posted on Mar, 7 2013 @ 05:59 AM
reply to post by Thorneblood
NASA stopped operations on the island about 91/92 they had a tracking station originally built for the Apollo missions, I lived on the island for a
year, the TTA stuff she is talking about in the videos is ESA space agency tracking stations for the Ariane missions, Cable and Wireless satellite
Land Earth Station for island communications, the tall mysterious towers miles apart and football fields high belong to the BBC World Service
rebroadcast service, they were shipped to the island in the 60's originally they were based at Daventry in the UK and have the most amazing old glass
valves which glow hot when transmitting. The USAF have a small presence on the island along with the RAF at Wideawake airfield, again the domes around
the airfield are to protect the Satellite/Radar equipment from the Sun and Dust. Some of the "Barracks and living accommodation" date back to the
Napoleonic era, the Royal Navy were based at Georgetown to stop the french from springing Napoleon from his prison on Saint Helena further south.
Interesting fact was NASA tested out the moon rover vehicle here as the island is just one big volcanic slag heap with just about every type of barren
surface you could imagine, and it was an emergency abort landing strip for the shuttle.
I have got to say it was a really bad video, lets find an island on google and then randomly speculate, without actually doing any other research as
to what is there, 15 minutes and some objective research on the net will turn up a heap of info.
Yes of course the UK and the US have a military interest in the island, its halfway to the Falklands its between Africa and South America which makes
it a nice asset to retain, and its a missile test range because its in the middle of nowhere. Geologically Ascension is also part of the Atlantic
Ridge which sticks out of the water, which is why its covered in Volcanoes, anything seismic would probably be more attributable to that than the BBC
edit on 7-3-2013 by Barkingmaad because: Finger trouble, and because I can!