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Originally posted by Panic2k11
There are good reasons for having "some" secrets, even if we all should fight for a world that would make it unnecessary.
Originally posted by Chadwickus
reply to post by SLAYER69
Well there have been 13 spacecraft that have impacted the moon since 1959.
The latest impactor from NASA had the LRO watching it as it occurred...
NASA Set to Dive Bomb the Moon - Date: 08 October 2009
A NASA spacecraft and its trusty rocket stage are drawing ever closer to the moon to intentionally crash to their doom Friday, all in the name of science.
The Centaur rocket stage weighs 5,216 pounds (2,366 kg), about as much as a sport utility vehicle, and will slam into the moon at about 5,600 mph (9,010 kph).
Full Article - Space.com
Neil Armstrong Recalls Hair-Raising Apollo Moon Landing - May 24, 2012
In an hour-long conversation with Alex Malley of CPA Australia, Armstrong retold the story of his life as an astronaut, culminating in the 1969 landing, with his crewmate Buzz Aldrin, on the lunar plain they called Tranquility Base.
"I should say I thought we had a 90 percent chance of getting back to Earth on that flight," Armstrong said in this rare interview, "but only a 50-50 chance of making a successful landing on the first attempt."
Armstrong was asked about the rumors over the years that the moon landings were faked, and he chuckled. "It was never a concern to me because I know that one day, somebody's going to go fly back up there and pick up the camera that I left."
Full Article and Video - ABC News
Originally posted by SLAYER69
The Hubble was near sited. [Give me a freaking break] The most expensive and sophisticated instrument at the time need "Contact lenses" Sounds to me like the Pentagon wanted to use it first to either spy on Russia/China or look at the moon and or Mars first. Then after that was done then they went up and fixed it for civilian use.
edit on 26-5-2012 by SLAYER69 because: (no reason given)
each of the "objects" in the crater bowl could be explained by other phenomena. However, he argues, it is unlikely to be mere coincidence that so many unusual features are to be found "within 20m of each other".
"We've had the pessimists round saying 'we've already seen something like that'. But they haven't seen them all together," he told the BBC.
Based on the features found in the crater, members of the Beagle 2 team have reconstructed what might have happened to Beagle as it touched down on the Red Planet.
"There is a lot of disturbance in this crater, particularly a big patch on the north crater wall which we think is the primary impact site," Professor Pillinger explains.
"There are then other features around the crater consistent with the airbags bouncing around and finally falling down into the middle. Then, when you cut the lace, the airbags fall apart giving three very symmetrical triangles."
From: Moscow (AFP) Feb 14, 2011
The Russian space agency suggested Monday that a foreign power may have been behind the space accident that disabled one of the country's most modern military satellites earlier this month.
Russia on February 1 launched a high-tech Geo-IK-2 craft to help the military draw a three-dimensional map of the Earth and locate the precise positions of various targets.
News reports said the satellite was a vital part of Russia's effort to match the United States and NATO's ability to target its missiles from space.
But the craft briefly went missing after its launch only to re-emerge in a wrong orbit that left the craft unable to complete its assigned task.
From September 26, 2006 :: Defense Daily International :: News
According to retired Russian General Vladimir Dworkin, now senior researcher with the Center for International Security at the Institute for World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Science, Russia’s concerns about lasers in space do not apply to existing components of the multi-layered U.S. missile defense system, such as the Airborne Laser. “We’ve gotten used to it,” Dworkin said. “But if you’re talking about reviving … Star Wars,” perhaps by resurrecting Brilliant Pebbles or developing a laser BMD system, then that “would be a shock” to Russians that they would not easily get used to. The more the U.S. pushes to develop a space-based BMD system, the more sharply Russia would be likely to respond, Dworkin warned.