what we at gravitycontrol.org continue to emphasize.
Much of the material we offer on gravitycontrol.org and gravitycontrolidealism is new and perhaps somewhat foreign to many readers, but given half a chance these revolutionary concepts will allow for a clear and comprehensive understanding of our relative relationship with universe, in relation to redefining existing evidence and clues.
The future is waiting to be discovered and the future is now.
© 2006 David Barclay