The € 1 000 000:- Anders Björkman Challenge 2 (previously the Heiwa Challenges - seriously proposed and paid for by Anders Björkman, M.Sc. also at Assbook)

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Media and readers of my articles about atomic bombs 1945, moon trips 1969, M/S Estonia ferry incident 1994 and 911 tower top down terrorist collapses 2001 are warned. You probably suffer from cognitive dissonance and cannot handle my information without getting mentally disturbed with serious consequences.

My proven facts are simple and correct and good news. A-bombs do not work. Humans cannot travel to the Moon. M/S Estonia didn't lose her bow visor. Skyscrapers do not collapse from top down. All information to the contrary is pseudoscience, propaganda lies or fantasies promoted by media and taught at universities. And if you do not agree with the official lies, you will not be allowed at the university boat race* and other silly events, etc. Your position in society is at risk.

If you suffer from cognitive dissonance, you no doubt find my info disturbing and get upset, angry, anxious or worried. What to believe and write? Old lies or truth?

Media incl. newspaper chief editors are kindly requested to get psychological assistance to get rid of their cognitive dissonance. Why not cure yourself? And publish the result as a scoop.

*Safety at sea is my business

 

Like all the great religions of the past, The Nutwork presents a choice to us all: believe our stories or live in doubt. While their stories seem rather silly to us, they give feelings of security and purpose to others. These stories are the gospel of the religion of normality, if you will. You cannot be normal if you don't believe in this gospel. You cannot function in society like your friends and family if you don't believe in this gospel. You can't just stop believing in the gospel of normality, because doing so would mean you have to find different answers to all the questions the gospel answered before. The gospel covers a massive emptiness in people. I can understand why people refuse to question it.

The RideNeverEnds

 

The Anders Björkman Challenge 2 (since September 2012 - last update 3 September 2016)

It seems that the Review of United States Human Space Flight Plans Committee (also known as the HSF Committee, Augustine Commission or Augustine Committee) believes that human space travel is easy:

The Committee has concluded that, "the ultimate goal of human exploration is to chart a path for human expansion into the solar system." It also observed that "destinations should derive from goals," and "human spaceflight objectives should broadly align with key national objectives." Destinations beyond low Earth orbit that were considered by the Committee include the Moon, Mars, and near-Earth objects as well as the moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos. Among these, the Committee felt that "Mars stands prominently above all other opportunities for exploration" because "if humans are ever to live for long periods on another planetary surface, it is likely to be on Mars."

The review was commissioned to take into account several objectives but not if human space travel is possible at all.

In order to assist with the latter possibility the Anders Björkman Challenge 2 is

first to calculate using basic astrophysical principles of space navigation and travel the amount of fuel (kg) (or energy (J)) required to complete a manned Moon return trip and a manned planet Mars return trip from being ejected into space from orbit around Earth towards the Moon and/or planet Mars by external combustion chambers (also known as rockets), i.e. two different trips must be described (one to the Moon, one to planet Mars),

second to describe the itenaries incl. departure/arrival dates, spacecraft incl. its masses before/after the various manoeuvers of the trips, any heat shield(s), if fitted, the engines and fuel tanks that can carry the amount of fuel using 1960 or 2016 technology, the accommodation and gear for the persons aboard and

finally/third to show that it is actually feasible to do the trips. Please do not present dreams and fantasies.

Safety at sea is my business so I know a little about ships, sex and sea. A luxury cruise in the West Indies is my preferred style of travel. Good food! Plenty sex. Champagne for breakfast, lobster for lunch and caviar in the evening. Walking the decks in the evening, kissing in the Moon light, swimming in the aft end pool at midnight and dancing all night long. Space travel? Being locked up inside a tin can space ship for weeks with no shower. Sounds crazy. No fun at all!

But the Moon trip is easy. Just copy paste or duplicate the 1969 NAXA Apollo 11 trip but using 2016 technology. The trip takes say a week. The Mars trips should also be easy according NAXA. SpaceX CEO Lone Skum has all details on his drawing board. I am very curious to know how to keep the crew motivated during the trip being locked up inside a spacecraft and a habitat for years.

On the technical side you just have to apply a force at departure Earth orbit, other force(s) to land on Moon/Mars and finally more force(s) to depart Moon/Mars at the right locations and times. To produce forces you need fuel. Part of the Challenge is to establish that you can carry the fuel with you. Sounds simple, doesn't it? And forget the sex! And the champagne! And the caviar! It is not provided during the space trips, even if it should.

An application should include, i.a.:-

1. Description of spacecraft/mass (kg) without fuel.

2. Mass (kg)/speed (m/s)/altitude (m) of spacecraft with fuel in a suitable parking orbit of Earth (ready to go) and how it got there!

3. Location/time/date/direction leaving Earth parking orbit and force (N) applied/duration (s) of force applied and fuel used (kg) for the initial trans-location X- injection. Maybe a fast Hohmann transfer is used but any trajectory to proceed to location X is permitted. Location X is where the influence of Moon/Mars gravity equals Earth gravity in space. Ensure that the escape velocity is correct! Avoid getting dragged into the Sun!

4. Mass (kg)/speed (m/s)/direction of spacecraft/fuel after leaving orbit Earth heading for location X in space, and on to Moon/ Mars + calculations of location X.

5. Location/time/date/velocity (m/s)/direction at location X.

6. Mass (kg)/speed (m/s)/direction of spacecraft/fuel and time/date prior arrival Moon/Mars + calculations.

7. Location/time/date/direction leaving trajectory X/Moon/Mars and force(s) (N) applied/duration (s) of force(s) applied to enter orbit/land on Moon/Mars, fuel (kg) used for and time of landing. (Part of the spacecraft/fuel may be left in orbit Moon/Mars; if docking is intended).

(If you manage to do 3-7 correctly you have left one orbit (around the Earth) for another orbit (around the Moon or Mars). An orbit is the path followed by one heavenly body, e.g. a planet, a moon or an artificial spacecraft around another planet, moon or Sun without any power used. If the orbit is circular, the local orbital tangential velocity (m/s), the change of direction (°/s) and the gravity (inwards) and centrifugal (outwards) forces (N) are constant and in balance. If the orbit is elliptical, which is the normal case, the orbital, tangential speed, change of direction and gravity/centrifugal forces are variable and greater, when the distance between the bodies is smaller, but they are always in balance. The position/tangential speed/change of direction of a body in orbit can be determined. It appears that space travel is simply to move from one orbit to another orbit and to/from the heavenly bodies being orbited ... and your task is to show how you do it! And it is simple - at the right time/location in EPO you fire your rocket/apply your force so that your spacecraft arrives at the Moon or Mars without further forces applied).

8. Mass (kg) of spacecraft/fuel on Moon/Mars.

9. Force (N) applied/duration (s) of force applied, fuel used (kg) for departure and time/date of departure Moon/Mars.

10. Mass (kg)/speed (m/s)/direction of spacecraft/fuel after departure Moon/Mars heading for location X in space and on to Earth + calculations. Fuel used (kg).

11. Location/time/date/velocity (m/s)/direction at location X.

12. Trajectories - locations/times in space at regular intervals to/from Moon/Mars to confirm that you are heading in the right directions.

13. Mass (kg)/speed (m/s)/direction, time/date of spacecraft just prior re-entry Earth.

14. Trajectory/velocity of re-entry, incl. times, start location (position/altitude), directions in 3D, altitudes, velocities in 3D every minute from start to end (parachutes deployed). Note: Arriving from the Moon means that you drop free fall onto Earth for a couple of days and arrival speed at top of atmosphere for re-entry will be >11 000 m/s. Arriving from planet Mars means that you drop free fall onto Earth for a couple of weeks and arrival speed at top of atmosphere for re-entry will be >21 000 m/s. The re-entry brake system must be 3.65 times stronger returning from Mars than from the Moon. A Mars re-entry may look like, if you are an optimist.

Alternatively you will crash or you will miss Earth completely. Re-entry at >21 000 m/s velocity is not easy.

15. Landing (details).

Manoeuvres to leave/enter orbits and to land/depart, forces applied and their directions and durations must be explained in detail incl. locations/times, etc. Costs need not be considered. Just calculate the trajectories, the forces (N) applied and the fuel (kg) used. Ensure that you can carry the fuel with you from the beginning and that you do not get too heavy. Ensure also that you can really do a re-entry and establish the re-entry trajectory beforehand.

Dr. Carol Norberg explains how to explore the solar system and plan human space exploration since many years

Carol Norberg (left) gives courses about Human Spaceflight and Exploration since many years and has also written an expensive book with same name.

The aim of her course is to educate participants about human spaceflight and exploration from a European perspective. Course contents:

History of human spaceflight

The space environment and its effects on the human body in space

Microgravity research in drop towers, parabolic flights, rockets & spacecraft

Astronaut selection and training

Life support systems and space suits

Exploration of the solar system

Human space exploration

She and none of her students have managed to win my Challenge though! Call her and ask why!

John Olson, director of NASA's Exploration Systems Mission Directorate Integration Office said 2009 that it is easy to go to the Moon for a sustained human presence in space. It will be done 2020! Ask him to help you win my Challenge 2. 

The difficulties to get to Mars is explained by some silly science fiction writers here. Note that "with launch costs currently as high as $20 million per ton, boosting a Mars spacecraft would be prohibitively expensive", i.e. it is not possible at all. There are no way to get the spacecraft off the ground. But do not worry. Assume that you are off the ground and in orbit when starting your Challenge 2 trips.

October 2015, NAXA is also much more optimistic:

NASA is leading our nation and our world on a journey to Mars. Like the Apollo Program, we embark on this journey for all humanity. Unlike Apollo, we will be going to stay. This is a historic pioneering endeavor. A journey made possible by a sustained effort of science and exploration missions beyond low Earth orbit with successively more capable technologies and partnerships. ...

Mars is an achievable goal. We have spent more than four decades on the journey to Mars, with wildly successful robotic explorers. The first human steps have been taken through science and technology research aboard the International Space Station (ISS) and in laboratories here on Earth. We are taking the next steps by developing the Space Launch System (SLS) and the Orion crewed spacecraft, demonstrating new operations to reduce logistics, and preparing for human missions into cislunar space, such as exploring a captured asteroid. ...

The journey to Mars passes through three thresholds, each with increasing challenges as humans move farther from Earth. NASA and our partners are managing these challenges by developing and demonstrating capabilities in incremental steps.

Earth Reliant exploration is focused on research aboard the ISS. ...

In the Proving Ground, NASA will learn to conduct complex operations in a deep space environment that allows crews to return to Earth in a matter of days [sic]. ... Solar electric propulsion (SEP) uses energy from the sun to accelerate ionized propellant to very high speeds. Compared to chemical propulsion, electric propulsion provides very low levels of thrust; however, it is incredibly efficient and can provide thrust continuously for months or years, allowing more mass to be transported with far less propellant. ...

Earth Independent activities build on what we learn on ISS and in cislunar space to enable human missions to the Mars vicinity, including the Martian moons, and eventually the Martian surface. ... We are already in orbit around and on the surface of Mars with a fleet of robotic science explorers.

Imagine that it is possible to return from Mars in a couple of days using solar electric propulsion! The re-entry difficulty is solved!!!

Engineers from NAXA, JPLx, EXA, Harvard, MIT Axtronautics department (!) and Skolkovo Institute of Sxience and Technology are thus encouraged to participate in this Anders Björkman Challenge 2 how to travel to the Moon and Mars.

Tips about the matter and many difficulties are found at the Anders Björkman Moon/Mars Travel website. Any real description of a spacecraft that can accomplish a manned Moon and planet Mars return trip is part of winning my €1 000 000:- cheque!

It seems however that all manned space trips so far are ... silly jokes or hoaxes ... in disguise of national security. Do not blame me for it. I just organize this Challenge.

How to just land on any planet with atmosphere is described at document Returning from Space: Re-entry, i.e. instead of using a rocket engine/combustion chamber/fuel to brake required for a Moon landing, you use a little heat shield, friction and turbulent drag at small angle of entry to reduce mostly horizontal velocity, while gravity pulls you closer to ground at increasing vertical velocity. Try to use that info to explain your Mars/Earth landing 2015. Dr. Buzz Aldrin - famous cosmo clown from the 1960's and author of best selling 1963 thesis "Line-of-sight guidance techniques for manned orbital rendezvous" - is still around. Buy him a drink and ask him how he managed to get to the Moon and back. Good luck!

The first person calculating the amount of fuel required to complete human space trips to the Moon and Mars and the forces required, describing the space craft and the re-entry wins € 1.000.000:-.

Terrorists, Holocaust or Holodomor deniers and people having seen and flown in Flying Saucers and UFOs of all kind are also welcome to participate in order to confirm their actions/ideas/services!

Send your entry (detailed calculations of fuel and descriptions of space craft and re-entry) to Anders Björkman, 6 rue Victor Hugo, F 06 240 Beausoleil, France, anders.bjorkman@wanadoo.fr

Money is evidently available at the bank. The award will be paid by bank transfer.

Any legal disputes will be handled in France. I cannot visit USA today as I am punished by death there (in absentia) having revealed military secrets of no value. It is not funny being punished by death.

 

Anders Björkman

 

The 911-report and the CIA Torture report written by members of the U.S. Congress can be read free of charge on the net. I review the reports here where you also can download the reports. Interesting reading. One President of the U.S. encouraged the CIA to use torture to find out how terrorists are brainwashed and another President of the U.S. ordered the terrorist to be murdered!


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