Russia is Planning a Luxury Hotel on the Space Station

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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UFO Hunter in Shock Claim ‘Alien Ship’ Found on the Moon

by David Rivers         January 2, 2018          (dailystar.co.uk)

• Streetcap1 has uploaded a YouTube video of a large, unusual object on the surface of the Moon titled “Alien Ship on the Lunar Surface” (see 1:38 video below)

• Streecap1 claims he sourced the image from the Chinese Chang’e 3 lunar rover, launched in 2013 saying, “I don’t know what else it could be. Look at the detail. No brightness or colour adjustments have been made at all. This is exactly how it appears on the Chinese Chang’e 3 photographs.”

 

The video uploaded to YouTube titled “Alien Ship on the Lunar Surface” shows pictures of a large, unusual object on its surface.

Truth-seeker Streetcap1 claims he sourced the snaps from the Chinese Chang’e 3 lunar rover, launched in 2013.

He said: “I don’t know what else it could be. Look at the detail.

“No brightness or colour adjustments have been made at all, this is exactly how it appears on the Chinese Chang’e 3 photographs.”

YouTube is up in arms over footage, and so far it has been viewed by over 31,000 people.
One commented: “That is spectacular. No one can possibly doubt what that is. Fantastic find.”

Another added: “Wow now that was something. How did you find that and more people need to see it? Alien ship or not it is something that shouldn’t be ignored.”

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Mystery Surrounds Why Four Nations Launch Rockets in Four Days

by Paul Seaburn        December 29, 2017        (mysteriousuniverse.org)

• During a four day period in December 2017, the US, Russia, China and Japan all launched rockets carrying satellites into space.

• On December 22nd, the US SpaceX launched 10 more Iridium Next satellites, adding to a constellation of over 60 satellites providing worldwide voice and data communication.

• Also on December 22nd, Japan launched an H-2A rocket, putting a climate monitoring satellite in polar orbit, and a demonstration satellite in lower orbit.

• On December 26th, China launched a Long March-2C carrier rocket with remote sensing satellites to conduct electromagnetic environmental probes.

• Also on December 26th, Russia launched a rocket carrying Angola’s first-ever telecommunications satellite, but announced it had lost contact with it shortly after it entered orbit.

• Coincidence? Is there something going on? Or have we reached a point where rocket launches to put more satellites in orbit have become a weekly event?

 

It’s been barely a week since the government released two UFO videos … that’s more than enough time to start connecting this “disclosure” to other events/dots that are strange, government-or-military-related and potentially linked to space travel, UFOs and government cover-ups. Just such a confluence of incidents occurred over the past week when the US, Russia, China and Japan all launched rockets during a brief four-day period. All were reportedly carrying satellites and some had unusual circumstances surrounding them. Let’s start connecting.

Credit for noticing the four launches in four days goes to the folks at UFO Sightings Hotspot, who think the satellite payloads means that “Something” Is Being Monitored In Space!” That’s obvious, but what? And why four different programs?

The US. launch was the iconic and infamous SpaceX launch of a completely recycled two-stage Falcon 9 booster from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on December 22 11:27 p.m. EST (8:27 p.m. local California time). This was the launch that launched 10 more Iridium Next satellites and thousands of UFO sighing calls as the rocket blazed a condom-shaped trail across the evening sky. The Iridium satellite constellation consists of over 60 active satellites covering the entire planet to provide worldwide voice and data communication. While this historic launch caused quite a stir, it doesn’t appear to be unusual.

On the same day, Japan had its own unusual launch from the Tanegashima Space Center. One H-2A rocket released satellites in two different orbits by first putting a Shikisai climate monitoring satellite into a polar orbit around 500 miles (800 km), then reigniting twice and dropping a demonstration satellite in a lower orbit between 280 and 400 miles (450-643 km). Spaceflight Now reported that the Japanese launch occurred just 72 seconds before the SpaceX liftoff – the shortest interval between two successful launches in history. Coincidence or intentional?

Just four days later, China launched remote sensing satellites on a Long March-2C carrier rocket from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center. Chinese media reports the satellites will conduct electromagnetic environmental probes and other experiments. However, Spaceflight Insider points out that China has been very secretive about other launches in what is called the Yaogan-30 project and most experts believe it’s a secret military project.

That brings us to the Russian launches. The Russian space agency Roscomos launched a rocket from the Baikonur Cosmodrome carrying Angola’s first-ever telecommunications satellite late on December 26th, but announced it had lost contact with it shortly after it entered orbit.

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