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Guest Page Fast links to Items:  Richard Fast links to Bios:  David  “The Second Space Race” …. “The battle of the Billionaires!” Anyway, that’s how the headlines have been portraying it …. But, is that fair? Thirteen days ago, Richard Branson, well-known British dare-devil billionaire — accompanied by three fellow passengers, and two pilots — rocketed fifty-five miles above the Land of Enchantment, just south of me here in New Mexico, in his uniquely-designed Burt Rutan Virgin Galactic “space plane” … before returning to an historic, graceful landing on the two-mile-long runway of “America’s Spaceport.” Nine days later, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, and his own space company, Blue Origin, in the company of three fellow “astronauts” — including the oldest, and the youngest, humans to ever ventured (if only for a few minutes …) 66.5 miles above west Texas, followed Branson and his Virgin Galactic passengers into the history […]

Guest Page Fast links to Items:  Richard Fast links to Bios: Danny – Stephen – Joseph Help Support “The Other Side of Midnight” “This preliminary report is provided by the Office of the Director … to submit an intelligence assessment of the threat posed by unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP) and the progress the Department of Defense Unidentified Aerial Phenomena Task Force (UAPTF) has made in understanding this threat ….” So begins the official 2021 “Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” — better known historically as– “UFOs.” Notice, even in the first official paragraph, there are NO qualifiers to this “intelligence assessment”; the “UAP” is described unequivocally as “a threat” — to the well-being, if not the very future, of every citizen of the United States! Not a “possible threat” … not a “potential” threat …. Just … a threat. Thus, the Second Era of official US government involvement in […]

Help Support “The Other Side of Midnight” Your Contributions are Appreciated. Guest Page Fast links to Items:  Richard – Holger – Ron – Timothy Fast links to Bios: Holger – Ron – Timothy – Keith This weekend, the Office of National Intelligence finally released its long-awaited 2021 official Senate Report — “Preliminary Assessment of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena” — which states, in part: “UAP would also represent a national security challenge if they [UAP] … provide evidence a potential adversary has either developed a breakthrough [but conventionally-fueled] , or disruptive, [full anti-gravity!] technology ….” A verified means of “artificially-controlling gravity” would have implications far beyond simply escaping Earth — or moving vehicles through space in days … on missions that current rocket-driven NASA and DOD technologies take years to carry out; such a true “anti-gravity” breakthrough would open up the means and energies to constructing artificial structures — either on Earth, or […]

Guest Page Fast links to Items:  Richard – Timothy – Bob – Ron Fast links to Bios: Timothy – Bob – Ron – Andrew – Keith This week, we have TWO ongoing “Martian mysteries” to grapple with — surrounding the continuing unmanned Perseverance mission. The first: “why” has the pioneering “Ingenuity helicopter flight” — originally rescheduled for last Sunday — now been postponed … TWICE? Yes, I know what the NASA “explanation” is: That a “computer timing error” caused a “safety hold” on the attempt to spin the helicopter’s rotors up to full speed, abruptly cutting short a critical “pre-flight rotor test” before the attempted first flight …. But, is that the REAL explanation for the continuing Ingenuity delays? Or … could it be that JPL suddenly “discovered” that something was “wrong” about the atmosphere of Mars itself … as we’ve been pointing out, week after week …? Mystery number two: […]

Guest Page Fast links to Items: Richard – Ron – Andrew – Ruggero – Bob Fast links to Bios: Andrew – Ron – Timothy – Bob – Keith – Ruggero Over the past several weeks, ever since the Perseverance Rover touched down successful at Jezero Crater on Mars (Feb 18), the Enterprise Mission Team has been discovering one extraordinary thing after another, in the constant stream of data that Percy has been sending back to Earth …. Simultaneously, we have dutifully been reporting these increasingly amazing “finds” to our own world-wide “Other Side of Midnight” audience — spread literally around the Earth. Well, “someone” … INSIDE NASA/JPL … appears to ALSO have been listening …. This week, “out of the blue” (like … literally), Percy — in the midst of the exacting and meticulous process of preparing its historic on-board helicopter for its first flying launch upon another planet! — suddenly sent back […]