posted on Nov, 5 2009 @ 02:39 PM
Hi Arbitrageur, (sorry, I couldnt repost your questions as I am only allowed 4000 characters max per post).
The 18-minute and 43-second “hard blackout” in the timeline where there is no contact with MCC Houston over the public channel began at 111:40:00,
so in the flight plan timeline you posted, that means the covert S-EVA was conducted when the timeline says the astronauts were supposed to be
“describing and photographing the lunar surface through the windows”. The fact is that Conrad and Bean were describing the scene doing during this
period, but they were doing it from atop the LM covertly over the “private radio loop”! Notice how the official timeline you posted says that
between 111:40:00 and 112:00:00, the astronauts were supposed to be talking with Houston over the public channel, describing the view through the +Z
windows? If you check the actual mission transcript timeline, you see that during that 20 minute period of time (111:40:00 to 112:00:00), there is 18
minutes and 43 seconds straight of nothing but DEAD AIR on the public radio loop!
As the official transcript shows, the Apollo 12 crew did not begin to provide their description of the Statio Cognitium site over the public radio
loop with Houston until AFTER this nearly 19-minute dead-air blackout period. The official public record description of the landing site from Pete
Conrad begins starting at 112:01:44 in the timeline. It was during the earlier black-out period when Conrad and Bean were actually covertly conducting
the S-EVA, communicating over the “private radio loop” - which is why the public channel audio and official transcripts record nothing but
dead-air during that period.
So, not only do we have an official NASA document from 2006 blatantly admitting that this S-EVA did occur, you can see that there is a massive hole in
the audio transcripts with nothing but dead-air over the public loop at precisely the time that, according to the timeline, the astronauts were
supposed to be describing the view to the world over the public channel.
As for your other question about the repress/depress requirements. Well, there are two possibilities. The astronauts obviously had to depress the LM
when they did the S-EVA, and from a “consumables” perspective you are dead on, it would definitely have made the most sense to not bother with a
re-pressurization of the LM and instead, keep the LM depressurized, close the +X top hatch, don the PLSS packs (which could be done without repressing
the LM cabin) and then crack the +Z forward hatch and egress down to the surface.
The other option would be to re-pressurize the LM after the S-EVA and just act like they had not done it, going through the site description through
the windows, the PLSS donning procedures for the surface EVA, and everything else they claimed to be doing before the declared moonwalk. Personally, I
am of the firm belief that the first option - that which has the astronauts beginning their first moonwalk shortly after ending the S-EVA without
repressurizing the LM first, is what they did. This of course would mean that Conrad and Bean were on the lunar surface well before the public thought
they were, and yes, that would mean that the timeline and audio transcripts were further manipulated. I say that I believe this to be the case simply
because of other incidents from other missions that point to these kinds of “tape-delay” games being played that allowed the astronauts onto the
surface early, while the public still thought they were in the LM. I don’t expect anyone to believe that just because I say it, as I am the first
one to admit that I have not publicly presented any of the other evidence that is out there related to timeline manipulation from other missions at
all yet to demonstrate and better explain how they did this. That is my opinion however.
Hope this helps answer your questions my friend,