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Hello there and welcome. The purpose of this Blog is to support, promote and accelerate the achievement of a First Contact Event. The discovery of Alien Life will change Life on our planet forever. At that point, we will finally realize, that this planet is the only home we have and we need to take care of it. Repair the damage we have already done. I created this blog, because I am a strong believer, that First Contact and taking care of the planet are two interlinked issues. Eco-friendly living, protection of the environment and eating healthy foods is the way of the future. I tried to put together useful articles, related links and some other pertinent information. We can start to live in the future right now, and by the time First Contact will happen, we already have a head start. Come back often, because there is always something new to discover. Send me your comments and suggestions anytime. Thank you for stopping by. Please sign up with your email, to stay updated.

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Eco friendly living, Environment ... A Massive Renewable Energy Push Is Needed to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change - Seeker

If its Gardening, agriculture, eco friendly living, or anything else related to the environment, that interests you, this article is for you. Renewable energy is a main component to safe our planet from climate change. Lets hope its not to late. Click on the link next to the Picture. Enjoy.

A Massive Renewable Energy Push Is Needed to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change - Seeker


A new report suggests that the goal of the Paris Climate Agreement to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius (or less) above pre-industrial temperatures is well within reach — but only if half of the world's energy supply is sourced from renewables by 2060.

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Eco friendly, Environment, Renewable energy ...The environmental impact of coal and oil | Letters | Environment | The Guardian

If you a gardener, farmer, Renewable Energy supporter or environmentalist, this is for all of us. In order to save our planet, we need to get rid of oil and coal. Great article. Enjoy.

Greenpeace campaigners clash with Shell workers in a battle to stop the Brent Spar oil installation from being dumped into the North Sea in the 1990s


The environmental impact of coal and oil | Letters | Environment | The Guardian



Current contradictory policy is holding coal on life support. As we watch coal slowly die businesses lose confidence, opportunities for green investment are missed, workers are left in the dark and the environment and human health suffer. In short, everyone loses.

If you enjoyed this post, please consider for a minute to join us at the First Contact Support and Research Society, as a subscriber or a follower, to help us spread the message. It only takes a few seconds and 2 clicks. Also look around on the site. You will find many resources and the necessary information, that will help you to better understand the concept, and already live a better life. You don't have to wait for the future to arrive, you can start living in it right now. And don't forget to visit our YouTube channel. Thank you very much for your support.

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KENNETH ARNOLD COINED TH TERM "FLYING SAUCER" ... OR DID HE?!

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On June 24th, 1947, Kenneth Arnold was flying his private plane in the area of Mount Rainier in Washington State. Just another flight for this experienced pilot and business man. Little did he know, that this was not going to be ”just another flight”.

As he was looking out his windows, he suddenly saw nine, as he describes them, half moon shaped, oval in front and sort of convex triangle shaped in the back, objects. Flying in formation in the area of Mount Rainier. Sometimes in a later interview, Arnold described the objects as crescent shaped, or a flying wing. Being an experienced pilot he estimated their speed at about 12oo mph, by estimating the distance between two maintain tops he was familiar with, and the time it took the objects to cover it. 

As to the flight characteristics, he said they were looking a bit unstable, bouncing up and down like a saucer skipping on water. Over time, he gave slightly different descriptions, but still adhering to his original statements. Out of those different yet similar descriptions, it was actually THE PRESS that coined the phrase “Flying Saucer”, and not Kenneth Arnold. He also mentioned that he had seen flying saucers on several other occasions. So, as we can see, Kenneth Arnold is not the father of the phrase “Flying Saucer”, and furthermore, in this instance he didn’t see any flying discs or UFOs either. So, what did he see?

He actually saw a squadron of world war two German made Horton 18 bombers, the first “FLYING WINGS”!  Here you can see a comparison of a drawing rendered after Arnold’s description and a photo of the German bomber.

Keep in mind, that all this happened very close to the Roswell crash and 2 years after world war two ended. As we all know, the Germans had highly advanced technology, which was way ahead of the Western Allies. By the end of the war, the Americans and Russians basically split the spoils of war, and each side got their share of German scientists and hardware.

You can rest assured that by the time Arnold observed the crafts, American and German scientists and engineers had made some improvements to the original design. That’s the reason, why, when you compare pictures of the original German version and the sketches based on Arnolds descriptions look slightly different, but still have the characteristic wing shape.

The reason that the crafts looked like they were skipping on water, was due to the fact that flying wings are very unstable in their flight characteristics. This holds true even to our modern versions of the stealth wing shaped bombers. The difference is, that today’s versions have a flight management computer, who compensates for the instability, quicker than a person could. Back then, there was no flight computer, and that’s why the aircraft were bouncing up and down.
Regarding the speed of about 1200 mph, as estimated by Arnold, fits right in with the real data from the German designers.
Most likely, it was an entire squadron of aircraft that were transferred from one air force base to another, flying through remote area, in order to avoid being seen by the public.


Here is a picture of our modern "Flyin Wing" ... notice something simmilar?





So, there you have it. That’s pretty much what really happened. While Kenneth Arnold never really coined the phrase, his name will still be forever linked to the term “Flying Saucer”.


WARP DRIVE or STAR GATE TECHNOLOGY?


Regardless if you are into UFOs, Astrobiology, Extraterrestrial Life, Ancient Aliens, or Space Exploration in general, we are all after the same outcome: First contact with alien life. First Contact doesn’t necessarily mean contact with intelligent life, it rather means that the discovery of ANY form of extraterrestrial life is considered First Contact. However, it’s a big universe out there, and searching it with our current means of propulsion, is not going to be a viable solution.

Putting a few humans into a small capsule on top of a firecracker is not going to do the job. Distances in space are simply too fast for our current propulsion systems. So, what are the other options? Well, there are currently a few different projects under development. Nuclear based, ion based, solar particles and some other concepts.

However, none of these options will give us more than about 90% of light speed, at best, and that’s still way too slow for serious interstellar exploration. So, what’s left?. Answer: Warp Drive, or Stargate Technology. 
I can see that some of you are rolling their eyes right now: “But that’s Sci-Fi”. Well, not so fast. Both options have actually some solid scientific basis. While we are still some time away from building a fully functional warp engine or a functioning Stargate, the gap between Science fiction and science fact is closing fast. Even before Albert Einstein, formulated his theories about space and time decades ago, the idea of some kind of a “Light Speed” vehicle was already around. 

However, only in the last few decades, science started to seriously take a look at the feasibility of both concepts. We will of course take a closer look at the pros and cons of both concepts, and dig deep into the realm of space and time travel. However, it is clear that we can’t do that within one single article. So, therefore we will break it down into a short series so we can look at it in depth. 

So make sure you come back often, so not to miss any article in the series, or better yet, sign up with your email and get notifications whenever I post something new.


ASTROOCEANOGRAPHY: WHERE THERE IS WATER, THERE IS LIFE

Astrooceanography is a very new field of science, that, as the name says, explores the oceans on other worlds. NASA has created the Water worlds program, which does exactly that. If you are in any way interested in Space exploration, extraterrestrial life, oceanography or anything aquatic, you might want to take a look at this new field of discovery. We know that several moons and planets inside our own solar system have water on them. It might be in form of underground frozen ice, at the polar caps, or as a frozen surface blanket with a liquid ocean several miles below. As well as knowing about the existence of water at several places in our solar system we also have detected water molecules far out in space. Hubble and other telescopes have shown us that water molecules exist in other galaxies, nebulas and exo planets. And where there is water, there is most likely life. In order to explore all those possibilities,

NASA has created several exploration programs.
NASA’s water world program, the ocean world exploration program (OWEP), the network for ocean worlds (NOW), and several others. Some of those programs work in cooperation or as grants with different universities around the country. One of the goals is to actually send a mini submarine to one of the moons and have it explore the ocean there. The development is well underway. There are also several other ideas under consideration, as on how to explore those watery worlds. One of those ideas, is to send a small probe to the surface of one of the moons, and have it melt itself, powered by a small nuclear reactor, through the ice layer from the surface, all the way down to the liquid ocean below.

This is just an overview about all the programs, technologies and exploration that is planned for the not too distance future. We will get into details along the way in later articles. As technology advances rapidly, with every new telescope we are sending into space, we will discover more and more details about water on other worlds. This series of articles will stay well on top of it and follow the adventure closely.

So, if you enjoyed this introduction, please come back often to check on the news and updates, or better yet, sign up with your email, so you wont miss any developments and articles. Astrooceanography will rapidly become the most important field of space exploration, because remember: Where there is water, there is life.
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ASTROBOTANY: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN SPACE EXPLORATION AND ECO FRIENDLY LIVING

No matter if you are into Aquaponics, Farming, Gardening or anything else Green,  believe me there is a connection to space exploration, and not just one, but several. This is gonna be just a short overview, or otherwise this article would just be too long. okay, lets get started.

If we going to do long term Space Travel and colonization, we have to feed the crew. Period. That simple. As you can imagine, endless supply lines with cargo ships isn't gonna do the trick. Just not practical. We need something on site, just like here on earth, something recyclable and something that doesn't need a whole lot of resupplying. That's where aquaculture, more specific aquaponics comes into play.  A closed circuit Aquaponics system can produce needed vegetables and a variety of seafood, it doesn't need a lot of "topping off", and powered with solar panels, its gonna be almost self sustaining. As i said before, we will get into details with other articles along the way.

Now, lets look at Farming and Gardening in space. Aquaponics is fine, but we also need some sustainable food production at the site of any colony. Of course, at the beginning it will probably be more on a gardening scale, rather than a large farming operation. There is of course the question of soil availability and quality. However, with new technology and some twisting of the available soil, its not gonna be too difficult to produce healthy sturdy growing beds. A few flowers, to lighten up the decoration would be nice too. NASA, several universities, as well as private space companies have already started to run experiments along those lines.

Last, but not least, the energy problem. Its clear and simple, that we need a steady renewable energy supply to make all those things happen. Solar panels are a given, but lets not forget that we can also use wind energy on other planets. Since there are storms on mars, some type of wind turbines are definitely a possibility. There are also a lot of other ways to create energy, but as said before, we will get into details later.

So, every time from now on, when you attend to your garden or farm, or you check on your aquaponics system, think about the possibilities to have all this working on other planets or moons. Who knows, one of you might just come up with a breakthrough.


Okay, so this is it for the overview. I hope you enjoyed the article, and come back for more. Maybe you can just sign up to stay updated.

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