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I'm still on the ropes about wether the missions to the moon were faked or not. But one thing that maybe someone can shed some light on, is the Van Allen Radiation Belt (or belts) that surround the Earth.
DARPA’s history of fundamental breakthroughs has altered defense and the world as we know it. Our nation’s global technological leadership is a result of the enormous contribution Defense innovation has made. DARPA was created in 1958 as the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA).
The political and defense communities recognized the need for a high-level defense organization to formulate and execute R&D projects that would expand the frontiers of technology beyond the immediate and specific requirements of the Military Services and their laboratories.
Originally posted by Conqueror of Seth
Also, during the Apollo missions we placed mirrors on the moon so that we could measure the distance between the moon and Earth with lasers for precise accuracy. Somehow though, according to nutjob conspiracy theorists, every scientific team around the globe that has used the mirrors is apparently just making it all up and playing along with the conspiracy.
Originally posted by theability
I find it very entertaining that individuals believe that Apollo Missions to the Moon were FAKE!
Why because they are using Apollo era technology to connect to the internet. Modern cpus are direct decendants from the Apollo Guidance computer. My thread about the Apollo guidance computer is here.
There are too many reasons for the Moon Landings, like the entire planet has been changed because of these events, to say that the entire Apollo project was a hoax.
The main thing I see about Apollo and claims the landings were invalid, seems to be due to misunderstanding of the data at hand, thereby being interpruted by the individuals as best the can, yet still coming to the decision that the apollo missions were a lie.
Apollo was not a hoax!
Your computer is the reason why!
If you think you have evidence that proves Apollo was fake bring it to the table to discuss thanks!
[edit on 26-4-2010 by theability]
Originally posted by theability
I hug my computer everyday!
Ok well not really, but the point is the same, it would be hard not to survive without the computer age!
A fundamental pioneer in the call for a global network, J.C.R. Licklider, articulated the ideas in his January 1960 paper, Man-Computer Symbiosis.
"A network of such [computers], connected to one another by wide-band communication lines [which provided] the functions of present-day libraries together with anticipated advances in information storage and retrieval and [other] symbiotic functions."
A climate of pure research surrounded the entire history of the ARPANET. The Advanced Research Projects Agency was formed with an emphasis towards research, and thus was not oriented only to a military product. The formation of this agency was part of the U.S. reaction to the then Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik in 1957.
1 Three terminals and an ARPA
2 Packet switching
3 Networks that led to the Internet