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The Desolate of Life

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posted on Jan, 4 2021 @ 06:06 PM
eOn June 21st, 1969 at about 21 minutes after midnight (UTC), Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon. This we all know.

What's more interesting is what happened when Armstrong did it, when they landed on the surface. They had to depressurize the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM). Imagine when they opened the door. They were on a different PLANET than the Earth. They were four days away, from "home"...Earth.

As they looked out across that barren Moonscape, it was easy for most Americans to understand the mission. Back then it was all Walter Chonchite and the MSM! Man had set foot on another planet...even if it was a moon orbiting Earth.

To this day, it amazes me that mankind could build a spaceship big enough to haul the BALLS it to do what these men did!

And when they stood on the Moon, and looked out over civilization on Earth, how small it must have seemed.

How lonely it must have been there, too. All alone. One big desolate wasteland of powdered dust. But it was a planet, and it wasn't Earth.

When the Apollo 11 Astronaughts walked on the Moon there was an eclipse of the Moon and the Sun. What they say was a crescent of the Earth, in the shadow of the Moon they were standing on. Can you even imagine this??????

To date, twelve men have walked on the Moon. The last man who walked on the Moon was in 1972. That was just under 50 years ago.

Think about that...nearly FIFTY years ago!!

Where are we now?

posted on Jan, 4 2021 @ 06:15 PM
a reply to: Flyingclaydisk

We progressed further technologically, got the internet and now every American citizen has at their fingertips more knowledge in one place than the world has ever seen before.

We use that amazing technology to view pictures of cats and argue with people we will never meet that have no impact on our lives whatsoever.

We have regressed.

posted on Jan, 4 2021 @ 06:19 PM
Back then there were basically just about still using all punch card computer technology when they put it all together too.

Today, even with all our tech, we're afraid because it's too dangerous. Someone could die.

Sad how little guts we have left.

posted on Jan, 4 2021 @ 06:30 PM
We are not anywhere near where we were IMO. Why?

We lost the American Spirit. That’s my best answer.

There was a time when you’d be hard pressed to find anyone in the US that would say anything negative about the US. And not because we were scared to. We’ve never known a Dictator (regardless of the ignorance some spew). We genuinely appreciated freedom and everything that came with it. We wanted to be the best. We STRIVED to be the best. It meant something. People were PROUD to stand for the anthem to work together to make our communities and our nation a better place. It was something we wanted to hand down from generation to generation.

Somewhere we’ve lost that and I am not nearly smart enough to act like I know how. I could list many things that seemed to avalanche but I don’t know the one thing that triggered it.

Now we don’t care. We take advantage of what we have. Our kids complain because it’s still not enough regardless of how much it is (a lot of adults too). We insulate from one another. We do things that advance ourselves instead of the whole. We appreciate nothing. No matter how far we ever were or are now from a 3rd world country many live here acting like we just exist in one of Trump’s sh!thole countries.

We lost who we were. For all our faults, we were good people. It’s desolate because somewhere along the way we decided that was the better way.

Some lessons are hard to learn. This will be one of them.

edit on 1/4/2021 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 4 2021 @ 06:36 PM
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

An excellent post!!

I just have to add this vid because it mirrors my feelings on the subject...

~tiptoes off the stage~

posted on Jan, 4 2021 @ 06:37 PM
I've read the actual reason we haven't returned to the moon (other then theres nothing there) is because moon dust literally eats space suits... and they haven't figured out a solution yet...

its like little razors on the surface... those that went realized there were huge holes in the suits when they came back to earth

edit on 4-1-2021 by Akragon because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 4 2021 @ 06:44 PM

originally posted by: Lumenari
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

An excellent post!!

I just have to add this vid because it mirrors my feelings on the subject...

~tiptoes off the stage~

I love this scene. Reminds me why I love this country so much. Because even if it’s a show, the fact he wasn’t hauled off in the middle of the night like any other country is amazing.

My favorite part of being an American is to tell it to F right of when it ain’t acting American

And subsequently not by disappeared....

posted on Jan, 4 2021 @ 06:51 PM
a reply to: Lumenari

Amen (not awoman because I’m not that stupid). Love that clip. While I love patriotism it can not be blind and the truth will always set you free (at least for now).

posted on Jan, 4 2021 @ 07:08 PM

originally posted by: Kangaruex4Ewe
a reply to: Lumenari

Amen (not awoman because I’m not that stupid). Love that clip. While I love patriotism it can not be blind and the truth will always set you free (at least for now).

I read about that stupid statement and then wondered when they are going to go full Woketard on the word "menstruation."

Will I someday have to go through "womanstration" because it was changed?

Will it make it feel somehow less worse?

And to just "put it all out there", my personal thought on why we have never gone back to the moon (officially) is that they are still busy trying to figure out what we left there the last time the People left Earth.

posted on Jan, 4 2021 @ 10:45 PM
The missing two minutes due to a camera over heating on the Apollo 11 mission.

Explore, dismiss, debunk. Take it how you want.

I found this interesting. The missing two minutes due to a camera overheating. Supposedly HAM operators where listening in on the conversation between mission control and the Apollo 11 mission.

"12) Apollo 11: "I say that there were other spaceships!"

Apollo 11, with Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin Aldrin was the first Apollo flight to land on the Moon, on July 20, 1969. While Collins flew in orbit around the Moon in the command module, Armstrong and Aldrin descended in the lunar module, landing in the Sea of Tranquillity at 4:17 P.M.

According to hitherto un-confirmed reports, both Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin saw UFOs shortly after that historic landing on the Moon in Apollo 11 on 21 July 1969. I remember hearing one of the astronauts refer to a "light" in or on a crater during the television transmission, followed by a request from mission control for further information. Nothing more was heard.

The following astonishing conversation was picked up by ham radio operators that had their own VHF receiving facilities that bypassed NASA's broadcasting outlets. At this time, the live television broadcast was interrupted for two minutes due to a supposed "overheated camera", but the transmission below was received loud and clear by hundreds of ham radio operators:

According to Otto Binder, who was a member of the NASA space team, when the two moon-walkers, Aldrin and Armstrong were making their rounds some distance from the LEM, Armstrong clutched Aldrin's arm excitedly and exclaimed:

Armstrong: What was it? What the hell was it? That's all I want to know!"

Mission Control: What's there?... malfunction (garble) ... Mission Control calling Apollo 11 ...

Apollo 11: These babies were huge, sir!... Enormous!... Oh, God! You wouldn't believe it! ... I'm telling you there are other space-craft out there ... lined up on the far side of the crater edge! ... They're on the Moon watching us! ...

Wilson writes (p. 48): "Binder ends his report with this observation: 'There has, understandably, been no confirmation of this incredible report by NASA or any authorities. WE cannot vouch for its authenticity, but if true, one can surmise that mission control went into a dither and then into a huddle, after which they sternly [ordered] the moonwalkers to 'forget' what they saw and carry on casually and calmly as if nothing had happened. After all, an estimated 600 million people around the world were hanging on every word spoken by the first two men to leave footprints on the Moon."

posted on Jan, 5 2021 @ 03:40 AM
a reply to: CopeLongCut

That 'story' stems from an old unconfirmed rumor about an event which allegedly took place on the Command Module just before they shut the hatch/airlock to the LEM, before Armstrong and Aldrin descended to the Moon's surface.

Allegedly, Mike Collins said two things to Neil Armstrong immediately prior to the hatch closing process between the two vehicles, one of these things is recorded and the other was somehow cleverly not. The first thing Collins said was..."Please, just come back!"...(apparently meaning 'please come back from the Moon', and don't leave him to make the journey back to Earth alone). This part was recorded. Armstrong acknowledged this statement with a sort of half laugh and half grunt thought to be him getting in position to close the hatch. Then Collins told Armstrong (and this wasn't recorded for some reason)..."If you had any real balls, Neil, you'd step out on the Moon and say...'What the hell is THAT??, then scream and cut your mic!'...". The hatch closed a few seconds later.

People say strange things in moments of extreme stress, and that moment was certainly one of them. Armstrong would later say that he felt the chances of successfully landing on the Moon were just 50%, or "even money" in his words. Collins' request to 'please come back' was just an utterance of what likely all three of the astronauts were thinking in that moment. So the physical act of closing the hatch was potentially a moment where the three astronauts would never see each other again.

So, that's how the story about the aliens apparently evolved, but there's a more important point here. Just imagine for a moment what that moment must have been like to experience! When a person steps out of a door, or steps onto a train, or an elevator, it could be the last time anyone else sees them. But...these guys were nearly a quarter of a million miles away from planet Earth when they were closing a 'door'. And, two of the three were about to go set foot on another planet which had never before been done in the history of mankind. The shutting of this 'door' took on a whole other, far more profound, meaning!

Like I said earlier, the simple fact that mankind was able to figure out how to build a spaceship big enough to haul the BALLS it took to do what these men did on that day, in 1969, just defies comprehension!!

posted on Jan, 5 2021 @ 05:38 AM
a reply to: Kangaruex4Ewe

We are not anywhere near where we were IMO. Why?

It was the space race with the Soviet Union. America felt threatened by Soviet space technology, so JFK pledged they would land Americans on the Moon - and before the decade was out.

And they did...just. 1969.

It's easy to see why some speculate if it really happened.

posted on Jan, 5 2021 @ 06:16 AM
a reply to: CJCrawley

The Soviets seemed to be way ahead of us in the space race, like miles.

It wasn't until 1965 before the US started to catch up and pass the Soviets with the Gemini program, but even as far back as Mercury in 1961 the US was actually out in front in many ways because the Soviet spacecraft couldn't really control their attitude whereas the US craft could.

The Soviet and US space programs had different objectives. The Soviet's objective was to put men in space. This was true for the US during the Mercury program, but not during Gemini. The Soviets continued their programs to put increasing numbers of persons in space. However, starting with the Gemini program the US's objective was to land a man on the Moon. Every Gemini mission was designed with this in mind, using a stair stepped approach building on each previous mission with the sole objective of getting to the Moon. The Russians saw the Moon as just an extension of their existing programs which was a serious oversight on their part. They didn't realize the gap which had been created until the early 1970's. By 1974 the Russians threw in the towel for a manned mission to the Moon.

posted on Jan, 5 2021 @ 10:19 AM
Imagine for a moment what it must have been like to step out of the LEM and onto the surface of the Moon. Around you would be a landscape almost completely devoid of color, desolation in the extreme.

It has been said that one of the contributing reasons NASA decided to land two men on the Moon, instead of only one, was they weren't really sure if the human mind was capable of dealing with the isolation of being on the Moon alone. Think about that for a moment. They wouldn't just be alone in an empty room, or an empty parcel of land; they were going to be alone on a completely separate planet, a quarter of a million miles away from Earth.

Of course there were lots of other reasons to land two men as well, not the least of which was redundancy in case something happened to one them, but the simple fact that they secretly weren't sure if the mental fabric of a lone astronaut's psyche would remain intact on such a journey speaks volumes.

Up until the first steps on the Moon the Apollo astronaut's days were not filled with days of window time, but rather with mission related tasks such as calibration and course adjustments. There was lots to do. And, despite all the different simulation tests, the reality of a human actually stepping onto the surface of the Moon was still very much an unknown. Even though the separation of the LEM and the CM was chocked full of action, events and even moments of sheer terror, they were still the same people inside a tiny yet familiar craft which was descending toward the surface and ultimately landing (which must have been surreal in itself). It wasn't until the split second Armstrong stepped off the LEM leg pad onto the surface of the Moon that reality struck.

The World would never be the same.

Despite the gravity on the Moon being 1/5th of that on Earth, the absolute crushing weight of the significance of that one moment would be enough to separate most ordinary men from their sanity.

I never understood why people made such a big fuss over whether Armstrong said the word "a" in his first words (i.e. "a man" vs. "man"), it makes zero sense. What difference did it make? The reality was, one man had just stepped from the Earth...into immortality!
edit on 1/5/2021 by Flyingclaydisk because: (no reason given)

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