“Contrary to common public and media perception, however—that NASA is an open, strictly civilian scientific institution—the fact is that it was quietly founded as a direct adjunct to the Department of Defense, tasked with specifically assisting (via its unique technical capabilities, if not its potential breakthrough discoveries in outer space) the national security of the United States, in the midst of a deepening Cold War with its major geopolitical adversary, the Soviet Union. It says so right in the original civilian NASA Charter:
“Sec. 305... (i) The [National Aeronautics and Space] Administration shall be considered a defense agency of the United States for the purpose of Chapter 17, Title 35 of the United States Code...” [Emphasis added.]
In another section of the act, this seldom-discussed primary defense responsibility—the ultimate undercutting of NASA’s continuing public facade as a strictly civilian, scientific agency—is blatantly spelled out:
“Sec. 205... (d) No [NASA] information which has been classified for reasons of national security shall be included in any report made under this section [of the act]...” [Emphasis added.]
Clearly, from this and the other security provisions incorporated in the act, what the Congress, the press and the American taxpayers get to see of NASA’s ultimate activities—including untouched images and data regarding what’s really on the Moon, on Mars or anywhere else across the solar system—is totally dependent, under the Space Act, on whether the President of the United States (and/or his legal surrogates in the Department of Defense and the “intelligence community”) has already secretly classified that data. This is directly contrary to everything we’ve been led to believe regarding NASA for over fifty years.”
Now, the poster formally known as douche ba… uh, expat, tried to argue that these provisions only applied to patentable discoveries, because title 35 specifically deals with such discoveries. A discussion of that subject is here.
But now, the second man (and first Freemason) to set foot on the surface of the Moon has chimed in on the subject. 33rd degree Scottish Rite Freemason Buzz Aldrin had this to say recently in a SpaceRef.com interview on President Obama’s space proposals:
“It was evident that NASA's fortune of managing successful programs took a sudden dive for the worse right after the Apollo-17 mission was completed in 1972. Some might believe the obscure budget level and weak political support of NASA was to blame for the downturn of the agency in the post-Apollo era. However, while there was some skin-deep truth to such blame, the real truth lies deeply beneath the geopolitical complexities of the inherent NASA governing paradigm under which the agency was created: a military entity converted for the purpose of winning the space race.”
So now, even the first Freemason on the Moon acknowledges what we already told you in Dark Mission; NASA is not a civilian science entity, it is a military operation disguised as one. So don’t take our word for it, take Buzz’ word for it.