Dark Mission: The Secret History of NASA, Enlarged and Revised Edition [NOOK Book]

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The New York Times bestseller about the strange history of NASA and its cover-ups regarding its origins and extraterrestrial architecture found on the moon and Mars is even more interesting in its new edition.

Authors Richard C. Hoagland and Mike Bara include a new chapter about the discoveries made by ex-Nazi scientist and NASA stalwart Wernher von Braun regarding what he termed "alternate gravitational solutions," or the rewriting of ...

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Overview

The New York Times bestseller about the strange history of NASA and its cover-ups regarding its origins and extraterrestrial architecture found on the moon and Mars is even more interesting in its new edition.

Authors Richard C. Hoagland and Mike Bara include a new chapter about the discoveries made by ex-Nazi scientist and NASA stalwart Wernher von Braun regarding what he termed "alternate gravitational solutions," or the rewriting of Newtonian physics into hyperdimensional spheres.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936239009
  • Publisher: Feral House
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised Edition, Enlarged Edition
  • Pages: 616
  • Sales rank: 153,881
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Hoagland served as a Curator of Astronomy & Space Science at the Springfield Museum of Science, located at The Quadrangle in Springfield, Massachusetts, and as a science adviser to Walter Cronkite and CBS News during the Apollo program. Mike Bara is a Consulting Engineer for Boeing. His scientific fluency and credibility adds further reinforcement to Richard Hoagland's controversial work. Bara has appeared on Coast to Coast with George Noory.
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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
The Monuments of Mars     1
The City and Other Anomalies at Cydonia     5
Mathematical Message?     8
The Message of Cydonia     12
Images     17
Hyperdimensional Physics     21
Excess Heat     21
Hidden History     24
Hyperspace     28
The Heavy Hand of Heaviside     31
Rediscovery     33
Tesla, Bearden and DePalma     35
A Testable Theory     39
Angular Momentum     40
Confirmation?     45
Infrared Variability     47
Short-Term Amplitude Variations     49
Pulsars     53
Images     65
Political Developments     71
Mars Observer     77
The Brookings Report     90
John F. Kennedy's "Grand NASA Plan"     94
The Third Rail of Conspiracy Theories     107
The Mary Moorman Photograph     104
The Wink of an Eye     106
Images     108
The Crystal Towers of the Moon     113
Ohio State     121
The Shard     123
The"Tower/Cube"     126
Surveyor 6-"The Sinus Medii Dome"     130
Ukert-"Los Angeles"     133
Triesnecker-"The Castle"     136
The Russian Connection     141
The Ken Johnston Collection     144
Earthrise     164
Peer Review and Press Conferences     168
Yes, Virginia, We Really Went to the Moon     172
The Golden Fleece     173
Images     179
A Conspiracy Unfolds     199
Isis, Osiris, Horus and Set     201
As Above, so Below     203
Tranquility Base     206
Objections     220
The Occult Space Program     222
The Early Years: 1930-1960     226
The Caltech Rocket Programs of the 1930s     228
The German Rocket Programs     236
The Birth of NASA     242
Mars Pathfinder     259
The Ritual Alignment System     262
Images     267
New Mars Global Surveyor Images of Cydonia     285
Playing in the Catbox     289
Honey, I Shrunk the Face     293
Unmasking the Catbox     296
Reaction     298
The Final Image      303
Images     305
An Eye for an Eye     309
Letters From Mars?     312
Oh My God! They Killed MARCI!     313
The Glass Tunnels of Barsoom     322
An Eye for an Eye     324
Images     327
FACETS and the Face     331
FACETS and the Face     334
Making a Mountain Out of a MOL(A) Hill     339
Yes Virginia, it Really is a Catbox     346
Images     355
2001: A Mars Odyssey     359
It's Only a "Whole New Mars"-to Them     364
Do Geologists Dream of Windblown Sheep?     378
Images     385
Mars Heats Up     389
Stretching the Truth     410
Night and the City     416
Caltech     426
Images     429
The True Colors of NASA     433
The True Colors of NASA     439
Spirit and Opportunity     448
Images     457
Where the Titans Slept...     461
Signs and Wonders     470
Where the Titans Slept...     478
EVA-2     482
Data's Head     487
Land of the Giants      492
Ares and Orion     495
Images     499
Epilogue     509
A Few "Loose Ends"     510
Epilogue Images     531
Endnotes     543
Acknowledgments     547
About the Authors     548
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  • Posted December 3, 2011

    Amazing book but it's incredibly technical

    This book tackles the mother of all conspiracy theories - that aliens may in fact, have been on the Moon and Mars - and presents a compelling case that NASA is controlling sensitive information to support this. But this book is not an easy read as it is incredibly technical and would probably be more interesting to an astrophysicist than a casual fan of The X-Files. But this book makes a very compelling case that there is much more going on at NASA than the public knows.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2007

    Mission Accomplished

    Dark Mission immerses the reader in a reality where an extremely advanced ancient civilization left its remains on earth, the moon, and mars. High level initiates of secret societies operate through the highest levels of NASA and other U.S. and world organizations to fill in the gaps of their partial knowledge of humanity¿s true heritage. By ritually utilizing the ancient¿s message of hyperdimensional physics, they aim to resurrect the ancient link between the stellar and the terrestrial. ¿Chapter 5: A Conspiracy Unfolds¿ is one of the highlights of the book. Well-written and perfectly paced, an adventure begins with the ancient Egyptian concepts of Osiris, Isis, Set, and Horus. This serves as a background strand that continually links the various developments of the entire space program. The roles of Aleister Crowley, Jack Parsons, Buzz Aldrin, Vannevar Bush, Wernher Von Braun, Adolf Hitler, Farouk El-Baz, Walt Disney, L. Ron Hubbard, and many others are presented with twists and turns that edify the reader at every junction. Freemasons, Rosicruicians, Nazis, and the OTO host this cast of characters as NASA is born and bred from the combination of occult wisdom, arcane knowledge, scientific development, and a host of bizarre actions. This chapter has something to offer everyone, and is alone worth the price of the book. The book does have some shortcomings. Readers without a technical background must strap themselves in for a tour through hyperdimensional physics, torsion fields, and the J.F.K. mystery before getting to the artifacts on the moon and the insightful chapter 5. The book¿s ensuing thorough coverage of the details is perhaps a necessary distraction. Hoagland has a point to prove, and drives it home with conviction and evidence. The book could perhaps have been presented in a different order where the climactic conclusions in the epilogue were presented first, then followed by the formation of NASA, and finally by the other elements that the book presents. A lot of the technical details regarding image processing could have been relegated to an appendix chapter. The book sometimes loses focus as to whether it is written for readers that have an intricate knowledge of the subject material, or whether it is aiming for the person who is unfamiliar with the controversies and has never visited Hoagland¿s enterprise mission website. This is understandable, though, given the depth, complexity, and sheer variety of the material. If the reader is not familiar with terms such as the D & M Pyramid, the tetrahedral latitude of 19.5 degrees, the 33rd degree, and glass structures on the moon, then this book will introduce the reader to the subject. The text also has many new details to offer those who are already familiar with the authors¿ work. They show how NASA has intentionally shifted the color of mars photos to make the Martian sky appear red instead of blue, and that is just the beginning of the revelations contained in this volume that is full of both color and black and white photos. Anyone who reads this book will, at the very least, look up at the sky and wonder if there really are the remains of an ancient, hi-tech base up there on the moon. And even more mysteriously, are there really vast remains, including a face monument on mars starring down at them, that some insiders have long since known about and concealed for reasons that the authors can only speculate.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 23, 2009

    This book is rubbish

    This entire book is a paranoid fantasy, expressing nothing other than the authors' bizarre hatred of NASA and utter ignorance of science. Neither of them has any training in science, and neither of them has ever conducted a scientific experiment in his life. On page 224 Richard Hoagland describes himself as a scientist, but this is, in common with most of its context, arrogant nonsense.

    If you, too, are a NASA-hater, you'll probably enjoy this book and you probably won't care that it is factually wrong at every turn. If you're a more moderate observer of spaceflight and planetary/lunar science, you can most likely guess that this would be a waste of your money.

    The corner-flash on the front cover proclaims this second edition to be "REVISED & EXPANDED," but this is an empty claim. None of the many, many errors of fact in the first edition of this wretchedly-edited work have been corrected -- on the contrary, a few have been added in the new introductory passages. The 48 introductory pages are the only part of the edition that is in any sense "expanded" -- the body of the book is exactly as the first edition. Shameful.

    Disregarding the many, many errors committed by the authors, I have a bone -- a whole skeleton -- to pick with its publisher, Adam Parfrey of Feral House.

    * In the book's announcement on Amazon, we are told "Authors Richard C. Hoagland and Mike Bara include a new chapter about the discoveries made by ex-Nazi scientist and NASA stalwart Wernher von Braun regarding what he termed 'alternate gravitational solutions.'" There is no such chapter, and that's perhaps a blessing since the mathematics underlying Hoagland's thesis he calls "Von Braun's Secret" is hopelessly, irretrievably, fatally, WRONG.

    * Also in the announcement, we are told "Buyers of the new edition will be provided a code that will enable them to log on to DarkMission.net to download hundreds of images discussed within the book." Well, I'm a buyer and I've been given no such code. We wuz robbed.

    It would have been welcome, since the quality of monochrome photo-repro is only marginally better than that of the first edition. That is to say, it has improved from abysmal to unacceptable.

    * In the publishing world, I think we can all accept that there's a good economic reason for inserting color art as a separate signature, a practice that Parfrey follows here. But why did he find it possible to use inline monochrome illustrations in the Introduction, yet pushed all other art to the end of each chapter, forcing the reader to flip forward at every figure reference?

    * Errata are inevitable in publishing -- they happen to the best of us. After the first edition, an official list of errata was provided -- 29 items, not too bad for a work of over 500 pages. But second editions are the opportunity to make these good, and in this respect Adam Parfrey is a dismal failure. There are uncorrected errata on pages 131,145,178,215,278,286,312,320,386(2),430 (all using 2nd edition pagination.) This is inexcusable.

    * There is still no index, in a book with tortuous references to many individuals who are important in the long history of NASA's conspiracy against Richard Hoagland. Indexing would have cost about $2000. Considering the 1st edition sold over 50,000, Parfrey could have afforded it.

    2 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

    Thought provoking

    An unaltered picture is worth a thousand words. Just consider the possibilities ... I now know why the Vatican annouced to its millions of followers that it is okay to beleive in the possibility of "alien life" on mars ... "That life on Mars could not be ruled out and God could have created intelligent beings in outer space." Father Gabriel Funes is the Vatican's chief astronomer and wrote an article in the official Vatican newspaper called, "Aliens Are My Brother." Father Funes exclaimed that the search for extraterrestrial life does not contradict belief in God. When asked about the condemnation of the Italian astronomer and physicist, Galileo, by the Catholic Church some four centuries ago, Father Funes claimed mistakes were made,
    but stressed that it is time to turn the page and look towards the future.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    the past, it's current impact

    very informative. sharing with friends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2011

    Good book

    Very thorough I enjoyed it

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2011

    Jack-ass

    Science is based on ever changing theories. Just becauuse you can't accept new theories (even with evidence and mathematical support) doesn't make it wrong. If we all thought that way we'd be a bunch of dumb, ignorant, stubborn jack-asses using words like factual when discussing a subject such as science. A subject that's facts change repeatedly.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 16, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Makes an excellent gift for someone you don't like

    This book is a painful read. If you read it with an open mind it shows just how far people will go to show how everything is a conspiracy of some sort. The book draws wild and unsupported conclusions that are so far fetched that even someone who wants to believe in the possibility of life beyond this planet has to question the author. If you are looking for a book to help you believe or expand your horizons you should look elsewhere. I really wish I could get the time I spent reading this book back.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 16, 2010

    Compelling evidence on ET buildings on the moon and Mars

    Lots of compelling evidence, especially NASA photos about ET buildings on the moon and Mars. However, the book fails to conclude what it means by presenting all these facts to the readers. Sometimes it is a little too boring with some technical analysis. What the authors should do is just to present the facts and draw conclusion. Then leave detailed technical analysis in a separate volume for professionals to determine its value. For general readers, what we want to know is just facts.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2007

    A reviewer

    Richard Hoagland and Mike Bara presents a series of answers for questions the mainstream press apparently does not even know how to ask! When the exploration of the moon was stopped by Richard M. Nixon, the question of 'why now?' was never answered satisfactorily, especially for space travel fans. Now there is are answers. Not answers everyone will like nor even accept, but answers that ring of truth. From the beginning of NASA as a 'civilian' agency to 'Where In The World Is Neal Armstrong?', this book does not turn you loose. Captivating, if technical, and well illustrated, it is an enervating read. Thanks for the information, Richard and Mike. Keep up the good work.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 21, 2012

    Dark moon

    Transformers ships

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    This book is rubbish

    This entire book is a paranoid fantasy, expressing nothing other than the authors' bizarre hatred of NASA and utter ignorance of science. Neither of them has any training in science, and neither of them has ever conducted a scientific experiment in his life. On page 224 Richard Hoagland describes himself as a scientist, but this is, in common with most of its context, arrogant nonsense.If you, too, are a NASA-hater, you'll probably enjoy this book and you probably won't care that it is factually wrong at every turn. If you're a more moderate observer of spaceflight and planetary/lunar science, you can most likely guess that this would be a waste of your money.The corner-flash on the front cover proclaims this second edition to be "REVISED & EXPANDED," but this is an empty claim. None of the many, many errors of fact in the first edition of this wretchedly-edited work have been corrected -- on the contrary, a few have been added in the new introductory passages (such as Mike Bara petulantly describing Dwayne Day inaccurately as a "shameless hack" who "has so many NASA connections on his resume [sic] that he may as well be an official press officer for the agency.") The 48 introductory pages are the only part of the edition that is in any sense "expanded" -- the body of the book is exactly as the first edition. Shameful.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2010

    Great book

    This book opens alot of thought

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2008

    Finally

    This was a wonderful book. As one of the other reviews mentioned, it can be dry at times similar to a textbook, but not all of it is such. It doesn't take a genius to realize that the government doesn't disclose even a small percentage of its true intentions and this book attempts to illuminate NASA's clandestine nature, and in my opinion, does so quite well. If you're interested in this topic I strongly recommend this book.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2008

    Not an easy read, but exhaustive

    This is mostly exhaustive photographic analysis of footage from the moon missions. One aspect not covered in its 'secret history of NASA' is what happened in Woburn, Massachusetts in the 1960s.A mystery radioactive object was found and a pattern of predictable missing microfilm copies of the local newspaper on its non-indexed reels suggest either coverup or classified status nearly 45 years later as to what happened there.Voyager,Apollo and much more was being worked on in the area within a 5-20 mile radius. It has been suggested an alien craft crashed in the woods in Woburn and that it was analyzed by a radiology facility still secret to this day in the area.JFK signed authorization for a new $50-60 million NASA advanced research facility right in Woburn before he was shot.It has also been speculated that the outbreak of cancer among its residents was a distraction to the monumental happenings in the area. An individual delving into the local history was monitored openly in the local library and since been completely destroyed financially,career-wise, made homeless, and even set up for arrest under suspicious circumstances while being put under surveillance by individuals posing as coworkers, roommates, and more.All of this following research that any high school kid could do without fear of reprisal! Hoagland is most impressive when you hear him on Coast to Coast and was a CBS science advisor during the Cronkite years.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2008

    Technobabble

    The picture quality is terrible of the structures on the Moon and Mars,hard to beleive with the reference to the chapters

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2008

    Ask the right questions and the pieces fall into place

    A brilliant illustration of critical thinking and thorough research. I applaud these men for their fortitude to push for the Truth in the face of all odds. As I read it, the pieces just fell right into place. I recommend this book to anyone who seeks the Truth wherever it may lead.

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    Posted October 12, 2009

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    Posted November 8, 2008

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    Posted March 20, 2012

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