reply to post by choos
I am having trouble understanding why the objection to a well known and well publicized, even in newspapers, fact. This, that the McDonald scientists
were targeting the astronauts with their blue-green laser and fully expected the astronauts to see it. Again, the well known first exchange between
Houston and the astronauts regarding the blue-green laser. Obviously, these people would not be wasting their time if they did not believe the laser
would be visible under the circumstances. Here is the relevant VOICE TRANSCRIPT EXCERPT, from time 01 11 28 08;
CC Roger, Apollo 11. We've got a laser that we're going to - It's a blue-green laser that we're going to flash on and off at a frequency of on for
a second, off for a second. It's coming out of McDonald Observatory near E1 Paso, which is - should be right on the terminator --or right inside the
terminator. We are going to activate that momentarily. Would you please take a look through the telescope and see if you can see it. Over.
CMP Telescope? Or sextant?
CC Either one. Over.
CMP Okay, I'll try it _with the telescope; and if, I don't see it there, then I'll try the sextant.,
CC Roger. We'll give you the word when they've_ got it turned on. Over.
CC 11, Houston. They don't have it turned on yet. We'll give_ you the word when they got it turned
' on. Over.
CC Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. We noticed the CR¥O
pressure dropped a moment ago. Did you stir lip the CRYO's? Over.
CDR Roger. We've finished our cycling operations.·_
CC Roger. Copy. Out. '
CC Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. McDonald's got the laser turned on, Would you take a look?, Over.
CMP Okay, Charlie.
CC It's bluish-green.
CC 11, Houston. We got some shaft and._trunnion for you that might tweak it up a little bit. Shaft
of 141.5, trunnion of 39.5. Over. '[ .... _R Okay. Stand by. ..
CC Apollo 11, Houston. If you see it' it should be coming up - appear to be coming up,through the clouds. McDonald reports that_there's a break in
the clouds that they're beaming this thing through. Over.
CC Hello, Apollo 11. Houston. You can terminate the exercise on the Laser. Our rates are steady
enough now for - to commence the PTC. Over.
LMP Okays Houston. Neither Neil nor Mike can see it. Incidentally_ those shafts and trunnions just
missed pointing at the world.
CC Roger. Thank you.
LMP As we are looking at it through the scanning telescope, it would be about a - oh, maybe a third of an Earth radii high and to the left.
LMP But, we did - but we did identify the E1 Paso area and it appeared to us to be a break in the
clouds there, and we looked in that break and saw nothing.
CC Roger. Thank you much. Out.
CMP Houston, Apollo 11. Over.
Looks like not only the boys at McDonald, but also the boys in Houston thought this reasonable, seeing the laser. And they kept trying and trying as
I shall show in future posts.
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