Issue 4 of UFO MATRIX magazine includes an article from Richard Thomas titled "Is There A Secret Space Program?" and which, in part, focuses on NASA; the British computer-hacker, Gary McKinnon; H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds; Orson Welles' radio-version of Wells' classic science-fiction novel; and much more that revolves around the often-connected worlds of secrecy and science-fiction.
Here's an extract from the article:
"McKinnon’s suggestion that NASA and its 2004 'vision' to return to the Moon by 2020 (over 50 years after the Apollo 11 landing!) could just be a cover for a much more advanced and deeply clandestine or 'black' space program might sound like just another conspiracy theory but McKinnon isn’t the first to advocate such a hypotheses. The concept of a secret space program first gaining some prominence in 1977 when the UK’s Anglia Television (now ITV Anglia) broadcast the now infamous Orson Welles War of the Worlds-style hoax documentary: Alternative 3. The plot, of which, revolved around a global conspiracy to resettle missing scientists onto the Moon and Mars in preparation for an imminent environmental cataclysm."