A few celestial observations, from the comfy couch of terra firma.
We only ever see ISS footage released by NASA. Since the Russian Federation is another protagonist in this hoax, where is its official footage, please?
The ISS, we are told, hosts high-tech experiments in particle physics, material sciences, horticulture, and so forth. Yet we enjoy no enlightenment on this bleeding-edge research. Instead, official footage has focused on the most basic human functions of the ISS crew: chiefly their eating and their crapping. The intellectual highlight to date has been a video of the lavatory papers and wet wipes stocked in the Space Station bathroom. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lswCuvcA7YQ#t=3m07s
Various websites claim to be publishing times and geographic locations where the ISS can be viewed from earth with the naked eye. On two occasions these were checked and, indeed, an illuminated high altitude object passed across the sky at the time and in the direction predicted. The question for the sceptic is what exactly are those objects, if not the ISS?
Best guess is that these sightings (of the "ISS" and other "man-made satellites") are simply Near-Earth Asteroids whose orbits are well known to serious astronomers.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Near-Earth ... _asteroidsInternational Space Station? Apparently not. This is YU55, a near-earth asteroid
Finally, on the more general subject of man-made satellites: the role of the late Arthur C. Clarke
in launching the satellite hoax, is both interesting and important.
Clarke, best known as a science-fiction writer, is credited by the British Establishment as 'the genius' who in 1945 first proposed the "geostationary communications satellite".
Below is the original article in which Clarke sets out 'his' theory for geostationary comms satellites, which he called rocket station radio relays
Clarke's full article from Wireless World
magazine, Oct 1945 is at: http://lakdiva.org/clarke/1945ww/
Clarke who died in 2008 was also behind a string of popular children's books. His best-sellers include Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World
, Arthur C. Clarke's World of Strange Powers
and Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious Universe
The common theme of these books was to explore the boundaries of our knowledge
. In reality, most of the book topics are pure shite. Lost cities under the sea, mysterious powers of evil trapped in the Pyramids, giant monsters of the deep, telekinesis, telepathy and the paranormal, mummified toads hidden in hollow stones, etc. Garbage which Clarke interspersed with large dollops of official Apollo Hoax propaganda from NASA.
Clarke had an even darker side. He was a notorious child abuser who was forced to see out his final years in Sri Lanka, as an increasingly paranoid old man. Ever fearful that he would be deported back to England to answer historic child sex allegations. It is said that Clarke was invited repeatedly to return to the UK to accept an official honour in recognition of his "services to astronomy". But convinced that it was a snare to entrap him, Clarke always refused the offers. In a highly unusual move, Prince Charles while visiting Sri Lanka personally awarded Clarke his gong at the office of the British High Commission.http://www.thefreelibrary.com/CHILD+SEX+SHAME+OF+ARTHUR+C.CLARKE/Just+three+days+before+Prince+Charles+knights+him
It is odd, to say the least, that a science-fiction writer holds the title of 'inventor' of the space satellite.
Suggesting, perhaps, that, even to this day, all man-made satellites are no more than fanciful works of science fiction.