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Begging for Disclosure

50 years of the Secret Nuclear Propulsion Industry.

Russia's RD-0410 Nuclear Experimental Engine – publicly being listed as having flown in
1985. With a thrust to weight ratio of 1.8 with a burn time of 1hr, this was supposedly the
“only operational nuclear engine in the USSR.”
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You are about to take a nice guided tour down the rabbit hole, everything you are about to read is
public information. Its how you process this information and what you do with it that really counts. In
order to be able to make sense and 'put the pieces together' you need to be able to apply behavior
modeling – in this respect not against a particular organization or entity – but against government
agencies themselves. By studying how they have behaved in certain fields of study, one can then
easily extrapolate this information to stuff far less known to the public, if known at all. Once you see
the 'behavior patten' present itself, it will suddenly all fit together.

We Need to Restudy the History of the Atomic Bomb First.

● The first publicly known atomic weapons were 'Little Boy' and 'Fat Man' which were dropped
on Hiroshima, and Nagasaki at the end of WWII.

There are some important things to note about these weapons (In this case Little Boy), lets go over
its statistics:

● Weight 4.5 tons, Length 3.2m, Diameter 71cm (It was large)
● Yield 15 Kilotons

As well this is a photo of The Fat Man Bomb

It was even larger...

● 4.6 tons, Length 3.25m, Diameter 1.5m

● Yield 20 Kilotons

Why Do You Care To Know This?

Because that was in 1946, and we all know very well - how much more research was done in this
project AFTER these bombs were developed. Lets fast forward to the late 1950's and examine the
'Davy Crockett' - a tiny dial-a-yield nuclear warhead

The Davey Crockett shown loaded onto its rocket booster. It had a dial-a-yield from a measly 10 tons
all the way up to 0.5 kilotons(2). This photo was taken in 1961, and now Davey Crocketts can be
found in the United States Army Ordinace Museum.

There are some important things to note in this.

● 16 years was all it took for the atomic weapon to go from weighing 4.5 tons all the way
down to 23 kg. This weight ratio is 195:1.
● The size and number of people involved in the Manhatten project was huge, eventually
employing over 130,000 people at three sites, and costing in todays dollars
approximately $24 Billion(3).
● At one facility it was so secret that State Governor was unaware of its existence. The
facility known as Oak Ridge was to become the fifth largest city in the state, and
consumed 1/6th of the electrical power produced in the U.S. More than New York City.
This shows that large projects CAN be done in complete secrecy and with no public
Beyond the Davey Crockett.

Many in the alternative and research community do not even want to admit that suitcase
nuclear warheads exist. However this is going to 'wax thin' as the National Terror Alert
Response Center identifies them by diagram, and shows you what roughly you should be
looking for.(4)

This diagram looks reminiscently similar to the mock up created by Congressional staffer Peter
Pry, as further information was leaked about the existence of these suitcase nukes in the
Burton-Lunev Hearing in 2000 as witnessed by X Soviet GRU Operative Stanislav Lunev.(5)
In Summary

● The Research and Development into the Nuclear Warhead was massive and secret.
● The size and yield of the devices advanced tremendously, with almost a 200:1
difference in weight between warheads in just 16 years.
● Research continued long after the first, second and third generation of warheads were
constructed , and more and more of this was done out of the public eye.
● Small bits of information still pops up in the public, namely the evidence for the
existence of suitcase nukes.
● If you think that suitcase nukes do not exist, then maybe you have an explanation as to
why such a thing is showcased on a government site. This is as much of an admission
as needed.

Behavior Analysis Of the US Government Around Its Favorite Toy (The Nuclear

The entire project could have been conducted outside of the public eye entirely, except the one
problem is that every time you tested your warheads it usually left craters the size of football
fields and obliterated everything in its path. So it forced the government in this case to shed
lots of light on their results. But in reality we have little information about the cities that were
erected during the Manhatten Project , the thousands of people involved in the project and
many other aspects. In fact the secrecy that exists today is far and above that which existed
during WWII - as in those days the moral fortitude of US government was one of being able to
openly share knowledge, and to tell the truth (at least a little). Today they have no problems at
all lying and not saying anything, leaving everyone open to much speculation. But if you
examine something long enough you will see a large pattern develop. This is important to note
as we move forward into studying demonstrable evidence of a Black Secret or Ultra Secret
project of Nuclear Propulsion, that in some cases have been hidden in plain site.

The NERVA nuclear thruster was conceptualized in the late 1950's, and hints of its implementation
are heavily evidenced at the site astronautix.(6)

It's time now to completely examine the possibility that there is a very real and very secret nuclear
propulsion industry - one that shows many signs of a parallel space program as ran by NASA and
other various agencies over the past 50 years. A program so shrouded in secrecy that not even the
spouses of the active members ever knew what it was that was done. A program begging to be
recognized for its amazing achievements, and signs and easter eggs are being left everywhere,
descriptors written in past tense about Mars missions, programs that keep appearing repeating but
also being labeled as 'cancelled.' The statistics and results of the experiments indicate that not only
was the nuclear powered thruster a big success, it completely revolutionized the propulsion industry,
and signs of its usage are well indicated...
The Beginnings.

The initial research into nuclear propulsion began ironically 1 year after the end of WWII, in 1946,
under the Air Force's Nuclear Energy for the Propulsion of Aircraft (NEPA.) This program was then
replaced by the Aircraft Nuclear Propulsion (ANP) Program. Majors issues at this early stage of
development was naturally nuclear shielding, and making the propulsion systems work.

Illustration 1: Artists Rendition of the WS-125 Pentagons Initial Plans for

a Nuclear Powered Aircraft

But the program was publicly deemed a failure, and cancelled after spending nearly $1 Billion dollars,
and dragging the program out until 1961(7). But what is not clearly understood or explained was the
second program for nuclear powered rocket thrusters and missile systems, namely Project Pluto...
Since there was much less requirements for a manned vehicle, all that was left was dealing with the
possibly large emissions of nuclear radiation.

The Wikipedia Coverage States:

On May 14, 1961, the world's first nuclear ramjet engine, "Tory-IIA," mounted on a
railroad car, roared to life for just a few seconds. Three years later, "Tory-IIC" was run
for five minutes at full power, producing 513 megawatts and the equivalent of over
35,000 pounds force (156 kN) thrust. But despite these and other successful tests the
Pentagon, sponsor of the "Pluto project," had second thoughts; Intercontinental ballistic
missile technology had proved to be more easily developed than previously thought,
reducing the need for such highly capable cruise missiles. On July 1, 1964, seven
years and six months after it was born, "Project Pluto" was cancelled.(8)

Think about what was just stated here:

● The device successfully fired, and on a second trial ran for 5 minutes. If you actually
read up on the Pluto Project it would have given the Pentagon the capability to have a
loitering missile, something that would have given then a huge first strike advantage
capability. Why would the Pentagon have any misgivings about this technology, it would
have been one of the highest priorities for the current US administration, and to simply
declare the project cancelled is highly unlikely... But lets assume that at the time the
project complexity was too difficult to accomplish.
The Parallel Program ROVER

What is very interesting is that the US government ran a parallel program known as Project ROVER,
which was started way back in 1956, by the AEC (Atomic Energy Commission). Strangely there are
many references of successful firing after firing with the Kiwi, and NRX prototypes.(9) After several
tests of the Kiwi series systems, the much larger and more powerful Phoebus series were
implemented. The 'B' Model ran successfully generating 1500MW for 30 minutes. NASA would join
the program and continue with the NERVA series, which would begin test firings that would start in
Sep 1964 (9)

What is interesting is by 1968, there are public references to over 28 successful firings of the NRX
variant, all generating 1,100 MW fuel, with many tests stopping because the rocket had exhausted all
the hydrogen available to it. Model EX Produced the baseline 75,000 lbf (334 kN) thrust that NERVA
Several problems confronted the NERVA design, and by the end of the program most of these
problems were solved. However publicly the program was simply labeled a failure.

Think about this for a second...

● You have just successfully tested your prototype 28 times, and have committed over 20
years of research and effort, and you turn around and cancel the program before ever
strapping it to a rocket or utilizing it, in the year 1968? That just doesn't make sense –
that is unless of course it leaves a radioactivity trail, therefore there can be no chance
the public might figure this out, therefore the program would have to be done in
complete secrecy, to prevent a massive outcry.

What is very interesting to note is that successful firings from the Phoebus series was being
conducted, and cumulated with the the program cancellation in 1972. Coincidentally this was roughly
the same time that the Moon program was publicly cancelled. Was this just a coincidence, or did the
program continue in secrecy with a new form of propulsion? To have never have tested their
technology in flight would be a incredulous thing to believe, and no matter what would be done - the
public could never know it was done because they would scream bloody murder and political heads
would be out at the next election. Anything that would be done would have to be done in complete
secrecy, test firing a nuclear rocket publicly would be tantamount to political suicide.
List of manned Apollo Moon landings

Further information: List of Apollo astronauts

• Apollo 11 - July 16, 1969. First manned landing on the Moon, July 20.
• Apollo 12 - November 14, 1969. First precise manned landing on the Moon, within walking distance of
Surveyor 3.
• Apollo 14 - January 31, 1971. Commanded by Alan Shepard, the only one of the original Mercury Seven
astronauts to walk (and golf) on the Moon.
• Apollo 15 - July 26, 1971. First mission with the Lunar Rover vehicle.
• Apollo 16 - April 16, 1972. First landing in the lunar highlands.
• Apollo 17 - December 7, 1972. Final Apollo lunar mission, first night launch, only mission with a
professional geologist.

In total twenty-four American astronauts have traveled to the Moon, with twelve walking on its surface and
three making the trip twice. Apollo 8, Apollo 10 and Apollo 13 were lunar-orbit-only missions with no moon
landings. Apollo 7 and Apollo 9 never left Earth orbit. Apart from the inherent dangers of manned moon
expeditions as seen with Apollo 13, one reason for their cessation according to astronaut Alan Bean is the cost it
imposes in government subsidies."[3]

Lets go over what we know – we have :

● NASA successfully fired Pheobus/NERVA modules over and over again.
● The Apollo project was coincidentally cancelled the same year that the Nuclear
Propulsion research was also cancelled, coinciding with the completely successful firing
of the Phoebus/NERVA series rockets...

But there is more...

When one goes to the astronautix website, however there are many references to more
advanced NERVA engines, on which data was collected long after the program was cancelled,
and strangely references to actual flights and usages of nuclear propulsion.
Notice at the end of article “First Flight 1980:” Is that a typo, or is this encyclopedia leaving
easter eggs to be found?

Evidence of Continued NASA Moon Missions

There is mounting evidence that the missions to the Moon continued in secrecy, this fact
needs establishment in order to understand that not only were these programs never
stopped, but Astronautix strangely mentions a Von Braun Mars mission in 'past tense!'

What is going on here – this is the astronautix article. Do recall that people involved in
the program would have a security clearance so secret that breaking and talking could
easily end their lives. And the US government would never admit that they just polluted
the entire upper atmosphere with radiation in order to get the necessary payload up to
attempt the mission. So they would do it for their own ambition, and never even report
they did it. The possibility does sit there.

The mission profile was as follows:

• 12 November 1981: Trans-Mars injection. Each spacecraft had a starting mass in low earth orbit of 727
metric tons. After the 3.8 m/s maneuver, the two lateral PPM's would separate, leaving the single PPM,
PMM, MEM, and probes with a total mass of 614 metric tons.
• 9 August 1982: Mars orbit insertion. The spacecraft entered an elliptical Mars orbit. This requires a
delta-V of only 2.2 km/s, only 1/3 to 1/8 the amount Boeing assumed in their study for obtaining a
circular orbit. This was a huge driver in reducing the total expedition mass. Mass before the maneuver
was 295 metric tons, and afterwards around 226 metric tons.
• The MEM's separate and headed for the surface. Meanwhile, the three crew left aboard each PMM drop
the 12 sample-return probes and survey the Martian surface and moons from orbit.
• 28 October 1982: Trans-Earth Injection. Having shed the MEM and probes, the mass at the start of the
maneuver was 172 metric tons.
• 28 February 1983: Venus swingby. This reduces the velocity at the return to earth, and provided an
additional science opportunity. Four probes were dropped into the atmosphere of Venus.
• 14 August 1983: Earth Orbit Insertion. The PPM fired one last time to brake the spacecraft into low
earth orbit. It docked with the earth orbiting space station and the crews and their samples were placed in
quarantine. Final mass of each ship was 72.6 metric tons. Von Braun preferred this approach to a direct
return to earth in an Apollo Command Module. His mission profile made the propellant available for it,
and the risk of contamination of the earth by Martian organisms was eliminated.

If you actually read this, most of the document is past tense. Realistically the only
method that could accomplish a Mars mission would be a nuclear propellant system.
The research all suggests that NASA was successful with NERVA Nuclear propulsion to
this day. 1981 could easily have been enough time to have attempted such a thing. But
why all the secrecy? Firstly again this would require 100's of launches to get the
necessary payload up into orbit.
Enter Dr Beter

Dr Beter released a monthly audio cassette from 1975 until roughly 1982, on highly
classified and censored documents. In his monthly audio cassettes he specifically
mentions a secret US Moon base established as continued missions to the moon under
a expanded Apollo mission continued in secrecy. Don't laugh too quickly, he predicted
accurately the bombing of the Barracks in Lebanon over 1 year before it occurred. On
September 30, 1982 in his Audio Letter #79 he specifically mentioned that US Marines
would be killed in a incident. Roughly one year later and after his death the Barracks
were bombed.

He specifically mentions that the Apollo programs continued in secrecy, from an alternate
location – namely Diego Garcia.

When Neil Armstrong planted man's first footprints on the moon

in July 1969, it was a sensational event the world over. Little more than
three years later, however, it was becoming routine enough in the public eye
for America's manned moon program to be removed from public view. The final
publicly admitted moon flight was Apollo 17 in December 1972. Thereafter, as
the American public became increasingly absorbed in the Watergate Scandal and
other matters, the U.S. moon program continued secretly from a new base: the
island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. Different launch techniques were
used there, involving the Skylab space station as a way station to the moon.

Again we have another source as flimsy as it is, informing us that in deed some form of parallel
space program has existed for a very long time.

Was NERVA ever Cancelled?

Evidence seems to suggest that the program itself was resurrected, and continued, and the
concept and research into nuclear propulsion continued long after the mysterious cutoff dates
of 1972, when the Apollo program publically ended. After the NERVA engines a series of
Timberwind Engines were developed by the Pentagon as evidenced in the Astronautix online
encyclopedia(10) Several models of Timberwind Propulsion were listed namely the Timberwind
45, the Timberwind 75, and the Timberwind 250. In fact by 1992 New Scientist was still giving
coverage to the Pentagons research into their attempts at nuclear propulsion.
Pentagon Reveals Secret Nuclear-Powered Rocket

The Pentagon revealed last week that it is working on a rocket engine powered by ay nuclear
reactor. It has spent $130 million on the secret project since 1987.

Critics accused the Pentagon of trying to avoid public scrutiny. 'This programme reeks of
deception,' says Steve Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists. According to
Aftergood, the Pentagon has revealed only part of its research on nuclear propulsion: a
separate programme, with the code name LT, is still classified.

The Pentagon refused to disclose the results of studies on the environmental effects of testing
the engine. Tests on the reactor fuel are proposed to begin this year at the Nevada nuclear test
site. Ground tests of the engine will present its greatest environmental hazard, says Aftergood.
The coolant for the reactor is its liquid hydrogen propellant. If the reactor fuel failed during a
test, radioactive particles would be spewed with the hydrogen gas into the atmosphere.

The Pentagon also provided only vague information on why it needs such a
rocket. NASA abandoned its attempt to build a nuclear-powered rocket in 1973
after spending $1.5 billion on it.

Now add it all together:

● NEPA, ANP, Project Pluto, Project Rover, Project Nerva, Timberwind produced
according to Astronix dozens of prototypes and possibly hundreds of test firings. Do
you honestly thing that at some point they would not actually attempt some form of
launch? I find that pretty incredible that project after project after project would be
dismissed or cancelled, and that they would simply reattempt the project over again 10
years later? 60 years of failure, or 40 years of secrecy surrounded by success – what
do you honestly think?

After hours of research, finally evidence was found that yes, indeed super-secret tests
were conducted as far back as 1965. Naturally this experiment was a disaster, and they
quickly moved to hush this up as much as possible. What do you think they are
capable of today?

Enclosed are two very pertinent articles showing a attempts over a 30 year span to test
their then read nuclear powered rockets.
(2) Davey Crockett (Nuclear Device) – Wikipedia Entry.
(3) Manhatten Project (Wikipedia Entry).
(4) The National Terror Alert Response Center Website
(5) Alexander Lebed and Suitcase Nukes.
(6) Nerva Nuclear Powered Thruster
(7) Nuclear Powered Aircraft
(8) Project Pluto Wikipedia Article
(9) Nuclear Thermal Rocket