Skip to comments.Apollo 11 Astronauts Walked on the Moon 45 years ago Today! (Or Did They?)
Posted on 07/20/2014 3:40:37 PM PDT by lee martell
I vividly recall being in the living room with my family watching tv in 1969 as the American Astronauts walked on the moon. The pictures were fuzzy, black and white, somewhat indistinct. It almost resembled an Ultrasound image an expectant mother would see. We were thrilled to be part of a country, a culture so advanced as to put men on the moon and later, to bring them back safely to earth. We had completely one-upped communist Russia! Sputnik was a very important step in space exploration. Quite significant back in 1957, but that was a long time ago, back when the United States only had 48 states. As America was bustin it's collective buttons with prideful , joyful celebration, Leonid Brezhnev most likely uncorked and emptied multiple bottles of Vodka on that day, attempting to drown his frustration. I think it was on a Saturday, but I'm not sure.
About 10 years after that, some people began asking questions, filing Freedom Of Information requests, wanting to verify the authenticity of reports that , yes, indeed, the United States really had done what was reported in Life Magazine, in Look, in Time, in Scientific American, Engineering Today, and so on. Yes, of course we put a man on the moon, didn't you hear the reports? You gotta be crazy or some kind of communist to question whether we did it. What do you mean, did we actually go there? Still, to this day, many people question exactly what did happen and where, and to whom did it happen? Does Russia know what really happened, and have they decided also to stay quiet? Was Hollywood stage setting involved to offer a 'simulation' for the public? Why did we never return there, when we have billions for wars and redundant infrastructure to please Labor Unions. Some scientists have said, the human body could never survive the extreme atmospheric pressures and temperature changes that await beyond the stratosphere. This question, like the question of who killed John Kennedy will never be answered to everyone's satisfaction. I still think we should explore attempts to mine minerals such as Helium from beneath the moon's crusty outer surface. We would benefit by learning how to set up enclosed colonies on the moon as well. I am not very certain what the benefits would be of Mars exploration, other than an Engineer's individual triumph.
Just what is the point of this self indulgent vanity?
I was wondering what was holding the moon up. It's filled with helium? If you punch a hole in it to get to the helium, won't it deflate and zip all over space before falling back to earth?
Thanks for the chuckle at your vivid imagery, lol.
It is the same point behind why we who are in the know so passionately hunt bigfoots and chupacraba.
The world needs to know the TRUTH.
By the way, are you an alien trying to stir up trouble on a HUMAN website?
The only reply necessary:
Basing stations to get to the next whatever...
“To explore strange new worlds...”
Actually, not only was the moon landing a fake, but the Earth is indeed flat and the moon is just a painting up on a ceiling. If you had enough helium in your balloon (the kind you hold on a string), you could actually float up and see for yourself (I do it all the time).
Well, 22000 tons of hardware went somewhere.
The moon is as good a place as any. :)
I ate a chunk of it last week.
Tasted like sweet mozzarella. ...
Gooey and sohhh good!
There is not one single piece of credible evidence that the moon landings were faked. Everything the conspiracy theorists point to as “evidence” are easily explained by someone who is not scientifically illiterate.
If you watch film of Neil Armstrong setting his canteen down, you can see Tang dribbling from the loose cap that he forgot to tighten down, yet if they were actually on the Moon, there is no gravity to make it dribble.
“I don’t believe in the moon. I think it’s just the back of the sun.” - the janitor
Listened to the broadcast from the Moon while standing radio watch in the command bunker of a Marine infantry company guarding the Nam-O bridge on Highway 1 (just north of DaNang).
If there is no gravity on the moon then how does moon dust stay on the surface of the moon?
Umm...the Moon has gravity. It’s approximately 1/6 the strength of the Earth’s due to its much smaller mass.
A canteen of Tang on the moon! No gravity on the moon!
What rubbish, I hope you don’t bite your tongue.
But there is not one single bit of credible OBJECTIVE evidence that the moon landings were real. Do you really think NASA, and this corrupt government, would tell the truth about the moon landing? They have every reason to lie about it! Look how much money Buzz Aldrin probably gets peddling his false claims! I bet you even think Bigfoot isn't actually a Nazi spy sent from the Arctic and that the X-Files wasn't really a subversive DOCUMENTARY-show produced by the GOOD aliens from planet Zarkon.
Tsk tsk, poor gullible people, lost in this world's disinformation.
Because it was filmed in the Arizonan desert where there IS gravity.
See, that is why I avoid science threads, I knew that no matter how accurate and precise I tried to be, how utterly flawless in my pure science, that someone would dig out an imperfection in that post.
What a fascinating memory! And thank you for your service.
LMAO!! I have never seen that before.
If you look close at the photos “taken” on the moon you will see in one of the shots along the horizon, a 65 Rambler where one of the film crew had parked his car. NASA was able to edit most of the photos but missed this one.
Don’t be ridiculous. The moon landings were definitely real or how else would we know that the Nazis have a base there? Big Foot is from Antarctica, by the way, not the arctic. A common mistake. That’s where the entrance to the hollow interior of the earth is located.
Let me take a moment and put down this tasty fly before I answer that totally ludicrous accusation.
Watched the movie Apollo 18 yet?
So that explains the squeaky pitch of the astronauts who visited the moon.
AH HAH! Then where did they get the Moon Dust to use in the Arizona Desert!?!?!?
What a great memory to have.
Some people just have to make things so difficult.
they were given some of the moon rocks for analysis, and in 72 while the Corning/Elmira valley was in the process of flooding over they shipped them here to Watkins Glen for safe keeping
i know this because my father was one of the men guarding them night and day with shotguns until the flood receded and a safer place for them could be found
they were only told this after the rocks had been returned to Corning Inc
There is more gravity on the moon than knowledge in your head.
There is even enough to make your nose dribble.
Not necessarily, but it lends support to the belief that the Moon is made of cheese — all I know is that when it’s consumed, a lot of gas is produced ....
Many will find solace in a wonderful blissful state of ignorant. But the brave among us will click on this link and inspect a picture of the Apollo 12 landing site. Don’t be afraid to zoom in for a more detail view. The Horror!
Not yet, is it a truthful historical documentary, like Capricorn One?
According to IDMB “Nathan and Ben land on the Moon in the Liberty module while John stays in orbit in the module Freedom. They collect rock samples and bring them to the Liberty. They also find footprints and the body of a Soviet cosmonaut on the moon. Soon they hear weird noises and they find that they are not alone in the satellite.”, so it sounds pretty accurate.
I’ll try to watch it.
Then there’s this:
Today’s generation is so inept and stands in pale compared to that one, it’s no wonder this generation would wish to deny this accomplishment.
To illicit an equally self indulgent response from someone who should have just ignored the thread.........
Congratulations, other than garnering a conversation for yourself on an otherwise lonely Sunday evening, you've brought nothing to the thread..........
Have you ever thought about getting a cat? They're great company.............
I learned to drive clutch in a rambler, so I’m suspicious of your claim.
Of course they did. One can clearly see the landing zone every time there was a Batman signal on the old TV... Series
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