Space: History

It is without a doubt that humanity’s missions into space have been some of the greatest achievements in our collective history. Even before Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon in the summer of 1969, there had already been almost two decades of steady progress in the what would become known as the Space Race, a game of one-upmanship played out on the international stage between the emerging superpowers following the end of the Second World War, the United States and the Soviet Union.

There are undoubtedly questions that surround the timeline of our journey into the stars. For example, just why were the moon landing missions canceled, despite already having been budgeted for? Did they, in fact, go ahead in secret, and if so, what was the reason for such a suddenly discreet mission?

And there are also the alleged cover-ups on the Soviet side of the race into space. What, for example, became of the alleged “lost cosmonauts” – seemingly the victims of test flights into Earth’s orbit that went drastically wrong, and were, according to the reports, left to burn up as they entered the planet’s atmosphere, or left to drift into the outer reaches of space, facing an agonizing death when whatever limited oxygen was on board those early spacecraft ran out…?

The Salyut 7 Incident – Space Hallucinations, Or The Watchers?

First Published: February 3, 2017 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 6 minutes 1 comment

An apparent incident in July 1984, witnessed on separate occasions by several Soviet cosmonauts while on the Soviet space station, Salyut 7, is perhaps an alien encounter, if we accept it to be genuine and authentic, that drifts into areas of spirituality, with claims of “angel-like” entities floating outside the space station, and a feeling of positive well-being spreading from them to the crew…

The Truth Behind Apollo 18 and the Missing Moon Rocks

First Published: December 8, 2014 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 11 minutes 10 comments

Officially, the Apollo 17 mission was the last to leave the Earth and venture out to the Moon. Apollo 18 and 19 were cancelled due to budget cuts – at least officially. Many would point out that those missions were already technically paid for. And some would even insist that they went ahead secretly, away from the eyes of the world. When claims of “missing moon rocks” began to intertwine within the Apollo conspiracy, it would make many re-examine the goings-on around these mysterious Apollo missions…

Why Have We Never Returned to the Moon?

First Published: May 29, 2012 - Last Updated: September 1, 2020 - Reading Time: 25 minutes 76 comments

There are many alleged reasons for the sudden halt to the Moon missions. While officially, a drastic cut in budget was offered to the public for the sudden pulling of further missions of perhaps the greatest achievement in American history, many believed there were other reasons. Some would claim the missions were still happening, only in secret. Others, would claim there was already a presence on the Moon, and it had forced the cancellation of any further ventures there…