posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 08:01 AM
Originally posted by DJW001
... As has been pointed out over and over again, it was the film. not the cameras that carried the information.
- Just like the personal life support systems (PLSS) backpacks that allowed the astronauts to breathe on the Moon -- those were left there too.
- Just like the descent stage of the LEM that carried the astronauts down to land on the Moon -- it's still there.
- Bags of feces and bags of urine expelled by the astronauts while on the moon -- those bags are still there.
...so why are you (Sayonara Jupiter) so fixated on just the cameras? Lots of things were left on the moon to save weight. All of the things left
behind had one thing in common -- they served their mission purpose, and were no longer necessary for mission success. Is the fact we don't have --
say, for example -- the PLSS backpacks that were used on the moon evidence that they never went?
The cameras also served their purpose, and there is no reason to bring them back, except maybe for their historical value (although an extra Moon rock
brought back in place of a man-made camera is much more valuable than the camera).
You (Sayonara Jupiter) mentioned before that the cameras may have had some moon dust on them that would be worth studying. Well, the film magazines
may also have moon dust, and they came back with the astronauts. And not just the Hasselblad magazines, but the DAC film magazines, also.
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