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2013-07-20 09:23:49 AM  
This is for you Subby:

www.attivissimo.net

Seriously, I'm so tired of the "It's a faaaaaaaaaake!" bullshiat.  Even when it's done "ironically".
 
2013-07-20 09:44:59 AM  
GIS for "fake moon landing" comes up with some fun images. This is my favorite, though.

moonconspiracy.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-20 11:54:34 AM  
The greatest achievement in American history, that put us above every other country in the world, and people desperately want to believe it's a fake.

I guess it's the same mentality of the people who tell us that Government is completely incompetent and corrupt, yet was able to execute 9/11 in total secrecy.
 
2013-07-20 12:34:05 PM  
cdn.culturemass.com
 
2013-07-20 12:34:40 PM  
Fingertips
 
2013-07-20 12:39:38 PM  
Oh you
 
2013-07-20 12:44:31 PM  

jake_lex: This is for you Subby:

[www.attivissimo.net image 170x170]

Seriously, I'm so tired of the "It's a faaaaaaaaaake!" bullshiat.  Even when it's done "ironically".


The thing to remember is never, ever to call a retired astronaut a coward and a liar. I never get tired of watching Buzz knock the shiat out of that guy.
 
2013-07-20 12:46:04 PM  

jake_lex: Seriously, I'm so tired of the "It's a faaaaaaaaaake!" bullshiat.  Even when it's done "ironically".


Ugh, agreed.  Some of the stupidest arguments I've ever had.

You can see the flags and lunar tracks with a powerful enough telescope.  Not to mention the retro-reflectors that they've been testing with forever.

That said, if your point was "Stanley Kubrick was hired to fake the moon landing in case Apollo 11 DIDN'T make it", I might follow that.

Sounds like something we'd do.
 
2013-07-20 12:46:21 PM  

Fano: Fingertips


Please pass the milk, please.
 
2013-07-20 12:49:10 PM  
Who's knocking on the wall?
 
2013-07-20 12:49:53 PM  
Damn it. Now I have to go listen to Fingertips.
 
2013-07-20 12:53:15 PM  

hardinparamedic: The greatest achievement in American history, that put us above every other country in the world, and people desperately want to believe it's a fake.


I'm not sure there's really people out there who from first hearing about it wanted to believe it was a hoax. Most people just accept it growing up, and start questioning things later when they really start thinking for themselves. There are quite a few highly speculative things about it, for any skeptical minds to lock on to.

But before you get too excited about calling me a moon landing denier or whatever, i actually believe man landed on the moon, just not with the suggested technology. I also believe the reason we've never gone back is aliens told us to GTFO. Those two things were why footage had to be faked, even though the trip was made.
 
2013-07-20 12:54:53 PM  
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-20 12:54:54 PM  

J. Frank Parnell: But before you get too excited about calling me a moon landing denier or whatever, i actually believe man landed on the moon, just not with the suggested technology. I also believe the reason we've never gone back is aliens told us to GTFO. Those two things were why footage had to be faked, even though the trip was made.


Eerm. I was going with you on the suggested technology (I actually believe there was more military tech than was admitted to on board those ships), but you lost me at Aliens. Makes great horror movies, though.
 
2013-07-20 12:58:28 PM  
Dating myself, but I remember watching that live.  Along with getting up in the middle of the night to watch the first steps.
 
2013-07-20 01:00:29 PM  
I was listening for the line about their not being any gas stations on the moon, but I missed it.
 
2013-07-20 01:01:14 PM  

On the Side: Fano: Fingertips

Please pass the milk, please.


What's that blue thing doing here?
 
2013-07-20 01:01:15 PM  

Minimum: Dating myself, but I remember watching that live.  Along with getting up in the middle of the night to watch the first steps.


Me too
 
2013-07-20 01:01:48 PM  

flondrix: I was listening for the line about their not being any gas stations on the moon, but I missed it.


www.ifondos.net
 
2013-07-20 01:06:59 PM  

camarugala: Damn it. Now I have to go listen to Fingertips.


And that's when all my troubles began
 
2013-07-20 01:07:21 PM  

hardinparamedic: J. Frank Parnell: But before you get too excited about calling me a moon landing denier or whatever, i actually believe man landed on the moon, just not with the suggested technology. I also believe the reason we've never gone back is aliens told us to GTFO. Those two things were why footage had to be faked, even though the trip was made.

Eerm. I was going with you on the suggested technology (I actually believe there was more military tech than was admitted to on board those ships), but you lost me at Aliens. Makes great horror movies, though.


Oh for crissake! WHY!

There's nothing improbable or even terribly difficult in doing it with the "suggested technology".  People are doing essentially the same thing with the same technology ALL THE TIME.

You couldn't fake building and launching the launch vehicles without doing most of the work you need in the

(or is this just irony going over my head in a Poe's law sort of way)
 
2013-07-20 01:07:29 PM  
Cripes. I had a family member hear about the fake landing theory for the first time a few months ago. He went f*cking apesh*t scouring all the tinfoil hat sites for more info and would not shut the f*ck up about it. He considered it his DUTY to inform as many people as possible. Of course he never bothered to look at the Wiki entry on the matter where it is thoroughly debunked. God damned moron. GET A JOB, ASSHOLE!!
 
2013-07-20 01:07:47 PM  

Minimum: Dating myself, but I remember watching that live. Along with getting up in the middle of the night to watch the first steps.


Thanks old man, I feel much younger now.

/remembers watching Challenger happen live.
//at school.
 
2013-07-20 01:08:50 PM  

OhioKnight: There's nothing improbable or even terribly difficult in doing it with the "suggested technology".  People are doing essentially the same thing with the same technology ALL THE TIME.


Actually, mine was more along the lines of using the Saturn IV/IVB stages to launch military satellites without the soviet union knowing it as piggyback payloads.
 
2013-07-20 01:09:04 PM  
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You should kill us all on sight.
 
2013-07-20 01:12:34 PM  

GoodDoctorB: jake_lex: Seriously, I'm so tired of the "It's a faaaaaaaaaake!" bullshiat.  Even when it's done "ironically".

Ugh, agreed.  Some of the stupidest arguments I've ever had.

You can see the flags and lunar tracks with a powerful enough telescope.  Not to mention the retro-reflectors that they've been testing with forever.

That said, if your point was "Stanley Kubrick was hired to fake the moon landing in case Apollo 11 DIDN'T make it", I might follow that.

Sounds like something we'd do.


Not from a telescope on earth as far as I know.
 
2013-07-20 01:15:33 PM  
The Nazi that have lived on the moon since the late 1930s have told us in no uncertain terms to not come back. Why do you think we've not been back since the early 70s? It a big farking coverup!encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com
 
2013-07-20 01:21:41 PM  
Still makes  me smile (the landing accomplishment)

Also love it that those "SIXTY SECONDS!!!" are not time to landing....its time until you run out of fuel....

Neil and Buzz took an early roadtrip before they landed...Apparently they didn't want to land in a boulder field and were cruising around looking for a better parking sight. (Notice "Guys about to turn blue" comment at the end....they were down to 10 seconds of fuel...)
 
2013-07-20 01:23:23 PM  
I heard they used the sound stage for some of the old Star Trek episodes.
 
2013-07-20 01:23:29 PM  

MadMagnum: Still makes  me smile (the landing accomplishment)

Also love it that those "SIXTY SECONDS!!!" are not time to landing....its time until you run out of fuel....

Neil and Buzz took an early roadtrip before they landed...Apparently they didn't want to land in a boulder field and were cruising around looking for a better parking sight. (Notice "Guys about to turn blue" comment at the end....they were down to 10 seconds of fuel...)


The actual uncut audio of the moon landing of A11 is terrifying to listen to. They had alarms going off left and right.
 
2013-07-20 01:24:02 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Minimum: Dating myself, but I remember watching that live.  Along with getting up in the middle of the night to watch the first steps.

Me too


My dad woke me up so I could watch the first steps live.

/Thanks dad
 
2013-07-20 01:27:17 PM  
Nobody caught that the video snuck in a shot of the shuttle stewardess from 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Farkers fail.
 
2013-07-20 01:28:24 PM  

chewd: Minimum: Dating myself, but I remember watching that live. Along with getting up in the middle of the night to watch the first steps.

Thanks old man, I feel much younger now.

/remembers watching Challenger happen live.
//at school.


me too.  elementary school.  kids these days etc.
 
2013-07-20 01:34:10 PM  
Being born over a decade after the landing it's difficult pinpointing anything nearly as inspirational as the ML must have been. Generations before that also had other incredible milestones like the first manned flight, first man in space, whatever. What have we had since then? Pretty much all the big stuff involves bad things that should not have happened in the first place ending like the fall of the Berlin wall.

Maybe that's why people are such apathetic assholes these days. Do something cool, humanity.
 
2013-07-20 01:35:36 PM  
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/good movie
 
2013-07-20 01:38:36 PM  

jake_lex: This is for you Subby:

[www.attivissimo.net image 170x170]

Seriously, I'm so tired of the "It's a faaaaaaaaaake!" bullshiat.  Even when it's done "ironically".


There's a very good chance that the same subby that remembered it was the anniversary, remembered it was the anniversary because it was the most enormous thing in his childhood and dramatically affected many choices in his or her life, from what foods to eat, to major to major in, to what jobs to take.

And yet, poor you who can't laugh at silly things!
 
2013-07-20 01:42:21 PM  

hardinparamedic: The greatest achievement in American history, that put us above every other country in the world, and people desperately want to believe it's a fake.

I guess it's the same mentality of the people who tell us that Government is completely incompetent and corrupt, yet was able to execute 9/11 in total secrecy.


it's also one of the best documented events in human history
 
2013-07-20 01:46:11 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: [i40.tinypic.com image 450x536]


Thank you!

I was a kid living in Florida in the late 60's and could see all the Apollo missions lift off from my house. I once told this to a moon landing denier, and he told me "Well, I believe they built the rockets and launched them, I just don't believe they actually landed on the moon."

90% of getting to the moon is lifting out of the Earth's gravity well. Why in the world would NASA do all that and then fake the actually landing????
 
2013-07-20 01:47:06 PM  

here to help: Being born over a decade after the landing it's difficult pinpointing anything nearly as inspirational as the ML must have been. Generations before that also had other incredible milestones like the first manned flight, first man in space, whatever. What have we had since then? Pretty much all the big stuff involves bad things that should not have happened in the first place ending like the fall of the Berlin wall.

Maybe that's why people are such apathetic assholes these days. Do something cool, humanity.


Well said.
 
2013-07-20 01:47:11 PM  
I'm glad someone, er, beat me to the punch (pardon the pun) on the Buzz Aldrin reference.  And right up-front too.

Really, if we had tried to bullshiat that one, the Russians or the Chinese would have called us on it in about five minutes flat.
 
2013-07-20 01:47:26 PM  

hardinparamedic: OhioKnight: There's nothing improbable or even terribly difficult in doing it with the "suggested technology".  People are doing essentially the same thing with the same technology ALL THE TIME.

Actually, mine was more along the lines of using the Saturn IV/IVB stages to launch military satellites without the soviet union knowing it as piggyback payloads.


OK, but why would they bother? It's got to be a lot harder than hiding launches on some more boring and/or military missions.
 
2013-07-20 01:49:11 PM  
I also believe that we could maybe inspire a generation of American kids to major in STEM-related fields if the US could pull off a really cool technological feat like this again.
 
2013-07-20 01:50:48 PM  
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2013-07-20 01:51:36 PM  

here to help: Being born over a decade after the landing it's difficult pinpointing anything nearly as inspirational as the ML must have been. Generations before that also had other incredible milestones like the first manned flight, first man in space, whatever. What have we had since then? Pretty much all the big stuff involves bad things that should not have happened in the first place ending like the fall of the Berlin wall.

Maybe that's why people are such apathetic assholes these days. Do something cool, humanity.


Very much so! We ned to get rovers out there and explore, we need to start thinking about habitats, we need to put NASA at the front of the military budget, and we NEED TO BRING OUR BOYS HOME. Um...not necessarily in that order.
 
2013-07-20 01:54:16 PM  

Mikeyworld: here to help: Being born over a decade after the landing it's difficult pinpointing anything nearly as inspirational as the ML must have been. Do something cool, humanity.

Very much so! We ned to get rovers out there and explore, we need to start thinking about habitats, we need to put NASA at the front of the military budget, and we NEED TO BRING OUR BOYS HOME. Um...not necessarily in that order.


we need to get an 'e' in there, too!
 
2013-07-20 01:57:08 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Minimum: Dating myself, but I remember watching that live.  Along with getting up in the middle of the night to watch the first steps.

Me too


Me three.
 
2013-07-20 01:58:40 PM  
Everything is fake.
reinep.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-07-20 02:06:02 PM  
My father was with NASA at the MSFN & Deep Space tracking stations in Madrid, Spain during the Apollo Project.

I have zero tolerance for HBers.
 
2013-07-20 02:08:55 PM  

Mikeyworld: Very much so! We ned to get rovers out there and explore, we need to start thinking about habitats, we need to put NASA at the front of the military budget, and we NEED TO BRING OUR BOYS HOME. Um...not necessarily in that order.


I do get that tingling of pride reading/hearing about the plans being made for manned Mars missions. I just hope I (and the rest of our species) are still around to witness it. I think I've heard the date 2024 kicked around. I don't even mind if it ends up being private entities that achieve it. In fact I almost prefer it over it being some kind of nationalistic hoorah which is the only aspect of the ML that IMO taints the achievement.
And yes. Moar science, less war please.
 
2013-07-20 02:08:57 PM  

hardinparamedic: MadMagnum: Still makes  me smile (the landing accomplishment)

Also love it that those "SIXTY SECONDS!!!" are not time to landing....its time until you run out of fuel....

Neil and Buzz took an early roadtrip before they landed...Apparently they didn't want to land in a boulder field and were cruising around looking for a better parking sight. (Notice "Guys about to turn blue" comment at the end....they were down to 10 seconds of fuel...)

The actual uncut audio of the moon landing of A11 is terrifying to listen to. They had alarms going off left and right.


1201 alarm = processor overload
(they'd left a radar process running or something...software was smart enough to defer it and give priority to the landing routine)

I watched it live and it wasn't nearly as scary as when I got older and understood more about what was going on.  There's a simulator available for the computer - it was all programmed numerically. None of the WIMPy mouse and GUI stuff you kids have today, just a keyboard and some seven segment displays. And a slide rule for backup!  And Armstrong still had to fly the final approach by hand...I think he was secretly hoping for the chance, myself.

Yup, hats off to those guys and the team that got them there and back again. One hell of an effort.
 
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