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Flag on the moon (for the moon landing denyers)
universe today dot com ^ | 7-21-09

Posted on 07/21/2009 11:49:58 AM PDT by doug from upland

(NOT: errors are by the creator; I cut and pasted)

Flag on the Moon Written by Fraser Cain

When the NASA astronauts first landed on the Moon, they left a few items on the surface to commemorate their visit. These items included a plaque, mission badges and an American flag. If you've ever seen images or video of the flag on the Moon, you might have a few questions.

Why does the flag stand straight out and not just slump down? Here on Earth, flags are pushed out by the wind. Obviously, there's no wind on the Moon, so what's holding the flag up? The answer is pretty easy. There's a rod, sort of the like a curtain rod running across the top. So the flag on the Moon is being held out by the rod and isn't blowing in the wind.

What makes the flag flap if there's no wind? You might have also see a few videos of the flag on the Moon waving back and forth. This happened when the astronauts first planted the flag. There's no wind to make the flag to flag, but there's also no wind to stop it from moving back and forth. When the astronauts planted the flag on the Moon, they couldn't help but give it a sideways push. Without the wind resistance the flag would experience on the Earth, the flag can flap back and forth a few times before finally settling down. That's why it looks like it's flapping, even though there's no wind.

There's another scene where the flag flaps, as the lunar ascent module is taking off. In this case, the exhaust from the rocket is blasting the flag and causing it to flap back and forth. In the case of Apollo 11, the exhaust blast was so strong that the flag actually fell over. Later missions kept the flag much further away from the ascent rocket.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apollo; apollo11; apollo12; apollo14; apollo15; apollo16; apollo17; apollomissions; flag; moon; nasa
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1 posted on 07/21/2009 11:49:58 AM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

Shenanigans!!!


2 posted on 07/21/2009 11:51:20 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: doug from upland

I want to see a debate on ABC-Disney’s The View (where Whoopi Goldberg declared that the moon landing was a hoax, yesterday) between the Moon Landing deniers and those who swear that we did land but covered up shots of the moon civilization.


3 posted on 07/21/2009 11:52:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (There is no truth in the Pravda Media.)
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To: doug from upland

“they left a few items on the surface to commemorate their visit” like the ENTIRE bottom of the Luner Module!


4 posted on 07/21/2009 11:52:18 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: doug from upland; Quix; TaraP

I heard from some others that the aliens on the moon gave us warning to not come back again... they mumbled something about “NIMBY” (not in my backyard...) LOL...


5 posted on 07/21/2009 11:52:40 AM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: doug from upland
Obviously, there's no wind on the Moon, so what's holding the flag up? The answer is pretty easy. There's a rod, sort of the like a curtain rod running across the top. So the flag on the Moon is being held out by the rod and isn't blowing in the wind.

I was 7 when we landed on the moon and I'm pretty sure I knew this way back then.

6 posted on 07/21/2009 11:53:17 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (ABC-AP-MSNBC-All Obama, All the time.)
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To: doug from upland
Obviously, there's no wind on the Moon, so what's holding the flag up? The answer is pretty easy. There's a rod, sort of the like a curtain rod running across the top. So the flag on the Moon is being held out by the rod and isn't blowing in the wind.

I was 7 when we landed on the moon and I'm pretty sure I knew this way back then.

7 posted on 07/21/2009 11:53:18 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (ABC-AP-MSNBC-All Obama, All the time.)
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To: doug from upland
When the NASA astronauts first landed on the Moon

You mean in Universal Studios

8 posted on 07/21/2009 11:53:59 AM PDT by libh8er
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To: a fool in paradise

You said — ... those who swear that we did land but covered up shots of the moon civilization.

:-)

They told us to not come back to the moon anymore... LOL...


9 posted on 07/21/2009 11:54:04 AM PDT by Star Traveler (The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Zionist and Jerusalem is the apple of His eye.)
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To: VeniVidiVici
Whoopie is not convinced!!

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10 posted on 07/21/2009 11:54:45 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: a fool in paradise

Whoopi Goldberg is a hoax....

perhaps she needs to visit her Guinancologist for a checkup.....


11 posted on 07/21/2009 11:57:31 AM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: US Navy Vet

And the camera that pictured them blasting off back into space. Or was this all done in a studio in Hollywood? LOL


12 posted on 07/21/2009 11:57:43 AM PDT by fish hawk (Lord, help us to attain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it toward your ultimate will.)
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To: doug from upland

Excuses, excuses. How does Mr. Smarty Man explain that phony cut-out of planet earth in the background, falling down and rolling into the craft service table?


13 posted on 07/21/2009 11:57:56 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: doug from upland
The Moon is made of green cheese


14 posted on 07/21/2009 11:58:08 AM PDT by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: doug from upland

Are we sure it wasn’t Photoshopped in?


15 posted on 07/21/2009 11:58:11 AM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: catbertz
What's that Japanese word? Bukkake or something like that?*

* Yes, this is a tacky and tasteless post regarding Whoopie Goldberg but she deserves it.

16 posted on 07/21/2009 11:58:20 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY BITCH! - President Obama)
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To: US Navy Vet












Of course a lunar "truther" will just dismiss this as photoshopped....
17 posted on 07/21/2009 11:58:32 AM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: catbertz
You could have went years without posting that nasty, memory staining photo!
18 posted on 07/21/2009 11:58:43 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Kozak

Where’s A 13 O never mind... ;-)!


19 posted on 07/21/2009 11:59:30 AM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: doug from upland
1) I think you mean deniers.
2. People who believe in that conspiracy crap should be punched in the face.
20 posted on 07/21/2009 12:00:01 PM PDT by Constitution Day (Eschew exclamatory abuse.)
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To: isthisnickcool

Apparently, Whoopie has been hangin’ too long with congresswoman Sheila Jackson Fleas. ... I though Whoopie was smarter than that, but there ya go.


21 posted on 07/21/2009 12:00:02 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Believing they cannot be deceived, they cannot be convinced when they are deceived.)
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To: catbertz
MILK DUD
22 posted on 07/21/2009 12:00:16 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: doug from upland

The Mythbusters did a moon special and busted all the moon landing deniers claims. One of their better shows.


23 posted on 07/21/2009 12:01:01 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: Kozak
Zimmerman discussed this with Noory yesterday.

But Whoopi knows it's a hoax--because she's the one who cut the green cheese.

24 posted on 07/21/2009 12:01:19 PM PDT by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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To: catbertz

http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/1963976/moon_landing_conspiracy_theories_and.html?cat=15

Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories and Whoopi Goldberg
July 20, 2009 by Mark Whittington

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Share Popular searches: apollo 11 | Harry Potter | decorating tips | Back to school | Search more Moon Hoax Mania Has First Hollywood Spokesperson
The conspiracy theory that the Apollo moon landings were a hoax, fake in a studio somewhere, has its first Hollywood celebrity proponent. According to Debbie Schlussel, Whoopi Goldberg announced her doubts on July 20th airing of The View.

“But you knew that some celebrity would use the TV airwaves to put forth the loony conspiracy theories that it never happened. And, predictably, that loon is Whoopi Goldberg, resident Communist of ABC’s “The View,” who revealed herself a Moon Landing Truther on
Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories and Whoopi Goldberg this morning’s show of the hour-long waste of TV air. Yup, she’s an Apollo 11 Truther.”

It seems that Whoopi Goldberg actually cited the film Capricorn One, which depicted the faking of the first Mars landing, to buttress her belief. Oddly enough, Barbara Walters and not Elisabeth Hasselbeck was obliged to step in and inform Whoopi Goldberg of the error of her thinking.

Whoopi Goldberg must have also been thinking of her stint as an alien on the series Star Trek: The Next Generation.

It seems rather tiresome to even have to refute this kind of demented nonsense, but since Whoopi Goldberg is now the first Hollywood celebrity spokesperson for the We Never Went to the Moon movement, it seems like a good time to approach the matter from a Hollywood film making perspective.

Neil Armstrong, who knows certainly that we went to the Moon because he was there, said it best when he suggested that in the 1960s it would have been far more difficult to fake a Moon landing (six times!) than it would have been to actually do it. There was no computer graphic technology available at the time to make the “fake” Moon walks seem real.

A special effects expert for the HBO miniseries From Earth to the Moon was posed the same question. He also suggested that the technology was just not there in 1969 to fake a moon landing. He was an expert in faking moon landings, having done it for the miniseries.


25 posted on 07/21/2009 12:01:44 PM PDT by doug from upland (10 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: frithguild

I got that right on the MMPI. :)


26 posted on 07/21/2009 12:01:58 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (ACORN:American Corruption for Obama Right Now)
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To: doug from upland

When we get back up there, somebody has to walk over and pick that fallen flag up out of the dust.


27 posted on 07/21/2009 12:02:04 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Beagle8U

I considered the potential damage to my fellow Freepers, but decided the picture reflected her general intellect and disposition. This is how I imagine these kooks when they get to ranting.


28 posted on 07/21/2009 12:03:18 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: doug from upland
Oddly enough, Barbara Walters and not Elisabeth Hasselbeck was obliged to step in and inform Whoopi Goldberg of the error of her thinking.

Barbara was only slightly less idiotic in the argument. Whoopie wanted to know how, if Armstrong and Aldrin were both in the shot, somebody managed to take the pictures.

Barbara informed her that the third astronaut was still in the capsule taking the pictures.

29 posted on 07/21/2009 12:06:25 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Kozak

As a believer in the landings, I would really like to see the source of those photos, especially if higher resolutions are available.


30 posted on 07/21/2009 12:06:58 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Free men don't need government permission.)
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To: doug from upland

Anyone who denies the trips to the moon can go get our flag and prove us wrong.


31 posted on 07/21/2009 12:08:16 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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To: ExGeeEye
LRO Sees Apollo Landing Sites
32 posted on 07/21/2009 12:08:51 PM PDT by Kozak (USA 7/4/1776 to 1/20/2009 Reqiescat in Pace)
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To: a fool in paradise

I would like to see her say that to Buzz Aldrin’s face.

Maybe he’ll slug her like he slugged the “moon landing was a hoax” guy who called him a liar and a coward for not “telling the truth” about the hoax.

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/123520/buzz_aldrin_sucker_punch/


33 posted on 07/21/2009 12:09:23 PM PDT by 2CAVTrooper (For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: fish hawk
And the camera that pictured them blasting off back into space.

That is the proof, how long would your arm needed to be to reach back and get the film. !!!!! LOL..

34 posted on 07/21/2009 12:09:27 PM PDT by org.whodat (Vote: Chuck De Vore in 2012.)
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To: doug from upland

Plus, isn’t there something to amateur radio dudes pointing their equipment at the moon and getting a signal? I forget the deets, but the main point was that at least we sent SOMETHING to the moon, the direction of the origin of the signal can not be faked.


35 posted on 07/21/2009 12:09:37 PM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: MHGinTN
"I though Whoopie was smarter than that..."

Why in the name of heaven would you think that?

36 posted on 07/21/2009 12:11:08 PM PDT by Robwin
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To: dead

Cool thing is, barring a very close meteorite hit, there’s no dust on it forty years later.


37 posted on 07/21/2009 12:11:47 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Free men don't need government permission.)
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To: dead

Who is the most stupid? Whoopi or Sheila Jackson Lee, who thinks our astronauts planted a flag on Mars?


38 posted on 07/21/2009 12:14:13 PM PDT by doug from upland (10 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: doug from upland
Why would we have made a movie about not making it to the moon (13)? Why did people die in a fire (1)? Why haven't the Soviets laugh at our American movie during the space race? And from whence did all that rock come?
39 posted on 07/21/2009 12:22:33 PM PDT by In veno, veritas (Please identify my Ad Hominem attacks. I should be debating ideas.)
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To: catbertz

All I can say is that Ted Danzen must have been one dumb a**ed man to marry that.


40 posted on 07/21/2009 12:22:46 PM PDT by calex59 (I, me, myself, am actually Jim Thompson)
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To: doug from upland

The first moon landing lasted only about 2 hours. Not much time to do anything.


41 posted on 07/21/2009 12:24:13 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Socialism is the belief that most people are better off if everyone was equally poor and miserable.)
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To: Hegewisch Dupa

I will say now what I said then to my wife’s grandparents who believed without a doubt that we didn’t go to the moon. The Russians tracked us all the way to the moon. They had that capability. They would have called hoax so loud that the world would have known we didn’t go. Because the Russians didn’t deny it, it was true. We sent something to the moon, and it contained human astronauts!


42 posted on 07/21/2009 12:25:56 PM PDT by calex59 (I, me, myself, am actually Jim Thompson)
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To: catbertz

WTF?!? That’s yucky!!!


43 posted on 07/21/2009 12:26:04 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Lunar EVA duration 2 h 36 m 40 s

Lunar surface time 21 h 31 m 20 s

44 posted on 07/21/2009 12:26:36 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (Bob Taft has soiled the family name for the next century. I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: doug from upland

There is no moon. It’s fake...just a big GIF file in the sky...


45 posted on 07/21/2009 12:27:30 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: doug from upland
Who is the most stupid? Whoopi or Sheila Jackson Lee, who thinks our astronauts planted a flag on Mars?

Toss up.

46 posted on 07/21/2009 12:28:11 PM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: calex59

He didn’t marry her, but the word was that he was “dating” her. We know of the movie, WHITE MEN CAN’T JUMP. This could have been the sequel: WHITE MEN CAN’T SEE. At least Danson.


47 posted on 07/21/2009 12:34:42 PM PDT by doug from upland (10 million views of .HILLARY! UNCENSORED - put some ice on it, witch)
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To: frithguild

Whoopi needs to go do EVA without PLSS on Tranquility Base. ;-)


48 posted on 07/21/2009 12:35:13 PM PDT by Allegra ( Socks)
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To: doug from upland

I always thought they were married. I guess he wasn’t as dumb as he looked then!


49 posted on 07/21/2009 12:38:43 PM PDT by calex59 (I, me, myself, am actually Jim Thompson)
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To: Kozak

Thanks


50 posted on 07/21/2009 12:41:33 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (Free men don't need government permission.)
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