The Triple F Project?

I received this email yesterday. I accept that the author has or had the connections he claims; he supplied information which I recognized as most likely evidence of his stated employment. Whether the rest of the story he tells is true or not I cannot say.


I’m enjoying your posts. I used to work at KSC right after grad school, until [Edited, he left within the last year or so]. I never personally saw anything odd there but I always sort of suspected there was something going on. In college and grad school I used to browse forums discussing the objects seen in shuttle footage. If you really want to open your mind up, check those out if you havben’t.

[Edited to remove corroborating education and employment information.]

I read your post about the midwest fireball, I don’t know how serious you were in suggesting it was man made. Did you know about the “Triple F” project? I heard about it last year from someone on the team that made it. The “Fireworks For Fifty Project” was this quiet and unofficial project a handful of engineers were working on to mark NASA’s fifty years, ’58 – ’08. They were building a nitrogen gas powered launcher that could fire six small baseball sized projectiles from the space shuttle’s cargo bay into the Earth’s atmospheres. They calculated that six shots spread just right would cover most of the continental US. Everybody would get a brilliant light show and it’d make great PR. They got the launcher fabricated and cast some projectiles out of iron. They quietly presented it to some managers to see if they could get it tested and approved for one of the 2008 flights. It initially got some support, and a little science was added to legitimize it. It would now be billed as part of an atmospheric survey, using ground-based radar to monitor the disintegration of the projectile. Some time in 2007 they picked STS-124 to be the mission to carry the Triple F. I remember it because that was the first mission that flew after I got to KSC. The Triple F wouldn’t hit the official NASA birthdate but would hit some date for the drafting of the National Aeronautics and Space Act. But he told me it all fell apart when someone at NASA tried to get it cleared with the USAF. Within a few days the project was scuttled and the launcher and projectiles were said to be destroyed. Supposedly the USAF or NORAD freaked because reading relevant treaties broadly it could be seen as contravened orbital bombardment, even if it was against our own country. They just didn’t want to deal with the international politics involved. I don’t know how true that explanation was, sounded like bullshit to me. Maybe they were just covering their asses and didn’t want to be responsible if it turned into a war of the worlds paranoia-fest. Anyway, this recent display made me think of that project, what if they didn’t really destroy the Triple F? Or maybe they built a new one? I don’t buy most conspiracies, but a big display like this the night before Obama’s speech at KSC seems just too coincidental when you figure they had a device that could do this and the shuttle was up there at the time.

[edited, name removed]

Make of it what you will. Maybe I’m being overly skeptical, but I’m not sure I buy it. I don’t doubt it’s possible, I guess I just want a better “why”.

5 Responses to The Triple F Project?

  1. Harv says:

    Sounds like some high-tech prank that strayed into forbidden territory. Bombardment from orbit with near-unpowered ballistic weapons is a given once you get platforms up there.

    I assume, John, that you have never read (at least) Military Space Forces: The Next 50 Years by John M. Collins and comissioned by Congress (1998). Yep! Star Wars! The book is mostly BS for ignorant Congress people that need to approve budgets, but the early part of the book explicitly states the mission of our space force and the building of its structure. The first few chapters–and a comprehension of what they say–are crucial to accepting that NASA is nothing but a front and distraction for the real things going in space.

    • Very interesting. I will attempt to find that. I just posted about my slight exposure to the PGS program, and my very strong belief that the X-37B is part of that PGS system.

      Others like yourself likely believe the rabbit hole goes far deeper than I do, perhaps you have better vision, or perhaps better imagination. I don’t yet know what to think. My own guess as to the advancement of any secret space or technology program is limited to perhaps 30% more than the capabilities of our public programs. I may be be in error, but I have yet to see proof of that error.

  2. Harv says:

    Let me put a capper on the above comments: To my tin-foil-hatted head it is ludicrous for any thinking person to believe that NASA is our most advanced means of working in space.

  3. robcrow75 says:

    I know it’s probably the wrong place to leave a comment but it’s an uncanny observation I made. When you writing up your tale on the Spirit Rover and you “disappeared” for awhile I found this on coast to coast Am’s website. You probably heard the story also. I’m just noticing that this event has not been mentioned as it seems to eerily connect with what you were writing about.
    Here’s the link
    I’m on wordpress too- send me our thoughts

    • Spirit’s expected demise was what pushed me to reveal what I knew at this point rather than waiting any longer. With Spirit declared officially stuck, and its solar array no longer able to be positioned for maximum power, it was only a matter of time before Spirit could no longer maintain its operational capability, perhaps temporarily, perhaps forever; hibernation is a perilous state. I had hoped by revealing what I knew while Spirit was still operational others still within JPL could boldly take action to confirm what I was saying. I fear that perhaps those who already knew what I was revealing instead decided to use this opportunity to silence Spirit. The timing of my initial partial posting and Spirit’s sudden silence was too convenient to be coincidence. I regret that I didn’t act sooner, that I didn’t wait to post everything at once, perhaps then my former colleagues could have acted before it was too late. I did what I thought was best at the time, but now I fear the magnitude of my error.

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