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The world's most famous moon walker is to skip a Nasa event next week commemorating the 40th anniversary of the moon landing. The notoriously shy Neil Armstrong, the first of only a dozen men to set foot on the Earth's nearest neighbour, is counting on Apollo 11 shipmate Buzz Aldrin to relive his "one small step" for a worldwide audience.
Armstrong is said to be deeply suspicious of fans and of the press. Instead, Aldrin will be joined on Monday at Nasa's Washington headquarters by Eugene Cernan, one of the last astronauts to visit the moon, and other Nasa astronauts.
Originally posted by bsbray11I've also seen footage of Buzz Aldrin being presented with footage apparently showing the crew inside the lunar module, until you see a microphone in front of a light and they stop for a few seconds so someone could move it. And when Aldrin was presented with this footage, instead of rationally explaining when the footage was actually taken and what it showed, he just got very angry, and eventually punched the man presenting him with the footage in the face.
Originally posted by 2shores
They had to reduce Neil's inhibitions with recreational substances for him to appear on film as a man who lied about the moon landing. As well to even appear on public photo, if he is the nervous nellie they make him out to be.
In short they got Neil as high as Buzz (lol), in order to be on film representing a lie.
A more recent space mission led scientists to discover that approaching the Van Allen radiation belt causes closed-eye visuals due to radiation impacting the back of the retina. Apollo was supposed to have passed through this very same radiation belt without problems, why didn't they already know of this phenomena? Aldrin was also asked about this and simply said no, that didn't happen to any of them. No further comment on it.
Since then, astronauts aboard Skylab, the Shuttle, Mir, and the International Space Station have all reported seeing these flashes. No need to call Agents Mulder and Scully of The X Files, though: what the astronauts are experiencing is space radiation zipping through their eyes like subatomic bullets. When a "bullet" strikes the retina, it triggers a false signal that the brain interprets as a flash of light.
Needless to say, this is not good for your eyes. Years after returning to Earth, many of these astronauts developed cataracts - a clouding of the lens, which focuses light onto the retina.
At least 39 former astronauts have suffered some form of cataracts after flying in space, according to a 2001 study by Francis Cucinotta of NASA's Johnson Space Center (see journal references below). Of those 39 astronauts, 36 had flown on high-radiation missions such as the Apollo Moon landings. Some cataracts appeared as soon as 4 or 5 years after the mission, but others took 10 or more years to manifest.
Originally posted by yellowcard
That or he is pissed off that he risked his life to land on the moon, and people call him a liar, so he punches them in the face. I certainly would.
Originally posted by weedwhacker
What hack "Hoax" website did THAT come from???
Originally posted by afklop
I suggest everyone watches the video before commenting, because some of the comments from the astronauts are surprising, to say the least.
"I'm not sure we went far enough out to encounter the van allen radiation belt" -- Alan Bean
the guy then tells him about a 1998 shuttle mission where they went 350ish miles up (650 below begining of radiation belt), and the astronauts reported seeing what they called shooting stars while their eyes were closed. Then he asks alan bean, and he says that yah, if you close your eyes and concentrate you could probably see them, but not on their mission, because they hadnt been discovered yet.
All of a sudden I saw a flash, and then another flash. And before I could move my eye to see what it was, it was gone. And then maybe a streak. And I kept seeing these, until I decided I wanted to go to sleep. So when we had one day left coming back and I said to the other two guys, “You guys see anything funny last night, like some flashes of light, or something? Mike, did you see anything?”
“No, I didn’t see anything.”
The Van Allen belts span only about forty degrees of earth's latitude -- twenty degrees above and below the magnetic equator. The diagrams of Apollo's translunar trajectory printed in various press releases are not entirely accurate. They tend to show only a two-dimensional version of the actual trajectory. The actual trajectory was three-dimensional. The highly technical reports of Apollo, accessible to but not generally understood by the public, give the three-dimensional details of the translunar trajectory. Each mission flew a slightly different trajectory in order to access its landing site, but the orbital inclination of the translunar coast trajectory was always in the neighborhood of 30°. Stated another way, the geometric plane containing the translunar trajectory was inclined to the earth's equator by about 30°. A spacecraft following that trajectory would bypass all but the edges of the Van Allen belts. This is not to dispute that passage through the Van Allen belts would be dangerous. But NASA conducted a series of experiments designed to investigate the nature of the Van Allen belts, culminating in the repeated traversal of the Southern Atlantic Magnetic Anomaly (an intense, low-hanging patch of Van Allen belt) by the Gemini 10 astronauts.
"The recent Fox TV show, which I saw, is an ingenious and entertaining assemblage of nonsense. The claim that radiation exposure during the Apollo missions would have been fatal to the astronauts is only one example of such nonsense." -- Dr. James Van Allen
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by 2shores
Sigh. Yet another attempt to disprove the moon. Where's the evidence this time?
Now that all physical evidence supposedly disproving it has been twarted, you're moving onto psychology?
Why can't you just give up?