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Moon landing - a Hoax?

 
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Forty years ago today, Apollo 11 was launched on it's voyage to the moon. And today, there are still people who deny it happened. They claim it was all a hoax, even though their 'theories' have all be debunked.

What are the odds that any government could pull off such an elaborate hoax AT ALL, let alone keep it secret for forty years?

The Big Picture has some great photos from the event. Some of these just take my breath away when you think about what actually happened.

Science, for the win!!!
 
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All those photos were clearly Photoshopped way back then. Oh, wait...
 
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Seriously,

fred rosenberger wrote:Some of these just take my breath away when you think about what actually happened.


This!
 
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I could not have been a hoax. It said so right on the front page of the Washington Post.
 
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I recently heard that 6% of people in the USA really believe it was a hoax.

Here's a nice website (fortunately not about whether it's a hoax or not): http://www.wechoosethemoon.com/

Let's forget about this stupid moon hoax nonsense, okay? The guy who originated this is already dead.
 
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Beautiful photos!
 
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Awesome!! I wasn't born at that time, but I wish I could've witnessed it...

Thanks for posting the link fred!


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NASA is working on new spacecraft to go to the moon around 2020 and to Mars sometime later. That's going to be incredibly awesome!
 
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Here is a nice video describing the entire Apollo 11 mission.


-Pushkar
 
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Awesome photos. They included some which I hadn't seen before.
Thanks Fred
 
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I wish Buzz Aldrin would make a world tour, punching each and every moon landing denier in the face.
 
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I wish Buzz Aldrin would make a world tour, punching each and every moon landing denier in the face.


Kinda sounds like a job for Wowbagger, the Infinitely Prolonged.
 
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It just shows you how poor a sense of probabilites some people have. No group of people as large as NASA could exist without some people becoming disgruntled and disloyal. (For example, the hundreds of physicists and engineers who lost their jobs and their careers after the NASA project scaled down -- no relevant experience when seeking jobs in commercial companies. I felt very sorry for two I met who went into the deli business -- until recently when I realized that the owner of a successful deli earns way more than me.)

There is no way all such disgruntled people would have the loyalty to keep a hoax secret. If violent threats were used to keep people quiet, one couldn't keep the violent threats secret. (If no one knew of violent threats against talkers, the threats wouldn't work.)

Of course, I can't feel too sorry for people who cannot do the math. At least they (most of them) have _people_ skills...
 
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Pushkar Choudhary wrote:Awesome!! I wasn't born at that time, but I wish I could've witnessed it...


I have vague recollections of it. Our family was watching on TV at my great aunt's. As a child, I was running from the TV to the window to look up at the moon, expecting to be able to see them up there.

I also remember watching some of the later Apollo liftoffs, although I wasn't old enough to appreciate the, uh, gravity of these events.
 
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I was 12 years old and burgeoning science geek. I was fascinated and glued to the TV all through the Apollo program.
 
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Many years ago, I had the pleasure of being in attendance for a speech by Jim Lovell. He spoke for about an hour, and basically, just explained stuff from Apollo 13. The movie came out a few year earlier, so I was doubly fascinated.

It was weird. I was in awe. He could have been reading from the phone book, and I would still have been glued to my seat.

Henry
 
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Wow, look at this! The LRO (Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter), which was launched a few weeks ago to map the moon very accurately, has made photos of the Apollo landing sites on the moon: First Look At The Apollo Landing Sites

Here is an even better picture, on which you can even see the tracks of the astronauts! http://www.universetoday.com/2009/07/17/lro-images-apollo-landing-sites-w00t/
 
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Jesper Young wrote:Wow, look at this! The LRO (Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter), which was launched a few weeks ago to map the moon very accurately, has made photos of the Apollo landing sites on the moon: First Look At The Apollo Landing Sites

Here is an even better picture, on which you can even see the tracks of the astronauts! http://www.universetoday.com/2009/07/17/lro-images-apollo-landing-sites-w00t/



I could only see the big b**** of the hot woman on the page and those are clearly fake.
 
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Joe Ess wrote:I wish Buzz Aldrin would make a world tour, punching each and every moon landing denier in the face.



Haha! Someone beat me to it!
 
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Arvind Mahendra wrote:I could only see the big b**** of the hot woman on the page and those are clearly fake.


You need Firefox with Adblock Plus.
 
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If you actually believe that there really is a 'moon', then I can see you actually believing we also landed on it.

Yeah, a big ball of rock circling around a flat earth. Yeah, that's likely.

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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Even more wow!

There is a simulator for the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) and Apollo Guidance System (AGS) and the source code of the original Apollo 11 computer is published!
http://googlecode.blogspot.com/2009/07/apollo-11-missions-40th-anniversary-one.html

It's in assembly language, ofcourse.
 
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Neil Armstrong is being hailed today on the anniversary of the moon landing. He is from Ohio. The first man to orbit, John Glenn, was from Ohio. The first man to fly, Orville Wright, was also from Ohio. It shows that no challenge is too great when a man is trying to get out of Ohio.

 
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fred rosenberger wrote:Forty years ago today, Apollo 11 was launched on it's voyage to the moon.



We can put a man on the moon, but we can't spell "its"!

Sorry, I'm in a smarmy mood today. Also, Yuri Gagarin was the first man to orbit that earth; John Glenn was the first American. However, I like that joke and only wish I had known it back when I worked with another Ohio escapee.

As far a the hoax theory goes, I remember reading that something as simple as dropping something and having it fall more slowly than normal, would have been impossible to fake in 1969. Just go back and look at a Flash Gordon movie from that era. Special effects were laughable. Star Wars in 1977 was really a quantum leap for special effects and today even that looks hokey. It truly was easier to actually go to the moon than it would have been to pretend to go.
 
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All of the people that had knowledge of the faking of the moon mission were on board the 9/11 planes. That's why the US Government flew those planes into those buildings, and blamed it on foreign terrorists - to cover up once and all the fact that the moon missions were faked. I thought everyone knew that?

(With true and sincere apologies to all and any 9-11 victims.)

-Cameron McKenzie
 
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Greg Charles wrote:We can put a man on the moon, but we can't spell "its"!


well... I never put a man on the moon. Maybe I should work on that before I learn how to spell "its".
 
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there were a lot of discovery channel videos on the faking of the moon landing( uploaded on youtube )
they were busting a lot of the theories that conspiracy theorists have put forward for the moon landing being fake

 
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fred rosenberger wrote:Forty years ago today, Apollo 11 was launched on it's voyage to the moon. And today, there are still people who deny it happened.



Why didn't we see a second moon landing after 40 years with all our new technology ?
 
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Ummm...we did. five more times.

If you mean why haven't we gone back since the 70's...my guess would be money.
 
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fred rosenberger wrote:Ummm...we did. five more times.

If you mean why haven't we gone back since the 70's...my guess would be money.



Well, that is what makes me curious. Were there really five manned moon landings? Which one do you mean?
 
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There were a total of six manned landings on the moon, each carrying two astronauts. A third astronaut on each mission stayed in the command module and only orbited the moon.
 
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Darya, you need to do some reading about the Apollo space flight program.
 
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Thanks for the links.

How much would a new manned moon landing cost, are there any numbers? Is there a discussion of a new manned moon landing at all?
 
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By the way, I can deeply recommend to visit the Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin for those who are in Berlin. There you can see how Werner von Braun started his career and the work he has done during the Nazi regime. He was highly influenced while he was child by science fiction like children books about manned moon landings (those books can be seen in the exhibition). During the Nazi regime he was behind the V2 rocket program that hit England which were build by concentration camps inmates under the guidance of Werner von Braun. Detailed information about these initial days of manned moon landing and the way it took until it became real can be seen in above museum. Interestingly he was just a middle class student.
 
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Yes, NASA is already building and testing new rockets to go to the moon again around 2020. It's called the Constellation program. They are now finishing a test version of the Ares I-X rocket, and are doing a test launch on October 31 this year.
 
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The LRO has taken pictures of the Apollo 17 landing site...and in the grainy image, you can tell where the American Flag is.

COOL!!!
 
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The LRO has taken pictures of the Apollo 17 landing site...and in the grainy image, you can tell where the American Flag is.


So LRO is a hoax, too, then?
 
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41st Anniversary of the first Moon Landing today!

These pictures still look so fascinating!!
 
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why isnt thre a fly on the moose today ?
We surely could have put one inside the spacesuit


I believe that its not a hoax, we have already landed on the moon and thre is also a Mc Donald store thre, It's a lot costly to get a burger though.
 
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It's a lot costly to get a burger though.



3 zorgonian shillings is pretty cheap in the cosmos.
 
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