Here
we have an animated GIF in which the video clip has been zoomed in 250%
on Discovery and the anomaly.

Please note that
the object seems to come out from UNDER
Discovery, move away just a little, and come to a complete STOP!
This is not the behavior of ice, or debris. It has also been taken into
account that this event was filmed with a hand-held camera through a window
by a Cosmonaut aboard the Mir Space Station. Since the object is obviously
moving independently of the small movements caused by the camera operator,
it can be surmised that it is not a reflection in the window.

In addition,
some may claim that this is dust or debris within the station, seen between
camera and window glass. IF that were the case, what caused the
object to Stop? Dust motes do NOT
have brakes!

We can also safely
assume that this object is not celestial in nature. Astronomical objects
do not maneuver as this object does. They describe a smooth arc across
the heavens, accelerated by the 17,500 mile per hour (28,000
km/h
) velocity of Shuttles and Stations on orbit.

Due to the fact
that the producers of the television program did not include exact date
and time for this film clip, we cannot pin down the exact time of day,
angle of the Sun, or the relative angle of the space craft to Earth.

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This
animated GIF is provided to allow you to see the full event, time compressed
from two minutes down to a few seconds. As can be seen, there was a lot
of “jumping around” on the part of the INCO during the event.
He switced camera views several times in the short span of only two minutes.
Was he trying to hide something from us?

The
anomaly seems to move in a “herky-jerky” fashion because there
was a shortage of individual frames in which it was visible. It flashed
more or less randomly, and was not visible at all most of the time. What
it is, I cannot tell you.

***

At all times
during this incident, the cameras aboard ISS, and Shuttle were under the
direct remote control of operators in Houston (INCO)
and Moscow (TsUP).

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
. 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.)

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

©
2005 Jeff Challender

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Finally,
this 30 frame animated GIF shows the full motion of the object from beginning
to end. Time is compressed here from around 2.5 mintues to a matter of
seconds. Now we can see that the object was never “parked”.
It entered from the lower right, moved left in a straight line, then changed
course 90° on a long gentle curve. It then headed west, actually “skimming”
the atmosphere until it moved back out into space away from Earth. At
the end of the video segment, it appears to have rendezvoused with two
other anomalies.


It seems unlikely that its an errant ice flake, caught by a Reaction Control
System ( RCS
) firing. When ice and / or debris are influenced by one of these firings,
the result is almost instant, not slow and lazy.

What
this object might be remains a mystery.

The
event described above is very reminiscient of an object seen during the
flight of STS-114. That story is “A
‘Wolf Among The Sheep? or A VERY Surprised INCO!”. And example
of an RCS thruster firing is HERE.

***

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.)

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

©
2005 Jeff Challender

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We
believe that our case proves beyond reasonable doubt that the objects
seen during the “tether incident” were little more than ice
and / or debris in close range to the Shuttle payload bay camera.

Airy
Disk


The image of a bright point object as focused by a lens system. With monochromatic
light, it consists of a central point of maximum intensity surrounded
by alternate circles of light and darkness caused by the reinforcement
and interference of diffracted rays. The light areas are called maxima
and the dark areas minima. The distribution of light from the center to
the outer areas of the figure was investigated mathematically by Sir
George Airy. The diffraction disk forms a basis for determining the
resolving power of an ideal lens system. The diameter of the disk depends
largely on the aperture of the lens. The diffraction of light causing
the Airy disk is a factor limiting the resolution of a well corrected
optical system.

**

At all times
during the “tether incident”, and including the example frames
above, the INCO in Houston was in control of the payload bay cameras.

(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.)

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

©
2005 Jeff Challender

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Here
we have an animated GIF in which the video clip has been zoomed in 250%
on Discovery and the anomaly.

Please note that
the object seems to come out from UNDER
Discovery, move away just a little, and come to a complete STOP!
This is not the behavior of ice, or debris. It has also been taken into
account that this event was filmed with a hand-held camera through a window
by a Cosmonaut aboard the Mir Space Station. Since the object is obviously
moving independently of the small movements caused by the camera operator,
it can be surmised that it is not a reflection in the window.

In addition,
some may claim that this is dust or debris within the station, seen between
camera and window glass. IF that were the case, what caused the
object to Stop? Dust motes do NOT
have brakes!

We can also safely
assume that this object is not celestial in nature. Astronomical objects
do not maneuver as this object does. They describe a smooth arc across
the heavens, accelerated by the 17,500 mile per hour (28,000
km/h
) velocity of Shuttles and Stations on orbit.

Due to the fact
that the producers of the television program did not include exact date
and time for this film clip, we cannot pin down the exact time of day,
angle of the Sun, or the relative angle of the space craft to Earth.

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By
this time, most people have heard of the odd events which occurred during
STS-48, the flight of space shuttle Discovery,
on 15 and 16 September, 1991. (Video
Clip HERE) Some claim that all of the objects seen are UFOs. NASA
claims that all of the objects are ice and debris, sparkling in the light
of the rising sun.

NASA further
claims that all directional changes in the motion of these objects are
caused by an automated firing of the aft RCS jets aboard the shuttle.
To be sure, SOME of what is observed in the videos IS ice, and debris.
There is no doubt that an RCS jet did fire during the time frame in question.
NASA has the computer records to prove this. However, NASA’s blanket explanation
of the events, based on these facts, doesn’t cover everything which took
place.

Let’s take
another look at the video of what is known as event #2, the most famous.
This scene, shot from the aft payload bay camera, was taken at local sunrise
over the Philippine Islands. South is up, the Sun is to viewer’s left,
we see the limb of Earth, some stars over the horizon, and a series of
bright objectsabove the dark portion of Earth. Some of these bright dots
are dirt on the camera lens. Some others aredrifting ice and or debris.
These pop into view as the sun comes up. Then, a new object seems to rise
up out of the clouds near the western limb of the Earth. I believe it
is much further away because it appears so much later than the debris
cloud. .

As this object
travels south, and gains altitude, a flash is seen from the aft direction
of Discovery. Shuttle computer records verify that this flash is an RCS
jet firing, which is done periodically to MAINTAIN
ship’s attitude. Thus, there is no noticeable change relative to the horizon.
Some of the objects in view appear to respond to the expanding exhaust
plume, and are appropriately diverted from their previous course. However,
the distant object suddenly veers 135 degrees and speeds out into space,
followed by two streaks, one of which might have hit it had it not moved
out of the way.

NASA claims
that the relative motion of this object is caused by the RCS jet firing.
For several reasons, this makes no sense. The RCS jets are mounted on
the extreme nose and tail of the Shuttles. They fire vertically, and horizontally.
In the vacuum of space, the exhaust plume expands upward in a teardrop
shape. The aft thrusters are some 20 to 25 feet away from the camera,
and even further away from the debris field. Objects nearer than the controversial
one are barely affected. The RCS firing could not have greatly influenced
our anomalous object at the distance it MUST
be from the jet plume. Therefore, I conclude that the object must be independently
propelled.

There are
two streaks of light which seem to be aimed at the object in question.
It has been claimed that these streaks are some kind of new particle beam
or laser weapon. Granted, the streaks do resemble a weapon salvo. But,
they can not be lasers or particle beams. Both these type of beams move
at the speed of light, which would render them invisible in space. At
best, they would appear to the human eye as a solid shaft (Like
A Star Trek Phaser Beam
), rather than a visible package seen to
move from left to right at a 45-50 degree angle. Further, these angles
preclude their origin being the RCS jet firing way back on the tail of
the ship. Therefore, I conclude that the streaks are something other than
energy weapons. I know of no missile technology capable of moving at the
velocities observed in the video.

So we are
left with what? If these are alien craft, perhaps they are shooting at
each other for some unknown reason. In any case, something strange and
unidentified with any Earth based phenomenon took place. And NASA are
using the demonstrable fact that some of the objects and occurrences are
linked to ice, dirt, and control jets to dismiss the entire event.

Something is being deliberately being covered up here.

***

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.)

Read more