Originally posted by mrkeen
Soviet Lunokhod was also equipped with a similar reflector, and it was an unmanned mission. Actually the Lunokhod's reflector is the one that is
currently used by APOLLO for experiments because of its high quality
edit on 8-12-2012 by mrkeen because: minor
First of all, it was "found"...the Apollo, human placed, corner reflectors are superior and that is a fact, even if you check simple Wiki.
What surprised the researches is that in there own words "expected the rover's reflector to be degraded"
That said, sensory equipment and laser delivery is so far off the charts from the lat 60's and 70's, of course a greater 'return' would be
expected. You comment that the Soviet ( not Russian) reflectors were superior...I would like to see that in a document.
Your article posted, shows that all the reflectors have use, including the Apollo man placed....not just the Soviet.
Now to the Hoax crud....
Aging myself, I grew-up in what is now Clear Lake, Texas. The entire neighborhood was built because of NASA Houston, Texas. Nearly everyone there
was employed by NASA there at the time, including my father and grandfather. All were involved in the projects. You can't fool these people, they
wrote the book back then, programmed the computers, studied the sciences, meeting after meeting on every detail. And I mean detail on the "what
A launch, the entire neighborhood would close off, mom's would BBQ out front of the house. We would watch, tensions high, and the elation was there
for all. All the things invented for these launches....you have no idea. The items that were used and found use for that were already invented; what
was gained....so easy to look over and forget.
But to say it is a hoax...I was there when moon landings became routine and did not even make 'live' television'...one reason they stopped. But I
laught at the idea they are 'fake'.
My graduate professor, was the head of NASA financial procurement from 1966-1978. My neighbors, scientists, engineers, programmers (punch card),
designers, astronomers, physicists...on and on. All working on a goal.
I would bet you $1 you never have spoken to anyone involved in the moon landings personally, if it is that important to you....why not?