posted on Sep, 27 2008 @ 08:30 AM
First of all I apologize for the rather long post I am going to make, but I hope my fellow ATS members will have patience with me. I think I have
discovered something interesting... Here it goes:
"wingod2001" made the following comment on YouTube regarding the video that Jurvetson uploaded there:
I demand this this video of me be removed from youtube. This person did not have permission to do this and I will be taking this up with the
management here at Youtube.
Via "wingod2001"s user profile and the "Moon Rush" videos he has listed as his favorites, you can see that he is a man called Dennis Wingo. It is
easy to recognize him from Jurvetson's video:
I had never heard of Mr. Wingo before, but this is what I found out about him:
In 2004 he wrote a book called "Moonrush" which posits a future by exploiting the value of space for resources and energy. He has a company
(www.assurecom.com) which focuses on mobile power & communications systems for emergency power & Internet access.
He also has a small company called www.skycorpinc.com, which doesn't seem to very active. Last press release was in 2001:
Mr. Wingo also writes about space and technology for "newsvine.com". At this site he refers to an article called "Satelite turns 50 years old... In
orbit!". The interesting thing here is that the article is written by a man called James Oberg. Mr. Wingo states:
A very good article by my friend James Oberg on the 50th anniversary of the launch of the oldest piece of space hardware still in orbit.
James Oberg (often called Jim Oberg) is a well known debunker:
As a journalist, he writes for several regular publications, mostly online; he was previously space correspondent for UPI, ABC and currently
MSNBC, often in an on-air role. He is a Fellow of the skeptical organization CSICOP and a consultant to its magazine Skeptical Inquirer.
In 1991, PBS transformed his book Red Star In Orbit into a documentary series. HBO has optioned Red Star in Orbit for some future made-for-TV
He was commissioned by NASA to write a rebuttal of Apollo moon landing hoax accusations. NASA later dropped the project; however, Oberg has said that
he still intends to pursue it.
And you know what? James/Jim Oberg is also an ATS member! In the forum dedicated to internos
you can meet him in a thread called "Images for
Mr. Oberg to analyze", started by bigfatfurrytexan
Needless to say, Mr. Oberg hasn't been very helpful or interested in a serious discussion. So to me, it seems like very bad news indeed that Dennis
Wingo is a friend of this man. I don't think we will be seing the Lunar Orbiter hi res images anytime soon...