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Yeah but most of the rocks aren't even checked out.
And what about the grandma lady and her rock she tried to sell?
The reflector is for more inveterates like myself.
Do you think people would be spending so much time and energy furiously trying to counter hoax claims if it wasn't a hoax.
Clavius Moon Base web site, the Plait web site and on and on and on X infinity. People wouldn't care if the hoax wasn't real. That is what proves it.
Originally posted by Nightaudit
reply to post by poweref
So they launched a multimilion dollar unmanned mission to place those reflectors there, "just" to make the armstrong story more believable?
Originally posted by ignorant_ape
the lunar laser ranging experiment is only evidence that there is a man made reflector on the moon
These are balance points as you see where the equipment floats untouchable 240,000 miles away. Good place for radio relays, missile launch detectors, GPS type equipment, and so forth. If you have equipment at all of the Lagrangian points then the Earth is well ringed and you can "see it" and interact with any place on the globe 24/7 pretty much.
Originally posted by Zaphod58
reply to post by ricktroy
How is this not scientific? And if they did it without an astronaut, where did the "secret launch" come from? All the Saturn V rockets were accounted for, and you can't hide a rocket launch.
There still remains the huge logical fallacy that there wasn´t really a need for the reflectors in the hoax scenario.
In fact I would say it makes sense to include the reflectors in a hoax scenario specifically for the reason you keep mentioning...