20 Years of Flyby News

     Flyby News came out of a campaign to expose or stop NASA’s Cassini Earth flyby, a space ship with 72.3 pounds of highly radioactive plutonium on board. Launched in 1997 it conducted two flybys around Venus and then accelerated back toward Earth at speeds around 10 miles per second. On August 18, 1999, Cassini used a sling-shot maneuver around Earth that could have crashed into our atmosphere and expose 5 billion people to 99% of the radiation on board. This danger was detailed in NASA’s own Environmental Impact Statement.

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     John Gofman, M.D., Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Molecular and Cell Biology at UCLA wrote in a letter of concern: “By any reasonable standard of biomedical proof, there is no safe dose, which means that just one decaying radioactive atom can produce permanent mutation in a cell’s genetic molecules.” Interviewed by a newspaper on the day of the flyby he said: “I’m very much in favor of the space program, but I think the use of plutonium in space is a manifestation of organized insanity.” Gofman concluded: “All I can say is that I’ll be praying for the success of the flyby.”

     It wasn’t just the plutonium on board that was our concern, but the U.S. plans for weaponizing space. Working closely with investigative reporter and author, Professor Karl Grossman, I learned of documents like the Project for a New American Century, the US Space Command’s “Vision 2020”, and the US Air Force report, “New World Vistas: Air and Space Power for The 2lst Century” In these documents the military boldly describes its plans for absolute global dominance by gaining the ultimate high ground and by further incorporating nuclear weapons and technologies.


     Following the flyby – which fortunately had no inadvertent re-entry into our atmosphere – Flyby News (FN) focused on a campaign to stop the expansion of the arms race into outer space. We saw stopping its momentum as the best way to support the abolition of weapons and technologies capable of the mass destruction of life. President John F. Kennedy proposed such a direction and said to the UN:

jfk mankind must put an end to war

     It was due to the pursuit of an atomic bomb that President Truman was encouraged to sign the 1947 “National Security Act.” Later he regretted this decision which deferred special powers to intelligence agencies with no oversight (as long as “they” determine a “national security interest”). In 1960 Truman told a biographer that he regretted signing it and creating the CIA. He expressed a sense of foreboding about what the agency had become: “I think it was a mistake. And if I’d know what was going to happen, I never would have done it.”

     In 1967, the U.S., along with 95 other member states of the United Nations signed a “Peaceful Use of Space Treaty.” Yet that was a ploy to mislead others from seeing the truth. The year after Kennedy’s assassination in 1964, the Gulf of Tonkin “incident” happened, and that was later admitted to be a false flag operation aimed at expanding the U.S. war in Vietnam. But that was not the only treacherous event that year. A UPI news article reported that the US exploded a nuclear bomb and “almost permanently ended the U.S. space program,” according to retired Gen. Ken Hannegan of the Defense Nuclear Agency.

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     Hannegan acknowledged that as a test for a new U.S. anti-satellite weapon system, ‘the United States fired an atomic bomb of about 50 KT [or two and a half times the strength of the Nakasaki bomb] in the Van Allen belts — areas of radiation and charged particles which surround the earth’s upper atmosphere and which are held in place by the earth’s magnetic field. According to former Lockheed scientist Maxwell Hunter, who worked on the program, “It was a military idea — that you might be able to create a weapon by artificially pumping up radiation in the belts by detonating explosions in them and trapping the radiation.”

     In a test called Project Century, the atomic bomb was exploded at an altitude of between 300 to 400 miles – “not a high shot,” said Hunter. “We wanted to fill up the belts at the point where they were closest to earth.” But the effect was totally unplanned for. “It unexpectedly disabled U.S. and Soviet satellites,” Hunter said, adding, “You have to remember that we had very primitive satellites in those days that lacked any protective shields.”

     But another effect became extremely disconcerting. Hunter said that the bomb blast loaded the belts longitudinally in a pie shape from pole to pole. But where the Air Force had expected the radiation from the blast to remain in the belts for only two days, “There was a trapped radiation phenomena” — in other words, the extraordinarily high radiation levels refused to disperse. In fact, Hunter said, the energy from the A-bomb blast stayed in the belts “for over a year, maybe more..” Former military space expert, Clarence Robinson said that the reason the United States probably stopped such testing was because it discovered “that there isn’t anything you do to the enemy that you don’t end up doing to yourself.”’

     On another related issue, FN reported on government and military whistleblowers testifying about UFO incursions at nuclear weapons facilities. At the National Press Club in Washington, DC, military officers shared their experiences with UFOs hovering outside their missile silos and apparently shutting down nuclear missiles, although the hardware was underground. The military gagged-ordered these officers for years. Their testimony differs from the perspective of their superiors who felt vulnerable and paranoid about such actions. However, the witnesses felt it was a hopeful message of a nonviolent communication and a concern for life on Earth. Flyby News provides resources such as links to credible witnesses and UFO documentation.

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     A year after the flyby, in 2000, FN reported on the Y2k nonevent, but more importantly on the US presidential election. It was stolen with the actions of the U.S. Supreme Court’s (5 to 4 vote) decision to select George W. Bush over Al Gore. Voter suppression and tampering were evident. Black Box Voting covered this issue, as well as other independent journalists. To help inform the citizenry, FN added resources to help reclaim a lost USA republic.

     Following the traumatizing September 11, 2001 events, President Bush, Jr. unilaterally terminated the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, (signed into Law by the U.S. President and Congress with the Soviet Union in 1972). “Space for Peace and September 11” is an article I wrote in 2011 that explains why after the opportunity to stop the expansion of the arms race was lost, our focus then shifted to researching and providing resources on 9-11, which showed evidence of a US-led military false flag operation.

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     In 2012 FN produced a video compilation called Dark Legacy – JFK and 9-11. Truth on Earth and in space became our focus: Without truth there is no justice, and without justice there is no peace. Truth had to come first before peace. George Orwell in 1984 wrote: “Those who control the past control the future.” I became aware how many events in our past showed evidence of severe distortion. At one point, William Colby, the former CIA Director was quoted as saying that the Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of major significance in the mainstream media.

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     “Dark Legacy, JFK and 9-11” was inspired by filmmaker John Hankey’s documentary called “Dark Legacy: George Bush and the Murder of John F. Kennedy.” Hankey’s film revealed a coup d’etat of the U.S. republic on Nov. 22, 1963. In 2013 FN hosted a community forum on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. This was also in the year of the 100th anniversary of the advent of the Federal Reserve. This represented a globalized monetary system that was beneficial to investors financing world wars no matter which side won or lost. This was what President Eisenhower warned us about in his farewell address:

“..In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes..”

     “Dark Legacy – JFK and 9-11” also included an excerpt from Bart Sibrel’s film, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon.” FlybyNews.com has extensive resources on such topics. The most surprising event that came out of the Cassini Earth flyby was being contacted by Bart Jordan, a whistle-blower who worked as a core mathematician for the Trinity Test in the Manhattan Project in 1945 and was involved with NASA as a Consultant on three missions: Mariner 9, Mars Viking, and Voyager 2.


     Bart Jordan received a NoFlyby Press Release co-signed by Dr. Earl Budin, radiologist emeritus at UCLA, called “NASA Misleads the World to the Dangers of the Cassini Earth Flyby.” Bart Jordan’s commentary about evidence of technologically advance ancient civilizations and their passing down of information through remote language was something unexpected, but for the last 20 years Jordan has remained consistent and has shown documentation to back up these extraordinary claims.

     Dr. Budin thought that it was impossible for the existence of technologically advanced human civilizations over 100,000 years ago. I was open minded and knew many examples of ancient civilizations with capabilities beyond what modern history had discovered. I was impressed to learn that Jordan had guest lectured at 5 departments at the University of New Hampshire in Durham and was known for his classical guitar improvisation and concerts – in fact he studied under the renowned Andres Segovia.


     It took years to verify much of what he shared. FN has interviewed Jordan 3 times. The last time was on August 9, 2018 in a 59-minute program called Bart Jordan Manhattan Project NASA Whistleblower. These programs are available Online with Bart Jordan’s deciphering artwork and articles. He has been written up in the New Hampshire Times and other publications. Hopefully he will contact us again. He had spent much of his life under the radar, as he had been threatened about sharing what he had accomplished in 1945 and the message on Mars in the Cydonia region and its two satellites, Phobos and Deimos, and the link to pre-ice-age human civilizations.

     Looking ahead beyond FN’s 20th anniversary, which is on the same day as the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival, 2020 looms large in significance. Will voters and leaders deal with the larger issues of energy pollution’s impact on our environment, the dangers of war and nuclear proliferation, a rogue military-industrialcongressional-intelligenceMedia-academia-think-tank complex, universal healthcare, and the divide of the rich and the poor? In the post Cassini flyby era independent news for life’s survival in the 21st Century will find its way to the end or to a new beginning. In one form or another, truth will prevail.


About flybynews

Flyby News (FN) came out of the campaign to stop or expose the high risk NASA Cassini (plutonium) Earth flyby. FN's first campaign at the turn of the millennium was to prevent the expansion of the arms race and US domination of the planet with space-based weapons. Yet the theft of democracy in the US 2000 election, the Supreme Court appointment of George W. Bush as US President, and the events of September 11, 2001, led to the termination of the 1972 Ballistic Missile Treaty, along with many other actions of crimes against humanity and civil freedom. The exploitation and cover-up of September 11, 2001 led to illegal, deceptive wars, which has accelerated climate change, and the downfall of financial and social justice. Flyby News is educational and nonviolent in focus, and has supported critical campaigns for a healthy environment, human rights, justice, peace, and nonviolence, since the launching of NASA's Cassini space probe in 1997. Flyby News' Fair Use Policy and much more information @ FlybyNews.com
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3 Responses to 20 Years of Flyby News

  1. Noel Abbott says:

    Thank you Jonathan! Every appreciation counts at the soul level. All best wishes, Noel

  2. flybynews says:

    The following links to this article as a video on Youtube and for community television with many added images. https://youtu.be/H2TjIbbiNlU 20 Tears of Flyby News

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