Tuesday, August 22, 2006

It's Official - Project "Osiris"



According to this Space.com story and this official announcement, NASA has now officially acknowledged that its new Apollo-descended space capsule has been named "Orion." This story was first broken on July 20th, 2006, by Collectspace.com.

The entire history of the "Orion" connection to the Moon and NASA's lunar space programs should be very familiar to regular visitors to Richard Hoagland's Enterprise Mission web site. The initial "Orion connection" came way back in the early 1960's, with the original Apollo program patch.

The Apollo patch has always remained unexplained, at least as far as identifying exactly what Orion has to do with the moon. As Hoagland has pointed out many times, Orion has no known mythological connection to the Moon, but rather to the Egyptian god Osiris.

Now, three decades after Apollo, NASA returns to the Moon for the second time under the banner of Osiris, through his stellar representation as Orion. Nowhere in any of the NASA announcements do they mention the earlier patch. Instead, NASA explains that Orion was chosen as the name simply because astronauts frequently use the constellation for navigation purposes.

To anyone who has followed our work, this excuse is laughable. NASA has always had an obsession with Orion, even to the naming of the Apollo 18 LM. The question the press should be asking is why Orion is so frequently connected with our space program, and what the symbolism is meant to represent.

4 Comments:

Blogger Gary7 said...

Ideally, they should have ballots with a choice of names for us to vote on, but it will never happen. I remember reading the event timeline article a couple of years ago. Wouldn't Orion be more appropriate for a Mars mission? How about using the Moon for a Moon mission patch, there's an idea. They are notoriously trying to get us to believe the "magnificent desolation" scenario, perhaps the patch is also a subliminal ad conveying to us that the moon is too dull to even be on it's own mission patch.

8:05 AM  
Blogger Mike Bara said...

Well, basically, Orion means Osiris, so it's really all an homage to an ancient Egyptian god. That's even weirder.

9:52 PM  
Blogger Gary7 said...

Yeah, also strange is the red orbit and trajectory on the logo. There is an orbit around the O, which I assume is supposed to be the Earth, and then a non-stop flight to Orion's Belt.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Mr. Safety said...

Maybe there is an Orion Connection. Many people on this planet believe that there was a visitation, and maybe there still is, of people from the Orion Systems. The current belief is that many remained in our Solar System in have been "tinkering with" us for many years. They are believed to be part of our "Shadow Government" and might be the designers of the symbols that NASA is using. Could be some truth to this.... Mr Safety

8:19 PM  

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