- Several days ago NASA scrubbed landing over what it called
"debris" floating outside the Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-115.
The first sighting was a long, dark rectangular object that appeared to
be keeping pace with, or in the same orbital path as the Atlantis.
- Yesterday, more objects were photographed and videotaped,
this time with remarkable resemblance to the now infamous STS-75 "tether"
footage from The Secret NASA Transmissions: The Smoking Gun, where
massive, pulsating, "dropa stone" shaped objects, many miles
wide, can be seen passing behind the 12 mile long tether as it drifts into
space after snapping loose. The tether provided a varitable measuring stick
for size and distance for the swarm of mysterious, pulsating saucer-like
- The "debris" videotaped yesterday has the same
qualities: ring or donut-like white objects, pulsating or throbbing with
light. Has NASA been caught off guard and forced to call these objects
"debris" when they know otherwise? NASA even went as far as to
speculate that the debris could be items torn loose from the shuttle or
accidentally discharged from the payload bay! An inspection was conducted
revealing no damage to the Shuttle, including no missing heat resistant
- Atlantis flight director Steve Stitch said it's common
to see pieces of floating debris when astronauts open the payload bay doors
at the beginning of the mission, although "it is a little bit unusual
to maybe see objects this late in the mission." (1)
- NASA contends that the objects are small and close to
the Shuttle (within 30 meters), possibly even ice (here we go with the
ice again!), rather than large objects at a greater distance.
- "It doesn't look like anything I've seen outside
the shuttle," Atlantis Commander Brent Jett said. (2). This "debris" is clearly unlike the commonplace
sparkling, dust-like particulates that are often seen floating about the
Shuttle when ships jets are fired or the payload bay doors are first opened.