Vice President Johnson at Southwest Texas State University (1962)
On May 27, 1962, then Vice President Lyndon Baines Johnson presented the graduation address at his alma mater, Southwest Texas State University (today known as Texas State University) in San Marcos. Vice President Johnson also was the recipient of the university’s first honorary doctorate degree. Johnson’s stirring speech touches upon his international travels and his experiences seeing the rest of the world with his emphasis being upon the example of freedom that the United States must set for the rest of the world. (Source: Texas Archive)
Of special interest is LBJ’s comment about controlling global cloud layers with a prediction that,
“He who controls the weather, will control the world”
Johnson’s vision to control the weather is not about the benefit to mankind, but about ultimate CONTROL of MANKIND
Geoengineer, Ken Caldeira et al have been forced to acknowledge the Geoegineering research of the last 50 years, which is significant in confirming investigators’ findings of chemical aircraft emissions. (PDF)
VP Pence convened the meeting from the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Virginia. Acting NASA Administrator Robert Lightfoot also participated, along with Trump administration cabinet members and senior officials, and aerospace industry leaders. There were three panels of speakers covering ongoing civilian space exploration work by Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Orbital ATK; new commercial space projects by SpaceX, Blue Origin and Sierra Nevada Corp.; and presentations on space as a national security asset by former NASA Administrator Mike Griffin, former head of STRATCOM and retired Adm. James Ellis, and astronaut Pamela Melroy, DARPA’s former deputy director of the Tactical Technology Office.
In January 1960, a comprehensive 21-page statement of national space policy was developed and issued inside the government (but not made public) as a National Aeronautics and Space Council document. The statement noted that “although the full potentialities and significance remain largely to be explored, it is already clear that there are important scientific, civil, military, and political implications for the national security.” This Eisenhower space policy was to be the last presidentially approved statement on national space policy for 18 years.
This paper describes the origin of the National Aeronautics and Space Council in the closing years of the Eisenhower administration, and its development and institutionalization during the Kennedy administration. The functions,staff and operations of this unique organization are described.