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(Gizmodo)   Why the Moon Landings Could Have Never EVER Been Faked: The Definitive Proof   (gizmodo.com) divider line 144
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2013-01-19 02:17:43 AM  
Because the Russians had every reason to prove it was fake, and they didn't?
 
2013-01-19 03:06:23 AM  

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Because the Russians had every reason to prove it was fake, and they didn't?


But don't you see? That just indicates the sheer depth of the conspiracy! They were so thorough, they even had the Russians playing along with the hoax.
 
2013-01-19 03:19:07 AM  
If NASA has no problem with faking great achievements, why haven't they done any others? Especially with the CGI at their disposal these days.

/wait, lemmee guess: The Mars landers are all in Arizona, right?
 
2013-01-19 03:39:33 AM  

Ishkur: If NASA has no problem with faking great achievements, why haven't they done any others? Especially with the CGI at their disposal these days.

/wait, lemmee guess: The Mars landers are all in Arizona, right?


What about those amazing Hubble shop-fu?
 
2013-01-19 03:40:25 AM  
The moon landings WERE faked, subby. If we had actually sent people to the moon they would have seen evidence that our Tyrant in Chief, Fartbongo, was actually a moonlizard sent to earth to weaken our country for the coming invasion. Why do you think there's so much controversy surrounding the birf certificate? ITS BECAUSE IT WAS FAKED TOO! Now that he's going after our guns it means the invasion is imminent.

You sheeple just won't listen. A brave moonlizard has rebelled against her people and come to earth to try to warn us, disguising herself as a lawyer/dentist so as not to alert her brethren...but even she has been met with laughter and derision at every turn while she tries to expose Obamallamadingo's deception.

Frankly I'm disgusted with this whole country, you're going to get the moonlizard masters you deserve, and I'm gonna laugh and laugh and laugh from within my protected bunker.
 
2013-01-19 03:42:19 AM  
fun video
and YAY
now I can just slap the nuts, KNOWING that it wasnt faked
 
2013-01-19 03:43:52 AM  
FTFA:
It's not about showing how ignorant the hoaxers demonstrate to be with their idiotic "proofs", which actually show they don't know anything about physics, photography or even perspective. Or the fact that simple there's tons of physical proof that we were there.

Somehow I bet those idiots can at least write an intelligible sentence.
 
2013-01-19 03:51:07 AM  
The guy is very entertaining and funny, I like it. If you ever really needed proof, shoot a laser at the retro-reflectors we left on the Moon.
 
2013-01-19 03:54:17 AM  
Very good video. Every time I talk to a moon hoax believer it makes me want to

students.ou.edu
 
2013-01-19 03:58:29 AM  
Jesus Diaz is faked, he's actually a pseudonym that other Gizmodo writers use when they want to troll. :D
 
2013-01-19 04:04:56 AM  
Somebody contact Joe Rogan.

/Neil deGrasse Tyson just debunked most of his nonsensical conspiracy theories last week
 
2013-01-19 04:14:51 AM  

Yuri Futanari: The moon landings WERE faked, subby. If we had actually sent people to the moon they would have seen evidence that our Tyrant in Chief, Fartbongo, was actually a moonlizard sent to earth to weaken our country for the coming invasion.


I, for one, welcome vote for our new lizard people overlords.

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2013-01-19 04:16:17 AM  
I admire the guys effort. Personally I tend to lump moon hoaxers, birthers, truthers, etc into the same nutjob category, and laugh and ignore them. Which probably isn't a good idea, but it sure helps keep my blood pressure in check.
 
2013-01-19 04:31:24 AM  

Old enough to know better: I admire the guys effort. Personally I tend to lump moon hoaxers, birthers, truthers, etc into the same nutjob category, and laugh and ignore them. Which probably isn't a good idea, but it sure helps keep my blood pressure in check.


To be fair, the moon landing was a huge effort, so something like a quarter of us have grandparents or parents that were directly involved (my grandfather was a NASA employee, for instance). So... pretty damned easy to dismiss emotionally before you bring the intellectual "all these arguments are literally indicative of a mental defect, because they make no goddamned logical/scientific sense whatsoever" aspect into it.
 
2013-01-19 04:51:52 AM  
People will believe any crap from the youtubes these days.
 
2013-01-19 05:06:36 AM  

encyclopediaplushuman: The guy is very entertaining and funny, I like it. If you ever really needed proof, shoot a laser at the retro-reflectors we left on the Moon.


I was going to mention those. Or there is all the other gear left laying up there that various orbiters have seen since then.
 
2013-01-19 05:09:38 AM  
They're real and they're spectacular....

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2013-01-19 05:27:58 AM  

Ishkur: If NASA has no problem with faking great achievements, why haven't they done any others? Especially with the CGI at their disposal these days.

/wait, lemmee guess: The Mars landers are all in Arizona, right?


Ha! Another sheep who believes "Arizona" exists!
 
2013-01-19 05:28:54 AM  
"Global Dick Wagger" is going to be my new Fark troll handle.
 
2013-01-19 05:40:34 AM  
I've seen an Apollo launch up close. That shiat was going to the moon.
 
2013-01-19 05:57:32 AM  
The more "definitive" the proof you offer, the harder the tards will double down on the derp. It's an unwinable argument. They just need to be slapped every time they open their mouths.
 
2013-01-19 05:57:34 AM  

Jim_Callahan:
To be fair, the moon landing was a huge effort, so something like a quarter of us have grandparents or parents that were directly involved (my grandfather was a NASA employee, for instance).


I don't think I have any blood relatives that worked on any of that stuff but when I was a kid I did go to church with a guy that was sort of a surrogate grandfather to me. He was on the ground crew for Apollo 11. i wish I could remember his name. I still have a NASA hardhat labeled as being for the ground crew on that mission and a box of spare parts. Yes, I really do have a box of spare rocket parts from NASA. Nothing too terribly exciting, just some cable couplers but for a kid who was obsessed with space those were two of the most awesome gifts I ever could have even possibly received. Close behind those was a military supply drop parachute. I can't count how many neighborhood injuries can directly be attributed to me and other idiot kids having a parachute and no real understanding of physics.

Also, if people think we weren't going to the moon then where do they think those giant rockets with tons and tons of fuel we being fired to? Those weren't just shown on TV/film. There were crowds of people watching those launches, Or at the other end of the problem where do they suppose the capsules full of astronauts were being dropped from?
 
2013-01-19 06:08:50 AM  
I dont think this was faked, but articles that openly mock people who have looked at the evidence and come to a conclusion different from their own on a contraversial issue as "idots" always raise a red flag with me.

although, I would characterize six percent of people in america to BE idiots, so maybe. It just always seems like the author of these types of articles is just trying to strengthen his own position by degrading the other side.
 
2013-01-19 06:13:56 AM  

I sound fat: I dont think this was faked, but articles that openly mock people who have looked at the evidence and come to a conclusion different from their own on a contraversial issue as "idots" always raise a red flag with me.


Well, it's a good thing the video didn't do that.
 
2013-01-19 06:16:06 AM  
I remember that our teachers had TV sets brought into the classrooms so we could watch the moon landing live. My brother was a metallurgist, working at San Dia labs at the time, and was part of the team that analyzed the moon rocks after the mission. He sent me a bunch of 8x10 prints of pictures taken during the mission. Wish I still had those.
 
2013-01-19 06:18:58 AM  

I sound fat: I dont think this was faked, but articles that openly mock people who have looked at the evidence and come to a conclusion different from their own on a contraversial issue as "idots" always raise a red flag with me.


What's controversial about going to the moon? Nothing. The reason people regard moon hoaxers as idiots is that they are idiots.
 
2013-01-19 06:21:13 AM  

vinniethepoo: I remember that our teachers had TV sets brought into the classrooms so we could watch the moon landing live. My brother was a metallurgist, working at San Dia labs at the time, and was part of the team that analyzed the moon rocks after the mission. He sent me a bunch of 8x10 prints of pictures taken during the mission. Wish I still had those.


I remember watching Apollo 11 on TV as a kid.
 
2013-01-19 06:22:57 AM  

Ed Grubermann: I sound fat: I dont think this was faked, but articles that openly mock people who have looked at the evidence and come to a conclusion different from their own on a contraversial issue as "idots" always raise a red flag with me.

What's controversial about going to the moon? Nothing. The reason people regard moon hoaxers as idiots is that they are idiots.


Indeed. It ain't like, an opinion, maaann. This isn't "The Beatles vs. Lady Gaga" or something.
 
2013-01-19 06:27:50 AM  
Wouldn't the physics dictate that the mass was going to the moon once you did all the math?

//Deniers are not very good the the Calculus
 
2013-01-19 06:28:28 AM  
Great video. The guy makes a real point. By putting faith into these wackjob conspiracies (which, by the way can be proven false by the physical proof ON THE MOON that we landed there), we ignore some real, actual conspiracies of a less dramatic but possibly more dangerous nature going on around us.
 
2013-01-19 06:44:04 AM  

I sound fat: I dont think this was faked, but articles that openly mock people who have looked at the evidence and come to a conclusion different from their own on a contraversial issue as "idots" always raise a red flag with me.

although, I would characterize six percent of people in america to BE idiots, so maybe. It just always seems like the author of these types of articles is just trying to strengthen his own position by degrading the other side.


People who deny the Moon landing ARE idiots. All you need to do is look up there with a telescope and see the landers and junk we've left there.
 
2013-01-19 06:59:11 AM  
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This guy's probably still not impressed. (Adam Curry, yes, actually questions the moon landing.)
 
2013-01-19 07:02:24 AM  
yeah...a pretty good video from a guy who believes in Palmistry....
 
2013-01-19 07:14:14 AM  

Keizer_Ghidorah: People who deny the Moon landing ARE idiots. All you need to do is look up there with a telescope and see the landers and junk we've left there.


Pshaw. NASA has used its super-secret Area 51-enhanced technology to alter all telescopes to make them display "landers and junk" whenever you look at the moon.

/gosh, this conspiracy stuff is easy
 
2013-01-19 07:16:28 AM  
Almost as if processing information requires very little energy but advanced understanding of how matter behaves on the small scale so you can make smaller and smaller electronics. But that same understanding also shows that on the big side, well, rockets and cars still look the same in those old videos, eh?

/Nice rack mount Tektronix oscilloscopes.
 
2013-01-19 07:18:50 AM  

Old enough to know better: I admire the guys effort. Personally I tend to lump moon hoaxers, birthers, truthers, etc into the same nutjob category, and laugh and ignore them. Which probably isn't a good idea, but it sure helps keep my blood pressure in check.


Don't forget about the people that believe the earth is flat. Or hollow.
 
2013-01-19 07:21:51 AM  
By the way, who's the guy in the video, and what are his qualifications? I can't get to the YouTube page with the description on my phone & the guid wyfe has the computer tied up tonight.
 
2013-01-19 07:38:02 AM  
Or the fact that the Soviet Union was monitoring it too and accepted the American victory in the Space Race.

Uh, the Soviets were first in everything but the race to the moon. They won the space race.
 
2013-01-19 07:41:55 AM  
So what. I shook Booker T's hand last night.

*shaking fist*

Top that, planetary satellite!
 
2013-01-19 07:46:39 AM  

Neondistraction: Don't forget about the people that believe the earth is flat.


The earth is flat. It is also round. So the two statement do not contradict. :)
 
2013-01-19 07:47:30 AM  
Another really good one is the video of them driving the rover around on the moon.

original
HD, stabilized

Even if you had a stadium-sized vaccuum chamber in order to have all the dust kicked up fall back at once, it would be impossible due to Earth's higher gravity to see rooster trails like that, unless we're to believe that inside our stadium-chamber were people at 40% scale running at 2.5x normal speed. Or that despite being recorded using high-speed cameras in order to fake the rooster trails, everything else behaves exactly as it would at normal speed.

For the lulz, watch some old school car-chase or other slowed down/sped up SFX videos. Or for similar effect, an old Godzilla movie where huge Godzilla is a guy in a suit. Everything in such videos exhibits comically "wrong" behavior precisely because time passes at the wrong rate, but this is precisely what we do not see in Apollo videos.

/But there were no stars in the sky!
//The stars are going out...
 
2013-01-19 08:03:32 AM  

Lukeonia1: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: Because the Russians had every reason to prove it was fake, and they didn't?

But don't you see? That just indicates the sheer depth of the conspiracy! They were so thorough, they even had the Russians playing along with the hoax.


I think they were SO thorough in faking the landings that they put a soundstage on the Moon so they could get the effects just right.
 
2013-01-19 08:06:53 AM  

Mister Peejay: I think they were SO thorough in faking the landings that they put a soundstage on the Moon so they could get the effects just right.


awesome
 
2013-01-19 08:07:21 AM  
there was absolutely no way to fake it at the time. Even the cameras needed to fake it didn't exist back then.

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2013-01-19 08:12:01 AM  
Good video. Near the end the guy actually gives a technical rundown from a film perspective of what would need to be done to fake the moon landings. Which would be monumentally difficult and require specialized equipment the film industry had never seen up to that point. I could just see a Moon landing denier jumping on that and saying "See? you just listed off how to do it and ruined your own argument."
 
2013-01-19 08:20:00 AM  

Suede head: Or the fact that the Soviet Union was monitoring it too and accepted the American victory in the Space Race.

Uh, the Soviets were first in everything but the race to the moon. They won the space race.


It depends how you look at it. Sputnik was a metallic ball with a radio. The first US satellite discovered the Van Allen belts. The Soviet flights for a few years after Gagarin were basically a repeat -- the same uncontrollable Vostok craft, different people (one of them a woman). In the meantime, the US executed successfully flight with manual control, first docking in space and so on and so on, culminating in the series of (fake, naturally) Moon landings.

While both programs had propaganda as an important goal, and the USSR had two important "firsts", the US space program was the more pragmatic and useful one by a wide margin.
 
2013-01-19 08:47:05 AM  

the801: there was absolutely no way to fake it at the time. Even the cameras needed to fake it didn't exist back then.



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The moon stuff in 2001: A Space Odyssey does not look real. It looks good, for a movie, but it looks like fiction.

Even today, while it may be technically possible to create a photorealistic image of anything, accurately simulating the lunar environment to stand up to knowledgable scrutiny is very, very hard and expensive. The lunar scenes in Transformers Dark Side of the Moon and Apollo 18 aren't perfect because the very high cost to get from good to perfect isn't justified by the number of viewers who will care. Even if it was attempted it would be hard to be error free.
 
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2013-01-19 08:59:01 AM  

I sound fat: I dont think this was faked, but articles that openly mock people who have looked at the evidence and come to a conclusion different from their own on a contraversial issue as "idots" always raise a red flag with me.

although, I would characterize six percent of people in america to BE idiots, so maybe. It just always seems like the author of these types of articles is just trying to strengthen his own position by degrading the other side.


6%????? More like 60%. And you may be a member!
 
2013-01-19 09:03:56 AM  
Moon landings?

MOON LANDINGS?!?!?!?
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2013-01-19 09:04:29 AM  
You know the moon landing wasn't faked because you can look at the moon through a telescope and see Neil Armstrong's bones there. I mean the real Armstrong, not the thing that came back.
 
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