reply to post by qmantoo
May be some of the Believers think that they don't mess with pictures, I happen to believe they did... it' was all Propaganda back then.
Space technology was not in no way capable of landing any apollo mission. They are just now figuring out the Solar Radiation complicatios.
Come on why would they send up any astronaut into space without knowing the fatal repercussions of just this alone.
I read this any many article like it onn the NASA web site that explains what their scientists ar working on and have not figures out yet so if any
one can't figure this out oh well .....here is some snippets from NASA
RELEASE : 07-264
Spacecraft Reveals New Insights About the Origin of Solar Wind
"Until now, Alfvén waves have been impossible to observe because of limited resolution of available instruments," said Alexei Pevtsov, Hinode
program scientist, NASA Headquarters, Washington. "With the help of Hinode, we are now able to see direct evidence of Alfvén waves, which will help
us unravel the mystery of how the solar wind is powered."
What happens then? Next-generation astronauts are going to find out. NASA is returning to the moon in the decades ahead and plans to establish an
outpost for long-term lunar exploration. It turns out they’ll be exploring the magnetotail, too.
The question regarding the Van Allen Belt
(Submitted June 30, 1997)
How is it possible for manned space flights to survive the effects of the Van Allen Radiation Belt?
Typically, manned space flight (such as the Shuttle) stays well below the altitude of the van Allen radiation belts. Safe flight can occur below
altitudes of 400 km or so.
These are just a piece of the cake that involves our ability to even go into space..... They did not know all this... and they are STILL working on
many many things... So if all this is not possible now to return to the moon what makes any one think it was possible back in 1969 .
My question is (If scientists admit there is dangerous consequences to radiation exposure
The answer is always--no. The radiation is bad, but not THAT bad. Astronauts went through the belt quickly, and the dosage was minimal. Two hours
were certainly not enough to kill anyone--two weeks, maybe, I am not sure (the dosage to the skin would be heavy, but to the heart or brain much less
so because most of the inner belt protons do not penetrate far).
MORE snippets of disscussion on this issue...
Further question: Were those astronauts safe from solar flares?
Dear Dr. Stern,
Thank you for your speedy response. Was there a contingency plan for X class solar flares? Would such flares have posed a danger to life for the
High-energy ions from large solar flares can be very dangerous to human life. They can be quite penetrating and hard to shield against; "can
be," because the energies vary from event to event, and the size of a flare is only loosely related to the high-energy ion danger.
Such flares occur infrequently, a few times each 11-year solar cycle, but if you send people to Mars, they pose a real risk (they also pose a risk
on Mars itself, since the thin atmosphere there is not a very good shield).