posted on Apr, 16 2011 @ 10:14 AM
Originally posted by Blarneystoner
Originally posted by puppet00x
reply to post by TKDRL
In science a theory is verified/proved if it can be repeated successfully
under strict conditions.
Since NASA was not able to repeat moon landing since 1972 even
with advanced technology proves that moon landing is a HOAX.
That makes no sense. Unless someone actually tries to reproduce the experiment/results, your argument is null and void.
You are absolutely correct, Blarneystoner. It's not NASA's fault that no one else dropped $120,000,000,000+ (in today's money) for a peaceful
demonstration of technological prowess.
Furthermore, Apollo was not a science project. It was an engineering goal (land a man on the Moon and return him safely to Earth) designed to make a
political point (our side is better than their side, neener-neener-neener*). The scientific knowledge gained was a secondary benefit. In fact, many
of the astronauts at the time (Wally Schirra and Alan Shepard, to name two) were actively hostile to "egg-head science" interfering with the
engineering goals of the program.
For an engineering project, you only need to do it once to prove you can do it. The french don't need to build another Eiffel Tower to prove that
they can build one.
*I'm being facetious, but during the Cold War, the competiton between democracy & communism for the hearts & minds was deadly serious. I won't
debate here over whether what each side did was right
, but I cannot stress enough that what they believed
animated what they did
To get a good feeling for the times, I recommend you read John F. Kennedy's
Message to the Congress on Urgent National Needs, May 25, 1961
. Today, it is only remembered for as the speech where he set the Moon Landing
goal; but that was only a small part of a much bigger effort to impress the world.