Aphelion Issue 237, Volume 23
March 2019
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Buck’s Moonbase Theory

by C. E. Gee

“Take us to Jerry and Gail” said Buck to his car.

“Roger,” replied the car.

The car’s Factory programming originally had the reply as “Copy.”

Buck, who had spent his mandatory public service time in the Army, had changed the car’s programming to reply, “Roger,” as commonly used in the military.

“I assume you made sure Jerry and Gail are home today?” asked Connie, Buck’s android live-in lover.

“Of course,” said Buck. “They’ve gotta to do some grocery shopping, but otherwise they’ll be home all day, are expecting us.”

While Connie and Buck were talking the car sent an RF signal to open the garage door. The car then backed out, closed the door.

“Nice day,” said Buck. “Can’t believe that it’s close to 70 degrees in March.” Connie made no reply to the obvious.

The car drove a couple of blocks East, then turned onto Highway 99W, drove up to Corvallis.

“I’m going to rest a bit,” said Buck. “Let me know if the car does anything stupid.”

“Sure,” replied Connie.

Buck reclined his car seat, closed his eyes. It took less than half-an-hour to reach Jerry and Gail’s. The car turned into the driveway, Jerry’s pickup was missing. Gail’s car was parked off to the right, in the grass.

“Let’s go sit on the porch over on the North side of the house,” said Buck.

The couple walked across the lawn, climbed the stairs to the porch, sat on a couch.

Connie and Buck had been a couple for years. With Connie being an android there was no reason for idle chit-chat. Soon, Jerry’s pickup came up the street. Connie stood, waved.

A few minutes passed, the door from the house to the porch opened, Jerry and Gail emerged.

Connie and Buck stood, as usual both embraced Gail. Buck kissed Gail on her cheek.

“So good to see you again,” said Gail. Her eyes were bright.

Gail had no idea Connie was an android. Jerry and Buck had long ago decided not to tell Gail, who being notably sensitive was a good test of Connie’s ability to pass as human.

Jerry said, “It being such a nice day, we might as well stay out here.”

All four sat.

“So watcha been working on?” asked Jerry.

“The usual,” replied Buck. “But I got kinda sidetracked lately.”


Buck leaned back on the couch, said, “Yeah. I was talking to Bill about my theory that Chuck Yeager was the first man in space, not the Russian. Bill then began telling me about the Air Force having a base on the moon.”

Jerry snorted, emphatically exclaimed, “No!”

“Yep.” Said Buck. “Because of my PTSD I spend lotsa time in Vet Centers and Veteran’s clinics. It’s interesting how people who have been in the Air Force clam up when I broach the subject.” Buck chuckled.

Buck continued with, “Remember when I told you how to confirm that the Apollo 11 crew discovered Aliens on the moon?”

“Yeah,” replied Jerry. Like you told me, I went to YouTube, clicked all the links to Apollo 11 and also Aliens on the moon. I was intrigued with the ones that stated that the Apollo 1l crew used their secure medical channel to report on the aliens. I grokked the entire concept.”


Buck said, “I suspect that the Chinese had the rover head toward a lunar Air Force Base. Some people from the Air Force disabled the rover, captured it.”

Again, Jerry snorted.

Buck then said, “I watch tons of documentaries on the History Channel. They’ve been showing photos of alien structures on the moon, though I am amused by the fact that our Air Force also has structures on the moon. I suspect governmental agencies have forbidden the History Channel from reporting on the Air Force.”

Jerry nodded.

“You know,” continued Buck, Bill worked on missiles when he was in the service. He told me that Air Force lasers in low Earth orbit have been shooting at Korean missiles.”

Again, Jerry nodded as Buck rambled on with, “And you’ve heard about those triangular UFOs?”

“Sure. But point of query, what’s your thought on this?”

“They’re Air Force, use super-cooled electromagnets to repulse against the magnetic field of Earth.”

“Jeez,” replied Jerry, “where you get all this stuff?”

In reply, Buck tapped his forehead with an index figure as he answered, “Brain power, plus I do get around you know.”

Jerry replied, “So what else can you tell me?”

This time it was Buck’s turn to snort. He then said, “Bill told me the Air Force is on Mars.”

“Naaahhhh!” exclaimed Jerry. You’re going to have to catch me up on this one.”

To which Buck replied, “So they developed a spaceship powerful enough to get to Mars.” Around a knowing smile Buck continued with, “I assume you’re familiar with the CERN collider?”

“Certainly, replied Jerry.

Buck then said, “I suspect Gail and Connie are tiring of us dominating this visit. Let’s finish our chat by my explaining how the Air Force got to Mars.”

“Like the CERN collider, the Air Force shoots atomic particles faster and faster until they reach relativistic speed. As Einstein predicted the particles gain mass. As the now heavy particles are shot out the stern of Air Force spaceships the particles give incredible thrust.”

Jerry shook his head, then began talking to Gail and Connie. As usual the four friends had an enjoyable visit.


2018 C. E. Gee

C. E. "Chuck" Gee misspent his youth at various backwater locales within the states of Oregon and Alaska.

Chuck has been a logger, factory worker, infantryman (Vietnam war draftee, 1968), telecommunications technician, volunteer fireman and EMT, light show roady, businessperson.

Retired from the telecommunications/electronics industries and also a disabled veteran, Chuck now writes Science Fiction.

His blog is at https://kinzuakid.blogspot.com

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