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Originally posted by PhloydPhan
7) No Stars (Pictures): There weren't any pictures of stars because you can't see them from the moon - for the same reason you can't see them from Earth in the daytime. Their light is overpowered by the light from the sun. As for why they didn't take pictures of the stars themselves, why SHOULD they have taken pictures of the stars?
Originally posted by Outrageo
Why for example, has Neil Armstrong been so damned evasive and isolated - he's scared of his own shadow it seems. If you read the NASA PR stuff, they clearly expected Armstrong to become sort of a NASA ambassador upon his return, NASA wanting to fully capitalize on the glorious first-man-on-the-mon bit.
Instead he almost immediately became a recluse and has been ever since. No public appearances, no interviews, not even an autograph.
After retiring from NASA in 1971, he avoided offers from businesses to act as a spokesperson, or to be the company astronaut. The first company to successfully approach him was Chrysler Corporation for whom he appeared in advertising from January 1979. The reason for the change of heart was that Armstrong thought they had a strong engineering part of their business and were also in financial difficulty. He acted as a spokesperson for other companies, including General Time Corporation and the Bankers Association of America. He only acts as a spokesperson for United States businesses.
Along with acting as a spokesperson, he also served on the board of several companies including Marathon Oil, Lear Jet, Cincinnati Gas & Electric Company, Taft Broadcasting, United Airlines, Eaton Corporation, AIL Systems, and Thiokol. The last he joined after serving on the Rogers Commission investigating the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster caused by a problem with the Thiokol manufactured Solid Rocket Boosters. At the time of his divorce from Janet in 1994, these various positions had increased the couple's net worth to about $US 2 million. He retired from the position of chairman of the board of EDO Corporation in 2002.
Since 1994, he has refused any requests for autographs after he found that his signed items were selling for large amounts of money and that many forgeries are in circulation. Often items reach prices of US$1,000 on auction sites like eBay. Signed photographs of the Apollo 11 crew can sell for $5,000. Any requests sent to him receive a form letter in reply saying that he has stopped signing. Although his no autograph policy is well known, author Andrew Smith watched people at the 2002 Reno Air Races still try to get signatures, even saying, "If you shove something close enough in front of his face, he'll sign." Along with autographs, he has stopped sending out congratulatory letters to new Eagle Scouts. The reason is that he thinks these letters should come from people who know the scout personally.
Then you have Buzz: he's been all over the map, lives near me actually, and is heavily promoting 'commercial expansion into space'
If you read through John Lear's threads you'll hear about atmospheres, agenda's, aliens ad nauseum. Any truth to that?
I see nobody 'shaking the staff' to make the flag flutter in the second, smaller (now excised from ALL NASA) clip.
I don't buy the shadow lines either/sloped terrain will distort, nor the dark shadow stuff, nor the paper mache rock - though I have no way of confirming. But I do remember another lunar module pilot saying in a speech (I think it was Alan Bean - Apollo 12) that "the stars were magnificent" or something to that effect. Well, how could the stars be beautiful for one crew and invisible for another??
Some things are odd, I would agree. But then again, the reality of the situation probably isn't as fascinating as the conspiracies. Classified things are usually kind of boring in my opinion.