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Apollo 11 Astronauts Walked on the Moon 45 years ago Today! (Or Did They?)
July 20 2014 | lee martell

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.


TOPICS: Astronomy; Conspiracy; History; Society
KEYWORDS: apollo; apollo11; moon; moonlandings; nasa; spaceexploration; thread4dummies
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1 posted on 07/20/2014 3:40:37 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: lee martell

Just what is the point of this self indulgent vanity?


2 posted on 07/20/2014 3:43:45 PM PDT by lastchance (People)
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To: lee martell
mine minerals such as Helium from beneath the moon's crusty outer surface.

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?

3 posted on 07/20/2014 3:47:02 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: PAR35

Thanks for the chuckle at your vivid imagery, lol.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 3:49:58 PM PDT by Prince of Space (Be Breitbart, baby. LIFB.)
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To: lastchance
Just what is the point of this self indulgent vanity?

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?

5 posted on 07/20/2014 3:50:26 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: lee martell

The only reply necessary:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wptn5RE2I-k


6 posted on 07/20/2014 3:52:53 PM PDT by discostu (Villains always blink their eyes.)
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To: lee martell

Basing stations to get to the next whatever...

“To explore strange new worlds...”


7 posted on 07/20/2014 3:53:11 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: PAR35

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).


8 posted on 07/20/2014 3:53:40 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: lee martell

Well, 22000 tons of hardware went somewhere.
The moon is as good a place as any. :)


9 posted on 07/20/2014 3:53:56 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: PAR35

BS

I ate a chunk of it last week.

Tasted like sweet mozzarella. ...

Gooey and sohhh good!


10 posted on 07/20/2014 3:54:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: lee martell
"Apollo 11 Astronauts Walked on the Moon 45 years ago Today! (Or Did They?)"


11 posted on 07/20/2014 3:56:47 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: lee martell

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.


12 posted on 07/20/2014 3:58:43 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: PAR35
Hells Bells A large component of Saturn is hydrogen. If you were to put a big match to it KABLEWY!!! It'd blow up! Yes sir it's a mighty dangerous out there in outer space!
14 posted on 07/20/2014 3:58:50 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: lee martell

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.


15 posted on 07/20/2014 3:59:49 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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16 posted on 07/20/2014 4:00:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
Oh fer cryin’ out loud! Everyone knows the Moon is made of cheese, where have you been?
17 posted on 07/20/2014 4:00:24 PM PDT by jmacusa (Liberalism defined: When mom and dad go away for the weekend and the kids are in charge.)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

“I don’t believe in the moon. I think it’s just the back of the sun.” - the janitor


18 posted on 07/20/2014 4:00:27 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: lastchance

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).


19 posted on 07/20/2014 4:02:19 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined effort today forges tomorrow)
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To: ansel12
"yet if they were actually on the Moon, there is no gravity to make it dribble."

ahhh OK...

If there is no gravity on the moon then how does moon dust stay on the surface of the moon?

20 posted on 07/20/2014 4:02:43 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: ansel12

Lol


21 posted on 07/20/2014 4:03:36 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: ansel12

Umm...the Moon has gravity. It’s approximately 1/6 the strength of the Earth’s due to its much smaller mass.


22 posted on 07/20/2014 4:04:38 PM PDT by Captain Rhino (Determined effort today forges tomorrow)
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To: ansel12

LOL!

A canteen of Tang on the moon! No gravity on the moon!

What rubbish, I hope you don’t bite your tongue.


23 posted on 07/20/2014 4:04:48 PM PDT by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
There is not one single piece of credible evidence that the moon landings were faked.

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.

24 posted on 07/20/2014 4:05:41 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
If there is no gravity on the moon then how does moon dust stay on the surface of the moon?

Because it was filmed in the Arizonan desert where there IS gravity.

25 posted on 07/20/2014 4:09:13 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
If there is no gravity on the moon then how does moon dust stay on the surface of the moon?

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.

26 posted on 07/20/2014 4:09:41 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Captain Rhino

What a fascinating memory! And thank you for your service.

CC


27 posted on 07/20/2014 4:09:46 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: discostu

LMAO!! I have never seen that before.


28 posted on 07/20/2014 4:16:26 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Prince of Space

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.


29 posted on 07/20/2014 4:16:34 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: lee martell
in the living room with my family watching tv

That's so 60s


30 posted on 07/20/2014 4:16:51 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

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.


31 posted on 07/20/2014 4:17:10 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

Let me take a moment and put down this tasty fly before I answer that totally ludicrous accusation.


32 posted on 07/20/2014 4:20:51 PM PDT by lastchance (People)
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To: ansel12

Watched the movie Apollo 18 yet?


33 posted on 07/20/2014 4:21:05 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: PAR35

So that explains the squeaky pitch of the astronauts who visited the moon.


34 posted on 07/20/2014 4:21:38 PM PDT by lastchance (People)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
"Because it was filmed in the Arizonan desert where there IS gravity."

AH HAH! Then where did they get the Moon Dust to use in the Arizona Desert!?!?!?

Neener neener!

35 posted on 07/20/2014 4:21:50 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Darksheare; Monkey Face; Tax-chick; no-to-illegals; NoCmpromiz; fanfan; ColdOne; Cyber Liberty; ...
Amusement as Humans battle with the simple concept of Space travel. PIng....
36 posted on 07/20/2014 4:22:42 PM PDT by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day.)
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To: Captain Rhino

What a great memory to have.


37 posted on 07/20/2014 4:23:12 PM PDT by lastchance (People)
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To: moose07

Some people just have to make things so difficult.


38 posted on 07/20/2014 4:23:48 PM PDT by Tax-chick (We're all mad here.)
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To: lee martell
well, Corning Glass(now Corning Inc) certainly thinks we did...

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

39 posted on 07/20/2014 4:25:49 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: ansel12
there is no gravity to make it dribble.

There is more gravity on the moon than knowledge in your head.

There is even enough to make your nose dribble.

40 posted on 07/20/2014 4:26:37 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Exterminate the terrorist savages, everywhere.)
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To: lee martell

41 posted on 07/20/2014 4:28:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: PAR35

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 ....


42 posted on 07/20/2014 4:28:33 PM PDT by mikrofon (Apollo @ 45 BUMP)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans

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!

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/news/apollo-12.html#.U8xPtPldV8G


43 posted on 07/20/2014 4:28:55 PM PDT by Keflavik76
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To: Resettozero

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.


44 posted on 07/20/2014 4:30:04 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Keflavik76

Then there’s this:

http://www.nasa.gov/centers/kennedy/about/history/Apollo_18.html


45 posted on 07/20/2014 4:31:06 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: lee martell

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.


46 posted on 07/20/2014 4:31:58 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: lastchance; lee martell
Just what is the point of this self indulgent vanity?

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.............

47 posted on 07/20/2014 4:32:44 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (By now, everyone should know that you shoot a zombie in the head. Don't try to reason with them...)
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To: minnesota_bound

I learned to drive clutch in a rambler, so I’m suspicious of your claim.


48 posted on 07/20/2014 4:32:55 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
Nevada. The Nevada desert. Near Willard White's casino in Las Vegas.....



49 posted on 07/20/2014 4:32:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: moose07

Of course they did. One can clearly see the landing zone every time there was a Batman signal on the old TV... Series


50 posted on 07/20/2014 4:34:28 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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