Friday, July 24, 2009

A few thoughts on Luna(cy)r Landings

I recently read an article on the the front page of the Oregonian about Nasa rerecording over the original moon landing videos and having Hollywood companies help them remaster some video they "Found" in order to replace the lost footage. It is awesome, where the original footage picked up[ nothing, we can now see advanced CGI effects showing brilliant HD imagery. NASA says that they are only cleaning the footage up and not adding anything... Hmmm? How stupid do they think we are? Oh yeah. Very!

This ain't Star Trek. We can not clean up video images to show something the film did not pick up orginally. We lack the technology. Fuck.

OK and my opinion of the Apollo Missions? Do not believe anything your government tells you!! This too!! Here is why we never landed on the Moon. The Van Allen Belts are between here and there. They are between 7 and 10 Earth radii in width (4,000 miles). That is between 28,000 and 40,000 miles that would need to be travelled through in order to land on the moon. NASA has claimed that the Apollo astronauts were travelling fast enough to get through the Belts without taking life threatening levels of Rad. The Apollo missions were recorded to be travelling 24,000 mph. That would put them in the belts for over an hour at least. The belts would flash cook humans into spam in a minute. Hell, let's say astronauts are bad asses and could make it 5 minutes. They would still be dead. Dead. Dead. That is the reason the Russians did not attempt a manned lunar landing. They competed neck and neck at almost everything. If their movie industry had been up to it, they would faked a landing too.

So if you are interested, there is a valid argument for the conspiracy theorist side.

1 comment:

dr.alistair said...

i`ve wondered that myself.

watching different astronauts discussing thier experiences while travelling in space raises some questions also.

some seem outright confused about the whole thing, while others get hostile.