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One Small Step

Apollo 11

Apollo 11

Commander:

Neil A. Armstrong

Pilot: Columbia Command Module

Michael Collins, Lieutenant Colonel, USAF

Pilot: Eagle Lunar Module

Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., Colonel, USAF

Launched: 16 July 1969 UT 13:32:00 (08:32:00 CDT)

Landed on Moon: 20 July 1969 UT 20:17:40 (15:17:40 CDT)

Landing Site: Mare Tranquillitatis – Sea of Tranquility (0.67 N, 23.47 E)

Returned to Earth: 24 July 1969 UT 16:50:35 (11:50:35 CDT)

It has been 49 years since a human first set foot on another natural body in the solar system and we have digressed to the point that we can’t duplicate that feat.

8 comments

1 Shirt { 07.21.18 at 11:21 am }

But, but Brian: didn’t we launch a car into space?

The Apollo program was a most brave, foolhardy, technically barely feasible stunt set ever! If it weren’t for that we’d still be posting in smoke signals.

2 Bryan { 07.21.18 at 11:38 am }

That was done at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to save pedestrian lives 😉

3 Badtux { 07.21.18 at 10:40 pm }

The moon landing was faked. It was actually just a film shot by Stanley Kubrick. It had a kind of high budget though, because Kubrick insisted upon shooting it in the actual location.

And oh, all those people we see on film? Actors. Crisis actors. All of them. I know this because Alex Jones told me so.

There’s been a lot of talk lately about rebooting the show, like a lot of shows popular in the late 60’s and early 70’s. They cancelled the show in December 1972, and nobody’s done a reboot since then, though there’s been multiple times people promised a reboot. Elon Musk, for one, has been talking about a reboot, except set on *Mars*. But that’s all fake news. MAGA!

[/TongueInCheek]

4 Bryan { 07.22.18 at 8:43 pm }

The biggest problem with all government conspiracy theories is that they assume a level of competence and security that doesn’t exist in the government.

Exactly how did they think that the US was able to transmit everything from the moon if no one was on the moon. There were tracking stations all over the world listening to the Apollo transmissions. The transmissions came from the Sea of Tranquility.

5 shirt { 07.23.18 at 9:13 am }

When the actors kicked up the dust how did they create the special effect of the dust falling so slowly? Some have speculated it was made of helium filled bucky balls.

6 Bryan { 07.23.18 at 5:41 pm }

More likely post-production editing with slow motion effect. 😉

7 Badtux { 07.25.18 at 12:35 am }

Who says that there were tracking stations all over the world listening to the Apollo transmissions? The media! Which is in the pay of George Soros, who paid them to print those fake stories of tracking stations all over the world listening to the Apollo transmissions! [/AlexJones]

You can’t win with the Alex Jones crowd. Any evidence you point out to them is just phonied up by the conspirators. Just look at all the 9/11 conspiracy theories. Occam’s Razor says that the simple answer — bin Laden’s people hijacked airliners and ran them into buildings — is the correct answer. But then we get all the conspiracies saying that the airliners weren’t *really* hijacked, they were actually flown to secret bases where all the people on board are interned today while drones were flown into the buildings, which had been evacuated of all their Jewish employees beforehand, and then demolished with explosives… all of this assumes hundreds or thousands of people involved in this vast conspiracy, all of whom must maintain secrecy about it. Yet this silly conspiracy theory still goes around…

8 Bryan { 07.25.18 at 10:04 pm }

It’s really amazing how they managed to fool all of the astronomers who were watching on the largest telescopes on Earth. I’ve always wondered how they convinced the Soviets to go along with them.

[I’m still looking for someone who has actually been paid by George Soros for anything.]