Sorry for the lateness of this post…… This update covers selected news from the last update on the 27th september.
We start with the launch of the sateillite Sputnik, which started the space age, on 4th october 1957 (50 years); there are many links to this interesting event into space. The BBC has an article called “Russia marks 50 years of sputnik“; it also has an interesting article on “the next 50 years of exploration” as well. The washington post has an article “What sputnik launched“; on the right side of the article a video can be viewed.
On videos of sputnik there are a few here to look at….. At Reuters there is “Sputnik still surprises at 50“. on you tube (length of video 1 minute).
also with loads of information on sputnik
On the 5th october, the Times online wrote about “the 40 most memorable aliens“…for instance, the ewoks are number 32, and zaphod beetlebrox number 25. Each entry also has a link to a you tube video.
Following on in the same area, anyone for alien beer? should go here .
PRAVDA.Ru, on the 3rd october, wrote about “Aliens forced Americans out from the moon” (actually on newsfromrussia.com).”One of Russia’s central television channels, RTR, has recently aired a documentary about US astronauts who allegedly came across extraterrestrial civilizations”, and later it mentions “It was alleged that NASA was afraid of conflicting with a highly developed civilization and immediately stopped the program. Does the film sound believable?” (extract from article above).
Livinginperu.com, mentioned that (posted 3rd october,2007), “meteorite crater guarded by Peru’s Police after U.S. citizens attempt to traffic it“. The next day, on the same site, “U.S. collector admits he bought Meteorite Fragments in Peru“.
The meteorite trail hits the news again, from the Herald Sun (http://www.news.com/ posted 3rd october,2007). Entitled “Flood of UFO calls after meteor“, it mentions their phones were ringing after ufo sightings were seen in Melbourne, Australia. It was confirmed that it was a meteorite burning up in the atmosphere.
At Fox 9 news, It was reported that “Mysterious object falls from minnesota sky” (posted 3rd october,2007) and a later addition/update here on the 6th october.
At theargus.co.uk, (posted 9th october,2007), there is the “Ufo riddle over Uckfield“, in which a large amount of red lights have triggered of the latest sightings…..Something of a rather different nature can be found on the Meadville Tribune, in which building 9 processed magnesium waste, alot of which they are now unsure what it is…. “Unidentified Chemicals perplex EPA” (posted 10th october,2007).
More UK sightings (posted 9th october) “Buckhurst hill : Mystery over ufo sighting“ …the event took place on the 5th october.
Lastly, Xconomy mentions “A visit to Boston’s own Robot-plane skunk works” (posted 10th october,2007), and talks about “…. unpiloted machines such as a UFO-shaped surveillance craft that can take off and land vertically, a fold-up airplane designed to fly over the plains of Mars, and a makeshift glider that uses bat-like echolocation to avoid obstacles. Aurora engineers fly the smallest models around the indoor mini-hangar and truck larger prototypes out to nearby airfields such as Hanscom Air Force Base” (extract from article). Interesting stuff.