Tuesday, December 16, 2008

What Did I Just Say?: Oba-Mars

What did I just say? I said: "it's my belief that Obama could very well have been installed to transform America from an arms-based economy to a space-based one."

Well, how about this news item?

Obama should make timetable for human mission to Mars, says report
Back in November, the Planetary Society, a space advocacy group, released a report called Beyond the Moon, which called for delaying new missions to the Moon and channelling more resources into paving the way for human missions to Mars instead.

Now, an independent group of space experts, led by David Mindell of MIT, is calling for a timeline for human Mars missions, and urging that any Moon hardware be designed with other destinations in mind as well.- New Post Online

I caught wind of the story on Goro's news tracker, which is interesting because I made that Obama quote in a post about Richard Hoagland and Goro and Synchromysticism. Hoagland was all over Disney's Mission to Mars film, given that it was the first film that NASA had lent its name and logo to and it was basically a knockoff of Hoagland's Mars work.

In the (not-great) film, the great Don Cheadle captains the first flight to Mars, and his first mate is played by none than Peter Outerbridge (pictured above, left), who also was one of the stars of the third season of Millennium (another of Hoagland's obsessions), which we just looked at in relation to Project Grillflame. We first looked at Millennium in the context of Baptist symbolism and we previously looked at M2M in a post concerning John the Baptist symbolism in scifi films.

Bonus factoid: What was Outerbridge's character's name in Millennium? Barry!