Apollo 11 astronauts lifted off from Cape Kennedy on Wednesday, July 16, 1969
and landed the lunar module on the moon Sunday, July 20, 1969.
NO MEN ON THE MOON
Astronauts Neil Armstrong and E.E. Buzz Aldrin
planted the U.S. flag on the surface of the moon
while Michael Collins circled in the orbiter.
~ newspaper front page edition July 21, 1969
To Orwell Today,
I was just wondering, do you believe that all six American moon landings were faked? If so, how many people would have to have been involved in such a cover-up? There would have to have been several hundred, if not a thousand, people involved, and none of them have spoken, apparently. Also, were the astronauts just sitting in space, orbitting the earth each time? Wouldn't the Russians, who must have been keeping a very close eye on these events, have noticed such a deception and been eager to expose the fraud?
Just some thoughts,
Yes, I believe all moon landings were faked (at least the ones that had humans aboard), although I didn't follow the individual missions of which you say there are six.
The thought that the moon landings were faked had never occurred to me until I saw the MOON LANDING A HOAX documentary on TV about ten years ago that showed the flag flapping and all the other junk science and that convinced me and also explained why the whole man-on-the-moon thing had never caught my imagination in the first place - even though I watched it on TV the day it supposedly happened (couldn't see a thing - just static on black and white).
Then when I saw another documentary on TV just a few years ago (hosted by a Haitian-born black woman who subsequently became Governor General of Canada), ie DARK SIDE OF THE MOON as reviewed in MOON HOAX DARK SIDE I was even more convinced that the manned moon missions had been faked (even though the the whole point of the documentary was to mock those who think so). Now whenever I see Canada's pro-French representative of the English Queen on TV or in the newspapers I'm reminded of the moon hoax.
The bottom line for me is that I don't believe they've sent humans beyond the Van Allen Belts. See ASTRO RADIATION NOT and so yes, I think what they did was just send the astro-nots up to orbit the earth for the duration.
No doubt there must be hundreds of people at NASA etc who know whether they went to the moon or not but for various reasons they aren't talking.
Regarding the Russians not saying anything, well they allegedly didn't do the Sputnik thing either so the deception works both ways. Anyway, the USA seems to be partners with the USSR in space, not competitors in a race. See USA HANDS RUSSIA SPACE STATION.
All the best,
PS - Today, after answering your email yesterday, I went to my "old newspapers" box where I knew I had a copy of the newspaper coverage of the MOON LANDING event. I'd never read it yet (having received it - and other special newspapers - from a friend many years ago) but was now motivated to do so. I've scanned the front-page photos above and after reading the 5-page MOON coverage I read the rest of the newspaper and was surprised to see what else was happening in the world that week - ie from the time Apollo 11 lifted off from CAPE KENNEDY on Wednesday, July 16, 1969 to the Sunday, July 20 when THE EAGLE HAD LANDED (although there was zero coverage of its later lifting off from the moon and re-connecting with Collins in the mothership orbiter). I'd never realized before that Ted Kennedy's Chappaquiddick event happened during that same weekend - in the wee hours of Saturday, July 19, or that the Russians allegedly had a lunar orbiter going around the moon at the same time, Sunday, July 20 and that the Russians were visiting Cuba - and got a 21-gun salute upon arrival there on Sunday, July 20. There's symbolism in all this, for those who can decipher. See JULY 16 A SIGNIFICANT DATE
PPS - And to add insult to injury Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY was playing in movie theatres that moon-landing week. We've since learned that NASA helped him stage his movie and he helped NASA stage theirs and that Kubrick's brother was a communist. See KUBRICK & APOLLO and THE MOON HOAX
Russians bring Luna 15 in lower
Sunday, July 20, 1969
The Soviet Union announced Sunday night that the orbit of its unmanned spacecraft Luna 15 was
again altered, bringing it to within 10 miles of the moon's surface. Tass, the Soviet press agency,
made the disclosure only minutes before the Apollo 11 moon module detached from its mother ship
on its historic landing of men on the moon. The new Luna 15 eliptical orbit created a mood
of tension among observers, who wondered if the latest correction was a prelude to an attempted
lunar landing by the Russians, perhaps even in the same vicinity where the Americans have just
landed. Soviet officials have given assurances to the Americans that Luna 15 would not interfere
with the Apollo mission. But the new orbit led to renewed speculation that the Russians might try
to land the Luna craft and return it to earth with moon rock in an effort to demonstrate that
unmanned craft are the equal if not more valuable than manned ships....So far Soviet media have given
minimum attention to Luna 15 and most Russians are much more aware of the Apollo 11 mission.
Russian task force welcomed in Havana
Sunday, July 20, 1969
HAVANA - A task force of seven Soviet naval vessels glided into Havana harbor Sunday morning
and was greeted by a 21-gun salute and a warm welcome from Prime Minister Castro's government.
The Russians were officially welcomed by a member of the Communist party central committee.
Castro, who did not appear, was expected to meet the Soviets at a reception later.
Kennedy's car after pulled from water at Chappaquiddick Island, Martha's Vineyard
Saturday, July 19, 1969
2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY at Famous Players Theatres
"In the Shadow of the Moon" (documentary on Apollo moon landings). Toronto Star, Sep 21, 2007
...British filmmaker David Sington talked on camera with eight of the nine surviving moonwalkers (there were 12 in all) and other key Apollo players. They all speak of the profundity of gazing upon the Earth from the moon, and realizing that the fragile orb before them could be blotted out with a thumb. Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins talks of "two moons": the one everybody sees from a distance and the one the Apollo astronauts saw close up. No wonder so many of them embraced environmentalism and/or religion upon their return home. Unlike other shows about the Apollo missions – notably the HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon and the drama Apollo 13 – the technical marvels of the moon landings aren't the focus here. Sington makes note of various landmarks in the lunar quest, among them JFK's dramatic speech, the early Mercury and Gemini space programs and the horrific Apollo 1 fire in January 1967, which claimed three lives and nearly the entire lunar effort. The Apollo 8 mission of December 1968, which achieved the first circumnavigation of the moon, and the triumphant Apollo 11 mission of the following summer are accorded full accounts, making use of digitally enhanced archival footage, some of it never before seen by the public. But Sington makes no pretence of completeness: Apollo missions 7, 9 and 10 are barely mentioned. What absorbs him, and us, are the vivid recollections of the individual astronauts, all now in their 70s. Their first-person testimonies are studies of received grace, impressive for their modesty...The Apollo moon men speak as one voice in looking towards a future of conserving the Earth while continuing to explore the stars. They view themselves as inhabitants of a planet, not of a conquering nation. So, too, does first man Armstrong, the sole moonwalker to decline an interview with Sington. In email exchanges with the filmmaker, Armstrong argued that his achievement wasn't the work of one man, but rather that "giant leap for mankind" he spoke of in his first lunar statement. Being first on the moon, to Armstrong's mind, didn't make him special or better, but rather part of a grander design.Even without participating in In the Shadow of the Moon, Armstrong got its essential message.
Astronauts ponder state of space exploration. Fox News, Oct 4, 2007
Fifty years ago today, a small satellite — the world's first built and launched by humans — rocketed into orbit, beaming down a series of beeps that heralded the coming Space Age to anyone listening on Earth. The former Soviet Union's successful launch of Sputnik 1, a 23-inch (58-centimeter) wide sphere that resembled a silver beach ball with antennas, on Oct. 4, 1957 marked humanity's first leap into space...."What motivated us to go to moon was the advancing nature of the Soviet Union with Sputnik," former Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the lunar surface, told SPACE.com.The Cold War between the two superpowers was well under way by then, he added....
The Sputnik Revolution. TheOzAge/NYT, Oct 3, 2007
FIFTY years ago the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite. Climbing out of the terrestrial gravity well, rising above the atmosphere and into orbit, Sputnik crossed the threshold into a new dimension of human experience. Sputnik altered the nature and scope of the Cold War. The Russians clearly intended Sputnik as a ringing statement of their technological prowess and its military implications. The Soviet press published a standard two-column report of the event, with a minimum of gloating. But newspapers in the West, particularly the US, filled pages with news and analysis. Sputnik plunged Americans into a crisis of self-confidence. Had the country grown lax with prosperity? Was the education system inadequate, especially in training scientists and engineers? Were the institutions of liberal democracy any match in competition with an authoritarian communist society? At the time of Sputnik, John F. Kennedy was the junior senator from Massachusetts with no particular interest in space. Yuri Gagarin was an unheralded Russian military pilot and Neil Armstrong was testing high-performance aircraft in the California desert. Their lives were soon to be changed, as were those of hundreds of thousands of engineers, technicians, other workers and ordinary people everywhere. Thomas O'Malley, an aviation engineer in New Jersey, would move in a few months to a forlorn spit of land at Cape Canaveral, Florida, to be a test conductor in the accelerated development of the Atlas missile, which would eventually lift American astronauts into orbit. "We had one goal," he recalled recently, "to get something up there as quickly as possible." After Sputnik, there was no stopping the momentum of the space race....How brief the space race was, the 12 years from the wake-up call to the first walk on the moon. While the Russians forged ahead, Americans began catching up with the Mercury and Gemini flights in orbit....Apollo 11 essentially ended the space race, and public interest in space flight was flagging by the time of Apollo 13, in April 1970....By the end of 1972, the last of the 12 men to walk on the moon packed up and returned home, and no one has been there since...
One giant step for collectors (Moon memorabilia auction). Dallas News, Sep 21, 2007
Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, Thursday night auctioned off 597 items having to do with space exploration (and not just American space exploration – even the Soviets got included). Among the more intriguing items was a text written in longhand by former astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, who was the second man to walk on the moon, behind Apollo 11 crewman Neil Armstrong. Mr. Aldrin's text was read aloud in the lunar module during its moon docking, thus becoming part of the first and only lunar communion. The Aldrin communion text, estimated to sell for upwards of $50,000, became the biggest seller, going for $179,250, which auction officials say is probably a record (pending verification today). Other items related to Apollo 11 fared quite well. A miniature U.S. flag (6 inches by 3.75 inches) carried in flight by Mr. Armstrong was estimated to sell for between $20,000 and $30,000. It went for $56,762.50. And the book First on the Moon, signed by the three Apollo 11 astronauts – estimated to sell for between $800 and $1,200 – sold for $7,767.50, said Mr. Slater, who expected the bidding to continue into early Friday....Contained in the 597 "lots" were 43 items that came directly from Mr. Aldrin. The others were from the private collection of Joe Garino, who served as personal trainer for the astronauts during the 1960s, and from the estate of the late Dr. D. Owen Coons, who served as flight surgeon during the same period...."A Robbins medal has been struck for every single mission," Mr. Weinberger says. The auction included one such medal from the Apollo 11 moon landing that came directly from Mr. Aldrin's collection. Estimated at between $6,500 and $7,500, it sold for $19,120, which Mr. Slater contends is a record price. There was even a cutting tool provided by the former astronaut used to open pouches of freeze-dried food. Mr. Weinberger says that because of why and where it was used, it too has extraordinary value. But the underlying bit of history that makes such items fascinating is what we remember and how truly spellbinding it was. "After all," says the man who was 11 in 1969, "the entire world stopped at that moment ... when we landed on the moon."
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