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The more significant issue is the picture taking issue of course. A photo take AFTER the contingency collection would have been expected to show MISSING ROCKS, COLLECTED ROCKS. But they take the pics first, and so the contingency sample cannot be corroborated by a photo which shows the rocks to be removed from the field of interest. The whole thing is very fake. SUPER FAKE.
The most significant development with respect to recent "Apollo Con Revelations" has to do without question with our new and very clear understanding of why the astronauts, even going back to Shepard in his first Mercury flight, lied about star sightings. ICBM guidance and navigation was and is dependent on sightings. If Armstrong could not see stars in cislunar space, then we would not be prompted to think of an ICBM's need to see stars from the missile's incomplete orbit in order to find its target.
The astronauts tell the tale that they had trouble seeing stars so the ICBM guidance and navigation issue would not be called to mind. The astronauts did not deny stars altogether, but effectively discounted them, marginalized them.