I’ve received emails asking me to comment on the newest Curiosity Mars rover probe. It’s in the news and people want as many different perspectives on it that they can get. I’ve been reluctant to do so mostly because I really don’t like to do very much pure speculation contrary to what my adversaries may believe of me and I don’t have anything that is new or filled with revelations to say about this that I’ve not already said before. Still I do have some insight and people are asking, so here goes.
As many of you may know, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) is a robotic space probe mission targeting Mars launched from Cape Canaveral in Florida here in the USA on 11/26/2011 and has apparently successfully landed its Curiosity rover payload to the Mars Gale Crater interior surface on 8/6/2012 a few days ago. The landing was apparently just 1.5 miles off of its optimal target location and relatively near Aeolis Mons (aka Mount Sharp) off in the distance that the rover intends to ultimately explore.
You should know that in comparison, this is a bigger Curiosity rover about twice as long as and five times heavier than the previous Spirit and Opportunity rover payloads with over ten times the mass of scientific instruments and was launched by an Atlas V 541 rocket. I can’t help but observe that it is possible that a lot that is secret can be hidden within that increased payload complexity and it would be wise to anticipate this.
The previous rovers were dropped in on an angled trajectory from obit designed to crash land with the impacts absorbed in part by inflatable bags on the lander’s exterior. This newest MSL mission is designed so that a powered companion sky crane is controlled and maneuvered into position over the target area carrying Curiosity and the rover is lowered by tethers from it into a gentler landing. Obviously this offers more control and protection of the valuable science payload. In other words, there is much beneficial science proven in this new mission and the scientists responsible for it have much to be proud of on that score.
‘The design life of the new Curiosity rover is supposed to be 2-years. However, remember that the design life of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers was supposed to be just 3-months and yet both rovers operated for years since 2004 and especially Opportunity which is still in operation as I write this far exceeding its design life expectancy.
It’s a real project to get this kind of big Curiosity rover science payload to Mars intact and operational. In basic there is the rocketry science to get clear of Earth and get the spacecraft safely to Mars. Then there is the science of the spacecraft payload packaging consisting of the forward and rear disposable heat shields with the sky crane and rover payload sandwiched in between deployed and safely landed on the Mars surface where intended. The secrecy crowd cannot accomplish this by themselves and require the services of others. So kudos go to the legitimate and likely mostly innocent science teams that contributed to these achievements.
The objectives of this new mission are to include the investigation of Mars habitability as well as studying its climate and geology for future manned missions to Mars. Of course that longer range goal is dependent on whether or not the money will be there for such future missions or not. The robotic MSL mission cost about $2.5 billion and a manned mission will be a great deal more complex and therefore will cost a great deal more money. It’s a daunting task in these days and times even with anticipated private input and funding.
Now there have been a lot of changes since the initiation of the 1990’s Clementime mission to the Moon that I suspect was in large part an unstated opportunity to secretly test the effectiveness of automated obfuscation imaging technology of the time in preparation for Mars missions. In those earlier days it was simple. Any evidence that would have suggested civilization on another planetary body such as favorable water, atmosphere, or life was in my opinion taboo and great lengths were gone to in order to make sure of its visual concealment in the data that was released for public consumption.
Subsequent Mars missions were the same way until the stationary limited range Phoenix Lander mission where concealment was still the name of the game but they began to lighten up on the moisture letting a little of that evidence in and even pushing it when it became increasingly clear that the science communities were going to resist any real enlightenment on this. At the same time, a select small amount of the ESA imaging was allowed to show a little of this for further encouragement. Even so, the results in the historically brain washed science communities appear to date to have been basically under whelming.
Now at this present time we have the new MSL Curiosity rover exploration in front of us in these next months and perhaps years. Once again I suspect that one of the main goals of this mission for Earth’s mainstream public consumption is to show at the very least some acceptable presence of surface water even though in limited quantities and perhaps even a little bio-life (bushes, trees, etc.) if the surface water revelations prove to be inadequate in jarring the scientists loose from their indoctrination. At the same time, this will require some tricky backing off of the supposedly Mars 95.35% carbon dioxide (CO2) atmospheric content instrument data in favor of more nitrogen, oxygen, and water moisture content to make such revelations seem more possible and thereby more believable to the mainstream public/science crowd.
Expect the initial water and moisture revelations to come from innocent scientists with very clean backgrounds and of course NASA/JPL will naturally take some convincing before reluctantly accepting this as a credible “NEW” concept. Yours truly will of course continue to be ignored as to my own past revelations in this regard. So expect over the coming years the secrecy surrounding Mars and eventually other planetary bodies including space itself will predictably gradually deteriorate but the secrecy crowd hopes to control this and stay out ahead of it to their profit as long as the blame game can be avoided.
What will still not be acceptable in the shorter run is actual civilization evidence that is in advance of our own and that cannot be successfully countered by force if need be. In such an unwanted and to be avoided scenario, we can expect them to anticipate a mainstream public growing more and more agitated with increasing demands and involvement in space exploration issues. Expect the secrecy crowd to have no wish to face this and its accompanying uncertainties. So anticipate them to have no wish for the mainstream public to become that aware too quickly. They justify their actions by promoting the position that the mainstream public cannot handle this and, if the public was aware, the high drama of it would result in social and financial turmoil with unpredictable outcomes. The key being “unpredictable.” From the secrecy point of view this equates to the perceived horror of their NOT being in control.
Are you aware that there is a speculative rumor being advanced on the Internet that a well-organized group of capable hackers may attempt to hack into the MSL mission and take it over. Ask yourself why would they want to?
Some speculation is that it is a form of retaliation by the group known as Anonymous for the US trying to prosecute the WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Maybe but I doubt that. More likely, if there is anything to it, I suspect that this is just a false feint advanced to discuss something that can’t really be openly discussed without indirectly revealing real secrets. If it’s true, I suspect that the real reason is to at the very least intercept original encrypted signals from Curiosity to Earth that carry the truth as to what the Curiosity cameras (all 17 of them) are really seeing before the data is sanitized, repackaged, and bounced back with the manipulated data fitted to the expectations of the eagerly waiting and innocent but clueless science teams back here on Earth who then believe it to be original clean data.
This of course brings up the concept of image tampering and viewers sometimes ask me why I do so much reporting on this type of thing? The truth is that I do very little reporting on it relative to the massive evidence available. I’ve said it many times, there can be no real intelligent understanding of the planetary visual science data if one does not understand the massive and key role that tampering plays in it. Its presence occupies about 90+% of the visual science data as compared to truth, at least in the material released for public consumption and yet I give it only less than 10% exposure or less in my reporting. I cannot help it if there are really strong emotional reactions to this kind of content making it seem greater than it really is.
Some viewers also question why I do so much reporting from the older MGS MOC data rather than for example the newer MRO HiRISE data with its higher detail? I do so because there are more obfuscation mistakes made in the older MGS MOC data allowing a little more truth to come through if one can find it. It was no accident that they tried in the beginning to find excuses not to release the MGS MOC data and had to be finally pressured into doing so. In my opinion, they attempted this without much hope of success because they anticipated trouble coming their way from it and that has in fact been the case.
Yes it is true that for example the later MRO and now Curiosity data in theory uses more advanced imaging technology but that benefit does not necessarily translate into better less obfuscated imaging as released to the public, only into what form the obfuscation takes to be effective. Remember, the same technological advances that enable better imaging also enable better and faster obfuscation by super computers using artificial intelligence (AI) and the same principle is true with respect to what we can expect from the newest Curiosity imaging. Therefore it is hard to have much confidence in it beyond the issues I’ve discussed here.
Now some might also like to characterize me as bashing the science profession but that is not true either, at least not in the broad sense. Actually I feel sorry for so many of them. Most science graduates begin to move beyond the formal training stage into the hands-on science stage when they are in their mid to late 20’s or early 30’s. By that time in life they are also begin to settling down, have families, and take on some very real additional personal responsibilities outside the science field and that concept is strongly dependent on having a successful science career that can pay the bills and enable a decent life.
Even if some may also begin to wake up to some questionable issues in the field, NASA and JPL here in the USA and their support universities and industries are essentially the main games in town. So there is little incentive to try to change an existing system that you need to start paving your own personal future way and that of your family RIGHT NOW. Further, anyone who tries to influence change runs the strong risk of quickly being marginalized and anticipate that it is likely going to ultimately be a poor career move.
My reaction with the science communities is more one of disappointment. When you put blinders on and choose expediency over truth no matter how it might can be understood to come about, you become an essential part of the problem. Objectively, posterity is going to see you in a different light than you see yourself in and basically at the kindest forget you. Remember, history is made by the mavericks that ran the gauntlet and paid the prices. If you can’t step up, at least cover yourself and step aside.
So there you have it. Unless something dramatic happens to intervene, we are on the cusp of major change, if no other reason than because through pressure we’ve helped convince the control addicted of the need for some real truth. The change will happen faster if the mainstream continues to wake up to their being manipulated and demands it. If the mainstream elects not to face up to it and makes no such demands, the consequences will be dire. Secrecy, because those practicing it will feel even more emboldened to stay the course, will result in yet more secrecy and yet more delay.
Such a scenario playing out will cause secrecy to be vulnerable to collapse too suddenly leaving everyone including those in secrecy here-to-fore calling the shots floundering about without a clue and any answers. No one will like the outcome of that and the situation will grow more and more chaotic.
Joseph P Skipper – Mars Anomaly Research