45) Rockets & Atomic Bombs

Wernher von Braun is remembered as a rocket engineer who spent his career singlemindedly focused on enabling human spaceflight, first for Nazi Germany and then for the U.S…

according to an account written decades later by a friend he met in 1931…”To me, this whole thing, as I recall, seemed rather ridiculous…'” That changed when von Braun pulled from his pocket a letter allegedly signed by Albert Einstein.

The physicist Albert Einstein did not directly participate in the invention of the atomic bomb. But…he was instrumental in facilitating its development.

In 1905, as part of his Special Theory of Relativity, he made the intriguing point that a large amount of energy could be released from a small amount of matter. This was expressed by the equation E=mc2 (energy = mass times the speed of light squared). The atomic bomb would clearly illustrate this principle.

But bombs were not what Einstein had in mind when he published this equation. Indeed, he considered himself to be a pacifist. In 1929, he publicly declared that if a war broke out he would “unconditionally refuse to do war service, direct or indirect… regardless of how the cause of the war should be judged.” (Ronald Clark, “Einstein: The Life and Times”, pg. 428). His position would change in 1933, as the result of Adolf Hitler’s ascent to power in Germany….

Einstein’s greatest role in the invention of the atomic bomb was signing a letter to President Franklin Roosevelt urging that the bomb be built. The splitting of the uranium atom in Germany in December 1938 plus continued German aggression led some physicists to fear that Germany might be working on an atomic bomb…Einstein was quick to understand the concept (Clark, pg. 669+; Spencer Weart & Gertrud Weiss Szilard, eds., “Leo Szilard: His Version of the Facts”, pg. 83)….Germany had invaded Poland the previous month; the time was ripe for action. That October the Briggs Committee was appointed to study uranium chain reactions.

Both the U.S. and Russia obtained both rocket and nuclear technology concurrently from Germany, and both used both technologies concurrently.

From 1954 to 1957, Soviet rocket designer Sergei Korolëv headed development of the R-7 [rocket based on the V-2], the world’s first ICBM. Successfully flight tested in August 1957, the R-7 missile was powerful enough to launch a nuclear warhead against the United States or to hurl a spacecraft into orbit.

In October 1957 the R-7 launched Sputnik, the world’s first artificial satellite…Refined versions of the R-7 are still in use today.

As a technical achievement, Sputnik caught the world’s attention and the American public off guard,..”the Soviets’…capability to launch…nuclear weapons from Europe to the U.S.”

And rightly so. The Germans used their prototype V2 rockets to launch missiles from mainland Europe to England. It was a “terror weapon” so fast that it couldn’t be detected until it exploded. The Germans aimed it at cities like London, killing thousands of civilians in an attempt to force capitulation from their adversaries.

But now the Russians could aim at American cities.

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Operation Unthinkable

Churchill’s top secret plan to attack the Soviet Empire was scheduled for 1 July 1945. British, US, Polish and German forces were to attempt to liberate East Germany and Poland…and inflict on Stalin a crushing, short, sharp defeat…of Eastern Europe. If they did not succeed, Allied forces would be sucked into a Third World War.

During the Great Patriotic War, the Soviet lost over 25 million citizens, and the country lost a third of its national wealth….Stalin believes [like every conqueror] that…he’s got every right to take as much European territory as a prize as he can…

Winston Churchill had long worried about the limitless Soviet ambitions. Fifteen years earlier, he told the Commons…”I think we ought to recognise that the dangers which come from Russia are at the root of the failure of Disarmament in Europe [WWI leading directly to WWII]. This mighty Power, outside the family of nations, outside the concert of Christendom, proclaiming a creed destructive of all existing civilisation…possessed of unlimited manpower, and rapidly equipping itself with all the most frightful and devastating instrumentalities of modern war…

George Patton was probably the most rabidly anti-Soviet military officer. Attacking the Soviets sooner rather than later was a view advocated by Patton, and by Hitler’s replacement Admiral Karl Donitz, not to mention Allen Dulles and the OSS…

“We may have been fighting the wrong enemy all along. But while we’re here, we should go after the bastards now, ’cause we’re gonna have to fight ’em eventually. I’ll say this; the Third Army alone with very little help and with damned few casualties, could lick what is left of the Russians in six weeks. You mark my words. Don’t ever forget them . . . Someday we will have to fight them and it will take six years and cost us six million lives…Let’s not give them time to build up their supplies. If we do, then . . . we have had a victory over the Germans but we have failed in the liberation of Europe; we have lost the war!…

[But] Patton’s Third Army was ordered to halt as it reached the German border and was prevented from seizing either Berlin or Prague, moves that could have prevented Soviet domination of Eastern Europe after the war.

On May 8, 1945, as people everywhere celebrated the end of World War II, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill asked his War Cabinet to draw up a plan to invade the Soviet Union. The generals were asked to devise means to “impose upon Russia the will of the United States and the British Empire”.

The War Cabinet stated: “The Russian Army has developed a capable and experienced High Command. The army is exceedingly tough, lives and moves on a lighter scale of maintenance than any Western army, and employs bold tactics based largely on disregard for losses in attaining its objective. Equipment has improved rapidly throughout the war and is now good. Enough is known of its development to say that it is certainly not inferior to that of the great powers. The facility the Russian have shown in the development and improvement of existing weapons and equipment and in their mass production has been very striking…

The assessment, signed by the Chief of Army Staff on June 9, 1945, concluded: “It would be beyond our power to win a quick but limited success and we would be committed to a protracted war against heavy odds.”

On June 10, 1945 Churchill replied: “If the Americans withdraw to their zone and move the bulk of their forces back to the United States and to the Pacific, the Russians have the power to advance to the North Sea and Atlantic. Pray have a study made of how then we could defend our island.”

US President Harry Truman said there was no chance the Americans would offer help…to drive the Russians from Eastern Europe. With a new [British] government and new administration, it was put away in a bottom draw and forgotten. The Unthinkable file was closed.

General George S. Patton, Jr., one of America’s greatest battlefield commanders, died on December 21, 1945 in an Army hospital in Heidelberg, Germany.

Convenient timing. With a full blown conspiracy theory.

Forcing us to consider that the U.S. not only abandoned their European allies, but conspired with Russia to support their takeover of Eastern Europe.

Unthinkable! you say?

This consideration is supported by the extravagant bombs used by both Russia and the US on “research” on their separate but equally committed space exploration.

Despite full knowledge of the dangers of massive amounts of radioactive fallout being dumped into the open atmosphere, as soon as the atomic bomb was developed, 36 of them were exploded at this level of our atmosphere.

The official reason given was to “test and develop” atomic weapons. While undoubtedly this was happening, it doesn’t eliminate other co-occurring projects.

The secrecy and various disparate government explanations during a frenzied Space Race with Russia leads to the reasonable consideration that the development of bigger and bigger atomic bombs was as much the latest effort to break through the firmament to reach unto heaven as it was weapons development to win WWIII.

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In 1961, the Soviet Union tested a nuclear bomb so powerful that it would have been too big to use in war…

The most powerful nuclear weapon…too big to fit inside even the largest aircraft…

[Exploded at 2.5 miles high, well below the biblical firmament / 2nd scientifically designated atmospheric layer] the bomb created a fireball five miles wide [in all directions, so reaching the lower edge of the firmament]. The fireball pulsed upwards from the force of its own shockwave. [So even more force against the firmament.] The flash could be seen from 1,000km (630 miles) away.

The bomb’s mushroom cloud soared to 64km (40 miles into the stratosphere) high, with its cap spreading outwards until it stretched nearly 100km (63 miles) from end to end…

(34 miles) from Ground Zero, all houses were completely destroyed…hundreds of miles from the blast zone, damage of all kinds – houses collapsing, roofs falling in, damage to doors, windows shattering – were reported. Radio communications were disrupted for more than an hour…

Tsar Bomba unleashed almost unbelievable energy – now widely agreed to be in the order of 57 megatons, or 57 million tons of TNT. That is more than 1,500 times that of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs combined, and 10 times more powerful than all the munitions expended during World War Two. Sensors registered the bomb’s blast wave orbiting the Earth not once, not twice, but three times.

Its explosion equalled 50 megatonnes of TNT, and ripples from its test explosion could be felt all around the world…3,300 times stronger than [the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs of 1945] the Tsar bomb…is considered the strongest sound every produced by mankind.

the [Tsar Bomba] test [in 1961]…was 20% of the size of every atmospheric test combined before it…

on November 4, 1962, the United States conducted its final atmospheric test of a thermonuclear weapon…part of a larger series of high-altitude atomic-weapons tests conducted between June and November of that year…called Operation Fishbowl...

the United States had detonated close to 300 nuclear weapons at various sites…

Starfish Prime…The 1.4 megaton bomb [necessarily weighing much less than Russia’s 57 megatons in order to be rocketed higher] —which was sent skyward via a Thor [noted for his hammer] missile, and detonated at an altitude of about 250 miles / 400 km [in the exosphere, the highest layer of the firmament] …yielded an electromagnetic pulse so large, it damaged streetlights, telephone lines and other electronic devices some 900 miles away in Hawaii…It also left a radiation belt in its wake that was so substantial, it crippled multiple American and British satellites and caught the attention of administrators at NASA, who became concerned about its potential effects on the space vehicles and astronauts then participating in programs such as Apollo.

“The sky lit up like it was noon…But the air was eerily silent. “We didn’t hear anything,” Spriggs says. “It’s outer space, meaning there is no air up there, and, therefore, no shock wave that is produced.”

the blast—a 1.4 megaton bomb,500 times as powerful as the one that fell on Hiroshima—was not subtle…

It looked as though the heavens had belched forth a new sun that…set the sky on fire…”

The Soviets exploded three similar-sized bombs just above Earth’s atmosphere three months later. All these bomb blasts combined “altered the inner Van Allen belt dramatically.”

It appears that these bombs did in fact achieve their goals of blasting a hole in the upper edge of the atmosphere at the lower edge of the firmament as he following year, the U.S., the U.K., and the U.S.S.R. signed the Limited Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, and inner space has been H-bomb free for almost 60 years.

But did this open access through the Van Allen Belts for humans to access the real outer space?

I don’t think so.

Four dimensional human beings can’t withstand hyper dimensional forces.

But hyper dimensional beings can handle lower level dimensional forces. In fact, they feed on them.

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