NASA Awards SETI Institute Planetary Protection Support Contract

July 10, 2020                           (nasa.gov)

• Upcoming NASA science missions such as the Mars 2020 and Europa Clipper missions, and NASA’s Mars Sample Return mission, NASA’s Artemis program’s Gateway lunar orbital outpost, Human Lander System, and Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative, all will need to be in compliance with planetary protection standards. ‘Planetary Protection’s’ role is to protect both Earth and mission destinations from biological contamination.

• NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a $4.7 million ‘indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity’ contract for five years to head NASA’s Planetary Protection Program beginning July 1st. To ensure compliance with planetary protection standards, SETI (the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence). The SETI Institute will work with NASA’s Office of Planetary Protection to provide technical reviews and recommendations, validate biological cleanliness on flight projects, provide training for NASA and its partners, develop guidelines for implementation of NASA requirements, and disseminate information to stakeholders and the public.

• “The depth of mission experience and breadth of knowledge on the SETI Institute team will help NASA meet the technical challenges of assuring forward and backward planetary protection on the anticipated path of human exploration from the Moon to Mars,” said Lisa Pratt, NASA’s planetary protection officer at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

• “[P]lanetary protection [has become] an increasingly important component of mission planning and execution,” said Bill Diamond, president and chief executive officer of the SETI Institute. “We are proud to be NASA’s partner for this mission-critical function, protecting Earth from backward contamination, and helping ensure that the life we may find on other worlds, didn’t come from our own.”

• NASA and the SETI Institute have worked together on planetary protection for more than a decade and have developed a strong relationship and core competency in this area. SETI Institute scientists have extensive experience in understanding microbial life and how it can affect missions, even in the extreme conditions of spaceflight and extraterrestrial environments.

[Editor’s Note]   “SETI Institute scientists have extensive experience in understanding microbial life and how it can affect missions”? Really? Isn’t SETI the deep state pseudo-agency puppet that has been monitoring radio waves for signs of extraterrestrial signals since Frank Drake in 1960? Is this the same SETI who had to turn to private financing because of the ridicule they were taking from Congress? Now we learn that these astronomers who peer through telescopes all day, also have a knack for detecting microbial contamination on NASA spacecraft traveling to and from the Moon and Mars. The only thing that SETI has ever been tasked to do is to pretend to search for intelligent ETs and never find any, when everyone knows that they’re all around us and have been for the past century. Now, another deep state pseudo-agency puppet, NASA, is giving SETI the responsibility of preventing REAL microbial contamination in REAL space? Is this a joke? Or is it just a money transfer between two deep state toadies for some other agenda?

 

        SETI’s Bill Diamond

NASA has awarded the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California, a contract to support all phases of current and future planetary protection missions to ensure compliance with planetary protection standards.

The SETI Institute will work with NASA’s Office of Planetary Protection (OPP) to provide technical reviews and recommendations, validate biological cleanliness on flight projects, provide training for NASA and its partners, as well as develop guidelines for implementation of NASA requirements, and disseminate information to stakeholders and the public. The role of OPP is to promote responsible exploration of the solar system by protecting both Earth and mission destinations from biological contamination.

        NASA’s Lisa Pratt

“The depth of mission experience and breadth of knowledge on the SETI Institute team will help NASA meet the technical challenges of assuring forward and backward planetary protection on the anticipated path of human exploration from the Moon to Mars,” said Lisa Pratt, NASA’s planetary protection officer at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Planetary protection preserves environments, as well as the science, ensuring verifiable scientific exploration for extraterrestrial life. Some of the upcoming NASA science missions that will be supported by this contract include the Mars 2020 and Europa Clipper missions, and preparations for NASA’s Mars Sample Return mission. In addition, future human spaceflight exploration under NASA’s Artemis program, such as the Gateway lunar orbital outpost, the Human Lander System, and Commercial Lunar Payload Services initiative, will be supported under this contract, as part of America’s Moon to Mars exploration approach.

The contract is a fixed-price indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum award value of $4.7 million over a five-year period that began July 1.

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Japan a Model When Encountering UFOs, Aliens

Article by Natsuki Edogawa                               June 18, 2020                              (asahi.com)

• In 1956, reports of silver metallic strips, like pieces of paper, were seen falling from the sky in Choshi, Chiba Prefecture, Tokyo, Japan. In Fukushima Japan, people reported seeing a UFO near Mount Senganmori. Takayama city in Gifu Prefecture and Tokyo’s Meiji Shrine are also well-known UFO hot-spots. UFO sightings continue to be reported daily in Japan.

• Encounters with extraterrestrial UFOs don’t seem to be just science fiction anymore. The U.S. Defense Department declassified three black-and-white video shot by U.S. Navy pilots in 2004 and 2015 of mysterious objects flying over the sea at a high speed, or rotating in the air. The British Defense Ministry opened its archive of UFO sighting reports revealing incidents such as ‘two orange balls floating in my backyard’. After more than 50 years, the British UFO research department was closed in 2009 because “no UFO sighting has shown any kind of military threat.”

• In 1968, the U.S. National Security Agency regarded the “Japanese way” as a model for dealing with extraterrestrials. “People should learn from Japan whose manner is to be friendly and tries to eagerly learn everything from other cultures and cooperate with each other as one country,” an NSA paper stated.

• Josen Takano of the space science museum in Hakui cited Japan’s period of national isolation from the 17th century through the 19th century, when it continued to absorb knowledge from other countries about subjects such as medicine and foreign languages at its maritime trading ports, as an example of how to approach extraterrestrials. Learning from others is also how Japan grew its economy at such a remarkable speed following World War II.

• Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono recently acknowledged that protocols will be established for greeting extraterrestrial ‘just in case’. “We would like to decide what to do in the event we encounter a UFO,” Kono said.

• Researcher of supernatural phenomena Bintaro Yamaguchi says that the public is fascinated by UFOs. With mobile phones, people’s personal information, pictures, and family relationships are readily available on the internet. “Maybe people are tired of belonging to such a society,” said Yamaguchi. Perhaps people, like UFOs, “want to be unidentified objects themselves.” “I can hear their voices beneath the surface saying that they are envious of UFOs.”

 

With the U.S. Defense Department’s release of military video footage of what are purported to be UFOs, encounters with extraterrestrials suddenly don’t seem to be just science fiction anymore.

Even Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono acknowledged recently that protocols will be established just in case.

Japanese Defense Minister Taro Kono

“We would like to decide what to do in the event we encounter a UFO,” he said.

More than 50 years ago, Japan was regarded as a model for dealing with extraterrestrials.

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) made recommendations if humans were to encounter aliens from space.

It has disclosed a 1968 paper that says the “Japanese way” was a good example of “assimilating other technologies and maintaining their identity even if their technology was inferior to the other ones.”

It adds, “People should learn from Japan whose manner is to be friendly and tries to eagerly learn everything from other cultures and cooperate with each other as one country.”

A science journalist and professor who is involved with a space science museum in Hakui, Ishikawa Prefecture, said “Japanese flexibility has attracted a lot of attention.”

Josen Takano cited Japan’s period of national isolation from the 17th century through the 19th century when it continued to absorb knowledge about subjects such as medicine and foreign languages at Dejima, a small island in Nagasaki Port, used as a trading post with other countries.

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Green UFO Spotted Over Australia, Triggering Wild Speculations

Article by Cristian Antonescu                           June 16, 2020                            (webbyfeed.com)

• On the morning of June 15th, citizens of the Pilbara region in northwestern Australia were left speechless when a mysterious green light with a tail illuminated the skies above them.

• Are aliens invading the Earth? Renae Sayers from Curtin University’s Space, Science and Technology Centre offered a scientific explanation that when objects such as space debris or satellites enter our atmosphere, they tend to break apart, crackle and spark as they burn up.

• Scientists believe that similar events occur every day on Earth. Our planet’s atmosphere is hit daily by about 100 tonnes of space debris, but most of them are falling over unpopulated regions across the globe and in oceans.

• But it is still technically a UFO. An ‘Unidentified Flying Object’ can be something other than a flying saucer carrying little green guys with pointy ears.

 

When you see a UFO, you first think about aliens. And it’s not something to blame at all, regardless of how much you like Star Wars or other similar cinema productions. It’s within the human nature to seek the sensational, the jaw-dropping hypotheses, and also to hope that there is something bigger and much more glorious than us somewhere in the Universe.

The citizens of the Australian region Pilbara were left speechless when a mysterious green light with a tail illuminated the skies above them yesterday in the morning (June 15). People capturing the peculiar phenomenon had seen it more precisely from the Northern Territory and South Australia, as Glen Nagle from the CSIRO-NASA tracking station in Canberra says.

Alien invasion?

The inevitable and ultimate question arises that everyone is thinking about: are aliens invading Earth in the pandemic year 2020? It seems so if we take a look at the footage below:

41 second video of green ‘asteroid’ 3 million miles away (‘ABC7’ YouTube)

 

1:08 minute video of ‘space junk’ entering the atmosphere (‘ABCNews AU’ YouTube)

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