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During the active detonation testing phases of nuclear weapons, it was rationalised that this explosive force would make an ideal propulsion if it could be focused, directed if you will, to a beneficial use.
NERVA is an acronym for Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Application, a U.S. nuclear thermal rocket engine development program that ran for roughly two decades. NERVA was a joint effort of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and NASA, managed by the Space Nuclear Propulsion Office (SNPO) until both the program and the office ended at the end of 1972.
NERVA demonstrated that nuclear thermal rocket engines were a feasible and reliable tool for space exploration, and at the end of 1968 SNPO certified that the latest NERVA engine, the NRX/XE, met the requirements for a manned Mars mission.
originally posted by: caterpillage
Perhaps a possibility is that he is indeed some kind of well informed insider to some very top level black projects, or was.
Maybe he was letting info slip out, possibly having fun with it or just felt people should know what's going on.
Could be he said to much about something, maybe crossed a line, and he got busted for it, they could have made him post a story that would be so fantastical as to discredit himself and throw truth seekers off the mark. Maybe that was his only choice, or face prison?
That would explain the rather abrupt move to woo woo ville anyway.
originally posted by: Snarl
Just a couple of thoughts on a 'breakaway' civilization.
Where are they gonna go? What are they gonna find when they get there? How hard would it be starting over from scratch on an uninhabited world?
ETA: One of the other writings you referenced ... wow!! Looks like a work of science fiction. Haven't gone through it past the OP (can't believe I missed it when it was written). Interesting stuff and I appreciate you calling attention to it.
originally posted by: ManufacturedDissent
Possibility on "muddying the waters.":
Once the practical use of atomic energy was realized, is it possible that the first major misdirection came in the form of Roswell?
Think about it for a second from a black op perspective. You want to begin to develop tech that is so exotic / ground breaking it could collapse the world's economy if it was ever mass produced for the world.
originally posted by: seeking77
Interesting thread, I like the idea of an ancient advanced pre known history civilization.
originally posted by: Boscov
What is the end game? We here on Earth are royally effed, and those that dont know who to ask or trust just die horribly, but no worries, you will be reborn in another System that they control, so nothing changes, until you get to join the club and do unto others as was done to you?
That doesnt sound like progress to me, that sounds like a cruel game.
B) I don't 'do' UFOs. I am an aweful sceptic when it comes to 'flying saucers' and all the related articles that go with it. However I will describe what I saw and admit it is totally unidentifiable to me when compared with any known technology.
originally posted by: shagg
a reply to: aorAki
ALiCCE : Artificial life in Carbon Carbon Exoskeleton.
Apparently 'she' was dug out of a salt dome, somewhere in Africa.
^ THIS brought a couple of interesting follow up questions to mind. I don't think that info was available in the original thread that sparked all the interest, so it is safe to assume this came from a one-off conversation somewhere? If true, there are less than a handful of salt mines in Africa, and very few (I've only come up with two so far) that were active pre-WW2. It still could be a research dead-end, as a discovery back then would have been kept quiet very easily. Still it might be another bread crumb worth following.