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Non Life Sciences => Physics, Astronomy & Cosmology => Topic started by: katieHaylor on 04/07/2017 15:54:09

Title: What's the evidence that the moon landings were real?
Post by: katieHaylor on 04/07/2017 15:54:09
Vivian asks:

What's the evidence that the American moon landings were real?

What do you think?
Title: Re: What's the evidence that the moon landings were real?
Post by: Janus on 04/07/2017 18:45:32
The fact that It would have been impossible to "fake it" in a manner that would have been convincing to the people that could have exposed it as being fake.   There were countless experts around the world who were quite capable of spotting the type of inconsistencies that would have blown the lid off.  Many of those experts were in the USSR, a country that would have just loved to have exposed the US Moon landings as being faked. (In fact they would have been yelling it from the roof tops if they thought they could get away with even planting the suspicion of a fake. The fact that they didn't even try means that they knew that any such attempt would be laughed at.)
The simple fact is that the US just did not have the means to pull off such a hoax with any chance of pulling it off(In fact, it would have been more difficult to stage a fully convincing fake than it would be to actually go to to the Moon), and the damage to its worldwide reputation upon exposure well outweighed any possible gains of getting away with it.    Trying to fake it was just not worth the risk.  Even trying and failing would not have been as bad in the eyes of world opinion than being caught pulling off a hoax.
Title: Re: What's the evidence that the moon landings were real?
Post by: evan_au on 04/07/2017 21:06:56
The astronauts left mirror panels on the Moon, which are used for ongoing laser measurements of the Moon's gradually increasing orbit.
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Laser_Ranging_experiment
Title: Re: What's the evidence that the moon landings were real?
Post by: mrsmith2211 on 04/07/2017 21:23:27
No problem for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which can dip as low as 31 miles (50 km) from the lunar surface, close enough to image each landing site in remarkable detail.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/47833278@N02/17229073722/
Title: Re: What's the evidence that the moon landings were real?
Post by: PmbPhy on 05/07/2017 00:11:04
No problem for NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), which can dip as low as 31 miles (50 km) from the lunar surface, close enough to image each landing site in remarkable detail.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/47833278@N02/17229073722/
Countless reasons such as australia tracking Apollo 11 to relay TV transmissions not to mention hundreds of thousands of people working on it, their leaving corner reflecting mirrors to measure earth-moon distance. And let us not forget the most important fact that we have testimony from the three astronauts who don't have to follow an illegal order to lie to everybody the on earth. Perhaps you would but they wouldn't. With filmography at the time it would have been quite literally impossible.

But what I want to know is why you believe they didn't. Is it based on all the flawed understanding of what so many ignorant people claim is proof they didn't? And what is your explanation of our ability to bounce lasers off the moon with precision accuracy to determine earth-moon distance? And why do you think Australia was convinced to lie about it. We have no influence over them.