SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket Explosion
Elon Musk, founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, is actively preparing to send humans and cargo to Mars by 2024, a “full decade before NASA projects can complete that task.” Musk is confident he can send the first unmanned cargo load to the red planet by 2018. This is consistent with his goal of making travel to Mars an absolute real possibility for individuals here on Earth who are interested and excited about the potential of setting up a human colony on Mars.
In preparation to reach his lofty aspirations, Musk’s unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket was all set to take supplies to the International Space Station on September 1, 2016. It was also going to collect data to use for future Mars missions.
The SpaceX Falcon 9 was sitting in the dock that day at Cape Canaveral undergoing a routine filling operation. The engines were off and there was no apparent heat source. Suddenly, the spaceship exploded. Fire broke out and, of course, the launch was canceled. Elon Musk tweeted that the Falcon 9 rocket explosion was “turning out to be the most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years.”
A video was released shortly after the explosion. UFO aficionados pointed out a strange object in the sky that is seen just seconds before the explosion. When asked if he thought something hit the rocket just before it exploded, as shown in some YouTube videos, Musk replied, “We have not ruled that out.”
Is this evidence of a greater force trying to prevent the masses from having access to space travel? Did the explosion have something to do with the $200 million satellite on board owned by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg?
Three months before the explosion Musk met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter. The meeting was confidential, held behind closed doors at the Pentagon. TIME reported that Carter is interested in innovations stemming from the tech community. However, Space X Falcon 9’s impending launch may have been on their agenda for discussion, as well, but all we know of the meeting is a joke tweeted by Musk saying “something about a flying metal suit…”
The SpaceX Falcon 9: History and Recent Explosion
In September 2012, the SpaceX Falcon 9 made its first successful trip to the International Space Station. Since then, it has made multiple trips back and forth, taking cargo to the station on behalf of NASA. The goal is to eventually transport volunteer civilians to Mars to set up a permanent colony. The project seemed to be on track until the explosion on September 1, 2016.
The entire explosion was caught on video. If you watch the video, you’ll notice an unidentified flying object (UFO) in the upper right-hand area of the sky. It travels to the explosion site and then disappears. When viewed in slow-motion, the object is even more pronounced.
Initially, some claimed it was just birds by many online commentators. That theory was quickly debunked; if you look closely at the video, there is no flock and birds can’t fly at the speed at which the object was seen moving across the sky. Instead, there is clearly a cylindrical shaped object that is cloaked in a reflective material and traveling at high speed.
The explosion also destroyed $200 million “revolutionary” Amos-6 satellite owned by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg’s goal was to use the satellite to provide free internet service to more than 14 African nations.
He expressed his “deep disappointment” over the loss of the satellite.
Were UFOs and Extraterrestrials Involved in the Explosion?
Some witnesses and UFO observers believe the launch of the SpaceX Falcon 9 was sabotaged by a UFO on a mission to prevent plans for further space travel and the colonization of Mars.
One witness, wanting to remain anonymous, claimed to be a welder at NASA. He witnessed an oblong object in the sky about 20 minutes before the explosion. Because he is not allowed to have his phone at work, he was unable to get any photos or videos of the object.
He described the object as having three white lights in the center of it. It was visible for approximately 20 seconds, then it disappeared.
Elon Musk himself added fuel to the fire when he also reported via Twitter that even though all engines were turned off during the fueling process, there was a “quieter bang sound a few seconds before” the explosion. He believes it came “from a rocket or something else.”
At the end of September 2016, no answers had been found. It was speculated that there could be no more launches until at least 2017. Meanwhile, many questioned whether or not this would set back Musk’s 2024 goal of sending people to Mars.
Update: What Happened?
The investigation into this explosion is ongoing. Musk is considering all evidence. He has not given up the idea that there could have been some type of sabotage. According to his spokesperson and the president of SpaceX, Musk is not ruling anything out, but he is focusing on defects in the helium fueling process.
As of October 28, 2016, the cause of the explosion had still not definitively been identified. The focus is still on the failure of the helium tanks. But, SpaceX admits, it still has not discovered the root cause of the explosion and fire.
More Time and Information Needed
Interference by a UFO cannot be ruled out. Meetings between Musk and the Department of Defense remain secret. Still, Musk forges onward, committed to transporting colonists to Mars by 2024.
Clearly, we need more information. There is simply not enough public information for anyone to make definitive conclusions about what happened on the Cape Canaveral launch pad on September 1, 2016. Learn more about The New NASA Connection to private sector space exploration.
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Did the Philadelphia Experiment Really Happen?
The World War II-era is notorious for mysterious Nazi experiments involving weapons and strange esoteric technology. But the U.S. also conducted its fair share of tests on new and nefarious weaponry and wartime tactics. Some of the most famous minds of the time, including Nikola Tesla and Albert Einstein, were even employed to execute the military complex’s will, occasionally leading to some perplexing stories.
One of the more bizarre accounts involves the supposed attempt of the Navy to develop a technology that could make an entire ship invisible to the naked eye. But these experiments had some unintended consequences that led to the project being shut down and buried until a man who claimed to have worked on the project blew the whistle on its cover-up. The stories that ensued became the inspiration for a 1980s, sci-fi movie and the Netflix series, Stranger Things, but could these stories actually have some validity to them?
The Philadelphia Teleportation Experiment
A man named Al Bielek is a central figure in these stories and his account has been ridiculed as simply being contrived nonsense, but the historical context and his detailed narrative are intriguing and possibly part of a true story, shedding light on clandestine government operations, one of which was known as the Philadelphia Experiment.
According to Bielek, in the late 1930s, the Navy was working on a project using electromagnetism to essentially develop an invisibility cloak for its warships. Around that time, Bielek said that Einstein was directing a program of degaussing ships by wrapping them in electromagnetic coils, to protect against magnetic mines planted by the Nazis. Tesla purportedly took this technology and parlayed it into the cloaking experiment, having some initial success with a small boat. After failed attempts with larger ships, Tesla gave up and the project was handed over to Dr. John von Neumann, who also worked on the Manhattan Project.
Von Neumann eventually succeeded in making the U.S.S. Eldridge, a Cannon-class destroyer escort, invisible for a short period of time on the first occasion. According to Bielek, one of Tesla’s inventions, a Zero Time Reference Generator, lent itself to this success. This device supposedly locks the Earth’s magnetic fields and acts as a cosmological reference with the electromagnetic fields at the center of the galaxy.
Bielek said that Tesla gave von Neumann a cryptic warning about a “personnel problem” that might occur in their experiment, but he continued anyway and the Navy trained a crew specifically for the operation. Then on August 12, 1943, they ran a second test. After being shrouded in a “green, ozone-laden haze” the ship purportedly disappeared for several hours, during which it traveled through time and then rematerialized. Upon its return, sailors were reported to be violently ill, some engulfed in flames, and others molecularly bonded with the ship. Bielek, however, said he and his brother, who was aboard the ship at the time, jumped off during the time warp and remained in 1983 on Montauk, Long Island at another secretive government facility also experimenting with time travel, known as the Montauk Project.
Bielek gives an intriguing explanation for how his time travel was possible, relating to Tesla’s Zero Time Generator. He said that Tesla’s device was the key for the ship to return back to its original location. According to Bielek, we live in a five-dimensional reality, with time being the fourth and fifth dimensions. He said that every human is given a set of locks that lock them in a point of time from which they came, but that the experiment ruptured those time references, upon returning to Philadelphia.