Neil Armstrong's moon landing is an admirable example for all to aspire to
-- true bravery, preparation, and teamwork.
Many have good reason to believe that Armstrong stayed in low earth orbit.Look at the current news for the lift off of satellite probes this
Saturday to study the radiation belt that encircles the earth and prevents
humans from leaving low earth orbit.
iron&clay: "Many have good reason to believe that Armstrong stayed in
low earth orbit."No, they don't. You and a few other
people may believe that kind of tinfoil hat conspiracy theory nonsense, but by
no means are there any "good reasons" to do so.What
flummoxes me with your comment is the vast and aggressive ignorance it
represents. The real-world evidence of the Apollo program's success is
everywhere around you, but you choose to not let it into your skull.We should be celebrating the life of Neil Armstrong, not indulging in crackpot
Iron&clay.Let me go out on a limb here.Are you also
questioning birth certificates and evolution?
I was 10 years old watching Armstrong step out on to the moon on our black and
white TV in the basement. Probably the greatest exploration event since Lewis
and Clark came west. Armstrong and Aldrin were really brave guys doing what they
did and I think both will forever be enshrined in patriotic glory.
@ BlueSpeaking of tin foil hats; the capsules that were used in Apollo
program were protected with light tin foil, not the heavy lead armor that would
be needed to protect Armstrong while penetrating the radiation belt that
surrounds the earth and protects the astronauts in low earth orbit.Do a little homework, and don't believe everything that NASA tells you.
NASA loves spending tax payer money and was up against the ropes for
their huge expenditures in the '60s. Hence, their pretended landing with
astronauts on moon.NASA can be praised for their ability to send
unmanned exploratory robots past the belts, but not human beings.
@iron&clayI think you need to do a little research yourself.
Specifically on radiation exposure and how long the astronauts were actually
exposed. Also read Dr James van Allen's comments about the belt and how he
did not think it would disallow manned flight through it.The
astronauts got the same radiation exposure that someone who works at a nuclear
plant gets in a year.
Speaking of "NASA loves spending tax payer money...". Where are our
United States Constitution purist posters. Where in the Constitution of the
United States of America does it mention travel to the moon and the financing of
this activity using money from taxpaying citizens of this Republic? Those
unconstitutional, tax and spend ogres. Those ogres were also doing their evil
deeds a half of a century ago. They will be stopped on November 6, 2012.
It would have been nice if he would have shared the experience with us in
a magazine article ort.v. interview.That said what he did
give us was pretty great I am still amazed the moon landings were done
with1960's technology.I see no reason to send people to
Mars. Robots for it justas well and a lot cheaper. We can't afford