Pioneer cover

From the press release: From the moment he is handed a possibility of making the first alien contact, Saunders Maxwell decides he will do it, even if doing so takes him through hell and back.

Unfortunately, that is exactly where that journey takes him.

The vision that Zimmerman paints of vibrant human colonies on the Moon, Mars, the asteroids, and beyond, indomitably fighting the harsh lifeless environment of space to build new societies, captures perfectly the emerging space race we see today.

He also captures in Pioneer the heart of the human spirit, willing to push forward no matter the odds, no matter the cost. It is that spirit that will make the exploration of the heavens possible, forever, into the never-ending future.

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NASA and United Arab Emirates sign space cooperation deal

The competition heats up (but not in the way you think): NASA and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) space agency have signed an agreement to cooperate in space research and technology development.

The agreement covers cooperation and collaboration in space science, operational Earth observation and Earth science, aeronautics, space operations and exploration, education, technology, safety and mission assurance, and other areas with potential benefits to all nations.

The two countries will continue to identify additional areas of mutual interest for possible future cooperative programs or joint activities on Earth, in airspace, or in outer space. These activities may include the joint use of aircraft, scientific instruments aboard spacecraft, ground-based research facilities, spacecraft and space research platforms, as well as ground-based antennas for tracking, telemetry, and data acquisition. Additionally, the two countries will aim to collaborate on the creation and implementation of education and public outreach programs and joint workshops, with the goal of facilitating the exchange of scientific data, scientists, engineers, and views and experiences on relevant regulatory frameworks and standards.

The competition here is not between these big space government programs, who are increasingly teaming up, but between the big space government programs and the profitable and uncontrolled private sector. I fully expect there to be more calls for government supervision and licensing of private space, just to control it better. And what better way to leverage that control but to link every big space program in the world together, so that there are no independent efforts?


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  • Cotour

    Re-posted and related: Maybe this agreement goes to explaining the forced mixing of populations and why America as we know and love it must be destroyed:

    Why Hillary need not win the 2016 presidential election

    She is Obama with just a little bit more estrogen and bigger testicles.


    Orlando night club shooting by what appears to a radicalized Muslim who is the son of Pakistani parents. Obama can not say the words “radical Islam” or “radical Muslim”.


    Obama flooding the country with un-vetted individuals from the Mid East. Although we do have compassion for these people and their plight, we however are not required to commit national suicide by just allowing all comers to enter our country, there are other solutions to this problem.


    The Obama administration encourages and in fact participates in the illegal entry into our country of again, un-vetted individuals who can be coming from any part of the world.

    Oh yeah, and don’t forget this, she is bought and paid for and will do the bidding for all those who would destroy Americas sovereignty and hollow out our Constitution. : “Goldman Sachs has two senior representatives on Bilderberg’s steering committee: James A. Johnson, a board member of the bank, and Robert Zoellick, the chairman of Goldman Sachs’ board of international advisors. We know from Charity Commission accounts that Goldman Sachs, along with BP, is one of the key funders of the group, and we also know that they’ve been pumping “a substantial six-figure sum” into the Remain campaign. And Goldman Sachs doesn’t spend money lightly. The Remain campaign is clearly close to whatever they have instead of a heart.” From another article: ” The decision for Blankfein to invest in Hillary Clinton’s son-in-law’s company is just one of many ways Goldman Sachs has used its wealth to forge a tight bond with the Clinton family. The company paid Hillary Clinton $675,000 in personal speaking fees, paid Bill Clinton $1,550,000 in personal speaking fees, and donated between $250,000 and $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation. At a time when Goldman Sachs directly lobbied Hillary Clinton’s State Department, the company routinely partnered with the Clinton Foundation for events, even convening a donor meeting for the foundation at the Goldman Sachs headquarters in Manhattan.”

  • Tom Billings

    “And what better way to leverage that control but to link every big space program in the world together, so that there are no independent efforts?”

    This was my first thought when hearing about the Apollo-Soyuz project in the 1970s. The various ideology “convergence” theories that were prominent back then were big on this sort of thing. This is why we need private spaceflight companies that do not touch government funds for any reason. That will stave off influence for as long as possible. Eventually, companies based *beyond*CisLunar*Space* will be needed to at minimum supply exemplums for what can be done outside of political controls. Can they be built fast enough? Dunno.

  • Cotour

    The push for globalism, one world government and the forced blending of cultures and religions is no longer a rumor or “conspiracy theory”, it is a plain fact that is now in its final stages of implementation, to be wrapped up by a Hillary Clinton administration (?). Might this agreement be the initial moves in anticipating these finalized plans.

    We all remember this Obama directive:

    (for the good of everyone on the planet and specifically America and Americans of course)

  • Cotour

    A bit more from 2010:

    NASA’s top priority is “Muslim outreach” ala Obama only, or is this a bigger and more international player agenda and Obama is just the implimentor / the catalyst?

    If Hillary becomes president will she remain on this established social engineering / mixing of the races / religions trajectory? To a regular American this would sound insane or not really serious but given Obama and his view of America and how it “should” interface with the world should we believe what we plainly see before our eyes?

    Quack!, Its a duck IMO.

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