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Neil Armstrong - First Man on the moon dies


franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
27 Aug 2012 10:46AM
I remember seeing a non american documentary on TV a few years ago where they tested the light , the no stars and the waving flag by setting up a similar situation in a desert somewhere and the conclusion was that what was experienced on the moon did happen there.

Here's some info from a difference source but once again it could be yet another conspiracy couldn't it?

http://www.moonconnection.com/moon_landing_hoax.phtml

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franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
27 Aug 2012 10:54AM
It's amazing what conspiracy theries are out there and this one is a favourite of mine. Grin

http://www.trutv.com/conspiracy/celebs/paul-is-dead/gallery.all.html
pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 11:46AM
the moonconnection link is actually a bit more explanatory than the astronauts explanations and does lend more credence to the fact it happens , I think its great to have these discussions though and try and poke holes in both the truth and hoax accusations, if we didnt do that then we would never advance our knowledge.

I also think anyone that believes that a hoax if this scale is not possible - that would be exactly what you would be expected to believe and the very reason that it is not so much questioned any more , lets face it millions and millions go to church and believe in god without the slightest proof of the existence of a god at all and man has always been a great follower of anything he doesnt understand putting it on a pedestal until one day it is explained.

So in the great scheme of things even if it did prove to be a hoax it would only come in second !
chris.maddock 13 3.4k United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 12:18PM

Quote:10...9...8...7...6... (counting down the seconds until someone mentions conspiricy theories and 9/11) Smile


Zero - you just did Tongue
RichardN00 8 430 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 12:27PM

Quote:10...9...8...7...6... (counting down the seconds until someone mentions conspiricy theories and 9/11) Smile

Zero - you just did Tongue



Damn! Smile
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 1:24PM

Quote:I also think anyone that believes that a hoax if this scale is not possible - that would be exactly what you would be expected to believe and the very reason that it is not so much questioned any more , lets face it millions and millions go to church and believe in god without the slightest proof of the existence of a god at all and man has always been a great follower of anything he doesnt understand putting it on a pedestal until one day it is explained.



There is a difference, all the church has to do is tell a convincing story. With the moon landings you have to tell a convincing story and manufacture tons of evidence, goo enough to convince scientists from all over the world (many of whom come from societies who are not friendly to the US). Once you really start to look at it the logistics become immense, manufacturing convincing radio signals good enough to fool everyone that is listening would be no mean feet, faking the mirrors they left on the moon and the rocks they bought back would involve sending an unmanned probe at the same time. Maintaining security would be a nightmare with all the 1000s of people involved. it really would have been easier just to go to the moon and get it over with.
franken e2
12 3.3k 4 Wales
27 Aug 2012 2:50PM
Canonshots 4 106 13 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 2:51PM
What has always struck me about the Apollo missions is that despite the thousands of sci-fi stories based on the moon, not one writer predicted what actually happened - that man would reach the moon and then abandon it. Truth really is stranger than fiction.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
27 Aug 2012 5:47PM

Quote:not one writer predicted what actually happened - that man would reach the moon and then abandon it.


That's part of the reason for the moon hoax theories. Also the feeling that the public were a lot more gullible (or less cynical) in the 1960s and you could not pull off something like that these days.


Quote:In what ways was the technology "very primitive"?


Electronics primarily. The other means by which we get vehicles out of the Earth's gravity, i.e. rockets, have not actually changed very much in the intervening years.
lobsterboy e2
11 14.2k 13 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2012 5:53PM

Quote:rockets, have not actually changed very much in the intervening years


Yuo it's about time we started to invest in getting the space elevator idea to work.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
27 Aug 2012 6:02PM
Plasma drives would be good. Smile
Eastlands e2
4 683 3 Northern Ireland
27 Aug 2012 6:06PM
I'm not going until they adopt the Star Trek Transporter as the means of travel Wink
spaceman 10 5.2k 3 Wales
27 Aug 2012 6:10PM

Quote:What has always struck me about the Apollo missions is that despite the thousands of sci-fi stories based on the moon, not one writer predicted what actually happened - that man would reach the moon and then abandon it. Truth really is stranger than fiction.


Science-fiction is notoriously bad at predictions.
redhed17 9 680 England
27 Aug 2012 6:24PM

Quote: that man would reach the moon and then abandon it.


Same thing happened with getting to the deepest part of the ocean floor, two chaps got there in 1960 and then 'we' didn't bother going back till early this year when James Cameron went down there.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
27 Aug 2012 6:28PM

Quote:Same thing happened with getting to the deepest part of the ocean floor


One bit of the ocean floor is much the same as another I would have thought! Wink

Moon is a bit different.

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