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    I think more than anything the hard press to land on moon, is great example to show what we can do when we put our great minds to a task and strive to achieve what at time seems a far fetch idea. The amount of computer power they had on these missions was miniscule and fairly recent technology of the time.

    Now I say let's press on for pemanent base on moon and then move on to mars next. We must strive to expand our knowledge and travel to new places. We have capacity and technology to reach new goals. Who will operate the first observatory located on Mars...would love to see that happen. Hubble II orbiting Mars. We have a fixed amount of resources on Earth, time to reach out further, and learn how to better use those we do have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by planalp View Post
    Consider: While I'm still very impressed and amazed by the Moon landings, at the same time I don't consider it that big a deal. By that, I mean to me it's not an impossible achievement that never happened. I know a lot more went into the program than the distances involved, but when you think about it, it's just really not that far. I don't think a lot of people understand that the Moon isn't really that far from Earth. They consider it a huge distance. It is, but it isn't. That makes sense, huh?
    I tend to disagree. Walking on the moon is a huge deal. Over the past few thousands of years, countless people must have looked up at the moon with wonder and amazement, and questioned "What exactly is up there?" Unfortunately, they probably couldn't even imagine someone actually going there.

    Since then, we've actually put our feet there, and even brought pieces home. It's huge IMO.
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    NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has located and photographed the Apollo 11 & Apollo 14 landing sites, in addition to others. Sky & Telescope magazine did an article about the Apollo 11 site. There is also information on the official LROC page about the Apollo 14 site.



    Of course none of that will matter to the conspiratorial crowd who thinks the lunar landings are a hoax. They will just debunk the new data as well, stating it is a cover for the original "hoax". Their loss if they choose to be ignorant of mankind's accomplishments!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCrawdad View Post
    I tend to disagree. Walking on the moon is a huge deal. Over the past few thousands of years, countless people must have looked up at the moon with wonder and amazement, and questioned "What exactly is up there?" Unfortunately, they probably couldn't even imagine someone actually going there.

    Since then, we've actually put our feet there, and even brought pieces home. It's huge IMO.
    I was afraid I'm come across that way. It IS a big deal and an amazing feat, but certainly not "undoable" when you consider it. I was just trying to point out that the distance, itself, isn't really all that far when you consider things.

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    Of course, might be a moot point depending on the craft and propulsion system carrying folks between two points, but besides the Moon, the closest major body to Earth is Venus at about 25 million miles. Next is Mars at around 54 million miles. 250,000 miles is nothing compared to those two distances. They say 5 out of 4 people aren't good at fractions and I'm one of them.

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    Very interesting thread, is there an actual thread discussing the "moon landing" issue on this site?

    I would like to post some links when I have the clearance too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atom View Post
    is there an actual thread discussing the "moon landing" issue on this site?
    We try not to encourage that sort of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by derrick k View Post
    I do believe we went to the moon, but all those freaks irritate me,

    But an answer we get is no land based telescope can see the stuff we left on the moon, because the atmosphere distorts the image, so why can't we use the hubble teliscope
    More to the point, why would anyone bother? The moon landing "hoax" theory has been disproved endlessly already. It'd just be flogging a dead horse, and the people who believe this crap will still continue to believe it, because they want to believe crap like this.

    It's much more fun to just point out a few things to the kinds of people who believe the moon landings are fake. Point out that the moon lander was transmitting radio signals all the way there, all the time on the surface, and all the way back. You can't fake that, it can be triangulated.

    Now, the Russians were watching this closely, and tracking the radio signals. They didn't come out and say it was faked. This was in the middle of the cold war, in the middle of a race to land on the moon first. Obviously, this can only mean one thing: the Russians were involved in the hoax too, and were working with the americans. Therefore the cold war was ALSO a hoax!

    But there were others monitoring these radio signals: many other countries for a start. Clearly they're all involved in the hoax. There's only one conclusion from this: the New World Order planned the whole thing, including the cold war, and they're running the governments of all developed nations already.

    Then there was the amateur radio people. They tracked the signals too, yet there was no public outcry when they located the radio source and it wasn't on the moon! How is that possible - many thousands of people, spread all round the world, and talking to each other in real time over the radio. The only possible way to explain this is alien mind control rays. There's no other possible explanation, the mind control rays are real, and they're being used right now. The only defense is a tin foil hat. At this point hand them a sheet of tin foil, they'll realise that they need it.

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    Believe systems are hard to break. As has been said , the Russians were monitoring it all VERY closely , if they had smelled a rat they would have screamed from the rooftop of the Kremlin.

    They went , they landed and the LRO is ( to date ) the only images we have of equipment and foot tracks being shown on any part of the Lunar surface.

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    Pete, you're assuming the equipment and tracks are human. Please check your tinfoil hat is fitted correctly

    (Of course it would also be possible to photoshop those details in to the images. And persuade all the scientists and engineers involved in the lunar orbiters to keep quiet. Regardless of what country they're from.)

 

 
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