UFO hunters have accused NASA of sabotaging the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Mars lander that lost communication about a minute before landing on Mars on Wednesday.
According to UFO conspiracy theorists discussing the latest space incident on Scott C. Waring’s UFO Sightings Daily blog, the mission of ESA’s ExoMars Schiaparelli lander was only to take samples of Martian soil, snap photos, and record videos of the Martian environment ahead of a life-hunting mission in 2020. But NASA sabotaged it because the U.S. government does not want any other space agency to land on Mars and discover that it has been covering up evidence of advanced and intelligent extraterrestrial life on the Red Planet.
NASA, according to conspiracy theorists, is struggling to cover up evidence of the existence of advanced and intelligent alien beings on Mars by ensuring that no other nation is able to land a spacecraft on the planet.
NASA remains the only space program that has successfully conducted missions on the Martian surface. The ExoMars mission, managed jointly by Europe’s ESA and Russia’s Roscosmos, had hoped to follow in NASA’s footsteps.
“ESA has lost communication with the Mars lander right before it was about to land on Mars,” Waring announced to his blog readers in the latest post to his UFO Sightings Daily blog. “Oh…I wonder how that happened… cough… cough… sarcasm here.”
“NASA did it again! But this time they sabotaged our European neighbors, our allies, our friends. NASA has a choke hold on the world.”
And according to Waring, this is not the first time that NASA has been guilty of deliberately sabotaging other nations’ space efforts. It is rumored widely in conspiracy theory circles that NASA sabotaged the Russian Phobos program consisting of two spacecraft, Phobos I and Phobos II, launched by the Soviet Union to study Mars and its moons, Phobos and Deimos.
The crafts were launched to space on July 7, 1988, and July 12, 1988, respectively. Phobos I suffered a failure on the way to Mars while contact with Phobos II was lost after it entered Mars orbit.
Conspiracy theorists claim that before contact with Phobos II was lost on March 28, 1989, a mysterious object was detected approaching the spacecraft. It is claimed that the object attacked the satellite and destroyed it
NASA also sabotaged the Russian Phobos-Grunt Mars lander launched on November 9, 2011, while it was still in Earth orbit, according to conspiracy theorists. NASA, according to Waring, tampered remotely with the Russian spacecraft while it was orbiting Earth over the U.S.
“NASA destroyed the Phobos Russian Probe back in March 25, 1989 and NASA also destroyed the Russian Mars lander while it was still in Earth orbit over America,” Waring alleged. “There is no way NASA will permit any other country to get the first dibs on discovering life on Mars!”
The UFO hunter speculated further that NASA may also have been behind several other failed space missions by other countries. He accused the agency and the U.S. government of “crimes against humanity” and proposed a UN investigation to uncover NASA’s culpability in the latest incident.
“How many other Mars exploration missions by other countries have NASA destroyed. This is a Crime Against Humanity, and should be heard by the UN.”
Waring’s allegations against NASA sparked a discussion on his blog, with fellow UFO conspiracy theorists condemning NASA unanimously over its alleged rampant space shenanigans.
According to conspiracy theorists, NASA is sabotaging the space programs of other nations because it wants a monopoly of space.
“The Obama-Clinton ruling class is truly frightening,” a conspiracy theorist commented. “We deserve to know the truth, the real truth.”
“They don’t want anyone else to find out that we are already there or they don’t want them involved,” a second conspiracy theorist speculated.
“NASA already knows about other life out there and are afraid that these other countries might let everyone know there is.”
Another warned that NASA’s actions could lead to World War III if the Russians decide to retaliate against NASA for sabotaging their space program efforts.
“NASA destroyed it! They want exclusive [access to Mars],” the conspiracy theorist claimed. “Russia put a lot of money too on this project. If they should realize — and they probably already did — what NASA did, we’ll have war at our doors.”
But despite the alleged effort of NASA to frustrate ESA’s planned 2020 mission to search for life on Mars, David Parker, ESA’s director of human spaceflight and robotic exploration told a news conference that the spacecraft was able to collect a lot of data before communication was lost, Space.com reports.
“The test has yielded a huge amount of data,” David Parker said. “It gives us a lot of confidence for the future. We need to understand what happened in the last few seconds before the planned landing, and that is likely to take some time.”
ESA’s Schiaparelli’s spacecraft was scheduled to touch down on the Red Planet on Wednesday at 10:48 EDT after its mothership, the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO), entered Mars orbit.
Communication was lost after the lander commenced descent through the upper layers of the Martian atmosphere at a speed of about 13,000 mph (21,000 km/h) and deployed its parachute, according to Andrea Accomazzo, head of ESA’s solar and planetary mission.
Although the spacecraft’s heat shield worked flawlessly, the parachute of the craft ejected earlier than planned and its thrusters fired three or four seconds shorter than planned.
The spacecraft then lost contact about 50 seconds before its planned landing.
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