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by Paul Seaburn          December 27, 2017          (mysteriousuniverse.org)

• The Russian space agency, Roscosmos, announced that it plans to install a luxury hotel module on the International Space Station to cater to space tourists by 2020.
• It will be a 20-ton, 51-feet long module designed to accommodate four visitors, each having sleeping berths, a shared bathroom, a common lounge area, WiFi and exercise equipment. Each sleeping berth will have a 9-inch porthole and the lounge area will have a 16-inch porthole to view space. The cost for this vacation is $40 million, with a $4 million down payment.
• An upgraded luxury package goes for $60 million for a month-long stay, and includes guided spacewalks accompanied by a cosmonaut.
• Russia’s primary space contractor, RKK Energia, will build the space station over the next five years. A decade ago, RKK Energia sent seven space tourists to the ISS, including American multimillionaire Dennis Tito, who paid $20 million for an 8-day stay.
• The only wrinkle in the plan is that the US and Russia have agreed to retire the ISS in 2028.
• But if you miss the Russian space hotel, there’s always Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin or Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic suborbital tourism programs.

 

Now that everyone is talking out in the open about UFOs, including the US government and military, it will only be a matter of time before outer-space hotels start opening up to cater to tourist who want to see the unidentified objects from a better vantage point than their backyards. How much time? Try right now. The Russian space agency Roscosmos announced it is planning to install a luxury hotel module on the International Space Station to cater to space tourists. Will the Russian ISS hotel minibar be stocked with vodka and Tang?

The news about this planned Red Roof-of-the-Atmosphere Inn comes from Popular Mechanics magazine (motto: Grease is our favorite scent), which revealed this week that it somehow obtained access to a proposal by Roscosmos State Corporation, the government body overseeing the country’s space program, to add a 20-ton, 15.5-meter (51 feet)-long module to the ISS whose sole purpose would be to cater to space travelers. The 92 cubic meter (3249 cubic feet) will be designed to give four visitors their own 2 cubic meter (70 cubic foot) bedroom and one-half of a 2 cubic meter “hygiene and medical” station (bathroom). This orbiting B&B will also have a common area for lounging with fellow tourists, WiFi and exercise equipment (zero-gravity weightlifting anyone?).

What about UFO spotting opportunities? For those on the standard package, each sleeping room will have a 9-inch (228 mm) porthole (think airplane window) while the communal lounge will have a 16-inch (426 mm) window (think small manhole cover) for four people to push and shove their way in front of for a better view. However, those who upgrade to the luxury package will get guided spacewalks accompanied by their own personal cosmonaut, who will point out the sights and say, “Look, there’s your house!” when the tourist starts to ask too many questions about strange objects whizzing by.

How much would you pay for a luxurious one-week-to-one-month stay at the ISS? If you have to ask the price, you probably can’t afford the $40 million minimum and the $4 million down payment so RKK Energia, Russia’s primary space contractor, can begin working on the space hotel. This is the same group that ran Russia’s original space tourism program which sent 7 space tourists to the ISS between 2001 and 2009, starting with American multimillionaire Dennis Tito, who paid $20 million for an 8-day stay. RKK Energia estimates it will take 5 years and 16.4 to 26.2 billion rubles ($279-$446 million) to complete its new outer-space place, so it’s looking to sign up as many people as it can for this out-of-this-world timeshare deal. They will probably be pushing the luxury package — which includes spacewalks but requires a month-long stay, for just $20 million more.

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by Jon Austin        December 13. 2017         (express.co.uk)

• A YouTube blogger by the name of Streetcap1 found a strange anomaly in the International Space Station’s live feed on December 12th. There appeared to be an object near the ISS that was emitting a red beam at intervals. (see video below)
• Streetcap1 said that NASA quickly tried to zoom the camera away from the object, as if to hide it from view.
• Many YouTube commenters agreed with his theory of alien intrusion. But one said it could be NASA’s Optical Payload for Lasercomm Science where packets of information are beamed from the space station using lasers.

 

NASA footage from the ISS live cam yesterday shows a strange object opposite the space station, that appears to emit a red beam at intervals, according to YouTuber Streetcap1.

He posted the clip to his YouTube channel which regularly puts forward alleged evidence of aliens and UFOs.

In his video entitled ‘UFO Fires Red Beam at the ISS?’, he said: “These lights appeared next to the space station.

“I checked the pre-archive footage and they don’t appear on any other footage as far as I can see
“Look at the red light coming from them and going to the space station… its pretty strange.”

The object itself that he thought might be a UFO appeared to resemble many other alleged ISS sightings that have been previously debunked as lens flares from the camera or reflections of the ISS itself.

The ISS also did not appear to sustain any damage in the clip.

Streetcap1 added: “Maybe it’s lens flare, I don’t know what’s causing it.

“In the previous shots hours ago there was no evidence of it at all.

“It could be lens flare, but I can’t see what was causing it.

“Its shape was what was most interesting to me.”

He then said NASA appeared to try to zoom the camera away from the object, as if to hide it from view.

Many of Streetcap1’s followers felt he was on to something.

Vikki Ledgard posted on YouTube: “I think that series of red lights looks like the lights of some huge vessel (mothership if you prefer).”

Arthur Tasev said: “This slipped through the net from NASA.”

David Waddington added: “It is a craft of some sort and I think the ISS was expecting it, camera on infra red would probably show a lot more.”

Juliana Jaynes said: “How long is this going to go on? It is more than obvious there are ships EVERYWHERE.”

James Paul added: “That appears to be the same craft that’s been seen manoeuvring around the ISS and boosters heading to orbit.

“I believe it’s an anti-gravity craft that belongs to the USAF along with other craft of the same type only smaller.”

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by Brett Tingley October 13, 2017 (mysteriousuniverse.org)

• In gathering items for a resupply launch from Kazakhstan, the Russians added a mysterious new experimental capsule to be installed on the International Space Station.
• When NASA officials asked what the device was, their Russian counterparts said it was intended for a scientific use and refused to divulge any more information.
• This is the first time in the two decades of joint US-Russia operation of the ISS that either nation has sent unidentified cargo up to the space station.
• NASA officials are baffled and a bit worried over how tight-lipped the Russians have been about the device.

Oh, Russia, don’t ever change.

The “former” evil empire seems to be at its old tricks again, launching mystery rockets, waking up its “killer” satellites, and continuing to broadcast encrypted radio messages around the world. Not to mention the whole “alleged” disinformation program which has injected all sorts of chaos into the political systems of Western governments. Now, Mother Russia continues its doctrine of intentional international intrigue with the launch of a strange new experimental capsule to be installed on the International Space Station. What could go wrong?

The launch was conducted at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan and included routine supplies for astronauts and cosmonauts aboard the ISS such as food, water, and fuel. However, NASA officials spotted an odd capsule being loaded onto the Progress MS-07 that they can’t identify. When NASA officials asked their Russian counterparts what the device might be, they were told only that it is intended for a scientific use and is designed only for a one-way trip. Russian space officials refused to divulge any more information.

NASA officials are baffled and a bit worried over how tight-lipped the Russians have been about the device. NASA scientists say this is the first time in the two decades of joint US-Russia operation of the ISS that either nation has sent unidentified cargo up to the space station – at least that we know about. The launch of this mystery capsule continues a year of strange happenings aboard the ISS; earlier this year, a mysterious US reconnaissance satellite buzzed the ISS shortly after its launching following a Russian Space agency announcement that they had found unknown “biomaterial” on the outside of the space station. Could a new space race be afoot?

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