posted on May, 26 2012 @ 05:18 PM
Originally posted by Hecate666
Honestly? Who does NASA think they are?
If you read the document you would see that this is simply a recommendation
by NASA. There is no way it can be enforced.
Sorry, I don't think they are historic sites and I believe that any nation can go and do whatever they like.
Well I and many other people do think they are historic, but you are right. Any nation can go and do whatever they'd like.
To me they have something to hide and on top they do not seem to trust other nations.
In what way are NASA's recommendations hiding anything? NASA suggests future robotic/human explorers keep a distance of 75m from Apollo 11 and 225m
for Apollo 17. That's hardly far enough to hide anything. The other Apollo sites do not have these recommended buffer zones. Although they recommend
buffer zones around specific pieces of equipment. The LRRR's especially, since they are still used to this day. There are 3 Apollo sites and 2
Russian sites that they recommend a 10m buffer zone around them. Any rover traveling within this 10m buffer zone must travel at very low speeds so
that dust does not land on the retro-reflectors.
I highly suggest you give the actual document a read through to see what exactly NASA is recommending and the reasons why.
Also bombing the moon just before anyone else cold get there stinks. Considering that there has been no interest in the bloo*dy thing for 40
years andn no funding and nothing but as soon as other nations declare to go there, suddenly out of the blue the moon has to be bombed for some
Are you referring to the LCROSS
mission? The point of that mission was to send an impactor to the moon
into one of the permanently shadowed craters. They hoped it would kick up dust high enough for Earth based telescopes to analyze and see if there was
any form of water ice present. That's hardly an obscure reason and the mission was hardly out of the blue.
You should also know that India did the same thing one year before
NASA did. Chandrayaan-1 had a Moon Impact Probe (MIP) that impacted into the
Lunar south pole, also looking for signs of water ice. Also, the ESA, China, Japan and India had all sent missions to the Moon before the LCROSS
mission, so your comment about "bombing the moon before anyone could get there"
You may wish to brush up on your history about the Exploration of the Moon
I call this an excellent conspiracy.
No offense, but it's really not.