Pathfinder to Mars:

Another Secret NASA Mission?
Part I

By Richard C. Hoagland
© 1997 The Enterprise Mission

In the summer of 1993, after months of rising expectations concerning our first new images since Viking, the entire world suddenly was stunned: abruptly -- less than three days out from successfully achieving Mars' orbit -- NASA's newest unmanned emissary to the Red Planet, the Mars Observer spacecraft--

Was suddenly ... completely ... gone.

Now, we are about to reach Mars once again ...

In less than two weeks from this posting, on the 221st Anniversary of the birth of the United States, the first of the two latest NASA robots to aim at Mars -- Mars Pathfinder -- will make, according to all official NASA plans, "Mars landfall" -- for only the third time in planetary history. This newest Mars-bound mission left Earth in the wee hours of December 4, 1996 (timelapse launch photo, above), and will arrive after an interplanetary journey of just over 7 months.

Pathfinder, as an advance from all previous Mars missions, is carrying the first experimental "Mars mini-rover" to remotely explore the Martian surface around the landing site. The solar-powered rover, weighing about 22 lbs and carrying two color TV cameras (above), is itself being carried to Mars inside a tetrahedral-shaped "mothercraft" (landed, with opened panels, above left); curiously, continuing this "tetrahedral Mars connection," Pathfinder left Earth in a spectacular pre-dawn light-show (launch composite photograph, below)--

Just after Mars itself reached its
"circumscribed tetrahedral altitude"
above the Cape Canaveral horizon!

The much-anticipated landing of this overwhelmingly NASA "tetrahedral mission" (continuing the theme of its "tetrahedral" liftoff) is even more intriguing: currently planned for July 4, 1997, the announced intended target is an ancient Martian flood plain -- Ares Vallis -- also located curiously at the precise tetrahedral Martian latitude (see above; landing "ellipse," left; and Pathfinder graphic, below) of ...

19.5 degrees!

And, it turns out, this was NOT the first time NASA quietly attempted to land at this specific "tetrahedral latitude" on Mars; the first unmanned Viking landing site, in 1976 (before it was belatedly discovered to contain too many rocks), was also carefully pre-selected by NASA to be precisely "19.5 degrees" ...

Scientifically, these multiple, "tetrahedrally symbolic" reinforcements to a NASA mission have NO discernable mission significance whatsoever; symbolically, however, it is apparent now that their carefully repeated -- but highly clandestine -- selection, literally"drove" the planning of not only the entire Viking mission in 1976 ... but now Pathfinder, in 1997, as well!

The overriding question should be: why?

NASA, it would seem -- long before our current "Enterprise" investigation into Martian artifacts, associated sacred geometry, and "tetrahedral" relationships involving fundamental physics and planetary processes -- was apparently secretly designing planetary missions around identical "tetrahedal" symbolism. In fact, as demonstrated earlier (John F. Kennedy's "Grand NASA Plan": A Recently-Discovered Secret Link -- Between the Myths of Ancient Egypt ... and the Space Program), "Enterprise" has discovered that all of the famed manned Apollo Missions to the Moon were demonstrablyplanned around this central (if still inexplicable!) "tetrahedral code"--

Beginning with Apollo 11's totally unsung "tetrahedral homage" to "the Goddess Isis" (the brightest star in the sky, Sirius --left); followed by Apollo 12's continued "stellar celebration" (below) of her chief consort -- the largest, most magnificant of celestial constellations, "Osiris" (Orion).

All of which leaves us in extreme anticipation concerning the landing of Mars Pathfinder. For, according to this compelling, 30-year-old NASA "tetrahedral pattern," Pathfinder CANNOT land, as advertized, on July 4 ...

But must land later!

"When" -- and according to what "secret NASA plan" -- is now under intense "Enterprise" analysis.

Stay tuned.

(To be continued)

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