It makes me sad that people actually post threads like this. No one researches anything before they post their incredibly ridiculous ideas... and they
just end up filling similarly minded people with the same garbage ideas.
I'm doing my very best to control my anger at this thread... because people are just so incredibly naive... and it really ticks me off how people can
just take a horrible tragedy or something, and throw it in their little mix for some other dumb conspiracy theory. Masons? really?
I stopped reading about halfway through the article you presented when you took the Apollo 1 tragedy... and explained it as "Three of them
“accidentally” had their test capsule pumped full of high pressure oxygen until it exploded." ... Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee are
rolling in their graves right now.
First off, a little history.
During the early plugs out testing done by the NASA program, the test capsule would be pumped full of pure oxygen (the same exact pure oxygen content
used in each of the Mercury capsules) in attempt to re-create the conditions that would be present while the craft was beyond the earths atmosphere...
and to complete a cabin leak test to make sure that the pressure in the cabin remained stable.
Since the tests were done on earth and not in the vacuum of space, to recreate the exact pressure that would be present in space, the craft was pumped
to a higher than normal level of 16.7psi. This was not uncommon! especially for the time period. A similar fire took the life of Russian astronaut
Valentin Bondarenko in March of 1961, and had the actual nature of the fire been made available to the North American Aviation scientists, they would
have most likely changed the materials that they had used inside of the capsule, and possibly have used a nitrogen oxygen mix which would have been
far less flammable. But because of the incredible pressure put onto NASA and North American Aviation by the desire to reach their goal of putting a
man on the moon by the end of 1969, The problems faced by pumping a capsule full of pure oxygen were not surprisingly overlooked.
However... all of this aside, the most interesting aspect of this entire event was the evidence acquired during the investigation of the disaster, it
was made clear that the main cause of the highly accelerated fire in the command module was the absurdly high amount of flammable material used in the
command module by North American Aviation. Instead of using the allowed 500 sq inches of Velcro, North American had used ten times the amount allowed.
In tests conducted after the tragedy, it was clear that this amount of Velcro was unstably flammable in a pure oxygen environment, and all that was
needed was a small spark to ignite the entire capsule into an uncontrollable blaze. Had there been only the allowed amount of Velcro used, one of the
astronauts may have been able to control the inferno inside of the capsule.
THE COMPANY MOSTLY AT FAULT FOR THE APOLLO 1 DISASTER WAS NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION, A COMPANY CONTRACTED BY NASA, NOT NASA ITSELF. hence... why North
American Aviation took the majority of the blame for the tragedy.
Why would a company contracted to build space craft for NASA intentionally kill three of the greatest astronauts NASA had? Gus Grissom? the second
American in space? Ed White... First American space walk? Roger Chaffee... flew the U2 spy plane which took the pictures of Soviet missiles in Cuba?
why kill them?
exactly... it was not intentional... and the fact that you actually took this tragedy and placed such light weight on it by saying "Three of them
“accidentally” had their test capsule pumped full of high pressure oxygen until it exploded" in some silly grudge you hold against masons, just
angers me beyond belief.
some people... ugh... some people should just keep their ridiculous ideas to themselves.
Anyone who doesn't believe me... look it up.