posted on Mar, 23 2006 @ 06:53 PM
Good info there Agent Smith. Some people seem to forget how things were done back in the day before the use of computers. Not that I remember those
days myself, (being born in 1980), but I am aware of it at least. And many amazing things were done without computers.
Anyway I started listening to part 4.
Wow... ok, so now Sibrel is claiming that the dust on the surface of the moon was undisturbed by the thrust from the LM's 10,000lbf rocket. And he
wonders why there isn't a huge crator under it. He even says, "A leaf blower has about a pound or two of pressure and it can push boulders". Either
he has one kickass leafblower or his definition of 'boulder' is different than mine.
Well firstly the dust was disturbed. There are videos and photos that show this. Although he claims to have looked and analyzed photos, but he
obviously didn't look for more then 5 minutes. He also claims that in the second moon mission (I assume he means Apollo 12) that they placed the LM
behind a bit of a ridge so that you couldn't see under the engine, and so that one couldn't notice that the dust was undisturbed. well...
That's just one of many photos showing the ground under the rocket and the dust looks disturbed to me, especially on the right side. Sibrel forgets
to take in account that the LM rocket was throttleable. Meaning they could adjust the amount of thrust coming out of the rocket. I highly doubt it was
going full blast by the time they touched down. Even if the LM's rocket was going full blast, it wouldn't make a crator on the surface. The harrier
puts out 19,000lb of force and doesn't damage it's landing surfaces. Even the F-35 with it's 40,000lb of thrust does nothing to it's landing
A lot of the things he brings up have been beaten to death in this thread many times, so no need to go over all of it again. I just thought i'd cover
this one point.