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Did we really land on the moon?

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Did we really land on the moon?

Postby Brett » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:08 pm

Do you think the Apollo 11 moon landing in 1969 was real?
Do you think the astronauts really walked on the moon?

Or do you think it was an elaborate hoax (in the style of the film "Capricorn One")?

Reasons?
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby Brett » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:11 pm

Interesting TV episode, detailing some 'controversial evidence'...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIy8ZqqK5G8
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby gnossos » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:52 pm

Yes, yes we did.
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby gnossos » Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:53 pm

I wouldn't pose the question to Buzz Aldrin

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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby MrJeff » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:33 am

Walter Cronkite said we did. Good enough for me.

Anyone ever see that god awful movie with O.J. Simpson where they faked a Mars Landing?
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby highstump » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:14 pm

MrJeff wrote:Anyone ever see that god awful movie with O.J. Simpson where they faked a Mars Landing?

Fortunately I missed that. :)

As for the moon, I have no reason to believe they didn't go.
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby RompinDonkey » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:19 pm

Those questions asked in the film are interesting though?

Why did the flag flutter about? Why were shadows cast in wrong directions?

As the guy from NASA said though, too many people were involved to keep this a secret - if it was faked.
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby gnossos » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:36 pm

This is a fun one, I must admit. I can't find the page where I read about this first and haven't watched this before, but I thought it would amuse our more conspiracy-minded folks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a2g-qvloXns
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby 12toneman » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:38 pm

Did we really land on the moon? probably. but i do wonder if it was really broadcast live, or if they waited until the astronauts were safe back on earth before televising it.
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby gnossos » Sun Jun 09, 2013 5:35 pm

I like this speech that was made ready in case they didn't back it back:

http://watergate.info/1969/07/20/an-und ... peech.html
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby Brett » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:28 pm

Brett wrote:Interesting TV episode, detailing some 'controversial evidence'...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIy8ZqqK5G8



I've never really subscribed to the 'hoax' conspiracy theory.
I just thought that documentary presented some intriguing questions.

The lack of a blast crater,
The shadows going in all different directions,
The flag fluttering in a breeze?
No stars in the sky.
And the pic of the astronaut with the sun at his back, yet you can see the reflection of a light-source in his helmet visor.

All very curious.
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby RompinDonkey » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:12 pm

Brett wrote:
Brett wrote:Interesting TV episode, detailing some 'controversial evidence'...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIy8ZqqK5G8



I've never really subscribed to the 'hoax' conspiracy theory.
I just thought that documentary presented some intriguing questions.

The lack of a blast crater,
The shadows going in all different directions,
The flag fluttering in a breeze?
No stars in the sky.
And the pic of the astronaut with the sun at his back, yet you can see the reflection of a light-source in his helmet visor.

All very curious.


Whilst I also don't subscribe to the conspiracy theory - interesting that those key questions have never been answered scientifically. There must be an answer. Let's face it if we can put a man on the moon, simple questions like these have an answer.

It's not exactly rocket science is it ----- :) :)
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby Frizz » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:57 pm

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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby gnossos » Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:38 pm

Awesome, I've missed watching Wallace and Gromit.
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby ScotsJim » Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:56 pm

I can't help thinking that if man landed on the moon then why the hell haven't we been back ? To explore it more ? To maybe attempt to build something on it ?
Maybe that's not possible on the moon for some reason or another. I know bugger all about the moon except it looks nice from down here.

Still wonder why we've never returned to find out more about it though ? Maybe it was boring :lol:
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby gnossos » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:14 pm

I think because there's nothing there and we don't have a cold war we need to fight by doing crazy patriotic things like taping together a bunch of metal, lighting a massive explosion under it, and hoping it all goes OK.

Many people out there want to completely do away with NASA, actually, which I think is a damn shame. They think it's a waste of money that should be handled by the private sector, but I've not seen anyone in the private sector step up to the plate. Not even the cheese companies.
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby ScotsJim » Mon Jun 10, 2013 11:19 pm

gnossos wrote:.... but I've not seen anyone in the private sector step up to the plate. Not even the cheese companies.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby HowlinWolf » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:10 pm

In all there were six landings of humans on the moon. Do you think they were all elaborate hoaxes? Reasons?

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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby RompinDonkey » Wed Jun 12, 2013 6:17 pm

gnossos wrote:I think because there's nothing there and we don't have a cold war we need to fight by doing crazy patriotic things like taping together a bunch of metal, lighting a massive explosion under it, and hoping it all goes OK.

Many people out there want to completely do away with NASA, actually, which I think is a damn shame. They think it's a waste of money that should be handled by the private sector, but I've not seen anyone in the private sector step up to the plate. Not even the cheese companies.


When it comes to scientific research simply for the sake of the research (without any aim at all) I am in favour. Things get discovered, and the problem then is "what can we do with it?" A good example is "low tack glue". People spent a lot of money "inventing" it, then had to think of something that it would be good for. Low and behold we get our "sticky labels", "post it notes" or whatever they are called. Wasn't Viagra discovered by accident?

Has NASA ever explained why the flag fluttered or the shadows cast wrongly? There could be a simple explanation after all.
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Re: Did we really land on the moon?

Postby gnossos » Wed Jun 12, 2013 11:48 pm

Little aliens were doing it.

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