Wednesday, July 29, 2009

New Revised Edition of Dark Mission to be Released October 6th

The revised and expanded (and final) edition of the New York Times Bestseller "Dark Mission - The Secret History of NASA" by Richard C. Hoagland and Mike Bara, will be released to bookstores on October 6th, 2009. Coming 2 years after the release of the original edition, the newly revised and expanded edition will feature a new 47 page insert which updates and expands upon issues raised in the original edition. It will also include more than 20 new, never before seen images of anomalies on the Moon and Mars.

"We're very excited about this new edition," co-author Richard C. Hoagland stated in an interview. "It closes some open loops, clarifies some ongoing disputes, and takes the whole premise of the book in a new direction."

Co-author Mike Bara agrees. "I think readers will be more than satisfied with the new edition," he said. "We've moved the ball forward quite a bit while addressing lingering issues raised in the first edition."

Publisher Feral House Books is also looking at ways to distribute high resolution versions of the more than 100 images published in Dark Mission. "There is no comparison to the fidelity you can get from these digital images on a computer screen compared to print," Bara said. "However we decide to distribute the images electronically, purchasers of the new edition will certainly get a discount, at the least."

The revised and expanded edition of Dark Mission will be in bookstores October 6th, with pre-ordering through outlets like Barnes and Noble.com and Amazon.com beginning in August.

10 comments:

JimO said...

Curious -- do you still insist that Ken Johnston was a Marine jet fighter pilot, was a LM test pilot, has a PhD, and was director of the Apollo photography archive?

What's a revision for, if not correct such obvious factual errors?

Sphinx said...

JimO hit again with Ken Johnston...
Man....you've got big issues...
Just move on!

JimO said...

From an alumni activist friend of mine with archives of center phone directories:

Ralph K. Johnston AKA Ken Johnston, at NASA-Houston

The August 69 phone book shows an R. K. Johnston – Grumman. He was in building 4, room 211A, working for Grumman along with John Pearce. Interestingly, Keith McClung was in 211, but he was a Command Module guy. The area was CF/ Flight Crew Systems under Warren North.

The July 71 phone book shows a Ralph K. Johnston, Brown and Root/Northrop (doesn’t list a bldg #). He was almost certainly in building 7A, room 250, and office shared by Dr. Arthur Gregory, Dr. James Schornick, and Diane LeDuc, all Brown and Root/Northrop employees. 7A was EC/ Crew Systems Division under Robert Smylie.

The Jan 69 phone book does not list him. And the he is not listed in November 1970, but he could have been an offsite contractor at that time.

JimO said...

I guess we're still asking whether the revised book will stop making the claims counter-indicated by follow-on investigations, such as the notion that Ken was in charge of the main Apollo image archives and had the authority to delete images from the master archive. Or that Thornton Page was part of some sinister cover-up conspiracy involving falsification of archival lunar imagery.

Or even the peripheral claim that he was a Marine jet pilot. Come on, face up to facts. Ditto his bogus "Doctor of Philosophy" certificate from a bogus seminary, purchasable by anyone for a box top lid and a check from a PO Box in Colorado.

JimO said...

There's no suspense here. Mike's eviently not going to change any of the documented inaccuracies in the first edition, nor does his target audience deserve any changes. For all we know, he's added new ones about me getting Johnston 'fired'. I look forward to his further fantasies.

Mike Bara said...

You're a very angry, bitter guy. Jim. Cheer up. Enjoy life. Have a beer. Get a lap dance.

mihai said...

I have been reading The Dark mission for a few days now. I have to tell you that it is a good book, but has a fatal mistake in it, in my edition, Romanian one, pg 221, you state that only Earth has an atmosphere. NASA "discovered" the Moon atmosphere back in 1998. It is clear that the atmosphere was there back in 69 and it is logical to me that NASA keeps something secret about it. Why is the Moon atmosphere missing from the book, please? It is thin, so far, as mainstream science states, but IT IS there. Why do you say there is no atmosphere on the moon?

Mike Bara said...

The so-called "lunar atmosphere" is so insignificant that it is virtually non-existent.

mihai said...

So, the truth is left by you out there (you haven't been there to feel the atmosphere and NASA is known as Never A Straight Answer, yet, you left it out, it seens that it is thicker than I thought... strange). I do not feel sorry for giving you guys my money. It is hard to get a better "taste" after "Penetration", and I got that for free.

Mike Bara said...

Left it out? Seriously? A few molecules of gas here and there does not constitute an atmosphere.

I'm sorry, I assumed you weren't an idiot. My bad. Have a good time on Expat's blog.