posted on Jan, 11 2012 @ 10:00 PM
I have always been torn on this issue, having held both sides as fact at some point, which was always based on the evidence I deemed to be credible.
The problem then, and now, is that I do not know which evidence is credible and which is false.
Let it be known that Phage's words carry heavy weight with me, and his reply to this thread is on par with what I was thinking when I first clicked
the play button for this video. How do we know that what is being said by the narrator is true? Are the clips of video actually cued with the
But, and this is a big but, there is still extremely damning video amidst these clips, in my humble opinion at least. I had believed the camera was
resting on something, maybe a tripod, or maybe something else, and that it was in fact almost touching the window.
The video presented near the end of this clip clearly shows that the camera is where the narrator claims it to be, and I really am inclined to believe
that this scientific explanation of how the shots were achieved is accurate. We can see what looks to be the cutouts that are described, as well as
the change in apparent size of the Earth on at least one occasion.
I remember when I was younger, and those claiming NASA had lied about landing on the Moon had always stated that the Van Allen Belt was just an
impassible barrier. This could always be explained away for most people, as most people aren't familiar with the affects of high volume, short
duration radiation exposure. Especially in the environment the astronauts were in, and regardless of whether radiation on Earth is the same as that in
space, most people would accept almost any explanation as long as it were plausible.
My point here is that could the Van Allen Belt indeed have been the major obstacle, or at least one of great difficulty, in reaching the Moon? To be
completely honest, I do not know what to make of this new information. Granted, I haven't read through the entire thread, and hopefully by completing
this task I will be illuminated on the issue. Hopefully that is the case.