US Space ForceEdit
Under the NASA space program, the final three Moon landings, Apollo 18, 19, and 20 were originally rescheduled for 1973 and 1974. However, the cancellation of Apollo 20, subsequently prompted the cancellation of all three final Apollo missions. The USAF allegedly picked up the tab for a budget crunched NASA, and allocated the final three Apollo missions to Project Horizon for lunar military reconnaissance. Horizon was first proposed in 1959, but scrapped by Eisenhower. The project was likely put through during the Nixon administration in the early 70’s. This program became the precursor to the US Space Force, a branch of the USAF.
Phase II Edit
Apollo 19 was a phase II mission to operate in the South Pole–Aitken basin on the far side of the Moon, likely scheduled for launch, July 1974. Apollo 19 comprised of the Saturn V moon rocket, launched from a NASA No-Access zone, just south of Surf beach (south of Ocean blvd). The control center was 30th Space Wing at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Despite claims, no cosmonauts were assigned this mission. Apollo 19 experienced an unrecoverable incident. Though multiple conflicting accounts are given about its aftermath, it is more probable that there were no survivors.
The alleged Apollo 19 is speculated to have launched in 1974, probably from Brazil. At the end of the Trans-lunar injection (TLI), it was said to have experienced a loss of telemetry. The spacecraft supposedly collided with a Near-Earth object (NEO). 3753 Cruithne, or an astronomical object equivalent to its mass, was proposed as the possible culprit. Cruithne, in particular, was discovered by mainstream researchers more than a decade later in 1986, observing an unusual “bean-shaped” orbit. Its closest approach to Earth is 12 million kilometres (0.080 AU; 7,500,000 mi).
“Apollo 19 just hit by something and loosing telemetry data. Fire and smoke on AC-BC cell bus and aborting mission after TLI insertion.” — statement provided by moonwalker1966delta
According to retiredafb, “The J-2 engine on the aft end of the S-IVB stage” was said to be affected by the collision. The malfunctioned TLI maneuver would send the Apollo 19 three-man crew “Frank Borman, Bill Anders and Jim Lovell further away from the Earth than any human has ever ventured”, resulting in a “brutal end of mission without data.”
According to Mr. W's transcript of an audio recording, there was an explosion. After the explosion, there was still audio correspondence among three voices. Voice 1 was able to transmit some data back to Earth.
- Mr. W
- Moonwalker1966delta (John Moonwalker)
- retiredafb (William Rutledge)
- Apollo 20. The Disclosure, by Luca Scantamburlo
- Presidential administration: Likely, Richard Nixon
- Program: Project Horizon
- Command: 30th Space Wing, Vandenberg AFB, California
- Launch site: Restricted zone south of Surf beach
- Rocket: Saturn V moon rocket
- Launched: Speculated 1974
- Apollo spacecraft: Endymion
- Lunar module (LM): Artemis
|Apollo 18 | Apollo 19 | Apollo 20|
- ↑ "Budget Cuts, Revisions Could Delay Apollo Flights," Press-Telegram (Long Beach, CA), Jan. 6, 1970, pA-7
- ↑ Slayton, D.K.; Cassutt, M. (1995). Deke ! U.S. Manned Space From Mercury To the Shuttle. Tom Doherty Associates. Template:Citation/identifier. https://books.google.com/books?id=_S-PoBi8Eu8C&lpg=PA252&pg=PA252#v=onepage&q&f=false. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
- ↑ Logsdon, John (2010). John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon. Palgrave Macmillan. Template:Citation/identifier.
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