Has the Truth about Michael Collins spacewalk Finally been exposed?
New evidence has recently come to light which appears to indicate that at least one of Collins' spacewalk images had been hoaxed - namely the one
from his Collins' book 'Carrying The Fire'. I have located and uploaded the image and the one it seems to have been created from:
Was this image from training altered and then presented to the world as a genuine spacewalk image?
(The second image appears to be a reverse of the first with the background blacked out....)
Here is a video which quite aptly describes the situation:
(Video Produced by Jarrah White)
If this image truly is a fake....just imagine the implications.
Yeah it's definately identical. I checked in photoshop. I wouldn't mind biggest possible pictures though so you can make an animation or something.
There's no question in my mind if it's the same picture. This could use some detective work se we could find out who faked it in the first place and
why? Back in the film days it wasn't so easy to manipulate photos so this has probably been done by a pro.
He actually did state that there were no pictures of his Gemini space walk.
“One of the great disappointments of the flight was that there were no photos of my spacewalk. [...] All we had was the film from one movie
camera, [...] which recorded an uninterrupted sequence of black sky [...] I was really feeling sorry for myself, unable to produce graphic
documentation for my grandchildren of my brief sally as a human satellite [...]”
That is taken from the link posted above. The person debunking the use of the photo is correct, in that it is never suggested anywhere that it is a
photo of a space walk.
It is much more likely, that because there were no actual photos - as admitted by Collins himself, that the publishers did it.
It seems just the one person tried passing it off as a space walk, most likely trying to chuck fuel onto the fire of the moon hoax theories, and now
it will snow ball because of threads like this where people choose to believe what they want to believe.
Here is it: the match is not perfect both because lack of time right now and light differences in both scales and orientation, but it should be
enough: i personally have no doubts, the images are the same.
Anyway, I don't see any conspiracy in it. Collins said there were no photos of his space walk and publishers always do this sort of thing.
What sort of thing - Conspiring to decieve?
How do you not see any conspiracy in this, when surely more than one individual was involved....
This image was also displayed along with authentic Apollo imagery and nowhere is it stated in the book that this image is a fake. The true nature of
it is omitted.
I'm on 56k speeds right now and can't watch the Youtube videos, so if there's proof in them (proof on a Youtube video for anything would be a
first) of a conspiracy I'd be keen to hear it.
Collins said, in his own words, that there was no photos of the space walk. So HE certainly hasn't tried passing it off as a space walk image.
To me, as far as I can tell right now, the publishers (or NASA, if you must) - probably innocently, thought the next best thing for the reader would
be to have a photo that LOOKS like a space walk. The book doesn't say it's a real photo. Sure, it doesn't say it's fake either, but it doesn't
say "THIS IS A SPACE WALK". It says nothing about it, AFAIK.
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