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Small step for man, but a large step for mankind

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 12:13am

sensanaty

sensanaty

862 posts

I'm truly surprised there hasn't been a thread about this yet.
Well, Armstrong died, aged 82. The man who (supposedly) stepped on the moon!

Notice the supposedly. I did not bring this thread up to speak of how great a man/scientist/whatever you consider him. I, sensanaty, ask you, the denizens of AG, was it a hoax? Did this man truly step on the moon? If so, why are the other 2 crew members completely ignored by the general public, simply because they did not step on the moon first?

I honestly believe it is not a hoax. If it were, the Ruskies would be all over the place yelling "hoax, hoax". But, you don't see them doing that, do you?

Whatever the case, may he rest in peace.

 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 12:48am

pangtongshu

pangtongshu

8,232 posts

If so, why are the other 2 crew members completely ignored by the general public, simply because they did not step on the moon first?

Basically. But Buzz Aldrin isn't really ignored by the general public..just not looked upon as highly as Neil.

I personally do not believe it to be a hoax. I have done my research on why people think it was a hoax and the claims were really just hogwash...claims that if that person really took time to think about they could disprove it themselves

 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 12:51am

holograme

holograme

2 posts

The moon landing as a loot of pros and cons because eventhougt it was a great leap in the space race there were no precedentes to predict that the USA would win because untill they landed on the moon they were behind the URSS ,so its a controvertial moment in history but it can be explained by the milions of dolares invested but it could have easely beeb a trick to foul the russians.
Whatever the casse neil was a great man and he should be honored

 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 2:12am

Masterforger

Masterforger

1,633 posts

It wasn't a hoax. It is not like America to pour millions of dollars into something they never did. Or maybe it is?
Anyway, those who say flags don't fly in vacuums; They do.
There is no way to fake low gravity, especially during their timeframe.
And what would the point be of advertising and broadcasting something that never happened and doesn't affect those watching it overly?

 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 4:31am

HahiHa

HahiHa

4,948 posts

Knight

Didn't they see some of the left-behind equipment with telescopes not long ago? No, it's not a hoax, it just sounded so fantastic back then for men to land on the moon that some couldn't believe it and started looking for whatever might discredit it. It would fit so much nicer in their view of the world if it was a hoax.

 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 6:45am

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

600 posts

Armstrong died, aged 82

I almost cried when I first saw this, at least he got to watch Curiosity reach Mars.

Back to the point, I don't think that it was a hoax. Although I can somewhat see the motive that even a hoax would provide. Such as increased nationalism, due to it still being in the Cold War era. I've somewhat dropped the whole conspiracy theory on this one. The evidence adds up to a small degree, but is nowhere near convincing.

 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 7:31am

partydevil

partydevil

5,090 posts

i fully believe armstrong (and his nearly unknown friend) did walk on the moon. but i do not believe that the 1st step as we know them are really the 1st steps.
what really bugs me is how the camera was there already and perfectly showing the spacecraft armstrong was crawling out. not out of focus not  positioned the wrong way etc.

how did that camera come there for the shot if no-one has been there yet?

 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 7:49am

BRAAINZz

BRAAINZz

600 posts

how did that camera come there for the shot if no-one has been there yet?

The camera was positioned on the ship originally during the first steps and then it was relocated throughout the process of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin playing on the moon.

 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 8:24am

Bladerunner679

Bladerunner679

1,343 posts

I have to say, I'm surprised that a bunch of conspiracy theorists aren't pouring out of the woodwork to proclaim how the landing was fake.

I'm quite sure that it is real due to the fact that there are so many testimonies confirming it.

-Blade

 

Posted Aug 28, '12 at 8:28am

EmperorPalpatine

EmperorPalpatine

4,971 posts

I honestly believe it is not a hoax. If it were, the Ruskies would be all over the place yelling "hoax, hoax". But, you don't see them doing that, do you?

Yeah, that's one of my reasons I think it's real. If there were any doubt, Russia/China/any other political enemies would do whatever they could to prove it false. Also, the USSR was the first to crash a manmade object on the moon, so they knew it was possible. They also were able to soft-land an unmanned craft over 3 years before Apollo 11.

 
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