Dead and Forgotten in Space; OFFICIALLY, ON JULY 13, 1969, DEPARTED FROM THE BAIKONUR COSMODROME IN THE SOVIET UNION TOWARDS THE MOON.
ITS OBJECTIVE WAS TO MAKE A SOFT MOON LANDING AND BRING SAMPLES OF LUNAR DUST TO THE GROUND (ABOUT 100 GRAMS), BUT DUE TO AN ALTIMETER FAILURE IT CRASHED ON JULY 21, 1969 AGAINST THE LUNAR SURFACE AT MARE CRISIUM, AT POSITION 17ºN-60ºE. MOON 15 OR LUNIK 15 WAS AN AUTOMATIC PROBE BELONGING TO THE SOVIET SPACE PROGRAM WITHIN THE MOON PROGRAM. IN TOTAL, THE NUMBER OF ORBITS THE PROBE GAVE TO THE MOON WAS 52 AND THE NUMBER OF COMMUNICATIONS SESSIONS WAS 86. THE SPEED AT WHICH IT CRASHED INTO THE MOON’S SURFACE WAS ABOUT 480 KM/H. THE MOON 15 WAS LAUNCHED THREE DAYS BEFORE THE APOLLO 11 MISSION, IN AN ATTEMPT TO LAND ON THE MOON COINCIDING WITH THE US MISSION. THE PROBE ORBITED THE MOON NEXT TO APOLLO 11 FOR SOME TIME, THOUGH WITHOUT INTERFERING WITH ITS ORBIT, CRASHING INTO ITS SURFACE A FEW HOURS AFTER NEIL ARMSTRONG FIRST STEPPED ON THE MOON. THIS FACT SYMBOLIZED THE DEFEAT OF THE SOVIET UNION IN THE SPACE RACE.
One of the mysterious deaths in the United States was Frank Edwards, who had in his possession important documentation on astronautics and events in outer space with manned ships. Frank Edwards, before his death, had prepared a detailed report with the evidence he possessed about the presence of space beings, spacecraft outside the Earth and fundamental events produced in the encounter, hindering or intentionally negative experiments of terrestrial manned spacecraft, sent in the direction of the Moon and outer space. Among the several secret reports that Edwards could not see published, a fundamental one has been known. The one that refers to the Russian astronauts who lost their lives in space. The report was passed to a friend shortly before Edwards suddenly lost his life. At the head of the report appeared the names of Russian astronauts who had lost their lives on the way to the Moon, on the Moon or back, without the information having been confirmed, disclosed or officially admitted by the USSR. This incomplete line contains the following data:
Terentity Shiborin, lost in 1959, Piort Dolgev, disappeared in 1960, Wassilievch Zavadovsky, lost in 1961, Gennedy Mlkhailov and Alexy Belokonev, both graduates of the USSR Special Training Centre, disappeared in May 1961.
According to the report, Gennedy Mikhailov and Alexy Belokonev, both scientists were launched into space towards the Moon on 17 May 1961. The launch took place from Baikonur, the Russian base on the Aral Sea. Immediately after the launch of the manned spacecraft, the stations of Turin (Italy), Jodrell Bank (England), Bochum (Germany) and Meudon (France) began to capture the communications that the crew maintained with the Baikonur launch base. The capture of emissions lasted a full week, just as long as the manned spacecraft, destined to make orbits around the Moon or to land on the moon, would spend years later to reach their objectives. Curiously enough, the messages of the Soviet astronauts entered the zone of silence on the 24th, seven days after their launch. It is presumable, therefore, that in this time they had already approached their target. Kennedy, in one of his speeches that same year, 1961, announced that America would put a man on the Moon in 1970. Kruscheff lacked the time to answer that the USSR would not enter a competition for the Moon. Facts have shown the opposite. The Moon and outer space, already in those years, were a military objective. In those years, scientists such as the director of the Space Research Centre in Bochum, Germany; Heinz Kaminski, or Sir Bernard Lowell, or James Webb, dramatically announced that flights such as the Zond V, which circled the satellite and returned to Earth on 21 September 1968, showed a basic structure that could change the balance of power in the world. The flight of the Zond V ceased to be merely a space research flight to become the beginning of a career raised in military terms, possibly linked to future events of nuclear conflagration. According to data that have been officially provided in the history of astronautics, the first Soviet manned spacecraft was launched into space on October 12, 1964. AP-1 was Voskhod I, manned by Colonel Vladimir Komarov, commander and pilot Konstantin Keoktistov and space medical specialist Boris Yegorov. Voskhod I was followed by Voskhod II on March 18, 65, and on March 24, the Americans launched their first manned spacecraft into outer space, the Titan III Gemini, manned by Major Virgil Grissom and Lieutenant Colonel John Young, which circled the Earth three times for four hours and 53 minutes. Curiously, these manned flights had great publicity, including the television of both countries, but paradoxically when they were carried out, the two Heads of State who had surprisingly promoted the race for space were out of the game: Kennedy, for assassination, and Kruscheff for political elimination… Faced with these facts, Frank Edwards’ secret report took on special importance, which led his friends to conjecture about a direct relationship between his sudden death and his documents on the space research of both countries.
DEAD AND FORGOTTEN
Moon 15 or Lunik 15 was an automatic probe belonging to the Soviet Space Program within the Luna program. In total, the number of orbits that the probe gave to the Moon was 52 and the number of communications sessions was 86. The speed with which it crashed into the lunar surface was about 480 Km/h. Moon 15 was launched three days before the Apollo 11 mission, in an attempt to land on the moon coinciding with the U.S. mission. The probe orbited the Moon next to Apollo 11 for some time, but without interfering with its orbit, crashing into its surface a few hours after Neil Armstrong first stepped on the Moon. This fact symbolized the defeat of the Soviet Union in the space race.
LOST IN SPACE?
The document saved from the burning to which we have been alluding, when locating a manned flight towards the Moon on the part of the USSR in 1961, demolishes all the official calendars of both countries in that field. The first part of the document was completed with extracts from the conversation between the two astronauts of the manned flight, which had departed from Baikonur on May 17, 1961. This was the next conversation:
ASTRONAUTE: – The height is as planned, the conditions are unbeatable. We can try again. The first news is received with clarity. BASE: – Stay tuned to the instruments… One moment…! Start again… Repeat… The signals are not very clear now… A.: – We have lost visibility, behind us there is a totally dark area. We have no visibility at all! B.: – Can you hear us? Hey…! Hey…! Send some signal. It is necessary that you control everything and communicate any incident. Remember…? EVERYTHING! A.: – All right…, all right… FEMALE VOICE.: – Hold your hand steady… It’s absolutely necessary. Maintain the same position… (spaces of silence between sentences). A. (Very excited voice): – Answer more clearly…! Why… why? We change position! How, how? You will know what to do, what we have to do!… B.: – We continue to listen, we continue to listen… Here Base radio station… Report… A..A.: – Yes, soon… A.: – No, it’s nothing… We’re in danger… A.: – There’s something… A.: – It’s difficult… A.: – There’s something… A.: – If we don’t explain it, the world will never know… It’s very difficult. A.: – Yes, eight o’clock, Moscow time… Why…? Why…? Do it soon…! I don’t understand! This conversation, captured by radio and recorded on tape, accompanied Edwards’ reports as documentation.
Before sending the first manned ships in 64, manned flights had begun. The first took place on April 12, 1961. It was the Vodstok, manned by Yuri Gagarin. The flight lasted 1 hour and 48 minutes, and described an orbit around the Earth at an altitude of 328 kilometers. Vodstok II followed in August, and on February 20, 1962, the first manned orbital flight in the United States took place, with John Glenn as pilot, lasting 4 hours and 55 minutes, at an altitude of 257 kilometers. Valeri Bikovski’s Vodstok V had been launched on 15 June 1963. Vodstok VI, with Valentina “Valia” Tereskova on board, was launched on 16 June 1963. So both were simultaneously in space for three days. In both flights there were strange elements that interfered, being recorded in the tapes of listening of the bases of pursuit. These documents are in the possession of the Centro Studi Fratellanza Cósmica. On June 18, 1963, Valeri Bokovski communicated with his base in a state of enormous upheaval:
– Here Nibbio! a luminous body seems to fly in the direction of the capsule! – Here Nibbio, here Nibbio! Something is with me through space! It seems to be flying very close to my capsule! At this moment it is rushing towards me! Bikovski was mute, so was the base. Shortly afterwards the astronaut made use of the radio again: – The car overtook me at enormous speed! It passed almost touching the capsule… The conversation was captured by the bases of the Pacific. Shortly afterwards, the unidentified device headed towards Valentina Tereskova’s capsule. Alarmed by the approach of the object, Valia tried to communicate with Bikovski and the base: – I see an unknown vehicle approaching dangerously to the capsule… Give me instructions…! I am waiting for instructions…! – It is too close…
Then the object took its course in space and the two Vodstoks landed the same day June 19.
An exact month earlier, on the orbital flight, Major Gordon Cooper was suddenly followed by a mysterious red tailed green light on his 15th turn at Australian altitude. The phenomenon was corroborated by the Tracking Station of Muchea, being confirmed the passage and the presence of the strange object by witnesses. In NBC’s first report at 10:45 a.m. on May 16, 1963, the editor John Chanceller of Cape Kennedy’s Radio Space Central said: “Cooper has spotted a strange green light, with a red tail, moving away from the capsule. Ten minutes later in NBC’s “New on The Hour”, Chanceller again reported: “We have also been confirmed from the Australian Muchea tracking station that Cooper has found himself at Australia’s height with a bright green object and red tail, moving in the opposite direction of his capsule. When Cooper arrived on Earth, journalists shot him with questions, but Cooper had already been ordered to shut up and responded with absolute laconism. However, in the subsequent investigation carried out by NICAP members, the report of the meeting was accepted as valid. The same phenomenon had also occurred the previous year, in Scott Carpenter’s orbital flight on May 24 in the Aurora, when he described three orbits in a sense almost identical to Glenn. Shortly after initiating its turn, and at the height of Australia, Carpenter communicated to the base:
– I am observing some “luminous particles” that come to meet me. They are very fast! and they seem to have a brighter light than the stars… Shortly afterwards he communicated again: -Then they exist!… It is them… Tell it to Glenn! The Mercury capsule in which Carpenter was travelling, at a certain moment was out of fuel and Carpenter had to use the manual controls to keep the capsule in position. Due to distraction, Carpenter left the automatic control switched on at the same time and this caused an error of 400 kilometres in relation to the landing site. During the flight phase, which lasted from the connection of the manual control to the landing, radio communications were interrupted. The technicians assumed that the Mercury, with Carpenter on board, had disintegrated. However, the capsule arrived intact. The paratroopers who recovered Carpenter found him in a state of complete mental confusion. He seemed semi-unconscious and did not recognize them. When he saw them, he said, “Who are you? Where do you come from? Contrary to the laws of physics, the capsule had not been affected by the heat released from contact with the atmosphere. Speaking exclusively to Time Life Inc., Carpenter said, “The fall, for most of the trajectory, was very sweet. The rubbing heat never penetrated the cabin even though the outside temperature was 1,093 degrees. When I looked outside I saw an orange halo. Then I noticed a twinkling of a diffuse green that had formed around the extremities of the capsule, which disappeared when the capsule crossed the rubbing area. Nor did I feel the impulse backwards at the time of the ignition of the recoil rockets.
The light from the Aristarchus crater that the astronauts saw and about which they asked was also seen from the Dutch observatory in Oudensbosch. That glow appeared shortly before the moon landing. Neither astronauts nor technicians knew how to interpret it. When Armstrong and Aldrin later saw the ships aligned on the lunar horizon, they were afraid and unable to meet the inhabitants of our satellite. The three astronauts were not able to do anything. They were not prepared for such a thing. On the same date, a Russian satellite, the Lunik 15, not mannedAP-7do, was sent around the Moon on the 13th, three days before the Americans of Apollo XI, and descended on the lunar ground on the 21st…There are those who say that the Russians sent the Lunik 15, as a spy and documentor. According to their criteria, they thought that the Apollo XI could carry out a meeting between terrestrial and extraterrestrial in the lunar ground. Anyway, the Russians know a lot about the Moon. Supposedly they first landed on the moon and have known the secret of the moon’s hidden face since 1959, when Lunik III sent the first photographs of the moon’s hidden side. The interest aroused by these photos caused an acceleration of the trips and made them send the Zond, which was able to take photographs of eight million square kilometers of lunar surface in a single flight.