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Regardless of what I think about the Apollo 11 missions, and whether it did go to the Moon, the original article proves nothing. Zip. Nada.
I'd go as far to say as it is totally clutching at straws, and bordering on claptrap!
A few photos of dubious provenance, and some red arrows, and we have a smoking gun?
Seriously. Stuff like this makes me so mad, all in the name of sensationalism. :/
Interesting how no government, no college department, and no scientist of note agrees with you. You might want to stick to playing your Wii or Playstation and leave the science to the experts.
Originally posted by johnlear
Its not about sensationalism Fraank, it's about the truth.
Thanks for the post and don't get mad…get even.
"As for the video being an advertisement? That remains to be seen. Standard advertisements are always in 30 second or 1 minute blocks. This video runs 34 seconds. To date no one has found it. And if it is found somewhere, is it not be possible that real footage was found and simply used for an advertisement? Out-takes have probably been used before. If it had actually run on television in the UK as an advertisement, perhaps it was simply an ad for a television documentary." from Ted Twietmeyer
"My photo search on the NASA website was for Apollo 11. I did not realize they may have mixed-up photos, but I should have known. NASA does not change their designs in the middle of programs. If Kurt EVER sold any systems to NASA, he would also be well aware of that. Once a design is tested and accepted they stick with it, right or wrong."
If you’ve got to the point of building Saturn rockets then why is the comparably short journey to the Moon unreasonable?
All you need is a survivable capsule able to land and return.
Nothing in that programme was above the level of technology of the time.
Originally posted by johnlear
It wasn't the flight to the Moon that was the problem. It was landing on the Moon that was the problem.
The Moon has considerably more than one sixth gravity. On the nearside the gravity is about 64% that of Earth's, thats about 2/3 of Earth's gravity.
Apollo flew an average orbit of 60 to 70 miles above the lunar surface. That was because of the considerable gravitational pull. If it was really one sixth gravity they cold have orbited much lower.
So there were only 2 options. Either we didn't land on the Moon or we used anti-gravity propulsion.
Originally posted by GEORGE
This article and photo might be helpful.
I'm theorizing it was the container for the flag or some other surface equipment/experiment. The top photo cleary shows how it's attached to the ladder at top and bottom.
To make the flag easily accessible during the EVA, it was mounted on the left-hand side of the ladder on the Lunar Module (LM) (fig. 4).
Originally posted by mikesingh
As Ted Twietmeyer say's, we probably went to the moon but the Apollo 11 "live broadcast" in 1969 was a fake. I tend to agree here.
There is no doubt that we landed on the Moon, but as to why the so called live broadcast was faked is something of a mystery.
[edit on 27-12-2007 by mikesingh]