posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 12:56 AM
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Dude (Dudette??)....THIS never, ever happened:
The only conspiracy here in my mind would be why NASA got spooked and scrapped the last mission to the Moon while it was on the pad and
everything was good to go. Then, we never go back.
Wherever you happened to be fed that line of BS, would you care to source it? Because, if you saw it at a "hoax" site of some sort, I'd like to
know....just "for the record"...
Do I need to go to the historical records (again)? (**) Can't resist, see below....
Congressional budget cuts first scrapped Apollo 20....back even before Apollo 13 ever launched! Later, 18 and 19 were cut.
As it became clear what was happening (from Congress), then Deke Slayton, and the others planning Apollo missions, chose to combine as best they
could, and do as much science as they could, in the remaining missions that didn't have their funding cut.
Please, do the research before spouting rumor and innuendo that is known to be factually incorrect.....
(**) "Long Form"
The Apollo flight schedule that was published on the eve of the first lunar landing called for nine additional flights before June 1971-a launch
every 11 weeks. Apollo 12-15 would develop man's capability to work in the lunar environment; 16-20 would extend the astronauts' stay time on the moon
to three days and increase their range of exploration. A primary purpose of the latter missions was to study the technological requirements for a
potential lunar base
The decline in Apollo funding was even more severe; a reduction of nearly 50% dropped the program's budget below the $1 billion mark for the first
time in eight years. While much of the decline represented an expected slowdown in costs, the shortage of funds forced drastic program changes. Edward
Mathews, KSC's Apollo Program Manager, notified Debus in March 1970 that FY 1971 funding constraints had eliminated the Apollo 20 mission. There would
be an average interval of six months between launches, with Apollo 18-19 put off until 1974 after a year of Skylab missions. Further budget cuts in
September included a $50 million reduction for Apollo. NASA officials reluctantly cancelled missions 18 and 19. The flight of Apollo 17 in late 1972
would bring the program to a close
FACTS ^ ^ ^ and history.
Here, the SOURCE
for the above snippets.
Another wonderful source is you local library. I highly recommend it.......
edit on Thu 15 March 2012 by ProudBird because: (no reason given)