What
causes these flashes remains a mystery. Why
NASA tries to keep it a secret is, in some respects, an even greater mystery.
If this is a purely natural occurance caused by the Earth’s magnetic field,
there would seem to be no reason to cover it up. So, what’s the big secret?

***

At
all times during this incident, the camera was under the control of the
INCO in Houston Mission Control.

(INCO
INstrument &CommunicationOfficer – The man in Houston
Mission Control Center who is responsible for operating the Shuttle
payload
bay, and robotic
arm, cameras. He also remotely operates the helmet cameras in space
suits
. In the case
of ISS, this officer is referred to as the CATO
Communications And
Tracking Officer
.
In both
cases, these persons CONTROL everything
which is PERMITTED to go out on
broadcast to the public.

It is a commonly believed falacy that the cameras are operated by Astronauts
& Cosmonauts on the Shuttles, and Space Station. Very little camera
work is done by the crews. They’re way too busy for that.)

For
more on this unusual phenomenon, see the following articles available
here at Project P.R.O.V.E. The links are presented in chronological order.

Soyuz
TMA-5 Anomalies In SAA 10/04

Soyuz
TMA-4 & The Strange Phenomenon 10/04

ISS
Exp. 11 – Strange Phenomenon, First Time In Daylight! 05/05

STS-114
The Strange Phenomenon Again! 08/05

STS-115
The Strange Phenomenon 09/06

The
next list of pages helps to illustrate NASA’s reluctance to allow live
downlink within the SAA.

ISS
EVA 10a – Antics Over Argentina 1/05

ISS
EVA 10b – MORE Antics Over Argentina 3/05

At
the end of the day, it’s up to YOU to draw
your own conclusions.

©
2005 Jeff Challender