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Now, Will We Learn the Truth?
In my hub “What do we know about space”, I asked the questions: can we believe what our scientists and governments tell us? Is there really a race going on? Why is the Defense Department getting involved and what is worth defending in space?
Today, it would appear that I got my answer.
There was an article released stating the five main reasons we should study asteroids.
Number three, yes, number three was because one may crash into Earth. Two of the five were because there may be minerals we could mine.
So there is a race going on. Each nation wants to be the first to get to an asteroid, claim it as theirs and mine it. Of course having laid claim to it, they would have to defend it.
So all this about wanting to reach a star in 100 years is probably smoke, they want the technology, in order to be the first to reach the asteroids.
The next thing: It was suggested that they may try to change the direction of an asteroid.
They say that ANOTHER benefit to this would be that they could deflect one from hitting the Earth. If that is another benefit, what is the real reason: To keep an asteroid close enough until it was fully mined?
So they are talking about deflecting an asteroid that isn’t going to hit Earth. What if they get it wrong and deflect it and it does hit Earth?
The motivations to companies to find vehicles to take tourists into space, are they just a sham? Perhaps they don’t care about tourism but need to be able to charter vehicles to transport their miners.
How far ahead are they with their plans? Have they already started to train miners? Have they started building their defensive weapons?
If the answer to any of these questions is yes: where did the financing come from?
Now, that it has been disclosed what is really going on, will they now start to tell us the whole truth about their visions of the future and will these visions help mankind, just a nation or will it only benefit a few, who are already rich?