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Walks through a sunken dream: the CIA report on life on Mars

Document of the day — perhaps of the decade!! Thanks MuckRock!

In 1984, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) sent a psychic back in time to talk to Martians. This is not code language. The CIA sent psychics back in time to talk to Martians because the CIA had time-traveling spacefaring psychics. Nothing else we could say would make more sense given what the CIA had and did.

via Walks through a sunken dream: the CIA report on life on Mars.

It takes a village: NASA Curiosity successfully lands on Mars. See the documents behind the landing #MSL

On August 6, 2012 around 1:30am EDT, the NASA rover Curiosity successfully landed on Mars after a perilous “seven minutes of terror.” And the Internet was abuzz!

But remember there was a lot of hard work, analysis, community input and criticism that went into those 7 minutes of terror. You can find out more about the entire mars landing project by going to the GPO’s Catalog of govt publications (CGP). And you can find NASA’s Final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the Mars Science Laboratory Mission on the Mars Science Laboratory site — as well as some of the criticism about the project (yikes: “Mars Science Laboratory Mission says a launch accident discharging plutonium has a 1-in-420 chance of happening and could “release material into the regional area defined…to be within…62 miles of the launch pad,” That’s an area including Orlando.”). And many of these and other NASA publications and technical reports are available in FDLP libraries around the country.