TOUCHDOWN AS CREW LANDS ON EARTH

The Soyuz MS-04 vehicle is pictured the moment as it makes touchdown with the Expedition 52 crew inside. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

Touchdown as the Expedition 52 crew members return to earth in a safe landing.

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The Soyuz MS-04 vehicle is pictured the moment as it makes touchdown with the Expedition 52 crew inside. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

While living and working aboard the world’s only orbiting laboratory, Whitson and Fischer contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, physical science and Earth science, welcomed several cargo spacecraft delivering tons of supplies and research experiments, and conducted a combined six spacewalks to perform maintenance and upgrades to the station.

Among their scientific exploits, Whitson and Fischer supported research into the physical changes to astronaut’s eyes caused by prolonged exposure to a microgravity environment. They also conducted a new lung tissue study that explored how stem cells work in the unique microgravity environment of the space station, which may pave the way for future stem cell research in space.

Additional research included an antibody investigation that could increase the effectiveness of chemotherapy drugs for cancer treatment, and the study of plant physiology and growth in space using an advanced plant habitat. NASA also attached the Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass Investigation (ISS CREAM) on the outside of the space station in August, which is now observing cosmic rays coming from across the galaxy.

The crew members received a total of seven cargo deliveries during their mission. A Japanese H-II Transfer Vehicle launched to the space station in December 2016 delivering new lithium-ion batteries that were installed using a combination of robotics and spacewalks. Orbital ATK’s Cygnus spacecraft arrived at the station in April on the company’s seventh commercial resupply mission. Three SpaceX Dragon spacecraft completed commercial resupply missions to the station in February, June and August. And, Russian ISS Progress cargo spacecraft docked to the station in February and June.

Whitson’s touchdown return to earth marks the completion of a 288-day mission that began last November and spanned 122.2 million miles and 4,623 orbits of the Earth – her third long-duration mission on the station. During her latest mission, Whitson performed four spacewalks, bringing her career total to 10. With a total of 665 days in space, Whitson holds the U.S. record and places eighth on the all-time space endurance list.

Fischer, who launched in April, completed 136 days in space, during which he conducted the first and second spacewalks of his career. Yurchikhin, who launched with Fischer, now has a total of 673 days in space, putting him seventh place on the all-time endurance list.

Expedition 53 continues operating the station, with Randy Bresnik of NASA in command, and Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos and Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) serving as flight engineers. The three-person crew will operate the station until the arrival of NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Joe Acaba, and Alexander Misurkin of Roscosmos. Vande Hei, Acaba and Misurkin are scheduled to launch Sept. 12 from Baikonur, Kazakhstan.

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Written By: Mark Garcia NASA

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NEW CREW PREPARE FOR LAUNCH

The next crew prepare for launch to the International Space Station. They are the next Expedition 53-54 mission astronauts.

The next team of astronauts prepare for the next launch to the International Space Station. They are detailed in the image below.

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The Expedition 53-54 crew members (from left) Joe Acaba, Alexander Misurkin and Mark Vande Hei. Misurkin is a Roscosmos cosmonaut prepare for his second trip to the station. Acaba and Vande Hei are both NASA astronauts. Acaba is making his third trip to space. Vande Hei is about to embark on his first space mission.

A new set of Expedition 53 crew members arrived at the Baikonur Cosmodrome launch site today ahead of their Sept. 12 liftoff to the International Space Station. NASA astronauts Joe Acaba and Mark Vande Hei along with cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin will take a near six-hour ride to their new home in space aboard the Soyuz MS-06 spacecraft.

The orbiting Expedition 53 trio is checking out new exercise gear today that takes up less space and is more reliable than current station equipment. The crew is also getting ready to explore DNA alterations that occur when living in space.

The new Mini-Exercise Device-2 (MED-2) is an order of magnitude lighter and smaller than existing equipment on the station. Commander Randy Bresnik worked out on the MED-2 today testing its ability provide motion and resistance workouts. Bresnik performed deadlifts and rows on the MED-2 to demonstrate the reliability of its small robotic actuators.

The commander also set up a work area for upcoming work with the student-designed Genes In Space-2 experiment. The experiment will explore ways to observe how microgravity alters DNA and weakens the immune system.

Flight Engineer Paolo Nespoli from the European Space Agency checked out physics and life science equipment today. The veteran astronaut cleaned and installed handrails on the Electromagnetic Levitation device then swapped out gear inside the Space Automated Bioproduct Lab.

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EVIDENCE OF ALIEN ABDUCTION REVEALED

Evidence of a UFO over house... This image was produced before the abduction took place, according to Jim Andre.

EVIDENCE UPDATE – IMPORTANT

For all who visit here to read this article. There has been much controversy and some friends have been lost. However, keeping with objectivity and honesty that Universal Digest, its founder and contributors represent, no further attempts to support this alleged abduction event have been presented.

As of early 2019, which is plenty of time to produce lie detector tests, sample tests, and event corroboration as promised, nothing has been submitted. Therefore, Universal Digest suggests that one reads the following for their own determinations and judgement.

We cannot claim one way or the other the authenticity of what follows. Therefore, read and view at your own trepidation. The following disclaimer is posted at article’s end; however, it is posted again to alert the reader that no question will be on ones mind. Universal Digest does not believe in causing 404 holes in reporting (not available, etc.), it maintains its quest for objectivity, honesty, and improvement of the human condition.

Universal Digest is pleased to present current, as well as, contemporary subject matter in many categories from a global, regional, and local perspective. Content is provided and verified to the best of evidence submitted for research and/or study, as well as, from those of/for whom the article is published. From time-to-time, errors or misinformation may be received and/or submitted. When information is provided without ability to verify, it can be viewed as circumstantial, as no proof of authenticity may be available. In such cases, it is up to the reader to decide from the information provided.

EVIDENCE UPDATE 10.16.2017:

As promised from the original article’s beginnings, in league with Jim Andre and Larry Hollenbeck, we bring you the latest update. Jim was invited to participate and chose to do so in this latest radio and YouTube video courtesy of his latest interview:

As promised in the article, earlier, our investigative research does not end until there is a conclusion. We will continue our research in light of this. In any case, the search continued with some rather startling results. Larry Hollenbeck was trying some online searches when he suddenly found the following ‘alien tattoo’ in a video from 2010. It’s match with the alien tattoo on Jim Andre’s arm is very similar. It is close enough to the one provided that Larry and I have decided this could be the template for Jim’s ‘alien’ tattoo three years later. For now, the investigations continues…

Courtesy of ENBAX the tattoo was found on a video…

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Evidence: ‘Alien Tattoo’

Please note that during the ongoing investigation of this project, Jim Andre continues to state emphatically the abduction transpired in the fall of 2013. He has contacted media celebrities to produce an online polygraph test to prove his claims. Also, we have recommended he obtain ink, skin, and DNA samples to support his claim.

After careful deliberation of all information considered, we will keep you informed of future results, including further past photos and social media inferences not yet made apparent, to date?

Evidence to prove that an alien abduction has taken place is most difficult to prove, much less believe. What if the abductors left something behind as evidence. The purpose of this article is to enlighten the public with such information.

For all the years this author has been researching UFO (Unidentified Flying Objects) or, more apt, UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) activity, it wasn’t considered, until recently (with a couple of exceptions) to move forward and publish an actual abduction case. Having met Jim Andre, the founder of Alien Connection Truth Network on Facebook, as well as, being part of his group since 2014, he began sharing some bizarre information regarding unidentified flying craft and an actual picture of an alien being. One of the most remarkable things to occur, as Jim Andre accepted me as administrator on his Facebook group, was the incredible surge in membership, which has exploded in the last two months. This is our first video made a month ago on YouTube. Click here to view it. At the time of the writing of this article membership stands at well over 108,000 members.

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Evidence of a UFO over house… This image was produced before the abduction took place, according to Jim Andre.

The statement that truth is stranger than fiction seems to be true in this case. Although, Jim and I have known each other for a while and it has been an amicable relationship and friendship on Skype and social media, particularly, Facebook; he imparted to me some startling revelations, recently. Jim Andre was the subject of an alien abduction with no recollection of the event, except for a peculiar ‘tattoo’ on his right inner forearm. This is some unique and interesting evidence, to say the least. Discussion ensued regarding how the tattoo occurred. The following statement has been provided from Jim. To note, he was so shaken by the event, he can remember the day and times, but not the date. Jim could only recollect it was some time in the fall of 2013 so the exact month or week cannot be determined. We tried a number of methods to determine the date without success. Here is his statement:

My name is Jim Andre, UFO, Extraterrestrial researcher and founder of The Alien Connection Truth Network. I am also an abductee. Being an experiencer and alien abductee, it can be a pressing psychological issue on the soundest of minds. For the past four years, I had been struggling within myself to determine the truth of what actually transpired that fateful night. The following, as bizarre as it may sound, is an account of my abduction experience which occurred in the winter of 2013.

I am not sure of the exact date of occurrence, my memory being quite foggy at the time, but I distinctly remember it being a Wednesday evening. While being at my computer, the last thing I recall about that evening was glancing down at the lower right-hand corner of the computer monitor and noting that it was 9:15 P.M. The next thing that I am aware of is awakening, still sitting in the chair at my computer, feeling somewhat groggy and incoherent, looking around the room and actually wondering where I was at.

Upon gaining most of my senses, I glanced over at my alarm clock realizing that it was 2:57 A.M. Ironically, I set my alarm clock for 3:00 A.M. so that I can awaken for work, but not in this instance whereas I hadn’t retired for the night as of yet. Simultaneously, I was aware of an intense burning sensation on my right forearm. Glancing down at my forearm, to my amazement, astonishment and disbelief, there was a tattoo of an alien grey. At that moment I was beside myself, while attempting to gather my thoughts and gain some composure in an attempt to rationalize what had just transpired.

My mind was spinning in an attempt to determine any possible scenarios as to what just occurred. Was I dreaming? No, I wasn’t dreaming. Did someone slip me something to knock me out and tattoo me? Not a possible scenario for the mere fact no one was with me at the time. Was I drunk and/or high on drugs? I don’t do either. So, I’m thinking to myself, what other scenario could it possibly be? The only possible, but yet unbelievable scenario left would be alien abduction. Truthfully, this amazing experience not only left me questioning my own sanity, but it is also what inspired me to form The Alien Connection Truth Network.
While questioning my own sanity for quite some time, but yet not continually dwelling on it, realizing that patience would be needed and clues may arise, I am now in a rationally good place within myself and feel blessed by numerous events which have recently occurred. Since starting the alien group in Dec. of 2013, which for some unknown reason experienced a membership surge of over 35,000 members worldwide, jumping from 65,000 to over 100,000 members in July, 2017 alone, and still counting, it opened up the opportunity to meet some great friends whom are playing an important role in determining my situation. In doing so, I have a clearer perspective regarding the abduction itself.

One good friend is Ed Smith, founder of The Universal Digest. The other, is Larry Hollenbeck, knowledgeable in most aspects of Photoshop programming software. We connected through the group and feel a connecting bond for some reason, in some way, as though we’ve been friends from way back when. They will be the ones who will be thoroughly investigating my claim and shedding some light on the truth thereof. Total details and aspects of their investigation will be forthcoming.
Noteworthy, is the fact that the tattoo itself did not heal the way that a normal tattoo would heal. It actually formed into a blister for about a day & a half, and then began peeling the way sunburn would during the healing process. It only took 3 days to heal completely, verses a week & a half to 2 weeks for the average tattoo which scabs up during the healing process.

I would also like to note that I am a successful spiritual healer. My healing abilities were enhanced following the abduction. More info to follow as the investigation continues…

This author would like to add that after numerous reviews of Jim’s statement, it has been determined to be very consistent with all evidence and factors considered. Therefore, we decided to bring in another friend who is adept with Photoshop to help with the investigation of all evidence submitted for authenticity. After over two weeks of research, some very interesting and supportive results were found. Of course, some cases such as these undergo much more thorough evaluations; however, finding other similar events bore no fruit. In fact, what is to follow may very well be unique.

Recently, Jim Andre was invited by his business colleague and friend, Paul Santos to join him on his TV program, New Bedford Connection. Please click here to view his broadcast on YouTube.

Reviewing other abduction cases was frankly, indicative of being ‘all over the place’ for lack of better terms. Even researching various sites for a ‘top ten’ of UFO/alien abductions was not conclusive nor was it consistent. There were sites stating the ‘top ten’, ‘top six’, and ‘top seven’ abduction cases from a historical perspective.

The following two YouTube videos explain some of the processes in research that occurred during the investigation. The first is the interview with Jim Andre and Ed Smith:

 

The next interview was with Larry Hollenbeck regarding his investigations of Jim Andre’s tattoo that includes a unique grey alien head:

Next, let us take a look at some of the actual image evidence Larry Hollenbeck found in utilizing Photoshop software. For the record, he used enhancement tools only. There were no recreations or embellishments to any of the images. Another ‘snake and dagger’ tattoo of Jim’s was used as a control. Such techniques included leveling, fixed edging, glowing edging, and black/white contrasting. The resulting evidence of the control as opposed to the actual alien tattoo was amazingly different. Also, there seemed to be an ‘irradiation’ factor compared to the obvious ‘piercing’ of a standard tattoo. Please note that Jim noticed the soreness and scabbing of a standard tattoo that took two weeks to heal. The alien tattoo, on the other hand only took three days to heal with stinging, but no soreness. At three days the upper skin layer just peeled off. Then, strikingly, all three of us noticed differing ‘layers’ in the alien tattoo that depicted star constellations, lines from a star to the top of the alien head and an astronaut inside the top of the alien head:

During the investigation, I pored through hundreds of various tattoos with key words that related to Jim’s particular tattoo. The results were astounding! Out of the plethora of tattoo controls searched I could find only two ‘alien head’ types of tattoos and even they were not close to Jim’s alien head in his tattoo. What really stood out with Jim’s own control and actual tattoo searches were the Google search determinations. Also, in researching the kinds of tattoos applied to human skin, the healing time was totally different. The average tattoo the size of Jim’s takes an average of 22 to 24 hours to create. Since Jim Andre’s missing time during the abduction was around 5 hours, how could this be? To say the alien abductors created the alien tattoo in five hours does not match the normal application of a tattoo. This is critical evidence that indicates Jim was indeed abducted. The only determination would be say he was lying about his tattoo. Our determination here points to an actual event having occurred. And, of course, we have known Jim for quite a while and he does not fit such a personality profile. Further, in his profession as a Constable, he is screened for such profiles. Please note, again, Jim does fit the profile of someone who has encountered an abduction experience. He also has no agenda or aspirations for anything more than the truth to be revealed to the public. He is semi-retired. He was moved to create The Alien Connection Truth Network because of this, as well as, The Cosmic Connection on YouTube. He is moved in communications with his fellows, as well as, offering free spiritual healing to others. The following are some of my Google search findings:

In sum, Jim Andre’s alien abduction seems to be a quite unique occurrence from all the others studied. His disorientation, missing times, and reticence to be public about his experience is classic. Furthermore, why would aliens leave behind evidence after the fact? Is this a message for all to see? We believe so. His trust in Larry and I to conduct the research he did is appreciated. I have found Jim to be objective and consistent in his providing of information and event recollections. He has provided even more information and photos in unrelated areas that cannot be verified with investigative hardware and software at hand.

Larry Hollenbeck closes with a profound statement of which we all agree. This encapsulates the entire spirit of the article, in my humble opinion: ‘We may never know the why of Jim Andre’s abduction experience, but we can verify that something unusual happened to him.’

Jim has claimed to be a spiritual healer and I for one must concede that since he offered to heal my ankle, it worked. After having 24/7 pain from an injury that occurred in 2012, it disappeared, overnight. This is a testament to something that really happened and I have Jim to thank. This has definitely been a cornerstone article to produce.

Thank you all for taking time to read. Please feel free to comment, as each will be read and every attempt to respond will be made.

To date, I remain an administrator in his Facebook group, The Alien Connection Truth Network.

Ed Smith

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CREAM AND EXERCISE ON ISS

While CREAM observes outer space, astronaut Peggy Whitson is pictured at work inside the Unity module. Unity is the node that connects the Russian segment of the space station to the U.S. segment.

CREAM (Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass) observations are underway from the International Space Station, crew members continue ongoing science research including utilization of mini-exercise equipment to facilitate human health while in micro-gravity space.

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While CREAM observes outer space, astronaut Peggy Whitson is pictured at work inside the Unity module. Unity is the node that connects the Russian segment of the space station to the U.S. segment.

A pair of Expedition 52 astronauts checked out new, smaller exercise gear today. The crew also worked on a variety of human research while a new cosmic ray detector has begun scanning outer space.

The space station’s two newest astronauts, Paolo Nespoli and Randy Bresnik, joined forces today to measure the effectiveness of the new Mini-Exercise Device-2 (MED2). The MED2 is smaller and less bulky than other space exercise equipment providing more habitability room on a spacecraft. The duo worked out on MED2 and took photographs to demonstrate its ability to provide motion and resistance during an exercise session.

Flight Engineer Jack Fischer scanned his leg artery with an ultrasound device after a short exercise during the afternoon. The Vascular Echo study is examining how blood vessels and the heart adapt to microgravity. Astronaut Peggy Whitson spent her afternoon swapping cell cultures inside the Advanced Space Experiment Processor.

The Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass Investigation, or CREAM, is now observing cosmic rays coming from across the galaxy. CREAM was attached to the outside of the Kibo lab module on Tuesday after a handoff from the Canadian robotic arm to the Japanese robotic arm. CREAM was delivered aboard the SpaceX Dragon and will help determine the origin of the cosmic rays and measure their features across the energy spectrum.

Written By: Mark Garcia NASA


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