Did we land on moon?

Discussion in 'Science and Technology' started by RobertScorpio, Jul 2, 2008.

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Did we land on the moon?

Poll closed Jul 12, 2008.
  1. Yes...no doubt about it

    123 vote(s)
    93.9%
  2. No....One big hoax

    5 vote(s)
    3.8%
  3. Don't know enough to say...

    3 vote(s)
    2.3%
  1. Alpha_Geek

    Alpha_Geek Commodore Commodore

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    Mythbusters results to conspiracy claims:

    Film speed change to simulate 1/6th G: Busted
    Efforts to duplicate with flim speed and counterweight failed. "Vomit Comet" on 1/6th G parabola matched NASA footage


    Flag "waving" must have been in atmosphere: Busted
    Flag "Wagged" in vacuum chamber after being moved, continued for seconds after.

    Footprint in lunar soil requires H2O: Busted
    Sharp edged of lunar rigolith provide friction to leave good impression, even in vacuum.

    Retroflector and lunar surface have same reflectivity: Busted
    1GW obeservatory laser confirms reflector present at Apollo 15 site, and random site does not reflect in the same manner.

    Multiple light sources required to produce shadows: Busted
    Uneven terrain warps shadows, causing the effect.

    Astronaut on LEM in Shadow must have had fill light: Busted
    Reflection from lunar surface sufficient for good exposure.

    In summary:
    "We've been there, we've done that."- Adam Savage
     
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  2. scotthm

    scotthm Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ But they still didn't explain that "C" on the rock, so their results are inconclusive.

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  3. dougkeenan

    dougkeenan Commander Red Shirt

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    Inconclusive? They didn't show the moon wasn't made of cheese either. Who would conclude that it is?
     
  4. scotthm

    scotthm Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ I don't know, but I've seen things in this thread just as silly.

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  5. Alpha_Geek

    Alpha_Geek Commodore Commodore

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    Oh, and the 1/6th scale Armstrong that Adam showed should NOT have the commanders red stripe, those didn't appear on moonsuits till Apollo 13, so the first striped moonwalker was Al Shepard.

    AG
     
  6. scotthm

    scotthm Vice Admiral Admiral

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    ^ There you go, busting the Myth Busters. Now their entire results are in question.

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  7. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Please, please tell me you're being facetious. Please? :(
     
  8. Nedersong

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    Well regardless of the mountains of evidence to show otherwise, the moon hoaxers will never change their minds under any circumstances, which is why they're simply crazy.

    And they'll just cling to the tired old standby arguments time and time again.
     
  9. Warp14

    Warp14 Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Mythbusters managed to convince me what I was already convinced of.

    I remember watching the last moon landing on TV in '72. By then, a lot of people just saw the space program as a colossal waste of time, money and effort.

    But at least it was real.
     
  10. Meredith

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    Myth BUSTED
     
  11. Hermiod

    Hermiod Admiral Admiral

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    Ahem and a bit more ahem.

    The "C" rock idea is based on the faulty premise that those photographs were from the original negative. They were not.
     
  12. scotthm

    scotthm Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I can tell you two haven't read this thread from the beginning.

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  13. Pingfah

    Pingfah Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And anyway, he's wrong. The "C" is the result of Chairface Chippendale trying to write his name on the moon with a laser :vulcan:
     
  14. Alpha_Geek

    Alpha_Geek Commodore Commodore

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    SPOOOON! lol
     
  15. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Oh, I have. I just have holes drilled in my head and don't remember most of it. :p
     
  16. Andrew Harris

    Andrew Harris Writer Red Shirt

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    Let's be clear on something: We did not land on the Moon.

    However, the Moon did gently crash into the underside of a Moon lander on several occasions. And, also, into the underside of Neal Armstrong's foot.
     
  17. scotthm

    scotthm Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The "Moon Landing Was a Hoax" proponents have been strangely absent these last couple of days. I was hoping we'd get an objective review of this week's Myth Busters from some of them.

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  18. Nedersong

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    Now that's funny. Objective review from a moon landing is a hoax?

    Yeah, right.

    They refuse to believe under any circumstances no matter or how many times their theories have been debunked that we alnded on the moon. this show will not convince them and they will find ways to claim the show was wrong.
     
  19. TEH BABA

    TEH BABA Commodore Commodore

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    Someone just did th ebest johnm parody. :rommie: