January 6, 2024

USA: On Monday Jan 8th NASA Will Launch Rocket For Two Memorial Companies Carrying Human Remains And DNA Of Famous People For The Surface Of The Moon. What?! 😳 Gross!

This is such an Satanic ritual occultist endeavor. This is so gross to leave human remains and DNA on the moon surface. What the hell?! and I don't remember hearing that we've landed on the "moon" for quite a while. I went to check and History.com says the last time we've been on the moon surface was in 1972 and we haven't been back since. I took the screenshot below. Very strange the first trip back for this macabre purpose and not research. What's going on here. What are your thoughts? (emphasis mine)
CNN published January 6, 2024: Navajo Nation calls for moon mission delay over plan to bury human remains. CNN's Victor Blackwell talks to Navajo Nation President, Buu Nygren, about the nation's objection to land human remains on the moon.

written by Jeff Spry
Thursday January 4, 2024
"The act of depositing human remains and other materials, which could be perceived as discards in any other location, on the moon is tantamount to desecration of this sacred space."
For better or worse, the moon is officially open for business. On Monday (Jan. 8), United Launch Alliance's shiny new Vulcan Centaur rocket will launch from Kennedy Space Center in Florida carrying Astrobotic's Peregrine lunar lander and the Celestis and Elysium memorial payloads containing human remains and DNA.

Two memorial companies, Elysium Space and Celestis, will potentially deliver a symbolic portion of remains to the surface of the moon as one of their services, with Celestis' precious cargo of cremains and DNA riding on its Tranquility mission, the company's second lunar flight.

A second Celestis payload will also fly on the Vulcan rocket's Centaur upper stage to head out beyond the Earth-moon system into deep space, to establish the most remote human presence among the stars. That Celestis Enterprise Flight will include cremated remains and/or DNA material from numerous "Star Trek" icons such as Nichelle Nichols, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, series creator Gene Roddenberry and his wife Majel Barrett Roddenberry, "2001: A Space Odyssey's" VFX guru, Douglas Trumbull, as well as the DNA of current ULA CEO Tory Bruno, his wife Rebecca, several former presidents of the United States, and many others.

But not everyone is exactly rejoicing over the upcoming flight. As reported by Arizona Public Radio on Dec. 28, the President of the Navajo Nation, Buu Nygren, is unhappy with the notion of human remains being deposited on the moon and is formally requesting that NASA postpone this January launch due to the space agency's promise to advise them prior to authorizing any future memorial flights.

In a Dec. 21 letter to NASA and the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Nygren expressed his thoughts on the matter. "It is crucial to emphasize that the moon holds a sacred position in many Indigenous cultures, including ours," Nygren wrote. "We view it as a part of our spiritual heritage, an object of reverence and respect. The act of depositing human remains and other materials, which could be perceived as discards in any other location, on the moon is tantamount to desecration of this sacred space."

Nygren added that the Navajo Nation believes that both NASA and the USDOT should have consulted with them before authorizing a company to transport human remains to the moon.

However, despite the Navajo Nation's strong objections, this technically is not a NASA-run mission. The mission will be the first launch of the Vulcan Centaur and the first mission under NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) program, which seeks to leverage private companies to help place agency-led science payloads on the lunar surface.

The mission is actually a private commercial launch by ULA and Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic Technology made possible via CLPS, and NASA has no jurisdiction over exactly what additional payloads are included.

According to Nygren, this has been an ongoing concern that "echoes back to the late 1990s, when the National Aeronautics and Space Administration sent the Lunar Prospector, carrying the remains of [geologist] Eugene Shoemaker, to the moon. At the time, Navajo Nation President Albert Hale voiced our objections regarding this action. In response, NASA issued a formal apology and promised consultation with tribes before authorizing further missions carrying human remains to the moon."

In that particular instance, the Office of Commercial Space, operating under the U.S. Department of Transportation, was possibly negligent in failing to consult with tribes before approving the launch's official payload certificate.

Nygren reminded parties that NASA had previously committed to notify the Navajo Nation regarding memorial flights and that the Biden administration promised to consult on tribal concerns of this nature, as outlined in the Memorandum on Tribal Consultation and Strengthening Nation-to-Nation Relationships on Jan. 26, 2021.

"This memorandum reinforced the commitment to Executive Order 13175 of November 6, 2000," Nygren explained. "Additionally, the Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Interagency Coordination and Collaboration for the Protection of Indigenous Sacred Sites, which you and several other members of the Administration signed in November 2021, further underscores the requirement for such consultation."

In a pre-launch science briefing on Thursday (Jan. 4), NASA representatives addressed the controversy over the payloads containing human remains being included on the mission. Chris Culbert, CLPS program manager at NASA's Johnson Space Center, said that the private companies launching payloads as a part of the program, however, "don't have to clear those payloads" before launch. "So these are truly commercial missions and it's up to them to sell what they sell," Culbert added. "We don't have the framework for telling them what they can and can't fly."

NASA representatives added that an interagency group within the U.S. government is convening to discuss the Navajo Nation's objections.

Celestis, for its part, does not find those objections to be compelling.

"The regulatory process that approves space missions does not consider compliance with the tenets of any religion in the process for obvious reasons. No individual religion can or should dictate whether a space mission should be approved," Celestis CEO and co-founder Charles Chafer said in an emailed statement to Space.com.

"No one, and no religion, owns the moon, and, were the beliefs of the world's multitude of religions considered, it’s quite likely that no missions would ever be approved," Chafer added. "Simply, we do not and never have let religious beliefs dictate humanity’s space efforts — there is not and should not be a religious test."
KRQE published January 5, 2024: Navajo president opposes future lunar landing.

Yahoo News
written by Eric Lagatta, USA TODAY
Saturday January 6, 2024

On Monday, an American company is set to make history as the first private U.S. entity to embark on a mission to send a lander to the surface of the moon.

The landmark endeavor is not just the latest sign of a budding commercial space age, but an important step in NASA’s own goal of putting astronauts back on the moon for the first time in five decades. The upcoming launch, which has faced setbacks and delays, has been long-awaited.

But some are hoping it can wait a little longer.

Leaders of United States' largest tribe of Native Americans sent a letter Dec. 21 to NASA and the U.S. Department of Transportation objecting to plans for human remains to be carried aboard the rocket in order to be laid to rest on the lunar surface. Buu Nygren, president of the Navajo Nation, requested the launch window to be delayed until tribe leaders can meet with NASA and other government leaders to discuss their concerns.

In response, the White House convened a last-minute meeting Friday with Navajo Nation to discuss their concerns, even if it may be too late to stop or alter the mission.

"The sacredness of the moon is deeply embedded in the spirituality and heritage of many Indigenous cultures, including our own," Nygren said in a statement. “The placement of human remains on the moon is a profound desecration of this celestial body revered by our people.”

Pittsburgh-based Astrobotic and its Peregrine Mission One is one of two NASA-supported private companies racing to get the U.S. back on the moon this year. The uncrewed commercial missions are a vital part of NASA's hopes of sending astronauts back to the lunar surface itself within the next few years as part of its Artemis program.

Houston’s Intuitive Machines is the second company with lunar ambitions, with aims to launch a lander in mid-February aboard a flight with SpaceX. The two companies each received nearly $80 million in 2019 under a NASA program to develop lunar delivery services, the Associated Press reported.

It will take Astrobotic two weeks to get to the moon and another month in lunar orbit before a landing is attempted on Feb. 23.

When it potentially launches Monday from Cape Canaveral, Florida, Astrobotic's Peregrine lunar lander will be carried on the United Launch Alliance's new Vulcan Centaur rocket along with a variety of scientific instruments developed by NASA.

But that's not the only cargo slated to be carried aboard the rocket.

Two private companies, Celestis and Elysium, have also hitched a ride aboard the lunar lander for the cremated human remains and DNA of its customers destined for a cosmic burial. Among them are notable names that include “Star Trek” creator Gene Roddenberry and science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke.

Another 265 people will be represented on the rocket’s upper stage, which will circle the sun once separated from the lander. They include three original “Star Trek” cast members, as well as strands of hair from three U.S. presidents: George Washington, Dwight D. Eisenhower and John F. Kennedy, the Associated Press has reported.

Navajo members and other Indigenous tribes revere the moon as a sacred place, which is why Nygren authored the Dec. 21 letter imploring for the mission to be postponed until his people are consulted.

According to Nygren's letter, NASA's decision to authorize human remains to be taken to the moon violates the space agency's previous commitment to notify the Navajo Nation regarding memorial flights involving human remains. That promise dates back to 1998 when NASA sent a polycarbonate capsule containing the ashes of geologist Eugene Shoemaker to rest on the moon.

"At the time, Navajo Nation President Albert Hale voiced our objections regarding this action," Nygren wrote in the letter. "In response, NASA issued a formal apology and promised consultation with tribes before authorizing further missions carrying human remains to the moon."

Nygren also contends that President Joe Biden's administration promised to consult with tribal leaders over similar concerns, as outlined in a Jan. 26, 2021 memorandum.

In a press conference held Friday after meeting with White House and other government officials, Nygren said he reaffirmed that the stance of the Navajo Nation has not changed since 1990s.

“The Navajo Nation holds the moon in such high regard. When it comes to our way of life and our culture, we shouldn’t be transporting human remains or ashes to the moon,” clarifying that humans should be laid to rest where they are born.

The upcoming mission, the first launch of the Vulcan Centaur, represents the debut of NASA's Commercial Lunar Payload Services program.

With a budget of $2.6 billion in contracts available through 2028, the program will see NASA more often partnering with private companies to help place scientific payloads on the lunar surface, freeing the space agency up to focus on building spacecraft and rockets for deep space missions.

That also means that NASA is just one customer on the mission with no oversight over exactly what additional payloads are included in commercial flights.

Joel Kearns, a NASA deputy associate administrators, briefly addressed Navajo Nation’s concerns during a pre-launch media briefing Thursday. While he emphasized that NASA is merely contracting with those private companies, he did acknowledge that commercial missions could cause additional controversies as they become more common.

"With those new opportunities and new ways of doing business, we recognize that some non-NASA commercial payloads can be a cause for concern for some communities," Kearns said. "For our own missions and our own cargo and our own payloads, NASA works to be very mindful of potential concerns for any work that we'll do on the moon."

Following Kearn's remarks, Nygren issued a new letter Thursday critical of NASA for seeming to suggest it is not responsible for the decisions of commercial entities with which it contracts.

"While I acknowledge the excitement and progress associated with the first commercial lunar payload service flight, the Navajo Nation holds profound concerns regarding the lack of oversight and regulation of non-NASA commercial payloads," Nygren said. "As stewards of our culture and traditions, it is our responsibility to voice our grievances when actions are taken that could desecrate sacred spaces and disregard deeply held cultural beliefs."

Celestis CEO: Navajo concerns not 'compelling'

Celestis has been offering a variety of memorial spaceflights for more than 20 years, which include taking human remains for brief flights to the edge of space before returning them back to Earth.

The U.S.' renewed interest in lunar missions means that the company can begin offering grieving families with at least $12,995 to spare the opportunity to send their loved ones to the moon, where their cremated remains are interred in flight capsules permanently encased in lunar landers.

Celestis' payload, called Tranquility Flight, includes 66 memorial capsules bound for the lunar surface as "a permanent tribute to the intrepid souls who never stopped reaching for the stars," according to the company's website.

Celestis CEO and co-founder Charles M. Chafer took issue with Nygren's characterization of their memorial missions as a desecration of the moon's surface.

"Humans must be able to take our rituals, celebrations, and memorials with us as we explore the solar system," Chafer said in a Friday statement to USA TODAY. "It’s hard for us to understand why scattering and interring ashes on literally millions of locations on Earth is an appropriate ritual, but doing the same on the moon is somehow inappropriate."

Chafer also said dismissed Nygren's concerns as not "compelling."

"No individual religion can or should dictate whether a space mission should be approved ... we do not and never have let religious beliefs dictate humanity’s space efforts," Chafer said. "No one, and no religion, owns the moon and were the beliefs of the world’s multitude of religions considered it’s quite likely that no missions would ever be approved."

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