The German Secret Space Program

The larger German Secret Space Program originated in the early 1900s from the efforts of German Secret Societies to understand Vril forces and communicate with beings from other planets using channels. Their success with this program led to the creation of anti-gravity craft and an alliance with off world beings who sought their aid in the conquest of other worlds. The evolution of this alliance led to the Germans having bases on the moon and other places in the solar system as well access to Antarctic bases being used by their off-world allies.

Due to the Germans industrial base being destroyed by world war two, they sought to coopt the US Military Industrial complex, which they did successfully in the early 1950s.