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originally posted by: Phage
Do you recall the "bleary-eyed astronaut" comment well enough to provide some context? It does not appear in your article.
Was there anything which might have affected McDivitt's eyesight during this part of the flight? A space magazine reported two items of interest: "The 100 percent oxygen atmosphere created some red eyes during the first day or so of the flight..." Furthermore, "Operation of the waste collection systems was generally satisfactory, except for leakage of urine into the cabin . . . McDivitt at one point told the ground that 'I thought those fumes around 24 hours were bad. You ought to be up here now!' "
The pure oxygen irritated the astronauts' eyes after a day or so of exposure, and a subsequent mechanical failure made it worse. The spacecraft's breathing-oxygen tank overheated and threatened to pop its pressure relief valve, so Mission Control officials decided to vent the excess pressure through the cabin rather than risk the tank's unreachable valve from sticking open and draining everything -- the decision was made because the relief valve in the cabin could be manually closed by the astronauts in case of mechanical failure. To allow this procedure, the cabin air pressure had to rise to six pounds per square inch, significantly higher than the normal level which had already proved irritating to the crew's eyes. This buildup was initiated at Mission Elapsed Time 28 1/2 hours -- about an hour before McDivitt reported sighting his UFO.
Jim Oberg’s been really good at putting words in McDivitt’s mouth and even called him “a bleary-eyed astronaut” like he couldn’t see anything which was a bunch of baloney. He would not have been flying if he couldn’t see.
RT: Ridicule is uniformly effective.
It really is. That’s one thing the media likes is those kind of things. They don’t have to be factual. Nobody cares.
What a surprise.
The interviewer unjustifiably added the punctuation to indicate it was a direct quotation from me.
I guess he counted on MUFON members to take his word for it and never to actually check what I really wrote.
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: JimOberg
If the debunk is a sighting of his own booster then how come in here he claims that a check with ground tracking stations confirmed "there were no other objects nearby at the time"? At :35 seconds in [video]