Steps Toward Disclosure: Shutting Down Shuttle Program
NASA Articles 7/13/11
By: Chris Capps
If alien disclosure were to happen, immediately the government would face an administrative nightmare as millions of scientists would find their specialized skill sets suddenly economically unavailable due to lack of need. And so as a result a number of steps may be taken ahead of time to soften the blow. One of these steps is being undertaken right now within NASA, raising some questions about whether disclosure might be around the corner.
It was a sad day in Cape Canaveral when the final space shuttle went up and the lights went out on a two decade long tradition of manned space flight in the United States. The same nation that had been the second to send a man into orbit and the first to send a man to the moon was finally ending what seemed to be mankindÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best last hope to reach another planet in the near future. But the closing of the space program may have been the opening of another doorway. If government officials were making the last few changes necessary to herald in a new space program as quickly as possible once the announcement was made, they would first have to close the old space program and free up as many personnel as possible.
It is pure speculation, and it may be mere fantasy, but something about seeing the launch pads empty with no plans in the future for the first time in a long rich history of spaceflight has left some questions about whether there may be a secondary reason for the sudden closing of the program. While US astronauts will still be able to piggyback on rockets launched by the space programs of other nations, the United States - a nation that has invested countless man hours and even more resources in the promise of manned space flight and a future where humans set foot on different worlds - will not be sending people up itself any longer.
And while some say itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s just business as usual, and pure politics with a nation whose budget is under serious strain, others are wondering whether itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s because the space shuttle may no longer be needed when something incredible happens. And thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not the only strange preparation that seems to suggest a sudden world shift might be in the works in the next year. One of the most wildly successful scientific facilities of the past century, the Tevatron is scheduled to shut down in September. Once again this may be simply budget concerns, or there could be a different cause, like a sudden influx of superior technology.
If official alien contact were made, it would mean thousands of jobs lost overnight if these programs had not allowed a grace period for some of the top scientific minds ahead of time. Similarly it would mean a massive waste in administrative fees until the programs did finally end their runs. Instead, if a government were to shut these programs down just prior to disclosure, they would be saving money and time, giving them more resources freed up to use when addressing alien technologies.