This week on The Micah Hanks Program, it appears that Earth had a close encounter over the weekend… with the Sun. In addition to astronomy news, we look at historical mysteries involving the ancient Amazon warrior women, how DNA is helping us understand the enigma of early American “vampires,” and whether time machines will ever be a part of our reality.
We also touch on one astronaut’s belief that alien life exists… and why it might even be here on Earth today. However, in light of the recent troubling news out of the Middle East, we turn our attention to the future of warfare on this episode, with a deep look at the US Space Force, which became a reality after being signed into law as part of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act. Far from being a new idea, the notion of an exclusive space division of the US military has been around for a long time, with proposals dating back to 2001. However, we note some of the historical parallels that exist between our military, aviation and aerospace innovations, and the UFO phenomenon… could some Pentagon officials even have UFOs in mind with relation to the establishment of the Space Force? If astronauts accounts of unidentified “bogeys” are any indication, then maybe it’s not such a far-out idea.
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Below are links to stories and other content featured in this episode:
- Happy Perihelion Day 2020! Earth Is Closest to the Sun Today
- Historians believed Amazon warrior women were a myth; New research says otherwise
- DNA analysis revealed the identity of 19th century “Connecticut vampire”
- Astrophysicist Says He Knows How to Build a Time Machine
- Helen Sharman: ‘Aliens exist and could be here on Earth’
- Alone In A Crowded Milky Way
- Drone experts believe military, or military contractor, responsible for Colorado drone mystery
- The United States Space Force at Military.com
- DOD Submits U.S. Space Force Proposal (March 1, 2019)
- Space Force: A Historical Perspective
- The story of America’s first secret Space Force
- Neil deGrasse Tyson: Trump’s Space Force Is Not A Crazy Idea
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