posted on Sep, 19 2006 @ 04:38 PM
Originally posted by mikesingh
I’ve read that there exists official NASA footage showing an Apollo module taking off from the lunar surface, evidently minus any conventional
What one sees is a series of bolts that are clamping the module to the Moon's surface explode and the module simply floats up into space.
There's this very common piece of footage from Apollo 17 www.youtube.com...
- Note that you can see the dust on the surface
get blown away around the LM as it takes off.
It's not lacking any conventional propulsion system. You just don't see a flame coming out the bottom because they are in space. Also, the accent
module used Aerozine-50 for fuel. This is a 50/50 mixture of hydrazine and UDMH. The Titan rockets used this fuel as well. Usually when first fired,
lots of smoke and dust is kicked up (because they are in an atmosphere), but once it's going, they rockets burn very cleanly and the flames are
fairly transparent, as seen in this photo of Gemini-Titan 11
Here is a photo of a rocket firring in a test chamber using the same fuel as the Lunar Accent Module. www.clavius.org...
compair that to this image of a solid fueled rocket, which was photographed in the same test chamber. www.clavius.org...
how the first was is much less visible?
Is this evidence of antigrav propulsion in 1969? Or simply a computer-simulated take-off from Hollywood Studios?. I tend to agree with the
I'd have to say neither, it's just how it works. Besides, this is the 60's we're talking about. CG special effects from Hollywood at that time? I
don't think so, plus Hollywood tends to like big fireballs and explosions.
[edit on 19-9-2006 by jra]