reply to post by mikesingh
While I appreciate opposing positions on any issue, I must say that the idea, that the Apollo missions were staged in the manner being described here
is utter nonsense.
There were confirmations of the lunar orbiter and the lunar landing module from terrestrial telescopes world wide. Many of these telescopes were
independent and/or not affiliated to the US government. Schools all over the world were looking through telescopes at the mission. Added to the mix
are/were the thousands of shortwave and Ham radio operators working to monitor the progress of the Apollo missions.
When you add these independent entities together, you get a zero possibility that the missions were staged in manner being described in this post.
The entire world watched these missions, some wanting to believe and just as many wanting to disprove the event as it happened. Several nations wanted
the missions to be a fake and tried very hard to find a means to discredit the United States.
It wasn’t as it is today, whereas a space mission launch is a common event and treated as any other story on the evening news. No, these missions
were a big deal and everywhere you went, people were glued to any source of information they could find, waiting for any and all details of the
missions. The entire world was buzzing about it, the entire world watched these events unfold.
No, this idea is absurd. Now if you want to say that the missions had other objectives, alterative motives, alien cities were discovered, a new a
free energy source was discovered, they found gold or diamonds or even green cheese on the moon, I can entertain these ideas. But to suggest that the
missions did not occur or that they didn’t actually make it to the moon, no, you are way off center on this one, I was around at the time.
Independent confirmation was critical at this time in earth history and the evidence irrefutable.
So much of the interpretations of the video documentation contained in this thread are in error or are purposefully misleading. When discussing the
gravity of the moon and using the weight ratio of the astronauts involved, not taken into consideration were/are the weight of the suits and backpacks
which were by design made to compensate for 1/6 gravity. The things were very heavy, between 55 and 75 pounds each and each contained an air
conditioning/heat pump system as well as moisture condensers and a contain breathing system and air recycling system. If memory serves me, the overall
weight of the entire system with the suit exceeded 100 pounds. And aside from some light refraction that occurs in normal fashion, the host of these
videos is intentionally misleading the audience, perpetrating a hoax for financial gain, this and other similar hoaxes have been proven as hoax back
in the seventies, the eighties, the nineties and so on.
[edit on 9/11/2008 by eaganthorn]