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Just who owns a camera flown to the moon — the astronaut who saved it as a souvenir or the government that wanted it left on the lunar surface
Why did they want to keep it on the moon? what would have been the point?
Originally posted by WeekendWarrior
The fuzz is propably about that if the camera would end up in certain hands, then certain people could prove that first moonshots are fake. It has something to do with the camera and its capabilities.. Why else they would act like that?
Originally posted by Illustronic
They intended to leave it on the moon to save weight for the LM liftoff to get them back to earth, fuel was an extremely rationed commodity, and calculated with little to spare.
As far as the "We faked the Moon mission" crowd is concerned, think about this. MItchell is one of the people who knows for sure. Why would NASA take a chance of pissing him off and having him spill the beans over an old camera?