NASA Developing Robotic Bees to Collect Samples, Map Mars Surface
NASA’s Mars rovers have gathered a lot of exciting data and photographs, but they’re moving at a snail’s pace. So how will it expedite that process? Robotic bees.
The space agency is developing bee-sized robots to map the surface of Mars and collect samples from the planet’s atmosphere. Scientists hope these insectoids will be more mobile and agile than traditional rovers.
The program, called “Marsbees,” is contracting researchers from the U.S. and Japan to build prototypes of winged robots, capable of swarming the red planet and collecting data, before returning to a rover to recharge.
One of the biggest obstacles engineers face is designing a robot that can fly in Mars’ unique climate. The red planet’s atmosphere can be pretty hostile with dust storms, low thermal inertia, and periodic ice ages. These bees will inevitably face some extreme weather conditions.
But there is one factor that may make the mission easier – Mars’ gravitational pull is about a third of Earth’s, which could prove to be more conducive to flight.
NASA’s website envisions the robots as roughly the size of a bee, but with larger, cicada-sized wings. Researchers imagine the bees will be capable of working independently or in teams to collect samples.
The program funding the project is called the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Program, or NIAC, which fosters science fiction concepts with the potential for realistic applications.
The aerial bots would primarily search for methane emissions from below the planet’s surface – an indication of subterranean Martian life. NASA’s Curiosity rover previously discovered low levels of the gas, encouraging scientists to explore further.
But the technology for this apian concept doesn’t have a lot of promising precedent. Several years ago, DARPA built a hummingbird-inspired drone, with a multi-million-dollar budget. Researchers engineered it to fly steadily, but the winged machine would likely struggle in the Martian environment.
Engineers working on the Marsbees prototype will test their robots in a vacuum chamber, with conditions to simulate the climate and air density on Mars. The group is receiving just $125,000 over the course of nine months to fund their prototype, before it will be tested for feasibility by NASA. If it passes preliminary tests, it will then be eligible for a second round of funding.
Bringing Mars to Life
Laura Eisenhower and the Military Industrial Complex
There hasn’t been quite as prophetic a speech from an out-going president, as the one delivered by Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1961, during which he warned about the future of the military-industrial complex in a foreboding farewell address. But Ike’s great-granddaughter, Laura Eisenhower, says there is more than meets the eye when it comes to her grandfather’s forewarning, involving a secret space program and an insidious agenda by a global elite that has long been in contact with extraterrestrials.
Eisenhower’s Famous Speech
On January 17, 1961, after serving two successful terms as the United States’ 34th president, Dwight “Ike” Eisenhower delivered a farewell speech to the nation. During the speech, he coined the term ‘military-industrial complex,’ one that is now common in the modern political lexicon.
Eisenhower warned against the rapidly growing relationship between industrial arms producers and the Defense Department. He mentioned the amount of tax dollars spent on building up the military had started to exceed the total revenue of all American corporations.
Reading it today, the harbingers of Eisenhower’s speech have eerily come to fruition, with the portion of the federal budget allocated to defense soaring over $600 billion. Next year, the defense budget proposal calls for a $54 billion increase, which is a relatively average raise approved by both parties over the past several decades.
But it wasn’t just the interminable expansion of the defense budget that Ike was concerned with, he also feared the direction in which science, education and agriculture were headed, with incredibly accurate predictions of what he hoped we would avoid.
“…there is a recurring temptation to feel that some spectacular and costly action could become the miraculous solution to all current difficulties. A huge increase in newer elements of our defense; development of unrealistic programs to cure every ill in agriculture; a dramatic expansion in basic and applied research…
…the prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present — and is gravely to be regarded.” – Dwight D. Eisenhower
These prescient words are all too familiar in today’s socio-political climate and if Ike were here today, he might be astounded (and horrified) with how accurate his predictions were.
But while these words at face-value may seem relevant to our society’s situation, according to his granddaughter, Laura Magdalene Eisenhower, Ike was aware of an extraterrestrial presence on Earth that had existed since his days as a General during WWII.
Ike was supposedly the last president to maintain complete control over the U.S. relationship with an extraterrestrial race, whom he allegedly met to form a treaty in 1954.
According to Dr. Michael Salla, during a trip to Palm Springs, Ike was taken to Edwards Air Force Base in the middle of the night, where two Nordic extraterrestrials encouraged him to give up the country’s nuclear weapons in exchange for access to advance technology. Ike supposedly declined the offer, as the nuclear program still exists today.
Who Is Laura Eisenhower?
Great-granddaughter of Ike, Laura Eisenhower has become a well-recognized name in the UFO community, often giving lectures and running workshops at gatherings, including Contact in the Desert.
Eisenhower became intrigued by the subject of ET contact after hearing rumors of Ike meeting with extraterrestrials and his involvement with the Majestic-12 secret committee.
Upon further research, Eisenhower said she found corroboration of the documents and stories she was reading, leading her to believe the events were real and did in fact take place. Though, she says none of her beliefs come from her family members and her views and theories are her own.
Eisenhower came to notoriety in the UFO community when she came forward claiming she had been recruited to travel to Mars in 2006 with a man, named Agent X. She became involved in a relationship with Agent X, who she later learned was on a mission to enlist her and her friend Ki’ Lia for an interplanetary mission. She says the U.S. government established a colony on Mars through black budget programs, as a survival mechanism in the case of a catastrophic event on Earth.
Along with the time-traveling presidential hopeful, Andrew Basiago, Eisenhower says she was conscripted to join the Mars colony, due to her relationship to Ike. Fortunately, she was able to avoid her recruitment and was awakened to the false matrix of reality, blinding us from seeing the truth behind the military-industrial complex’s hidden agenda.
She has now devoted her life to spreading the divine feminine “Gaia-Sophia” energy to free us from the faux power structures of today. These power structures, Eisenhower believes, began long before Ike came into office and were the result of a deal struck between the government and extraterrestrials.
The outcome of this deal, according to Eisenhower, has resulted in a shadow government with an insidious agenda to control the population through the use of chemtrails, genetically modified food, false flags, and mind control through the media. Instead of simply a military-industrial complex, Eisenhower says there is an extraterrestrial military-industrial complex that she became aware of through an former MI-6 operative.
Laura Eisenhower’s Family Tree and Recent Revelations
Could there be any validity to Eisenhower’s assertions of an extraterrestrial military-industrial complex that has set up a colony on Mars? Though the story may sound farfetched, there have been a number of interesting revelations lately that could lend some credibility to her claims.
The exposure of a black budget Pentagon UFO study over the course of five years seems like it could potentially lead to the disclosure of a larger cover-up; one that has possibly existed since the UFO phenomenon began in the mid 1900s. This disclosure portends a revelation of extraterrestrial technology, unlike anything on Earth, that might be in the process of being reverse-engineered.
One of the people Eisenhower named as being involved with the secret Mars colony was Dr. Hal Puthoff, engineer and former member of the Stanford Research Institute. Puthoff is part of the team at To The Stars Academy, the group lead by former rockstar Tom Delonge currently leading a disclosure movement. The group has hinted at exposing reverse-engineered, advanced extraterrestrial technology.
Aside from her obvious relation to Ike, Laura Eisenhower’s mother, Susan Eisenhower has a career history working for the government, Department of Energy, NASA advisory council, and other esteemed institutions.
During Ike’s tenure as president he created DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency notorious for creating military weapons systems with highly advanced technology. DARPA is often associated with next-generation technological advents that some believe are reverse-engineered from extraterrestrial equipment.
Ike created DARPA in response to the Soviet Union launching the first satellite, Sputnik, into orbit in February of 1958, during the Cold War. DARPA’s creations have lead to some of the most profound technology to impact humanity, including ARPANET, the nascent foundation of the internet. Autonomous, self-driving cars are another DARPA advent that will likely revolutionize our global society.
So, is it possible this secretive agency may have some highly advanced technology it’s not ready to expose to the public? And could the agency have a sinister agenda?
Laura Eisenhower cites DARPA as the agency behind the secret colonization of Mars. Though the program ostensibly receives only $3 billion a year, which doesn’t sound like enough money for a Mars colony, who knows how much black budget funding is likely being allocated for DARPA projects. Could this lend Eisenhower’s radical story some legitimacy?