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Old 02-11-2007, 11:31 PM   #1
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We never landed on the moon.

Have you heard anyone say this crock of ****? If so, read this website and prepare to make them look like an idiot. Gather this person or persons with a large group of friends on an outing so plenty of people can hear you one up them on everything they say. Guaranteeing them to look like a moron in just a few minutes.

Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy: Bad TV

I have to admit, I laughed at a few of the answers because it was so obvious. Especially the

"Well the flag has ripples in it and there's no wind on the moon, therefore it was done in here on Earth in a studio somewhere. A flag wouldn't wave in a vacuum".

Answer: Of course a flag can wave in a vacuum. In the shot of the astronaut and the flag, the astronaut is rotating the pole on which the flag is mounted, trying to get it to stay up. The flag is mounted on one side on the pole, and along the top by another pole that sticks out to the side. In a vacuum or not, when you whip around the vertical pole, the flag will ``wave'', since it is attached at the top. The top will move first, then the cloth will follow along in a wave that moves down. This isn't air that is moving the flag, it's the cloth itself.

New stuff added March 1, 2001: Many HBs show a picture of an astronaut standing to one side of the flag, which still has a ripple in it (for example, see this famous image). The astronaut is not touching the flag, so how can it wave?

The answer is, it isn't waving. It looks like that because of the way the flag was deployed. The flag hangs from a horizontal rod which telescopes out from the vertical one. In Apollo 11, they couldn't get the rod to extend completely, so the flag didn't get stretched fully. It has a ripple in it, like a curtain that is not fully closed. In later flights, the astronauts didn't fully deploy it on purpose because they liked the way it looked. In other words, the flag looks like it is waving because the astronauts wanted it to look that way. Ironically, they did their job too well. It appears to have fooled a lot of people into thinking it waved.

This explanation comes from NASA's wonderful spaceflight web page. For those of you who are conspiracy minded, of course, this doesn't help because it comes from a NASA site. But it does explain why the flag looks as it does, and you will be hard pressed to find a video of the flag waving. And if it was a mistake caused by a breeze on the set where they faked this whole thing, don't you think the director would have tried for a second take? With all the money going to the hoax, they could afford the film!

Note added March 28, 2001: One more thing. Several readers have pointed out that if the flag is blowing in a breeze, why don't we see dust blowing around too? Somehow, the HBs' argument gets weaker the more you think about it.
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:39 PM   #2
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Re: We never landed on the moon.

It's pointless. There are people out there that have mental problems and think that everything is a conspiracy. You are just waisting your time with them.
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Old 02-11-2007, 11:41 PM   #3
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Re: We never landed on the moon.

Not if you can shatter their brains with COMMON SENSE!
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Not if you can shatter their brains with COMMON SENSE!
nah its pretty much already destroyed enough with the lack thereof.
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Old 02-12-2007, 02:00 AM   #5
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Re: We never landed on the moon.

I definitely wanna be ready for any ****** who believes we never went to the moon..

how many times did we go up there anyway? 3-4 times?
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Re: We never landed on the moon.

some people are just stupid.. :0
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Re: We never landed on the moon.

I've met one before.

As someone who works at Redstone Arsenal (home of the Marshal Space Flight Center), I have real trouble taking them seriously.
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Re: We never landed on the moon.

I had no idea people were seriously that stupid...

To say we've not gone to the moon? What dumbasses
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Re: We never landed on the moon.

Yeah heres my take on it all. You can blame Fox for doing that special a bunch of years back on that whole thing. Bastards
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Yeah heres my take on it all. You can blame Fox for doing that special a bunch of years back on that whole thing. Bastards
I remember that. I pretty much laughed my way through that the entire time.
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I remember that. I pretty much laughed my way through that the entire time.
Only reasoning I can ever put into the whole "videotaping" deal is that we were in a race to the moon first with the russians and then and only then would it have made sense. Thats one thing that special never said. dumbasses.

i wish i could go to the moon
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I definitely wanna be ready for any ****** who believes we never went to the moon..

how many times did we go up there anyway? 3-4 times?
Apollo 11
Apollo 12
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i think thats it if i recall. after 17 it was shut down and they all geared over towards the shuttle.
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Re: We never landed on the moon.

yeah, its pretty stupid if you ask me. i heard of these rumors many times.

it just reminds me of that south park episode where the government creates government conspiriacies to make them appear more clever than they actually are.
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Re: We never landed on the moon.

I think it's a government conspiracy to cover a government conspiracy.
In reality the government was using the apollo program to do intergalactic drug trafficing.
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