ZUBRIN CLAIMS OBAMA IS ENDING UNMANNED MARS MISSIONS

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Answers to Dr. Zubrin's stonewall concerns (11/27/11)

     Dr. Robert Zubrin is the President of the Mars Society. Before discussing his matrices below, and his ideas, please take a minute to view his testimony before the Senate in 2003. The statement at the end of the video about going back to the Moon by 2020 was undone by Obama's election. Zubrin's latest temper tantrum is in the Washington Times on October 26, 2011 where he claims that there will be no further unmanned U.S. planetary missions after 2013. The Mars Society published an update of these claims on November 17, 2011 and it sent us an e-mal about it on November 26. On the first matrix below the Axis term is BOB ZUBRIN at the lowest (most significant) ELS of his name in Torah. A-priori words are ENGINEER (his profession), SPACE, MARS, DECEIVED (for reasons apparent on the Senate video link just given and on the second matrix and its discussion), NAÏVE (which touches DECEIVED), VISIONARY, USA (allegedly the nation that deceived him) at skip -1, and ALIEN. Shown on artwork for Matrix 1 is film footage of what may be the TR-3B. It or similar black-budget technology may account for funds that could have taken us to Mars. The statistical value of the four matrices shown on this page are offered at the bottom of this page.

MATRIX 1 ABOVE: Dr. BOB ZUBRIN is encoded with his career, and with being deceived by his country. MATRIX 2 BELOW: DELAYING MARS is at same skip as ALIEN. B. Obama is on the matrix at skip +1, as is an open text reference to DUST FROM HEAVENS. The dust storms and dust devils on Mars are central to proving the Government position about air pressure there to be wrong (if not an outright hoax). The open text reference to WAR may allude to Dr. Brandenburg's assertion that there is strong evidence for a very ancient nuclear war on Mars.

The Second Matrix and Answers to Bob Zubrin's Question. The second matrix is far more powerful than the first. Here the unusually long (10-letter) axis term is DELAYING MARS. ALIEN is at the same skip. Crossing the axis term in the open text is DUST FROM THE HEAVENS. At skip -1 is the current  leader of the Mars stonewall, B. OBAMA.

       At the 2003 Senate hearing Dr. Zubrin asked the Senate panel, "Why is NASA stuck in low Earth orbit?" As Senator Brownback noted, Dr. Zubrin is a very angry guy. At the Mars Society Convention in Dallas this August (2011) I heard Zubrin tell the audience that our Government deliberately backs nonviable means (like VASIMR) of getting to Mars as part of its calculated effort to keep us from ever sending people there. However, Zubrin and the formal rules of the Mars Society aren't prepared to deal with the real answer to his question. Instead, he fights his losing battle with one hand tied behind his back. Any evidence (like possible ruins at Cydonia or monolith on Phobos) that suggests Mars was once inhabited is kept from publication at the Mars Society. Ditto for any topic dealing with UFOs. If anyone manages to sneak in evidence that subtly points in that direction, it must be done in an indirect manner that doesn't set off alarm bells. And even then, from what I've observed, Zubrin is careful to stay out of the room where such evidence is being presented.  
 
NASA'S Newest Delay Tactic. On September 14, 2011, NASA announced plans to develop the Space Launch System - an advanced heavy-lift launch vehicle (HLV) designed to carry the Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, as well as cargo and equipment to the International Space Station (low Earth orbit), and ultimately to deep space.  The rocket will have an initial lift capacity of 70 tonnes evolvable to 130 tonnes. The first flight is targeted for late 2017. Sound promising? The beauty of this  program is only skin deep. The Mars Society Steering Committee, with a vote of 12 yes and 8 abstentions, issued a statement that concluded, "The proposed plan is to spend $3 billion per year to get the HLV flying by 2017, without anything for it to launch until a putative asteroid mission in 2025. The Mars Society believes that this plan will almost guarantee program cancellation." So again, the question is, why is NASA stonewalling a plan to get people to Mars in a meaningful way? What constitutes a reasonable time period to accomplish such a feat? Here I agree with what I heard Zubrin say at the Convention at Dayton, Ohio in 2010. He said that as was the case with Kennedy's plan to go to the moon, the plan is best launched early in a President's first term with the goal of landing people on Mars by the end of the President's second term (assuming a re-election). Why so fast? Because once a planned landing gets put off for more than one President's possible power, as is indicated by the bolded quote above, it faces cancellation by the next President. 
 

Meaning of the Second Matrix (B. Obama Delaying Mars): On the second matrix above, the axis term is DELAYING MARS. It's relatively rare to find a 10-letter a-priori term like it.  At the same skip (-70,216) is ALIEN. My son and I have done extensive research on the Martian atmosphere, and in particular on dust storms and dust devils there. Crossing the axis term in the open text is DUST FROM THE HEAVENS. Although transliterations of Obama usually are spelled alef vav bet mem hey, another valid transliteration is alef vav bet mem alef. At skip -1 on this matrix is B. OBAMA. This is the only time in Torah that this name occurs at skip -1 or +1 with either spelling of OBAMA. In the open text is WAR. After waiting most of my life to see the U.S. follow up its manned flights to the moon with similar missions to Mars, I have only recently come to believe that our Government will never allow such unclassified missions, not just because of concerns about aliens on Mars in its distant past, but also because of the implications of recent findings by Dr. John Brandenburg that indicate there was once a horrendous war on that planet. The space-faring nations of the world do not want this message to go public because it would have disastrous results in terms on general panic, and because they would not likely survive such a panic. But the proof for such a charge will not be found in the controversial Torah Code. It can only provide hints, but these hints (despite the great statistical significance of Matrix 2) are not admissible under the standard rules of science because the Torah Code itself remains unaccepted by general science.  To get at the truth in a manner that plays by the rules of science requires evidence like we presented at the Mars Society Convention in Dallas. Most of our work is found at Mars links.  But the real final link in the picture is provided by Brandenburg.

       I sent my son to three of Dr. Zubrin's conventions, and attended two myself. As such, I've come to the conclusion that he has a valid plan to reach Mars (Mars Direct), but he lacks the ability to confront the meaning behind what he plainly says is a delibertate plan by our Government to avoid taking us there (at least in an unclassified, public manner). He's fully aware of the evidence that my son and I present at  Martian Air Pressure. I gave him a copy of the Basic Report, color copies of my son's PowerPoint presentation and mine too, plus a CD with the full 457-page report on it. Our report makes evident why Martian air pressure is considerably higher than what our Government claims. However, on a phone converation with me, he used the weak excuse that he's not a meteorologist, and therefore he is not qualified to comment on our 457-page report. The information in the report doesn't require a meteorology degree to understand. But it does require an open mind. By the way, after this summer's convention an article by Maltagliati et al. was published in the September 30, 2011 issue of Science indicating that there is 10 to 100 times more water in the Martian atmosphere than previously suggested.  This closely followed a report in August, 2011 in the New York Times about evidence just detected pertaining to running liquid water on Mars.
       My son doesn't delve into the polical implications of the pressure data on his site. But I do here. This page walkS the curious through much of the data to its logical full conclusions. We hope that at some point Dr. Zubrin will have the courage to confront the meaning of not only our research, but also that of Dr. John Brandenburg. He spoke in the same room as my son two hours before my son's 2010 lecture at the Mars Society Convention in Dayton, Ohio. Brandenburg spoke then about an ancient nuclear explosion on Mars. During Brandenburg's 2010 presentation, and during my son's two lectures in 2010 and 2011, as well as during my 2011 lecture in Dallas, Dr. Zubrin sat outside the lecture rooms while his sold and autographed his books, including The Holy Land. He did attend one of the track talks this year that challenged his Mars Direct plan, but he needs to know more about what else is being presented at his conventions.

Dr. John Brandenburg thinks the radioactive thorium and potassium concentrations are linked to ancient nuclear explosions on Mars. In his book he indicates that the major hot spot appeared to be burned as we would expect to see had there been a nuclear "airburst" over the site. On the opposite side of the planet (at the antipode) there was another radioactive hot spot that looked like the two halves of the shock wave had travelled around the planet to meet there. At the Mars Society Convention in Dallas, Edward McCullough told me that he first suggested the antipode idea to Brandenburg.


MATRIX 3: Bob Zubrin runs into his fictitious Planet Minerva, but he misses he main goal - Mars. The reason for the miss is hinted at in Matrix 2.

Is Dr. Zubrin More Likely To Lead Us To Mars or Minervah? Zubrin has authored several books including THE CASE FOR MARS, The Plan to Settle the Red Planet and Why We Must, and a satirical book entitled THE HOLY LAND.  The latter science fiction work deals with the Arab-Israeli Conflict. In it, Minervans (who represent Jews) are resettled in Kennewick, Washington (which represents Israel) where they are surrounded by Fundamental Christians (who represent Fundamental Muslims).  On Matrix 3 below the axis term is BOB ZUBRIN at skip +110,365. Sharing the final letter of his name is MINERVAH, sought in conjunction with THE HOLY LAND. Also on the matrix are MARS and DIRECT. In the real world, Zubrin has long advocated his Mars Direct Plan as the best way for humans to reach Mars. The meeting of BOB ZUBRIN with MINERVAH is much better (more significant) than his miss of MARS. Likewise, without confronting reality, Zubrin's efforts will never move beyond science fiction.
 
History of the Aldrin Mars Controversy, Sell Out to Obama, and Awakening. Click here to hear Buzz Aldrin's speech on July 25, 2009 about a Monolith on Phobos, a moon of Mars.  Note how fast the manuscript is taken from before his eyes and camera when he makes his revelation.  Listen to his nervous reactions after that, and see how fast he was cut off from C-SPAN after he managed to get the information out.  Then remember that this guy later accompanying President Obama to the Kennedy Space Center on April 15, 2010 where the President mouthed Aldrin's goals, pointing out that we don't have to go back to the moon because Buzz has already been there. 

      In President Obama’s speech at the Kennedy Space Center, he made the following claim:

At the same time, after decades of neglect, we will increase investment -- right away -- in other groundbreaking technologies that will allow astronauts to reach space sooner and more often, to travel farther and faster for less cost, and to live and work in space for longer periods of time more safely. That means tackling major scientific and technological challenges. How do we shield astronauts from radiation on longer missions? How do we harness resources on distant worlds? How do we supply spacecraft with energy needed for these far-reaching journeys? These are questions that we can answer and will answer. And these are the questions whose answers no doubt will reap untold benefits right here on Earth.

        What did the President mean?  He gave no specifics.  However there is a very real possibility that he referred to technology that we have long held, but have guarded as one of our closest secrets - perhaps secrets like that involving a craft known as the TR-3B.  However, if we have such technology but it continues to be top secret (or beyond), it does nothing to inspire the youth of today.

       On April 14, 2010, the day before Buzz Aldrin flew off to the Kennedy Space Center with President Obama, lunar commanders Neil Armstrong, James Lovell, and Eugene Cernan issued a letter blasting President Obama's cuts in the U.S. Space Program. The letter, which stood in stark contrast to Aldrin's support of Obama, was as follows: Excerpts of the letter are given below:


       The availability of a commercial transport to orbit as envisioned in the President’s proposal cannot be predicted with any certainty, but is likely to take substantially longer and be more expensive than we would hope. It appears that we will have wasted our current $10-plus billion investment in Constellation and, equally importantly, we will have lost the many years required to recreate the equivalent of what we will have discarded.

     For The United States, the leading space faring nation for nearly half a century, to be without carriage to low Earth orbit and with no human exploration capability to go beyond Earth orbit for an indeterminate time into the future, destines our nation to become one of second or even third rate stature.

     While the President’s plan envisages humans traveling away from Earth and perhaps toward Mars at some time in the future, the lack of developed rockets and spacecraft will assure that ability will not be available for many years.

     Without the skill and experience that actual spacecraft operation provides, the USA is far too likely to be on a long downhill slide to mediocrity. America must decide if it wishes to remain a leader in space. If it does, we should institute a program which will give us the very best chance of achieving that goal.

 

Neil Armstrong

Commander, Apollo 11

James Lovell

Commander, Apollo 13

Eugene Cernan

Commander, Apollo 17

 

Aldrin Wakes Up. On June 30, 2011, I received an e-mail from the AIAA. It included the following: "US Called On To Set Destination For Space Program. Michigan's AnnArbor reports, 'Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, speaking today at a business conference in Ann Arbor, called for a coordinated, international initiative to expand space exploration.' Aldrin also "expressed disappointment" that President Obama did not set a new goal on the anniversary of President Kennedy's famous moon speech. Because of this, Aldrin said, 'I'm going to be talking to the people running against Obama.'"  Maybe Aldrin is waking up to the fact that Obama used him. But does he know why U.S. presidents continue to stonewall a manned mission to Mars? Torah Code Matrix 2 above provides some clues.
        Perhaps in an effort to recover some of the luster that he perceived lost by being the second person on the moon rather than first, Aldrin may have tried to hitch his celestial wagon to Obama. Matrix 4 below shows BUZZ ALDRIN closely encoded with OBAMA and MOON. His efforts to back Obama opened up a rift in the astronaut corps. Hopefully it's not too late to fix that, but it isn't not yet clear which Republican candidate would buck the national concern about budget deficits to fund a Mars mission.
        While Buzz Aldrin hopes for inspiration of our youth, perhaps what he really needs to understand is Obama's interest in robot astronauts and robot space shuttles like the XR-37B. You see, unlike Buzz, robots can be totally controlled.  They have no emotions, no need to tell the truth on C-SPAN. If they are all that we permit to go to Mars, they can be depended on to tell us that the sky is red, even if it's blue. They have no reason to challenge long held robot-measured pressures on Mars. But if Zubrin's article in the Washngton Times on October 27, 2011 is correct, we won't even get the robots after 2013.

MATRIX 4: Buzz Aldrin when he was duped into swapping a Mars commitment for a ride on Air Force 1.

How Do We Fight the Battle for Truth?  You can get some idea of what we’re up against in my Commentary About Dr. Brandenburg’s Two Mars Books on my page entitled MARS BASE. There are several points, however, that need to be made clear:

1. The people who cover up the truth are the same people who call the shots in terms of career intimidation, and at times, even threats to the lives of folks who want us know the the truth. I could talk about threats made to me and at least one of my sons.  But it's better to hear the words of lunar astronaut Edgar Mitchell. The critical part of the interview after he reveals that aliens have visited us starts at about 7:26 when he was asked about retaliation for his disclosure. He says that used to be a concern by people on the inside, but then at 7:37 he states, "I don't think they're knocking off anybody for that anymore." This interview has been attacked a few times, but it was available today (October 16, 2011) on Internet Explorer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhNdxdveK7c.

2. What would be most helpful would be a conference where all or a majority of surviving Apollo astronauts gave us the truth at one time. Of course, a search of the Internet reveals multiple disclosures by Aldrin, but the questions about his mental status are always out there even though all of the Apollo 11 reported a UFO on their way to the moon. I wish I could release what I have about James Irwin (of Apollo 15) encountering UFOs on the moon, but the necessary permits have to be cleared from my source and he has concerns about the safety and privacy of Irwin's surviving family.

3.  It doesn't matter how many nations disclose the presence of UFOs so long as the United States does not. The Russians tried to do so with respect to a UFO seen at Phobos. The video was easy to debunk. The cover up will remain in place until the powers that control the U.S. Government decide it's time to let the truth out. Until then, all we'll get is bits and pieces of truth mixed with disinformation.

4. It is crucial to fight this battle by taking the scientific high ground.  This means addressing NASA/JPL errors (deliberate or otherwise) in scientific conferences and publications, where unfortunately, UFOs are a taboo topic, as are photos that seem to indicate structures of artificial origin on Mars (and the moon).  For my family, this means taking on the issue of Martian air pressure despite threats received about my son's future career. Note that I refer to him here as my son.  Why don't I often use his name? Because search engines will tie his name in with what I write. So, in general, we keep the "sensational" material on my Ark Code site, and put the battle-ready scientific findings on his site which you can access via Hot Mars Info

The Need to be Cautious. While we are certain that we have demonstrated how the pressure readings on Mars are flawed, we are not ready to accept every spectacular claim on the Internet about Mars. On the above set of photos, frames 4 and 5 are supposedly from Opportunity, taken on December 19, 2004 (http://mmmgroup.altervista.org/e-trees.html). Opportunity landed on Mars on January 25, 2004. December 19, 2004 would be in the Martian summer in the northern hemisphere (Month 5, sol 281) when Mars was at Ls 131.1. However, Opportunity's latitude was 1.95 degrees South, so it was technically winter there (although the site is not far from the equator, so this is not a particularly cold place to be). See the calendar at http://www-mars.lmd.jussieu.fr/mars/time/martian_time.html. Frames 4 and 5 are bit deceiving to the eyes.  If they were taken from orbit, they would appear to show a lake. But Opportunity was a rover.  On December 19, 2004, it was clearly on the ground.  Therefore the clear patches shown cannot be a lake.  At best they are a tiny bit of standing water (a few inches across). Frame 3 has no clear source associated with it. Therefore, no conclusion can be reached about what is portrayed. Frame 2 is a famous picture of a frozen lake on Mars. Here the question is about how it formed.  Was it standing water before it froze, or was there something like an asteroid strike that produced enough heat to temporarily melt ice to fill the crater before the water refroze?

      Finally, another photo at http://ida.wr.usgs.gov/html/m08046/m0804688.html has been interpreted as trees (with a diameter of 1 kilometer). However, the concern here is the latitude - 82.02 South. While we are talking about potential alien life forms here, the photo just referred to would be one of the coldest places on Mars. As such, it is most likely associated with a geological process.  

 

Cutting Through the Bunk. There appears to be a deliberate effort made by a number of people with access to Mars photos to portray items that pertain to life or standing water that can be debunked with relative ease. It is not unreasonable to think that the same authorities that hide the truth about the Roswell UFO are also out there sowing disinformation about Mars that makes it easy to debunk claims about life there. As such, again, each claim must be examined based on its own merits. Our Government has a long history of trying to get people to throw the baby (UFOs) out with the bathwater (weather balloons). This process appears to be at work with respect to Mars. And at the focus of this attempt today, sadly, is the same guy that's killing America's space program, President Obama. On April 30, 2011, at the White House Correspondent's Dinner, Obama mocked Donald Trump for bringing up the issue of which country Obama was born in. What was scary was that in describing Trump's legitimate concern, Obama linked it with the Roswell UFO. The specific joke made at 10:10 into the video was as follows:

 

“Donald Trump is here tonight. And I know that he’s taken some flak lately. But no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than ‘The Donald’. And that’s because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter. Like, did we fake the moon landing? What really happened in Roswell?"

       There remains reason to believe that Obama's birth certificate was photo-shopped. Even Obama's grandmother says she was in the delivery room with Obama when he was born in Kenya. Obama linking his birth with the Roswell UFO, which generals (like General Thomas Dubose - see video) and astronauts have said was real, appears his way to be mocking Americans for having been fooled so easily. So what can we do? Those with the talent to do so must take on each part of the puzzle one piece at a time. In this family that piece is Martian air pressure. We know that the Mars Society has a standing policy to prohibit UFO talk, but they do allow presentations about science fiction at their conventions. They need to rethink their priorities, but ensure that anything UFO-related gets the scrutiny that I showed in this article about some of the Mars photos out there. We will never get to the truth by promoting blanket censorship of these issues. There may be justifiable reason to keep the truth from the public (like  Dr. Brandenburg's nuclear explosions on Mars and the fear this knowledge may cause). But in the end, if there are aliens out there running around with nukes, and deals are being cut between our Government and them, we have a right to know the cost of those deals.

       Why do I distrust our Government on the issue of what I know about Mars? Why did I encourage my son to look very closely at the data we have from the Red Planet? The answer goes beyond the obvious problems with Martian weather forming at near vacuum pressures. It lies in part with a UFO that I saw with my own eyes on my 10th birthday in May, 1957. But it also lies with what people in key positions have told me since then. The first of these people is a distant relative who is now deceased – Stan Gross, a NASA Test/Launch Conductor. I first met Stan on December 24, 1997 at an uncle’s apartment. My Uncle (let's just call him Uncle E. here) is also deceased now. He was the man that I had the most respect and love for throughout the bulk of my life. He lived across the street from my house when I was a child.

Moving Beyond Statistics to People - The Roswell Incident.  Stan Gross was one of the pioneer test launch conductors listed at an annual fall gathering at Patrick Air Force Base in 2004. When I first met him back in 1997, he was already ready retired. Most of the evening we discussed how my older son (then an MIT geophysics major in Air Force ROTC) might be accepted into the astronaut program. But about 10 PM that night I asked a question that would alter my perception of reality. I wanted to know what Stan thought about Roswell and the alleged UFO crash there. His answer, without any hesitation, was "It happened."

        I asked him, "What do you mean?" And he repeated, "it happened?"

        I asked, "Are you saying that an alien ship crashed at Roswell?"  He shook his head to indicate that "yes" was the answer.

        I pushed for more.  "How would you know?"

        His answer was, "I saw it." 

        "When?" I asked? 1964 was his answer.

        "Where?" I wanted to know. "Too classified, I can't tell you," he replied.

        "Why were you shown it?"

        Stan said he had "a need to know." He seemed to imply that if there was a UFO near a launch, he would have to cancel the launch because we did not know the intentions of its occupants. Bad weather downrange would serve as a good excuse. At this point I called a cousin and my older son into the kitchen where Stan had just made his revelation. I asked him to repeat to them what he told me. He did.

       I asked him, "Was this a unique encounter, or does our Government have other such events that it's covering up.  He told me that there was "an ongoing relationship between our Government and these beings.

       "Are they friendly or hostile? I asked. His answer was, "You don't know what your neighbor is thinking." It reminded me of a neighbor that I once had in Hypoluxo, Florida. We each smiled and said hello to each other every day. But he was often seen picking through everyone's garbage cans looking for credit card numbers, and even trying to see in through a balcony to figure out whether he could rob our apartment; and we were often in the office trying to get the guy evicted (which happened after he broke into a boat at the property).

       "Did you ever tell your wife about the Roswell event?" I asked. "No, I didn't want to upset her," was his response. If this guy was Joe the bartender, his claims would not have affected me or my family at all. But Stan was a man in the position to know what he was talking about, and he risked a good bit by telling us about it. He wanted to tell us more, but he was afraid to do so. The full list of Test/Launch directors linked to above is as follows:

 

J. Adamoli, R. Adcock, S. Albrecht, Max Applegate, Harry Armer, Sy Baker, Ernie Baldini, John Baldwin, Jack Balter, Glen Baxter, Ron Benetti, Greg Billman, Bob Bourne, Roy Bridges, Willie Brown, F. Carey, Norm Carlson, J. Carpenter, Ed Chandler, Skip Chauvin, Dewey Childs, Tom Chitty, Ed Christiansen, John Churchwell, C. Cicchetti, Bud Conti, John Conway, John Copeland, J. Coryell, Art Crosswell, Bob Danner, frank Dassi, K. DeFazio, Clay Dennis, Bill Dickenson, E. Dillon, Paul Donnelly, Chris Fairey, Cal Fowler, Pete Gannon, N. Geso, Arnie Gilmore, Larry Gooch, M. Goodkind, Bert Grenville, Stan Gross, Willie Gray, Wade Guest, J. Gurr, Jim Harrington, J. Harris, D. Harris, F. Hays, Jim Hazelton, Hap Headlough, Dick Henry, Bobby Hillbert, John Hilliard, Bob Hinson, Lyle Holloway, Tim Holt, Dale Holzen, John Hovis*, John Hungerford*, R. Hunter, Tom Honeywill, Mike Jacobs, Ken Jenizek, Jerry Johnson, Walt Kapryan, Jim Kelley Elliot Kicklighter, Tom Kitchens, Chuck Kuhlman, Adrian Laffitte, J. Lewis, John Lundy, M. Lynch, John Mansur, Dom Martinelli*, Charley Mars, John Martin, Don Martin, Tom Martin, Billy Melton, Frank Merlino, J. Milby, Gary Miller, Jack Moline, Bob Moser, E. Munnell, Tom Munro, Darrel New, John Neilon, Ed O’Connor, Digger O'Dell, Al O'Hara, Rod Olson, Richard (Dick) Olson, T.J. O'malley, Max Peacock, Wayne Penley, Ron Phelps, Don Phillips, Andy Pickett, G. Pierce, Bob Pound, Gary Powers, D. Poye, Jim Pugh, J. Ralph, Orion Reed, Ernie Reyes, Ike Rigell, Ray Roberts, Dan Sarokan, Art Sawyer, Bill Schick, Dan Schmidt, Jim Schofield, Bob Seick, Gene Sestile, Ron Shane, Ken Shipe, Jim Shotwell, John Simms, Mac Slocum, Ed Stephenson, Ken Stewart, J. Storms, D. Striby, Angelo Taiani, Tip Talone, R. Terhune, Roy Tharpe, Dennis Tharpe*, Gene Thomas, Dick Thornberg, Jim Towe, John Twigg, Frank Watkins, Tal Webb, Fritz Widick, Walt Yager, and Randy Youmans.

Besides Stan, one other name is particularly important in my research, Bob Seick. One of the people that I have interviewed extensively over the past few years is Clark McClelland. Clark was a Space Craft Operator at the Kennedy Space Center. He was qualified to be a backup astronaut for the Space Shuttle in an emergency, but he was fired for too much interest in UFOs, after he claims he viewed a closed circuit TV view of an alien in the Space Shuttle cargo bay on Department of Defense mission. Who fired Clark? On October 16, 2011, Clark told me that it was Bob Seick, who like Stan Gross, was a Test/Launch Conductor.

       But the story does not stop here. It gets really interesting when we go back to how Stan's confession affected my family. I found Stan's remarks to be extremely distressing. For two weeks I could not get his words out of my mind. Finally I decided to call my uncle. When I did, my first question was about whether Stan was playing with a full deck."

        "Why do you ask me that?" Uncle E. asked.

        "Stan said some pretty odds things," I answered.

        "He's a great kidder," my uncle said. "

        "Oh," I said, you know what he said?

     "No," he replied. "What did he say?" So I told him. Now, before telling you his response, I need to tell you that in 50 years of my life until that night, I never once heard him curse before, nor did I ever hear him curse again. But his response then was, "You're a G-damn liar!"

        I was stunned. But my answer to him was immediate.  "If you don't believe me, call your son. He was in the kitchen when Stan said what he did. So was my son." With that, Uncle E. hung up and called his son. About ten minutes later I got a call back from my uncle. This time he was even less like his normal self. "Listen to me carefully," he said. "You heard nothing.  And if you think you heard something, you could wind up dead."  I called my cousin and asked him about what had just happened.

       "You heard Stan say what I heard, didn't you?"

       "Yes," my cousin said, "but I'm going to forget that I heard it." For two years after that, my uncle wouldn't speak with me.

       The next part of the story I cannot be certain of with respect to cause and effect, but here is what happened. At about the time that I heard the warning from my uncle, my older son decided that he didn't want to continue in his major in geophysics at MIT. At my insistence, he did finish his degree, but he shifted his goal away from space and science to the chaplaincy. My son was always very close to me before the kitchen incident revelation by Stan, but our relationship died at about the time I was hearing from my uncle. I have no idea if my uncle ever issued a similar warning to my boy, I only know that after the revelation my son wanted nothing to do with me (or anyone else in our family).

       Now, before going any further, you need to know that like Stan, my Uncle E. was no slouchier. He was the Chief of the Electronics Branch at a major U.S. Arsenal. Just before he died at about age 91 he let me know that he was very much in on the whole Roswell event. He let me know things that he never dared to tell his more immediate family. I won't reveal all of what he told me for reasons related to national security, but I will include some important details below. Before his sister (my Aunt Betty) died at the age of 93, she told me that not only did she know about what her brother did, but he even called her once (in New York) from Philadelphia to tell her that if she went outside right away, she would see a UFO. She went out and did indeed see it, she claimed.

       So what did my uncle tell me? Let me set the stage first. The last time I ever saw him, I had just retired from the Coast Guard at the age of 60. With my wife and younger son, I took my second trip around the world. Then we headed for Florida, and a visit with Aunt Betty first, and to Uncle E. later that day. At each visit I pulled out my photo album to show them where we had been over the last four years since I had seen last them. After showing my uncle the photos, he dragged out his photo album, but it turned out that he didn't want to show me any photos in it. Instead, he wanted me to see one thing and one thing only - Proceedings of the Third International Conference of Nondestructive Testing in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan in March, 1960. At first I had no idea of what his point was at all. But he was insistent that I look very carefully at both the names of participants, (which didn't have any meaning to me) and where they came.

       Who was there from the U.S. Defense Department or U.S. military?  At least 13 men. Edgar Dugger was a Supervisory Materials Engineer from Wright Patterson where the Roswell craft and bodies were allegedly taken. From Los Alamos Dr. Gerald H. Tenney (Groupleader of Nondestructive Testing) and John D. Steely (who was only listed as a staff member). From where atomic and hydrogen bombs were made there was John W. Allen (Groupleader of Nondestructive Testing at Oak Ridge National Lab), Robert B. Oliver (a Research Engineer from Livermore), and Dr. Ronald S. Paul (Manager, Instrument Research and Development Physics and Instrument Development) from Hanford Laboratories. But their presence is not of greatest interest.

       What caught my eye was that there were also Russians and a Polish scientist at the meeting. In fact, there were three  Russians there – Professor Dr. Mikhael N. Mikheev, Director of the Physics Metal Institute in Moscow; Pavel G. Mikhnevitch, Engineer, All-Union Material Institute, Moscow;  Dr. Alexander D. Ivanov, Engineer, Radio Research Institute, Leningrad;  plus a man from Communist Poland -  Professor Dr. Ignacy Malecki, Director, Institute of Basic Technical Problems, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw. This was 1960, at the height of the Cold War. The Warsaw Pact folks were our enemies.  How could our top scientists, men who were devoted to taking apart captured Soviet equipment, be at a conference with their counterparts from the Warsaw Pact to learn how to do the same thing?

      Still waiting to see my uncle's photos (which he never showed me), I asked what his point was. His response, "You're a smart guy.  You'll figure it out." And then it hit me.

       I asked him, "Are you trying to tell me that our scientists and Russian scientists were working together, then, to back-engineer something made by a common threat... like UFOs?"  He didn't say a word at first.  He just smiled and said again as we parted, "You're a smart guy." My wife and younger son heard it all. There were apparently many people like my uncle, folks who wanted the truth to come out before they died. General Thomas Dubose was one such officer. The video link to his comments here has Greek subtitles.

        By the way, of 16 nations that are official International Space Station (ISS) partners, 13 of them had representatives at the conference in Japan (The U.S., Russia, Germany, the U.K. Denmark, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, Japan, France, Italy and Switzerland). Only ISS partners Norway, Spain and Brazil were not at the conference in 1960.

SO WHAT'S IT ALL ABOUT BOB? First of all, I want to commend Dr. Zubrin for his unparalleled effort to get humanity to Mars. For many years while I taught high school Earth-Space, I not only showed films about him to my classes, but I even tested students about Zubrin's Mars Direct ideas, or at least about the relevent chemistry involved. The problem with the good doctor is that despite his political satire, he needs a lot more political savvy  to get the job done. In reading three of his books, I have the impression that he loves to insult too many people who might otherwise want to help him more. For sure, he knows that there is a deliberate Government plan to keep us from Mars, but I'm not sure that he either knows why or even wants to know why. There is only so much that a person can do. Zubrin has probably learned by now that he can't attract NASA and Jet propulsion Laboratory speakers if he mingles his conventions with material that incurs their wrath. But there does come a point when reasonable people will realize that they are being used, and this I fear is the case with Dr. Zubrin.

       There is an incredible frustration sweeping our nation now. Almost everyone seems to be against the banks and the Government that has brought so many people to financial ruin. Some of the news media try to point out the difference between the Tea Party at one extreme, and the Wall Street protestors at the other extreme. But are they as different as we are told, or do they all suffer from the same malaise, though seeking different means to express it? 

       I had a sinus operation in May last year. For the first time in my life I could breathe easily, thanks to a superb surgeon, Dr. Joseph Mirante in Ormond Beach, Florida. But about two months after the operation I started to notice that I can smell far better than I ever could before. Some of the smells were not so great, like my wife's Korean kimche, or the rotting sea weed on our beach.  Other smells I couldn't localize. I knew that something stunk really bad, but I couldn't identify it be it bacterial, fungal, the chlorinated water, or something wrong with my pancreas that showed up on an MRI (but by trial and error, a probiotic seems to help). The financial and political problems with America today are like that. People know that it stinks, but they're not sure why. My young son and I know that our Mars program (or lack thereof) stinks. We came to Dallas last summer with a diagnosis in hand. We know that at a minimum, the pressure transducers on the Mars Vikings, Pathfinder, and Phoenix landers all jammed with dust while those craft were in the first seconds of their lives on the Red Planet. We knew that there was an established cadre of scientists who had staked their reputations on very low pressures. But what we didn't know was whether the bad data from Mars was by accident, or design. We have challenged the key men to a public debate, but at least one of them was insulted by the challenge. We have placed our data into the hands of JPL via Dr. Ashwin Vasavada at the Dallas Convention, and I have called him to point out that the upcoming Mars Science Laboratory has exactly the same pressure transducer as was used on the Phoenix lander. He sounded like he understood the problem, but never got back to us about it.

      To Dr. Zubrin, Dr. Vasavada, NASA, JPL, and all other involved parties, we are big boys here. We can take your critiques of our report, and we will publish them. But if you cannot or will not address the issues we have raised, then something stinks. For the last two Mars Society Conventions, only one undergraduate student (my son) presented a research paper. Where were all the MIT and Cal Tech students, those at Stanford or UC Berkeley? Why was my son so alone? The answer is, in part, that something stinks. It is the rotting corpse of the American space program. Dr. Zubrin, you have worked too long and too hard to let this go unaddressed. You cannot fight the fight alone. My son graduated with his space physics degree in December, 2011. As there was no change in our nation's policy, he didn't choose to stay in his field. Thus this month he will start on his PhD in theoretical particle physics. In physics there is now a glut of people who cannot find work (see the article entitled Don't Be A Scientist! by University of Washington physics professor Jonathan I. Katz). We think that nothing could be more exciting than the truth about Mars. But until NASA, JPL, and Dr. Zubrin start to examine all the facts and they let us know about their honest analyses, it seems likely that we will continue down the path of putting real space exploration onto the scrapheap of history.

STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MATRIX 1. The axis term is BOB ZUBRIN at the lowest (most significant) ELS of his name in Torah. As per my standard protocol, no statistical significance is attached to it. There are no a-posteriori terms shown. ENGINEER was on  the matrix against odds of about 76 to 1, was there at a special case skip (+/- 1 or the absolute skip of thye axis term) against odds of about 24 to 1. The other terms shown are far less siginificant. DECEIVED had about 1 chance in 3 to be there. For MARS it was about 1 chance in 2. The words SPACEVISIONARY, NAÏVE (which touches DECEIVED), and ALIEN all were almost certain to be on a matrix this larger (667-letters). Overall, the p-value of the matrix was rated at about 3.08 E-5 which means about 1 chance in 32,497. The significance of three a-prior terms (WAR, B. OBAMA and ALIEN ) with DELAYING MARS on Matrix 2 is far greater.
 
STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MATRIX 2. Although it is rare to find an a-priori axis term (here DELAYING MARS) that is 10 letters in length, as per my standard protocol, no statistical significance is attached to it. For one thing, there were shorter (3 and 4 letter) versions of MARS that I sought. While the phase DUST FROM THE HEAVENS certainly has meaning in terms of this family’s Martian research, it was found a-posteriori, and as such no statistical significance is associated with it either. So this leaves us only with ALIEN at a special case skip (here that of the axis term), B. OBAMA at skip -1 and WAR, all of which were found a-priori. For terms found in the open text, I only check the Torah for its frequency at skip +1. But for ALIEN and B. OBAMA I checked the Torah for their frequencies at all special case skips (+1, -1, and the absolute skip of the axis term).  There are synonyms for ALIEN, but I prefer the one found here because it is used most often in the Torah. This version of WAR occurs 36 times in Torah. As such, there was 1 chance in 21 to find it on the 400-letter matrix. While it only occurs once in Torah at skips -1 or +1, we must also check for the frequency with both spellings of B. OBAMA at skips +/- 70,216. This version of ALIEN is found at a special case skip against odds of about 40 to 1. B. OBAMA at a special case skip appears on the matrix against odds of 381 to 1. The combined terms WAR, B. OBAMA and ALIEN all appear on the matrix in this fashion against odds of 335,731 to 1 (p value 2.87 E-6). As such, this is an extremely significant matrix.
 
STATISTICAL SIGNFICANCE OF MATRIX 3. As per my standard protocol, no statistical significance is assigned to the axis term, here BOB ZUBRIN at the second lowest ELS of his name. The a-priori key word MINERVAH was on the matrix against odds of about 78 to 1. However, the axis term was only at the second lowest ELS, which cuts the overall value of the matrix in half. Neither of the 4-letter Hebrew words (MARS or DIRECT) does much to add to the significance of the full 432-letter matrix. The p-value of the matrix is rated at 0.0197, meaning that exists against odds of about 50 to 1.
     The fictitious MINERVAH is not at the focus of Dr. Zubrin's efforts, while Mars is. However, if we ask about the odds of just MINERVAH to be in the top 304 letters of the matrix (with no MARS or DIRECT - and DIRECT excluded because it is meaningless without MARS), then we have a significant match with a p-value of about 0.006 (they are together against odds of about 167 to 1). The spreadsheets for these calculations are at the bottom of this page.
 

STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MATRIX 4. A transliteration for BUZZ ALDRIN has two a-priori terms share the first letter of his name in a 55-letter matrix. The first is OBAMA and the second is MOON. Aldrin was, of course, the second man to walk there. OBAMA is shown with his most common Hebrew spelling. If the axis term were at its lowest ELS, there would be only 1 chance in 222 to have his name so close to the astronaut, but BUZZ ALDRIN is only at its third lowest ELS. A 4-letter word for MOON (pronounced lavanah) seemed to be significant, but I would have been just as happy to see a 3-letter word for moon (pronounced yarayach) there, so I checked for the frequency of both terms in accordance with the Roffman skip formula. As such, the odds against a matrix this good were judged to be about 330 to 1 (p value = ~0.003). The matrix is significant, which is more than I can say for Obama’s promises about Mars.