posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 01:06 AM
reply to post by onewithall
Forgive us, we're a little new at this, my son Danny and myself. We wanted to post something on Apollo and couldn't find anything active that jumped
up at us. We searched "Apollo" , this thread came up and looks appropriate enough for us, so here we go. Most of this has to do with my son Danny.
He got in sort of a fight with some people at the Kennedy Space Center. It was a good fight. He's pretty much convinced me the moon landings were
contrived. At first my wife and I were a little scared for him, but ultimately we thought we'd post this kind of like a family experience thing to
share with others what happened at Kennedy recently. Our way of supporting him a little.
We live in Daytona. My son is 16, straight A+ student , AP star student but nerd he's not. He's been going over to the Kennedy Space Center fairly
often the last year. Spending the weekend at times with a friend's family. The kids got into the space thing. I thought, "great!" He told me he
started to lean toward thinking the thing was faked about 5 months ago. He's very sophisticated scientifically but interestingly enough he would
point things out like why were they hawking Buzz Aldrin autographs at 1200 bones a pop, or a framed collection of all 12 Apollo astronaut
autographs(that were said to have walked on the moon) for $30,000 if the thing was on the up and up. Of course it would take a lot more to convince
me that Apollo was contrived than that. I only bring this up to emphasize my son was operating on multiple levels of analysis. Now that I know what
I know, I see he was on target with that. We'd paid for this crap and now they are asking us to pay for it some more? Danny was emphasizing that had
the astronauts done what they claimed then their post moon landing comportment would have been and would be different. Selling Apollo moonwalker
autographs for $30,000 right there at the space center doesn't make sense. Doesn't make any sense if the thing was real. But let's give them the
benefit of the doubt for the moment. Here's a little more, I could now write a book and perhaps we shall.
Recently my wife and I brought our two younger children to Kennedy. We hooked up with Danny and we attended a lecture together about space flight.
Danny asked a question of a modern astronaut having to do with celestial navigation and it became clear the guy didn't understand Danny's points about
the requisite precision/accuracy of accelerometers/gyros for translunar navigation. They actually brought in some higher level guy like they do with
tech trouble shooting to deal with Danny's question. The higher level guy was equally confused and so they brought in a third guy who claimed Danny's
point was irrelevant as there was no need for the accelerometers and gyros to function at such and such a level given the performance of the dish
tracking system. But this wasn't Danny's point at all. Danny agreed with that. "So what?", he said, "NASA claimed the accelerometers and gyros and
the inertial system in general did as well as the tracking dishes." The two systems backed one another up and Danny's problem was with NASA's claims
as to the inertial system's accuracy. That would be the MIT system, the same affair generally they were using in the polaris missiles of the time, at
The whole thing escalated into a fight more or less. My son was polite the whole time and the Kennedy people got progressively more rude. I feel a
little silly writing here, but hope to continue to do so regardless, with the encouragement of my son, for our son. My wife and I were really proud
of him. He took those folks down a rung or two or four or one hundred. More of us need to be involved in speaking out on this. We need a ground
swell on this thing. Buzz asking us for $1200 for his signature under the auspices of Kennedy Space Center? You bet this is contrived.
edit on 28-1-2013 by TheDaytonaFlinstones because: clarified with this (that were said to have walked on the moon)