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on Mon Jul 15 2019, 09:03
The man behind the legend.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48953973

Apollo 11: 'The greatest single broadcast in television history'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48857752
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on Mon Jul 15 2019, 10:47

To the Moon! Apollo 11's great adventure
Jeffrey Kluger, editor-at-large at Time magazine, recounts the human landmark of landing men on the lunar surface. Kluger talks with Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins and astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and, in archive footage, hears from mission commander Neil Armstrong about the achievement of the first Moon landing, and of the "magnificent desolation" they found there.
20H AGO


https://www.cbsnews.com/video/to-the-moon-apollo-11s-great-adventure/
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on Mon Jul 15 2019, 21:52
I heard this news on my car radio.....

I was driving my family across Canada and just arrived on the Prairies. I remember seeing a number of combine harvesters, staggered across these huge fields, which I had never seen before. I had been in Canada for only four years and what an experience this was, plus the moon landing of course. Never to be forgotten.
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on Tue Jul 16 2019, 19:31
Apollo 11 Launch LIVE - 50 Years Later
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on Tue Jul 16 2019, 19:50
Lift off at 41 minutes
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on Tue Jul 16 2019, 22:29
Good programme on ITV tonight. Some people would say this didnt happen.
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on Wed Jul 17 2019, 21:37
Moon landing facts and conspiracy theories: Why do so many people think Apollo 11 was fake?

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/moon-landing-conspiracy-theories-debunked-fake-a4190741.html
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on Thu Jul 18 2019, 21:48
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 00:05
erontquay wrote:  Why do so many people think Apollo 11 was fake?



Scientists research tells us that  .....

The Moon is 240,000 miles away.

The 'COLDEST' part of Earth's  Magnetosphere (the Plasmasphere, over 40,000 miles away) has a temperature of 58,000 degrees c. and the particles contained in it damage electronic equipment if exposed to them.  (the Sun has a surface temperature of 5,505 degrees c. and high melting point exotic metals such as Tantalum and Tungsten will melt over 3,000 degrees c.)

The Moon is battered by 'solar winds' that strip anything from tit's surface.  (that sandy dust wouldn't stand a chance!)

The gravity of the Moon is 83% of the strength of the gravity of the Earth.
The fuel carried on take-off from Earth was said to be over 3,600 tons (over 120 road tankers).
They reported 25 seconds-worth of fuel left on landing on the Moon.
(how did they take off again?)
The volume of fuel and oxygen, to escape the Moon's gravity, would be a lot greater than the size of the entire landing craft (which was made out of tin-foil!)

etc. etc.

It follows, to any logical thinking mind,  that it's not true!   Rolling Eyes
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 07:29
I also questioned the fact that there was only 25 seconds of fuel left when the Eagle landed.
If you Google ‘how did the Eagle get off the Moon’, it tells you that :-
‘The top half of the vehicle (Lunar Module) had its own rocket engine, which was fired to lift the astronauts back into lunar orbit to rejoin the Command Module’.

The Moon’s gravity is 83.3% LESS than the Earths, NOT 83% OF the Earths, about 1/5,
so it would require a lot less energy than on Earth to lift off.
And as you say Tonker it was a tin foil craft.

They DID go to the Moon.
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 09:17
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 09:39
Thanks for that Eront.

I can never understand the mentality of conspiracy theorists.
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 09:47
It was a wonderful achievement, IMO. Have you clicked on to todays google doodle?
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 12:59
It didn’t happen!
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 13:06
You must be confused with the Wallace and Gromit moon trip
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 13:23
erontquay wrote:It was a wonderful achievement, IMO.  Have you clicked on to todays google doodle?

Yes, I hope Tonks has seen it.
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 13:23
@tonker wrote:It didn’t happen!

So NASA employed 400,000 people just to recreate a fake moon mission in a film studio?

I think not.
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 13:25
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 13:29
raymyjamie wrote:
erontquay wrote:It was a wonderful achievement, IMO.  Have you clicked on to todays google doodle?

Yes, I hope Tonks has seen it.




That video does look fake, now I understand Tonker
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 13:35
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 13:36
I love the famous quote from astronaut John Glenn :-

“I guess the question I'm asked the most often is: "When you were sitting in that capsule listening to the count-down, how did you feel?" Well, the answer to that one is easy. I felt exactly how you would feel if you were getting ready to launch and knew you were sitting on top of two million parts -- all built by the lowest bidder on a government contract.”
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 13:39
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 13:52
Don't forget Area 51 Nevada.
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 16:49
I wondered about the 25 seconds of fuel left statement and speculated that they really meant to say they had that much fuel left to continue going down. To use more than that would mean not enough to get back to the other craft and the computer would have forced them to ascend before they got to that level. I wish someone credible would clarify that because the conspiracy theorists jump right on it. But there are sites that do answer as I speculated but I can't vouch for their credibility. The recollections I have of the times was that the most inspiring flight was Apollo 8 and after that it was inevitable they would succeed. And while I watched the actual live coverage of them setting foot down, I couldn't figure out with the poor picture we had and only after he was on the ground did I realize what I thought was the ladder was actually a support or something and I was so intently focused on it waiting to see him climbing down, I missed the actual image. Sad
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on Fri Jul 19 2019, 17:39
@tonker wrote: .... It follows, to any logical thinking mind, ....


Like I said earlier! Rolling Eyes
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