Senator Ted Cruz visited Mt. Pleasant, Iowa - the birth place
of Dr. James Van Allen
and had not yet heard about the Van Allen Belts of 100 REM/hour radiation around the Earth
since he is a lawyer and had not taken Astronomy courses at Princeton or Harvard.
Rick Shaddock, former NASA contract computer programmer
(Procurement Tracking System)
and a volunteer as Director of Education for the the American Moon Association on K Street
traveled from Washington, DC to Mt. Pleasant, Iowa to give Senator Cruz a report
about the dangerous radiation belts which require a thicker walls of the new Orion capsule,
the stronger SLS booster rockets needed to propel the heavier Orion capsule into space, and
Russia's apparent plan to put a man on the Moon first, while many Americans think we already did.
Sen. Cruz was open minded, and promised to read the materials in his car on his way to
the next campaign stop.
He learned that Dr. James Van Allen discovered radiation belts of 100 REM/hour (fatal after 5 hours)
that would prevent the Apollo astronauts from going higher than 1000 miles above the Earth..
The Van Allen Belts are the biggest barrier against going to
the Moon for Apollo's aluminum capsule.
The new Orion capsule has thick, heavy radiation shielding.
The next biggest barrier to American dominance of the Moon
is that too many Americans think we already landed a men in 1969.
With the "been there, done that" attitude, NASA does not receive the necessary funding.
Giving Senator Cruz information about Dr. James Van Allen and the VAB
Most Russian citizens know Americans have a "been there, done
which could give them time to catch up, send a Russian crew, and win the Moon Race.
Ted Cruz, Republican Senator from Texas and Chairman of the
Space, Science and Competitiveness Committee which oversees NASA visits Mt.
Pleasant, the birth place of Dr. James Van Allen who discovered the belts of
radiation (100 REM/hour) from 1000-26000 miles above the Earth, the biggest
barrier to Apollo astronauts going to the Moon.
NASA's Orion mission
Engineer Kelly Smith says the Van Allen Belts
No astronauts will be aboard Orion, to measure the "extreme radiation"
"deeper into space than we have ever gone before"
"Van Allen Belts - an area of dangerous radiation"
"We must solve these challenges before we send people through this region of space"
New Orion capsule with radiation shielding
Black blocks of radiation shielding
NASA Knows about the Van Allen Belts
The new Orion capsule has enough shielding to protect the astronauts
so we can really go to the Moon.
China Likely To Beat NASA Back To The Moon
NASA Scientists Say We Could Colonise the Moon by 2022 - for Just $10 Billion
The Wall Street bank bail outs were $700 billion, and 9/11 Wars were over $1 Trillion.
Will the first Moon Base be Chinese, Russian or American?
Sen. Cruz was asked to charge NASA Administrator Charlie Bolden
with focusing on an American Moon Base.
(No response or action on this from Sen. Cruz in many months)
Signature by Senator Ted Cruz, who is now aware of Dr. James Van
and the Van Allen Belts of radiation as of October 20, 2015
Dear Senator Cruz:
Regardless of whether President Nixon's
landings in 1969-1972 were real or an effective way to psych out the
Soviet Union, no one doubts that no nation has a Moon base yet. We are at
your service and urge you to press for an American Moon base by the year
2025. Let's make the Moon American again.
Call to office of Senator Ted Cruz: TedCruzMoon1.MP3