John F. Kennedy's "Grand NASA Plan":

Part II, Page 10
By Richard C. Hoagland

The full meaning of our finding that the Orion/Osiris symbolism -- deliberately incorporated into the official Apollo Program logo by "someone" -- apparently also had the highest mission planning priority of all (surpassing all political objectives, general mission science, specific lunar geology, even crew safety, etc.), is NOT a "trivial" accusation. To understand the magnitude of such a discovery, and the extent to which it is now demonstrable that this arcane "Orion symbolism"-- NOT "science," NOT "East/West geopolitics," NOT anything else remotely understandable by 20th Century taxpayers supposedly supporting a "sectarian, scientific program" -- truly "drove" the rest of the entire Apollo Lunar Landing Program, requires careful and extremely detailed explanation.

Let's begin with basics:

Going to the Moon (or any other planet) with current propulsion technology (such as Apollo's Saturn 5), requires a tremendous amount of careful and prior mission planning. This is because fuel and rocket thrust are very limited; leaving for a specific planetary destination, with a precisely-timed, pre-planned arrival time and specific landing site in mind, requires an immense amount of detailed knowledge of key "celestial mechanics." Simply put: this is a detailed knowledge of all relative planetary and spacecraft motions -- ranging from precise planetary orbits, to planned spacecraft departure and arrival times, to the individual planetary rotation rates themselves. The latter critically impact mission departure and arrival times, if not landing site geometry itself [see also, "The Where' and When' of Each Apollo Landing was Carefully Planned," by Marvin Czarnik, McDonnell Douglas engineer (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, Shuttle) -- retired].


Everything in space is constantly in motion -- spinning on its own axis; orbiting the center of the solar system; or, orbiting another object as it's moving around the Sun (like another planet); with current rocket technology, if you wish to arrive and land at a specific place, at a specific time, on a specific object, that priority -- and that priority ALONE -- determines everything else (see again, Czarnik) about that specific planetary (lunar) mission.

This includes any and all "secondary considerations" -- such as science, or operational planning: decisions related to "landing site geology," "angle of sunlight at the time of landing," "communications geometry to Earth," etc, etc.

And, if you want to land on another planet so that the stars above that planetary landing site (which have zero scientific relevance!) conform to some kind of specific celestial pattern -- say, the configuration of "Orion" and its associated constellations over the Pyramids at Giza, as they would have appeared several thousand years ago . . . that decision, and that decision ALONE, will determine (override!) every other aspect of that extremely complex mission.

Period. End of story. End of discussion.

Thus, imagine the astonishment that you would feel if you learned that Apollo 11's historic lunar touchdown -- the First Manned Landing on the Moon -- took place at the one location on the entire Lunar Surface ("Tranquillity"), and within minutes out of an entire solar year (8: 17 PM GMT, July 20, 1969), where and when "Sirius" -- the brightest star in the sky, and the central stellar figure, "Isis," in the Egyptian "triumvirate" of "Isis, Osiris, and Horus" -- could have been seen hovering above the airless Eastern horizon--

Precisely at 19.5 degrees elevation!

Sirius -- whose own Egyptian hieroglyph is an equilateral triangle . . . a two-dimensional representation of a three-dimensional tetrahedron inscribed-within-a-sphere, whose "tangent points" within that sphere delineate the identical "19.5 degrees" . . . the one latitude that recurs repeatedly throughout the entire "Enterprise" Moon/Mars Investigation . . .