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I’ve gotta say, at what point has a “Government” ever been honest with you? If the government says “look left”, please, look right.
The surface of the moon is constantly being bombarded with particles (sub atomic/x-ray/gamma ray/etc.) On earth our atmosphere shields us from the vast majority of these particles, but not all..Hence exposure causes sunburns and increase our risk of skin cancer..
NASA,and the Jet propulsion Laboratory have proven that a craft could harness the continuous flow of these particles (known as the solar wind.) Futuristic solar sails are fact, and prototype missions are scheduled for departure from the confines of earths’ gravitational pull will be demonstrated in 2011..This is basically a very simple concept where the “solar wind” will be captured in large sails that will unfurl shortly after the vehicle reaches orbit.. Thus enabling the vehicle to travel thru out our solar system and beyond.. So What Does This Have To Do With Our Beloved United States Space Race To The Moon?? Everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have grown extremely tired at the relentless attacks and misguided attempts to discredit NASA,and the Apollo Crew Members who left their indelible footprints, rover tire tracks, along with numerous scientific instruments behind.. One of those instruments is still used to this day to take precise measurements of the distance between the earth and moon..Ask the guys who fire a laser from the Griffith Observatory several times each month to continually monitor the precise distance of the moon from our earth.(((through this instrument/reflector deployed by Buzz Aldrin it has been determined that our moon is gradually moving away from earth at a rate of 1 and 3quareter inches per year))) Why Is It SO HARD FOR YOU PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO KNOWLEDGE OF PHYSICS OR FLIGHT DYNAMICS TO ACCEPT THE TRUTH…I HAVE HEARD NOTHING HERE ON THIS SILLY WEBSITE THAT HAS ANY MERIT WHAT SO EVER!!!! The God damn FLAG DID NOT MOVE Until The Accent Engine Was Activated….. Even If It DID MOVE That in and of itself doesnt prove that the Landings of 6 separate Lunar Modules with 12 Astronauts whos names are for ever sealed in history did not occur…… LETS LOOK AT IT FROM YOUR HOAX POINT OF VIEW FOR ONE SECOND…. An American Flag Is Planted on the surface of the Moon where there is absolutely no atmosphere… HOW COULD IT POSSIBLY MOVE????? The answer is SO SIMPLE that all of YOU CONSPIRACY MORONS CANNOT SEE THE TRUTH THATS STARING THEM IN THE FACE!!!!!!!! I WILL GIVE ALL OF YOU IDIOTS A HINT…..Its Called “SOLAR WIND” ITS A CONSTANT FLOW OF SUB ATOMIC PARTICLES EMANATING from our Sun…The flow is sometimes very subtle and at other times more extreme.. This is all controlled by the Sun and whatever level of activity and energy the sun is producing at that given moment…
I cannot believe how so much misinformation is being circulated here… Everything from the flag waving to the crew reporting 15secs of fuel left as they touched down.. ((TRUE ,the lunar decent module’s navigational computer With its computing power of a CASIO wristwatch had erroneously placed the Eagle on a final landing trajectory that would have landed them into a house sized boulder..)) During this automated approach, Neal, took manual control away from the auto piloted system and flew “BEYOND” the initial landing site and had to locate a safe area to set the Eagle down..Houston and Buzz ALDRIN assisted Armstrong by updating fuel status for his benefit to quickly choose a site and land..Which he did with 15seconds of fuel left on board the decent module.((WHICH WAS THE LANDING ENGINE SECTION OF THE VEHICLE)) The upper crew quarters with its TWO windows Had A FULL TANK OF FUEL FOR THE DEPARTURE AND ACCENT TO ORBIT where they re-docked with the command module…… I have read some of the so called HOAX theories and its ridiculous!!! I was THERE!!! I lived through that time period… I AM DEEPLY SADDENED BY INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD ATTEMPT TO TAKE THIS COUNTRIES FINEST HOUR AND QUESTION A CONSPIRACY TO DISCREDIT OUR GREATEST HOUR… RESEARCH YOUR FACTS….. There are about 5 people here who are absolute knuckkleheads….
Tony D needs to chill you believe I got it! Father knows Best Beaver! Those pics from India and Japan look like crap!
Your an idiot… you and the beaver!
If you think our government is soooo dishonest with you then GET OUT!!! LEAVE this country!! WE do not need any more dissension from people who Talk a lot of shit, but know absolutely nothing!!! MOVE YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY TO CUBA, OR RUSSIA , OR MAYBE VENEZUELA…Anywhere that you feel your country can serve you better…. If its Soooo bad here, Then GET OUT OR SHUT UP!!!!!
All those places you named probably are 10 times better than our country. If someone trys telling how corrupt our govt is then they are killed. But no one really knows that. You sound very ignorant when your the one saying move to Cuba if you dont like this coutry. If you knew what really went on you probably couldn’t even leave fast enough. You’d be terrified.
AISHA, WHO PROVED OUR MOON LANDING WAS A FAKE? WHO IS WE?? YOU PEOPLE HAVE NO FRIGGIN CREDIBILITY WHATSOEVER, AND NONE OF YOU STUPID IGNORANT CHILDREN HAVE PROVEN ANYTHING OTHER THAN THE FACT THAT ALL OF YOU ARE VERY VERY MISINFORMED…AND FRANKLY OUT RIGHT STUPID….
roppo your an ignorant prick
BELIEVE ME, I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT GOES ON IN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS HERE IN THE US GOVERNMENT,AND I AM NOT SUPPORTING OR STATING THAT THE POLICIES OF THIS NATION ARE THE CORRECT ONE… I WILL SAY THAT IF YOU DON’T LIKE AMERICA,,LEAVE IT AND GO LIVE WITH THE CASTRO REGIME IN CUBA, OR ANY NUMBER OF PLACES WHERE YOU WILL FIND NONE AS GREAT AS THIS FREE NATION…. WE MAY NOT BE PERFECT,,BUT WE ARE THE DESTIENATION FOR ALL OPPRESSED PEOPLE AROUND THE GLOBE..WHY? BECAUSE WE OFFER WHAT NO OTHER DOES..FREEDOM…….WAKE UP U SILLY FOOLS
free nation?! except when you criticize the govt and american policies or ideas! then you come with the “love it or leave it” cliché…so much for freedom of speech and ideas!!
Have you been unlawfully arrested or detained for criticizing the government? No? Then I guess that means you’re still free.
I spent 5 years in a federal prison for comments critical of the gov’t. And there were many people in prison for criticizing the gov’t. It happens, welcome to the land of the free and home of the brave.
We have a constitution right to deal with being unhappy with government…it is called voting.
ive never believed they landed
this evidence sure proves most of it
i still wonder about the flag
errr yeah the flag was flying but there isw no wind in space
and if neil armstrong was first man on the moonwho filmed it lol
You clowns are as ignorant as you are stupid… Take a look a the recent photos released from the Lunar Reconnaissance ORBITOR…. They have HIGH DEFINITION photos of ALL 6 Apollo landing sites that clearly show the remaining decent platforms from all 6 missions to the surface of the Moon that clearly include the astronaut Footprints and paths they formed on the pristine lunar dust….. Also for the CLOWN who stated there is NO wind in space, you my friend are a complete and got idiot…. The sun create a solar wind…. If you have ever seen the Northern Lights then how have witnessed not only the magnetic effects of these particles with our earths atmosphere, you have ALSO witnessing the Solar Wind….. Wake Up People and HONOR the American Space Program for its accomplishments…..We Landed On The Moon!! We did it FIRST,and we do it again…… The Only Fakes Here Are You People Who would discredit the most important Astronomical Accomplishment of All Humankind……
Where are these “High definition” photos? From what I seen, these images aren’t convincing.
The Lunar Module was equipt with a black&white camera that was fixed in place on the leg of the lunar lander.. When Neil Armstrong left the lunar module, he activated a lever that automatically deployed the camera that was aimed at the ladder and lower pad…..God you people are so stupid…
How did the astonauts survive in a thin spacecraft in space where the temperature is nearly absolute zero? they certainly didn’t have enough electrical power to heat the capsule for several days against that degree of cold.
1. The spacecraft is operating in a vaccuum, which is a pretty good insulator against heat loss through conduction or convection. There would be some loss through radiation, but that was offset by…
2. Thermal radiation coming from the Sun. The surface temperature on the sunward side of the Moon can get up to 390 K (242 deg F). Again, because there’s no atmosphere, there doesn’t have to be that much insulation in the spacecraft itself. Since the spacecraft spent more time in sun than shadow, it was more important to prevent the astronauts from getting too hot as opposed to getting too cold.
The answers are out there. They’re just hidden away in things called books.
Many cities are currently debating whether to install cameras at traffic lights to cut down on drivers who run red lights. They don’t require an o-site operator. Similarly, security cameras have been around for almost half a century. It’s no mystery, then, that Neil Armstrong’s first step on the Moon was recorded by something similar to a security camera attached to the lunar lander.
Don’t you guys ever think things through all the way?
THANK YOU TERRY……FINALLY SOMEONE WITH AN EDUCATED POINT OF VIEW….
Terry said: “….It’s no mystery, then, that Neil Armstrong’s first step on the Moon was recorded by something similar to a security camera attached to the lunar lander.Don’t you guys ever think things through all the way?….”
Well let me see there Terry, They thought of cameras everywhere, on their suits, on the lander, hell a ‘security camera” as you say attached to the lander or even a mount a few meters from the lander to take all these crystal clear pristine shots, which by the way were by cameras with no viewfinders, no light meteres, everything perfectly allighned and pristine YET THEY HAD NO DIRECT LINK TO SHOW ANY OF THESE WONDERFUL SHOTS FROM ALL THESE CAMERAS, BUT INSTEAD FILMED A TELEVISION TO SHOW ALL OF US???. Stop smoking the crack pipe Terry, its destroying your ability to reason!!!.
JASON,, THE TELEVISION FEED YOUR REFERRING TO WAS A LIVE BLACK&WHITE FEED OF VERY POOR QUALITY BUT IT WAS THE BEST LIVE CAMERA FOR USE IN SPACE AT THAT TIME…..All the other clear pristine color pictures where developed on earth after the Apollo crews returned… It was 1969 man!!!! Wake up!!! If anyone is SMOKING CRACK, its obviously you and not Terry…
…do you get payed? Can you put a word for me? Where can I find the manual you use as a guideline to discredit hoaxers? Debunkers need that manual now more than ever!
P.S.: Stop crying like a baby, it makes you look exactly like one.
…do you get payed? Can you put a word for me?
Ah, yes, the old “accuse the debunkers of being paid government agents” trick. Is that all you’ve got left? It’s a pathetic argument.
Where can I find the manual you use as a guideline to discredit hoaxers?
We don’t need a manual… just basic knowledge about Apollo which is something the hoax believers lack. You see, once you understand how Apollo got to the Moon there is no reason to doubt that it is possible.
Hoax believers base their arguments on rumours, speculation, and junk science. Your theories are full of holes that leave people with more questions than answers. You haven’t provided an alternative to the official story that actually makes sense, so why should I believe you instead of NASA?
Terry said, June 29, 2008at 12:32 am “first step on the Moon was recorded by something similar to a security camera attached to the lunar lander.
Don’t you guys ever think things through all the way?” So security camera’s can move up and down and actually keep an image in the frame can they? UMMM sorry I think you did not think what you said through.
Bill Kaysings odds of returning a man from the moon safely were very accurate… IN 1959!!!!!! THE ODDS AND NUMBERS HAD CHANGED CONSIDERABLY BY 1969….. NEXT STUPID COMMENT OR QUESTION??? I’d be happy to stick around and educate you silly clowns….
Yes, there are security cameras that can pan over an area, zoom in or out, and otherwise keep objects of interest in the frame, at least to a limited degree. They can be remotely operated by someone from another location, no need for a viewfinder on the camera itself. That’s not exactly 21st-century technology there.
As for the quality of the video, remember that this is a signal being sent from a quarter of a million miles away, shot with a camera that was optimized for weight and durability, using a relatively small antenna, combined with audio, telemetry, and other data. No, the quality isn’t going to be that great.
Guys guys guys, forget the stupid camera, just think about apollo landing, how could it land on the moon like a feather, today after 40 years, with all new technology and computer, no astronaut lands on the earth like that, that’s right it’s the moon and the G is much less compared to earth but it’s not zero. A ship weighing a few tons would still be a few tons on moon too and could crash to pieces if hit the moon with speed more than 10 miles an hour. We dont have this technology even today, they drop the cockpit in the ocean with a parachute. Now lets say we close our eyes and say Apollo landed gracefully on the moon. Now after partying on the moon, how the hell did they take off? there is no platform, no launching site, no control center!!!! We dont have such thing even today that a space craft could take off all by itself from a middle of dessert like a bird….
Rich, your a real bumbling idiot aren’t you? Study the lunar module and you will suddenly learn that the craft had a decent engine and a accent engine… Two separate engines one for approach and landing.. which was left behind on the landing platform .that u say the lunar lander did not have..WRONG!!! THE UPPER CREW MODULE ALSO HAD AN ENGINE THAT HAD ONE CHANCE OF FIRING..WHICH IT DID 6 TIMES TO SAFELY LIFT THE 2MAN CREWS ON ALL 6 MISSIONS… HAD SOMETHING GONE WRONG AND HAD AN. ACCENT ENGINE NOT FIRED PROPERLY THEN THAT CREW WOULD SPEND ALL ETERNITY IN THEIR LUNAR MODULE GRAVE…..BUT THAT DIDN’T HAPPEN AND WE WERE FORTUNATE THAT WE HAS THE BEST PRATT & WHITNEY ROCKETDYNNE MOTORS IN THE .WORLD… GIVE IT UP BUDDY,,YOU SOUND LIKE A BIG DUMMY…..ALL OF YOU APOLLO CONSPIRACY THEORISTS SOUND LIKE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DONE LITTLE OR NO HOMEWORK ON THE FUNCTION OF ANY OF THE MANY SYSTEMS INVOLVED WITH THE APOLLO PROGRAMS…… IT TRULY SAD TO WITNESS STUPIDITY…
You need to relax Anthony, who cares what these people think. If you believe it happened then just leave it alone. Let people think what they want, isn’t that what your “freedom” means? You should be embarrassed about how much time you’ve wasted arguing on here. Get a hobby.. get off your computer. Do something productive, and give your head a shake while you’re at it.
Thanks for the bumper sticker idea though..
Murika – SHUT UP OR GIT OUT!
The Apollo landers didn’t crash into the moon for the same reason that airplanes don’t crash onto runways upon landing; the pilots slow them down! The airline pilots balance the engine thrust and airspeed, bringing the plane down to a gentle landing. They don’t slam into the runway at 600mph! Similarly, boat captains don’t plow into the docks in port. They use the propeller speed and the drag from the water to slow it down. The Apollo astronauts used the LEM’s engine to counter-act the moon’s gravity(1/6th Earths gravity) to settle gently to the moons surface. As for lifting off the moon, they didn’t need a launch site. Launched from Earth, a rocket has to overcome Earths’ gravity and plow through the atmosphere into space. It’s lifting itself PLUS the command and the lander! All the lander has to do is lift itself from the moon. With NO atmospheric drag. And no landing-pad base. They leave that behind, making the craft even lighter. I have a sneaking suspicion that men smarter than us worked all this ahead of time. But that’s just me.
By the way, a helicopter can take off from the middle of the desert(One ‘s’)…
The luner lander was in a orbit around the moon. So it must have been going along at a very high rate of speed. Then it entered into a free fall with no air or friction, to slow it’s decent,making it fall even faster. This thing had no wings,and they would have been useless anyways, without air drag friction. So this thing has no glide path (zero). The luner is in a orbit falling like a bullet shot from a gun pointing at the horizon. Then it leaves orbit into a deeper dive. Now this thing is falling like a rock. At a speed of about five times as fast as a bullet. How far above the moon are they? Figuring the speed and the distance. Within a blink of an eye it would have crashed into the moon. It’s that simple. Years before the missions. They crashed all kinds of probs onto the moon. All the so called new high res pic’s. Show me little more than the older pics. Then you have the orbiter that maped the surface of the moon. If it did that. Wouldn’t it have picked up the luner lander abnormality? Even today if I saw a pic of the lander. I wouldn’t believe it. They’ve have had how many years to crash something looking like a lander up there? OK your not convinced yet. Whats it’s weight? Plus men, space suits, fuel, cameras, equipment. It took an Apollo rocket to lift it into orbit. Earths G is about 3 x that of the moon. So one could presume. To counter the G force of the moon. You would need, a little less then 1/3 of the amount of fuel that the apollo needed to put it into orbit. There is no way, the luner lander carried that much fuel. Solid or liquid. It was a nice fairy tale. But time always tells the truth. Our Gov lied about exp on humands, lied about wars, lied about vacines, lied about drugs given to our troops. This was just another day for them. Ya they put something up there, but it sure is nowhere near the moon. The earth yes.
Lunar surface gravity is ~ 1.6 m/s^2, which is 1/6 of Earth’s surface gravity, not 1/3.
Orbital velocity at the Apollo lunar parking orbit (from where the LM began its descent) of ~110 km is given by sqrt(GM/r), where G is the gravitational constant, M is the mass of the Moon, and r is the distance from the center of the moon (mean lunar radius + 110 km), which gives us roughly 1671.6 m/s if I’ve done the math right (which I think I have, since Wikipedia gives the delta-v from lunar orbit to the surface as ~1.6 km/s).
So the LM had to go from 1671 m/s to 0 m/s relative to the Lunar surface to land safely.
From the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation (dv = ve * ln(m0/m1)), we can get a very rough idea of whether the LM’s Descent Propulsion Stage (DPS) was up to the task.
required delta-v (dv) is 1671 m/s;
DPS specific impulse was rated at 311 sec, meaning an effective exhaust velocity (ve) of around 3000 m/s (again, if I’ve done the math right);
DPS propellant mass: 8200 kg;
LM mass at start of descent (m0): 14696 kg;
LM mass at touchdown (m1): 14696 – 8200 = 6496 kg;
So, 3000 * ln (14696/6496) ~ 2240 m/s.
That’s a 0th-order estimate, not taking into account that the DPS could be throttled during the descent, and assuming that *all* the propellant is used during the descent. But as a first cut, it shows that the LM DPS had the necessary power and propellant to land safely.
As it is, the DPS was rated at 2500 m/s delta-v, which was more than enough to soft-land on the lunar surface.
THANK YOU MIKE, VERY WELL SPOKEN….
You guys. ugh why can’t you just believe it. I think it really happened. Plus every minute of it was captured on film. Even from the lift off. You are way over thinking it. P.s. please don’t be mean to me. I just turned 14 today. I’m still a youngster. =-)
MASONIC SERVANTS??? OH GOD I WISH I CAME BACK HERE WHEN THESE SILLY COMMENTS WERE FIRST ENTERED? I wonder where all these children are? Hopefully they have better educated themselves in regard to Apollo, and the sacred legacy all of these astronauts,support teams and engineers left behind…This was then,and still remains Americas finest hour… I humbly apologize to all who I insulted with my words.. People have the right to question what they don’t understand… I only hope that the debates waged here help to educate those seeking the truth….
Ropo, your a dickhead, a nerd teenager by the sound of you. Do some reading FOOL
interesting how everything went PERFECTLY well all six times to the moon with that tecnology!! it didn’t with the space shuttle program with more advanced tecnology!!
Maybe you should actually learn something about Apollo before you make claims like that. Things did not go perfectly with Apollo. Every single Apollo mission had technical problems.
The three Apollo 1 astronauts (Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee) died in a fire on the launchpad, and the Apollo 13 crew barely survived an explosion in their spacecraft.
The space shuttles may be more advanced, but they are also far more complicated… there is a lot more that can go wrong with them. Some people would even say the shuttles are a flawed design that make them more dangerous than a capsule design like Apollo or Soyuz.
ON THE MOON ITSELF! everything went by perfectly. no one got hurt or died nor did the landing craft fail and leave any one behind. on earth some 10 astronauts died under unnormal or “suspicious” circumstances!
You said “all six missions to the Moon” but neglected to mention that the only reason there weren’t 7 landings on the Moon is because one of them failed and almost killed 3 astronauts in the process. You’re being dishonest by not mentioning that while saying the missions to the Moon went “perfectly”.
What difference does it make whether the problem occurred on the Moon or en route to the Moon? If your point is that the technology should have failed at some point… well, it did! The Apollo 13 spacecraft had a major life threatening malfunction that lead to the cancellation of the landing… and you don’t consider that an imperfect mission?
You’re saying they had a 100% success rate when in reality they only had a 85% success rate because 1 of the 7 landing attempts failed.
“no one got hurt or died”
Yeah… on the Moon. Right. Maybe that’s because NASA isn’t reckless or incompetent. They wouldn’t have sent people to the Moon without some confidence that the technology was up to the task.
They tested the Lunar Module in Earth orbit and lunar orbit before actually attempting a landing. And the individual spacecraft systems had been tested extensively on Earth for years before they ever actually put astronauts in it.
“nor did the landing craft fail and leave any one behind.”
It almost did strand the Apollo 11 crew on the Moon.
As Neil and Buzz were preparing to leave the Moon they discovered that the switch that armed the ascent rocket had been broken off (probably by the astronauts bumping into it with their cumbersome spacesuits). It was only because Buzz was able to use the tip of his pen to flip the switch that they got off the Moon.
“on earth some 10 astronauts died under unnormal or ‘suspicious’ circumstances!”
There is nothing at all “unnormal” or suspicious about any of their deaths. Do you even know how they died?
One astronaut died in a plane crash when a goose hit his canopy as he was landing. Does the CIA employ suicidal geese?
Two astronauts died in another plane crash when their plane hit a building in heavy fog. Fog is an extremely dangerous hazard and has killed many pilots. How is it suspicious?
Another astronaut died in a car crash. It happens all the time.
Three astronauts died in the Apollo 1 fire which was the result of several design flaws in a brand new spacecraft design.
Why would NASA kill astronauts in such a high profile way that would lead people to question whether going to the Moon was worth risking the astronauts lives? The Apollo 1 fire nearly ended the Apollo program, which would obviously not be beneficial to NASAs budget.
“ON THE MOON ITSELF! everything went by perfectly.”
Hardly. Every mission report has a list of anomalies (glitches) with the spacecraft and scientific equipment. Just because there wasn’t a loss-of-mission/crew on the lunar surface doesn’t mean that everything went “perfectly”. We don’t have any TV footage from Apollo 12 because Al Bean fried the camera when he pointed it at the Sun. Gene Cernan damaged the rover on 17 badly enough that they needed to take some mission time to repair it. Some scientific equipment didn’t work.