Brett Hofstadt, author of “Goodnight Moon Base,” narrates.
He was a famous Mercury 7 Astronaut, and associated with the first big private space rocket company in the 1980s.
Here’s a personal tale which very few people know about. It includes one of the first private sector business approaches to space dev and rocket launches, and it stars Astronaut Deke Slayton and John M. Powell of JP Aerospace, when Elon Musk was only a gleam in the eye of space hopefuls. Elon, you’re the right man for the right time to space out. Timing is everything?
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Moon facts, and mining facts which dovetail nicely with Dennis Wingo’s foundational book “Moon Rush.”
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The Centarus “A” galaxy is a little over 13 million light years away from our own Milky Way galaxy. At about 43 degrees southern declination, it’s seen best by those down under, notably radio telescopes in Australia. Very long jets spew out, eventually reaching millions of light years in length, like a pair of outstretched arms, though not welcoming ones. Anton Petrov weaves the tale in short order, as he does so well.
This is the craft which attained 95085 ft above mean sea level (MSL) in 2011. That broke the altitude record for dirigible flight. Here we see it at that apex. It descended on five parachutes and one remaining balloon.
It’s not a UFO. Several classes of ascenders.
Why can’t aliens hear our radio signals? Too far away. Or, no one there to listen? Is planet Earth like a snowflake among planets? No two flakes are alike. But maybe life can arise elsewhere. But has it? And if, so how close to our solar system?