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Originally posted by XphilesPhan
Well the Soviet Union confirmed it...I am not sure of the method, however what greater triumph for communism would there be to proove the capitalists faked and lied about a moon landing?
Originally posted by Looter
This must be the worst kept secret in history
As for the Russians, since when have any of you known or cared what the Russians think about anything.
Just because someone worked on some component of a rocket doesn't mean they have any idea whether that rocket went to the Moon, but that doesn't prevent them and all their kin from insisting it must be real.
Which just demonstrates how easy it is to fool people especially when they have such an ego investment.
They built a giant rocket and said we are flying to the Moon, and people do say I saw the rocket take off it must have flown to the Moon, and with people aboard, and all they saw was a rocket take off. There were no eyewitnesses on the Moon and the astronauts aren't talking.
All they did was go into low Earth orbit and return with some Lunar asteroids.
Thats all they were capable of way back then at the dawn of the Space age. Even decades later despite all the technological progress NASA finds just going into low Earth orbit difficult.
They are sending Robots all over the Solar system, they only sent the Lunar Lander to the Moon.
Real space travel is an immense challenge where everything is difficult so it is very slow and repetative.
The challenges of real Spaceflight are beyond their comprehension.
Not only have they not gotten anywhere near the Moon in almost 40 years but they have done nothing comparable despite over a hundred launches of a far larger and more advanced craft.
Yet we must believe they flew to the Moon in 6 years starting from their first man in orbit, then completely abandoned the most successful mission they ever had and all its technology.
The only people that believe in the Man on the Moon are people that have never been to the Moon, and you know why they believe, because it says so on the internet, I kid you not, thats the kind of logic they use.
Reality doesn't matter, whats important is that they believe, and if we all believe isn't it real?
Originally posted by nogirt
Who cares about the Russians? I doubt whether they had the time, information or patience to confirm or deny the US's moon landing beyond a resonable doubt, or that they alone are the end all be all to the confirmation of the existence. The most compelling arguement for a case of a faked moonlanding: there was no reason to land men on the moon, so why go?
Originally posted by INc2006
half a million peoploe can easily be fooled, you tell them build me a rocket with so and so requirements, they build, they see it take off, as soon as it's outside the earth, they keep in orbit for some time, and then let it crash into the ocean.
i'm sure the engineers know what they're doing, but they don't know hte physics and math that makes a rocket go to the moon, so they ust follow orders. it's like a soldier, a commander tells him go over there, he does but does he know ht eintricate details of the strategy, no, but an order here an order there, and soon you'll accomplish your strategy, now the strategy in NASA at that time was to fake it not to mka eit.