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Terra-3 Soviet Strategic Space Weapon Was Used to Attack U.S Space Shuttle Challenger Spy Mission

By Clark C. McClelland
Former ScO Space Shuttle Fleet

Terra-3 was used against the United States of America (U.S.A.) Space Shuttle Challenger for an attack on its’ mission while being flown over the Union of Soviet Sovereign Republics (U.S.S.R.)! This did so shock and anger the President Ronald Reagan Administration that orders were being considered to treat this as an act
of war against the United States of America even though we were spying on the U.S.S.R. The Soviet diplomatic sources calmed the fear and anger by stating they were just trying to annoy the space shuttle crew as they passed over in flight and it was not meant to cause any serious harm to them. So, hitting a craft in orbit with a very strong beam of an advanced Ruby Laser Weapon was not harmful? They claim it was only a warning shot.

Yes, that may have very well started WWlll because of this action against this Space Shuttle Mission by the U.S.S.R. in 1984. On October 5, 1984, the Space Shuttle Challenger (Mission 41-G) was launched at 07:03

This Chapter from the book “Stargate Chronicles” is copyright © 2011 by Clark C. McClelland.

Flight Crew of STS-41G: The crew assigned to the STS-41G mission included (seated left to right) Jon A. McBride, pilot; mission specialists Sally K. Ride, Kathryn D. Sullivan, and David C. Leestma. Standing in the rear, left to right, are payload specialists Paul D. Scully-Power and Marc Garneau with crew commander Robert L. Crippen in the middle.A.M. from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. It was under the command of veteran NASA astronaut, Robert L. Crippen, with pilot, Jon McBride and five mission specialists; Sally K. Ride, Kathryn D. Sullivan, David C. Leetsma, Canadian, Marc Garneau and Paul D. Scully-Power, who were the onboard crew.

The payload included a Radiation Budget Satellite, which was deployed nine hours into the mission and components of an Orbital Refueling System (ORS) which would demonstrate the potential of refueling existing satellites in orbit. A Large Format Camera (LFC) was flying on its third mission into orbit. It was excellent for photographic coverage of dangerous suspect areas over unfriendly nations (for Spying). The equipment and payload also included Canadian Experiments (CANEX), an Auroral Photography Experiment, Radiation Monitoring Equipment, Thermoluminiscent Dosimeter and eight Getaway specials.

Five days into the flight of Mission 41-G, the U.S.S.R. and U.S.A. would enter an unknown to the general public and dangerous phase of the Cold War. This was an incident dealing with military secrets that kept knowledge of it from the average citizen of the United States and the U.S.S.R. By virtue of these military secrets about weapons developments civilians would not be made aware of the incident that almost started World War lll. It very nearly caused military action to be taken against the U.S.S.R. There was not one newspaper, TV, radio, coverage that carried the story; but then, none knew of it happening! This was another practice of habit by the U.S.A. Government of not disclosing many major UFO events in history such as Roswell in 1947.

Clark C. McClelland – Terra-3 Soviet Space Weapon Was Used to Attack Space Shuttle Challenger Spy Mission
NASA Astronaut and Pilot Robert L. CrippenIn the early 1980s near the city of Nurek, Tajikistan of the U.S.S.R. something was noticed being constructed. This is when the U.S.A. Intelligence Agencies; DIA, NRO, CIA and ONI, became alarmingly aware of a large area of much construction discovered by orbital spy satellites of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

This data which indicated possible military activity near Lake Balkhash had to be investigated. During this period of time the NRO and the NASA/Pentagon team became suspiciously alarmed. It was scientifically assessed by them as being a new U.S.S.R. military facility for the development of an advanced ground based anti-aircraft and antispacecraft laser technology system. They were all very seriously concerned. The Joint Chiefs of Staff were alarmed and holding many meetings to assess it. It was temporarily kept from the U.S. Senate, the Congress and even the White House.

The Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon had critical concerns about our national defense Clark C. McClelland – Terra-3 Soviet Space Weapon Was Used to Attack Space Shuttle Challenger Spy Mission

Lake Balkhash, Kazakhstan in the former Soviet Unioncapabilities to deal with this potential problem. They were especially concerned when and if it would arise again in the future as a threat to our aircraft, orbiting space crafts and spy satellites. Early in the 1960s, the U.S.S.R. scientific experts began an earnest effort to develop advanced weapons for their national defense.

Two of their most advanced physicists, Dr. Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov and Dr. Nikolay Gennadiyevich Basov with other creative scientific minds were assigned to such critical national research. All were known and had great respect from similar experts in the U.S.A. and those of allied nations.

Dr. A.M. Prokhorov graduated in physics from Leningrad State University in 1939. He began postgraduate work at Lebedev Institute in Moscow and in 1941 when the German Nazi Army was threatening; he was assigned to the Red Army. He was twice wounded in the Second World War. In 1955 he did pioneering research into the spectra of the ruby and suggested that the gemstone be used in laser development.

Dr. N.G. Basov graduated from (1950), and then held a professorship position in the Moscow Engineering Physics Institute and soon after worked in the Lebedev Physical Institute to join his academic friend and colleague, Dr. A.M. Prokhorov, in the department of Radio Physics in 1952. In 1959 Dr. A.M. Prokhorov and Dr.N.G. Basov were awarded the highly respected Lenin Prize for their combined scientific investigation and research leading to the creation of molecular oscillators and paramagnetic amplifiers.

Both discoveries were associated with the development of lasers to be used in ground based anti-aircraft military weapons. This also was destined to provide laser defense against orbiting payloads in earth orbit, such as the U.S.A. Space Shuttle Fleet launching from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. In 1961 the Soviet Union claimed an important breakthrough in science.

Their physicists had developed an optical device for generating intense coherent light. In understandable English, an operational Laser was given birth. A new and potentially devastating weapon was imminent
and the U.S.A. was very seriously concerned. The work of Dr. A.M. Prokhorov and Dr. N.G.Basov and their associates had come to fruition in a potentially dangerous way.

This ominous scientific discovery combined with the advances in human space flight by the U.S.S.R. in the late 1950s and early 1960s and it foretold of a dark future for the nations of the free world who relied on the U.S.A. for military dominance and their own national security. The Cold War was definitely get- Clark C. McClelland – Terra-3 Soviet Space Weapon Was Used to Attack Space Shuttle Challenger Spy Missionting much hotter!

The Soviet Union gave this new science the highest security classification and shared nothing with the world. It was especially kept from the U.S.A. by doing so. Although that was expected from the U.S.S.R. our United States Military was also developing laser systems for the defense of our own nation. In the 1950s many laboratories at the MIT Lincoln Labs, California Institute of Technology Labs, Hughes Aircraft Labs, AVCO Everett Research Labs, IBM T.J. Watson Research Labs, American Optical Company Labs and others were developing solid state and semiconductor lasers. The Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA), U.S.A.F. Office of Scientific Research etc., was also active. At Cape Canaveral and the Kennedy Space Center we were
operating S, X-Band and other top secret advanced systems. Our scientists were head to head with the U.S.S.R. in laser research.

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