posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 02:59 PM
reply to post by FlyInTheOintment
Seriously? Seriously? Why would NASA, a primarily military asset, want to publicise findings of this magnitude at this stage of the
I think you need to learn a little bit more about NASA and where it fits into the structure of the US government. It is a civilian agency, not a
military asset. The Pentagon and intelligence communities have their own space programs, you know.
NASA's ability to function depends on funding from a very fickle, cost conscious Legislative Branch. They desperately need a "big discovery" in
order to loosen up the purse strings. That's why they keep calling press conferences to announce that they may have found an Earth-like planet or
that there might be pond scum on Mars. Anything to justify a few more dollars here or there. What they most certainly do not
need is to be
caught with their trousers down when something huge happens. You know, like an asteroid crashing to Earth or a gigantic planet suddenly materializing
in orbit. It just might make them look incompetent.
Why do you suppose they announced that a satellite was going to de-orbit this week-end? Wouldn't that be just the sort of thing they would try to
cover up? After all, if it landed in the Pacific, no-one would know. If it landed on a city, they could act all surprised and say: "Oops. That was