James Oberg spent 22 years as a space engineer at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX where he specialized in NASA space shuttle operations for orbital rendezvous. In honor of his pioneering work, on developing and documenting these space shuttle rendezvous techniques, he was named by the NASA-Area "Association of Technical Societies" as their 1984 "Technical Person of the Year". In 1997 he received the "Sustained Superior Performance" award for designing the complex first Space Station assembly mission.
In support of NASA's spaceflight operations he has written books on Rendezvous Flight Procedures, on Mission Control Center console operations, and on the history of orbital rendezvous. He provides expert assessment and forecasts of Russian space industrial and technological elements for corporate and government clients.
Author Ken Hudnall shared his insights into aliens, UFOs, and national security, culled from his military background, research and contacts from his former radio program. He suspects that alien visitors to Earth may be more than one race, or have varying genetic designs to operate in different environments. Hudnall compared them to terrorists when it comes to the degree of concern we might have over their presenceâ€”"We don't know what we're dealing with;" they could be "explorers or invaders," he said. Hudnall speculated that aliens may be set up at various underground bases, such as at Dulce. He described meeting a woman accompanied by Bill Hamilton who said she was the daughter of an "underground ambassador," and that there was a subterranean civilization which has high speed corridors running under the US. Hudnall added that the woman did seem to travel from the West to East coast in less time than a plane would take.He also mentioned one of his contacts known simply as " ... More »Host: George Noory
James Oberg (jamesoberg.com), who had a 22-year career as a space engineer in Houston, appeared on Tuesday's show discussing all things space oriented. "I'm the only journalist NASA officially described as whacko," Oberg joked when explaining why NASA cancelled their plan to have him write a book refuting the conspiratorial claims that Apollo never went to the Moon (it was partially a budgetary concern). Oberg also discussed the latest theories about the Columbia Shuttle disaster, suggesting that it may have been a confluence of mishaps that brought the craft down. He hasn't ruled out one factorâ€”strange activity in the upper atmosphere, though he did say that a San Francisco photographer's image of an unusual bolt hitting the Shuttle may have been due to a camera flaw. "Our space program has had surges and retreatsâ€¦ (but) it's a cultural, even a genetic imperative to keep exploring new environments," Oberg said. Going to Mars has practical benefits, but beyond that "cultures th ... More »Host: George Noory