The Fake Apollo 11 Moon Landing on Its Golden Anniversary

by

Morgan Reynolds

Well, here we are July 20, 2019 celebrating “one of the most defining moments in human history,” man’s greatest adventure, the dawning of a centuries-old dream…blah, blah, etc.  And “NASA has gone all-out for the occasion.”  What rubbish on stilts!  Yet most Americans still seem to buy into the Apollo myth–hook, line and sinker.  Certainly the corporate media do, with nary a word of doubt allowed that have I seen, dissent apparently restricted to ‘off-the-reservation’ types like yours truly, just another wacko conspiracy theorist.

But you might think that nearly a half century without any travel by humans into deep space following the (incredibly successful!) Apollo missions would fan skepticism about humans strolling around on another celestial body with 1960’s technology.  Like, maybe it didn’t happen?  Was our real advantage show biz faking the moon missions?  If NASA could not make it, did they fake it?  Or did we, the exceptional nation, really beat the USSR at the “space race.”  The USA won, right?

If so, why were the moon landing(s) the first major technological breakthrough in history with no follow up and zero progress toward human travel in deep space since?  Despite all the tech advances since the 1960s?  Hard to believe.  Today, all we have for space travel is a few governments putting people into low earth orbit where they are nicely protected from deadly radiation by the Van Allen belts and our atmosphere, just like we earthlings are every day.  To put it another way, the Apollo missions allegedly sent astronauts on 240,000-mile journeys to the moon and then back to earth, safely, and yet technology today limits us to 250 miles up and 250 miles down.  Amazing!

One feature of the celebration of our greatness is the movie “Apollo 11” produced and directed by Todd Douglas Miller and released in March this year (thanks to JH for the tip).  It seems to be based almost entirely on NASA footage and is worth watching for $5.99, even though it’s packaged propaganda (spreading ideas to further a cause) and its backers include CNN Films.  Here are some things I noted as I watched the 1 hour 33 minute production only once:

  • Great shots of the big tractor and related hardware moving the rocket to the launch pad at Cape Kennedy.
  • The most trusted man in America–Walter Cronkite–narrates with his marvelous voice.
  • A klinker in Cronkite’s description is his reference to the “cold of space.”  Temperature extremes yes, but I never did get that claim since “when sunlight hits the moon’s surface, the temperature can reach 260 degrees Fahrenheit (127 degrees Celsius)” and “when the sun goes down, temperatures can dip to minus 280 F (minus 173 C).”
  • At one point there is a 1-2 second clip of a jet-powered LM simulator pilots used to practice a rocket landing on the moon, and on one ride Neil Armstrong barely ejected in time to escape death.  No one, of course, had landed a LM with its descent and ascent rockets prior to the triumphant moon landing and take off by Apollo 11.
  • Lots of footage of showtime in Florida on July 16 with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins in space suits waving at cameras, a shot of Nazi rocketeer Werner von Braun, elevator ride up, intercom chat, hatch closing, etc.
  • The crowd of spectators, food vendors, J.C. Penny store in background, a mobbed parking lot, can of Busch beer.
  • An ignition sequence, then supposedly “6.7 million lbs. of thrust pushing upward,” I could only see three thrusters firing though five (engine type disputed) fired, followed by slow motion take off, what seemed like mild applause in the background, attaining 4,000 ft/sec (was a camera in parallel flight or was that a simulation?), then accelerating to 23,000 ft/sec.
  • Two orbits of earth claimed and then a “burn for the moon” accelerating to 22,000 mph and you’re “well on your way now…”
  • Next the transposition and docking maneuver explained here.  Holy moly!  Separation (“undocking”) of the command and service module some 5,300 miles away from earth, fairings around the Lunar Module exploding away, then turning the command module 180 degrees via delicate, repeated short rocket thrusts, hard docking with the lunar module, and finally separation from the S-IVB stack.  So the “Eagle” is finally exposed at the front of the command module.  I wonder why this packaging design relied on so much maneuvering in outer space?  Got me.
  • We get a few looks out a command module window at planet earth.  Looks fake, and it is, as discovered by Bart Sibrel’s A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xciCJfbTvE4&t=1069s) in NASA footage mistakenly released to him.  It was trick photography to make low-earth photography resemble long distance shots in transit thousands of miles from earth.
  • The claim that the lunar sphere of influence is 186,000 miles from earth is offered.  True or false, I have no idea, but on a manned mission to the moon it would be crucial to know in order to insert into lunar orbit.  Our understanding of gravity is disputed (https://www.amazon.com/Dance-Moon-Pari-Spolter/dp/0963810782/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=pari+spolter&qid=1563565078&s=books&sr=1-1).
  • So the command module orbits the moon at some 4,000 mph and the LM undocks (simulation video?) and burns for a lunar landing, a wholly new, unpracticed event.
  • Amazingly, the Eagle lands smoothly without any rocket noise, vibration or harshness.  Impossible.  The lunar surface looks fake, at least to me.  The apparent artificial lighting instead of sunlight has received plenty of attention by critics.
  • Clumped footprints show in abundance but how can that happen without moisture?  And there is no trace of a rocket-blasted crater beneath the LM nor dirt or dust on the LM lander’s feet.
  • But thank goodness we have that famous Buzz/Neil photo in the movie.
  • Outside the LM we have 2:45 time spent in life-support suits made by Playtex without any radiation protection.  And how good was insulation against the temperature extremes of the moon?  Boiling temperatures were offset by air-conditioned suits powered by batteries?  Uh-huh.
  • Next comes the lunar liftoff which requires separation of the LM and its ascent motor from the descent motor and its LM attachment structure.  Then rendezvous with the command module which is real “rocket science” with such primitive computers.  But chase down Michael Collins going 4k mph and dock–it was a smooth operation and no problem!  Reunited!
  • Everything continues to work and then there is a burn for the earth, attaining 5,000+ mph and shutdown.
  • Collins shown razor shaving?!
  • Some country music and the USS Hornet is the recovery ship, “Oh mother country, I do love you.”
  • Did I understand a voice claiming re-entry at 215 miles altitude at a velocity of 26,000 mph?
  • A camera inside the capsule shows plenty of heat on re-entry.
  • Amid this sequence we see a typewriter in use!  Maybe the film should have added a couple of slide rules too, thereby promoting the right techie ambiance.
  • Parachutes deploy–applause.
  • Our trustworthy leaders Nixon and Kissinger clap aboard the Hornet.
  • The three astronauts appear in isolation suits and stay awhile in an isolation chamber, more proof they really went to the moon and returned safely.
  • Praise for the “giant rocket 300′ tall” built with “greater precision than the finest watch.”  Uh-huh, sure.
  • Walter Cronkite soothingly narrates the film’s end, we see two seconds of the desultory press conference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI_ZehPOMwI the three astronauts conducted, and finishes with gratitude expressed to the many thousands who contributed to man’s greatest accomplishment.

And why can’t we go again, if only as a step to the promised Mars mission?  “NASA wants to put people back on the lunar surface in 2024, but it doesn’t have the budget.”  So it’s only a money problem?  What about the series of unsolved engineering challenges, beginning with protecting humans from deadly radiation throughout deep space?  No, the establishment effectively insists that the Apollo missions proved such problems were overcome once upon a time.  And the fairy tale marches on.

 

 

 

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20 Responses to The Fake Apollo 11 Moon Landing on Its Golden Anniversary

  1. Bill Cain says:

    The moon landings were real. What we all saw on TV was filmed in a studio with the help of Stanley Kubrick. Precautions had to be taken to insure that what had been known for over 20 years – that we were not alone in the universe – and the secrecy surrounding that revelation, had to be maintained at all costs. And it was.

  2. HEAR YE , HEAR, YE : THE ONLY “GOOD” STORY THE FOOLS HAVE TO BE “PROUD ” OF THEIR country . SHOW ME THE CHALLENGER , AND THEIR KILLERS , BE IT NASA , OR REAGAN ; < HE FAILED IN BEIRUT 241` MARINES KILLED : HE YOU BAD BOYS : THEN ATTACKS GRENADA THE NEXT DAY . VICTORIUS ARE WE .
    PEOPE REFUSE TO SEE 911 , AS ANYTHING BUT TERRORISM ; MS. RICE CALLED THEM "VICIOUS THUGS ": THEY DIDN'T TELL US WHEN , WHERE , HOW THEY WOULD ATTACK .

    YOU BELIEVE 911 , AS SEEN ON TV , BUT IF I SHOW YOU A PICTURE OF THE WTC , TAKEN FROM N.Y. , YOU SHOW NO REACTION , I DON'T WANT TO CALL amerikans STUPID , BECAUSE I AM NOT A SCIENTIST , ENGINEER , ACCOUNTANT , LAWYER .LEARNED HISTORY THE HARD WAY , NEWSPAPERS MAGAZINES .
    BEING NEAR OR AT GROUND ZERO , BEFORE 911 & AFTER ( NOVEMBER ) I CAN TELL YOU THE STENCH TOOK YOUR BREATH AWAY .
    FIRST RESPONDERS ARE BEING CHAMPIONED BY JON STEWART , THE ABSENCE OF BUSH , RUDDY G AND TRUMP IS APPALLLING , LIKE MY SPELLING AND WRITING

    GOD BLESS AMERICA ; NOT SINCE 1913 NO TAXES , NO FEDERAL RESERVE .

  3. stephen briskey says:

    A veritable flood of depositions in the recent months, on the internet, by the usual MSM suspects and a growing recruitment of farmed out shills…all confirming the hoax as real and dismissing those presenting credible evidence of fakery; as nothing more than “conspiracy theorists” . A flood of shock and awe that might just be working against their aims…They doth protesteth too much?

  4. andrewjohnson911 says:

    All good commentary, as ever Morgan. I made my own commemorative video, as the mainstream output was gonna be predictable enough….

    I had to do it mainly for my own perverse satisfaction – as the “numbers game” more or less guarantees my video will have no wider effect than bring a smile to a few people who already know the truth of which you write anyway.

    • Hey Andrew, I gratefully accept your compliment! And yes, I smiled a lot at your “mockery” of the frauds called man’s achievement. You have skills I will never have.

  5. stephen briskey says:

    LITTLE WEETBIX SPACEMAN
    On a sunny Ju,lie afternoon
    A spaceman spun us a looney toon
    With O’le Glory fly’n so we couldn’t knock it
    And a long black wire
    In his rear sky-rocket
    *
    On the moon you say there’s no atmosphere
    And you say he should have fried up there
    But he didn’t bake like a hot-cross bun
    ‘cuz he had his Weetbix, spacesuit on.
    *
    Now those pics only cost you a guzzillion quid
    And I know your’e all, too bright to kid
    But if that trip was on the square
    How come there’s no MacDonalds’ there?

  6. Tom Brinckman says:

    I agree with your well presented comment 🙂 Battery power suits that could by NASA specifications keep a human safe for up to 12 hours on one battery pack as they ran at 1200btu.
    Original requirements were 9 hours but to make sure all was good they placed a 12 hour time limit to the manufacturer.
    I would love to see a battery powered portable Fridge that could last 2 hours let alone 9 to 12 lol.
    No one ever mentions the film as I am an expert in film restoration and have seen what can cause damage on film and photos.
    I have repaired every type of film from Glass plates to Colour Slide film and in my opinion and I have heard the same thing from other experts in the same field none of the images they showed us as taken on the Moon could have been.
    Thin plastic film would have frozen and cracked or got to warm and the coating would have welded itself to itself 🙂
    The Hasselblad was an Automatic winder no way to stop it from moving forward one frame after an exposure. How could an Astronaut know if the film was to hot or to cold or just right 🙂
    You can see video and images of the camera in direct Sunlight and you can see video and images of them placing the cameras in the external storage bay.
    Was the external bay heated ? The Lunar Lander was open to the Moons atmosphere whilst the Astronauts were jogging about on the razor sharp surface of the Moon, all the Meteors and asteroids that fell to the Moon broke up into millions of razor sharp pieces of all sizes, no Atmosphere to dull the edges and yet you see them laughing and carrying on never a worry of anything happening 240,000 miles away from help.
    There were no backup systems on the space suit as far as batteries go and the battery pack was not much bigger than the size of a Dolphin Torch battery.
    Not one Astronaut mentioned seeing the Optical phenomenon of shooting stars as the radiation from the Van Allan Belts hit their optic nerve, only one Shuttle crew ever mentioned this and they were surprised when it happened as though not once in training were they ever told this would happen as they got close to the VAB’s.
    If 21 people had gone through in the past wouldn’t one of them have told some one ?
    Not one mention of it by any Apollo actor.
    This also is one reason the film has to be fake as any radiation that can cause the Optic nerve to trigger will cause the same effect on the film and if getting near the Belts causes this to happen how would it be going into and through them for so many hours at a time ?
    Not even the Soviets could get a man safely through and back and they were at least ten years ahead of the Americans and all it took was a nice speech from a President to make it reality lol.
    Yet we are called the nuts and Conspiracy theorists wow.

  7. pomeroo says:

    Agenda-driven ignoramuses yield to their bizarre compulsion to beclown themselves. Every astrophysicist, astronomer, and aerospace scientist on the planet understands why it is certain that America sent six manned missions to the moon. Fools rave about imaginary “unsolved challenges” but cannot take the trouble to learn how those challenges were actually solved. The idiots dream that they should expect to hear sounds in the vacuum of space.

    Remember that the haters of science are proud of their stupidity and intractable ignorance. All of their disingenuous questions have answers, but fools would not be fools if they attempted to learn:
    http://www.clavius.org/

    • stephen briskey says:

      Those shadows show
      That pomeroo blows
      In browbeating gas lit reciprocity
      He sends you down paths
      Of mendacity:

    • The atmosphere within a command module or LM ain’t no vacuum. And a 10,000 lb. thrust LM rocket ain’t quiet nor vibe-free. (How did this reply get dislodged from Pomeroo???)

    • Tom Brinckman says:

      Could you please explain how every one of those Scientists knows it was done ? Were they there ? Did they work on it and had top secret clearance ?
      No one around the world watching could tell if three men were in the Rocket, no one around the world could tell if it landed on the Moon with two people in it and no one around the world could see two men hopping around on the surface of the Moon, you just showed yourself to be a moron and totally biased towards the premise.
      There is no way for any one Astrophysicist or not to know if a man has ever walked on the Moon.
      Can you show me without using anything from NASA, proof of those landings ? No one not in line of site of the Command module could hear nor see them and is why they had three Telescopes to keep in touch with the Rocket.
      There is no way to tell if people were in the Rocket or not and there is no way to tell if it was a typical unmanned mission or not as unmanned was possible and had been done many times, The Soviets as well as NASA.
      Don’t allow emotion or National pride to fill your head with cotton wool and look at facts, can they repeat the process now ? Can any Space Agency around the world and all are trying even private Individuals are putting their great wealth to getting people at least to orbit the Moon to make a commercially viable space project and they can’t do it.
      Elon Musk thought because he believed the BS about NASA that it was possible to send people to the Moon and so he started his project and sadly for him after spending a lot of money so far has had no success.
      Since you are so sure that they did it 50 years ago all you need to do is show one link to a website not from NASA that shows that people have walked on the Moon, this should be easy for you as you have a big mouth and know all these facts,
      You can’t even get an authentic photograph of the Moon landings, not one Professional Photographer has ever authenticated the Images, it’s something they should have done straight away.
      They spent millions on a rock holding facility with a lot of old Women pretending to do important work like breaking them and re-assembling them then naming each piece as though it makes one bit of difference lol and yet they didn’t spend one cent on keeping all the original data or rolls of film or anything that supposedly had gone to the Moon. The rocks could easily have been picked up by an unmanned mission exactly the same as the Soviets did with their Moon soil samples and their Reflector Mirror :). China is now organising to get a Man or Men to the Moon and Trump doesn’t want them to get their first so is firing people to try and get some one that won’t tell him the truth lol.
      I wonder what the next American movie of them sending to the Moon will look like ? Do you think they will use better cameras nice 4 or 8K quality so that we can see all the mistakes they made the first time. Do you think they will do slow motion video to show how slowly people would move in lower gravity 🙂 You need to have a mental problem if you really believe that if you are lighter that you move slower.
      All you need to do is watch the low gravity tests NASA did back before the Apollo missions and they didn’t move as slowly as the people in the films :).
      You keep believing though as fantasy is way better for people like you then reality, as you can’t handle the truth 😉

  8. dachsielady says:

    Bill Whittle’s tragic flaw in this conservative commentary on NASA is that he Apollo 11 “moon landing” really happened, but he does get it right about NASA being a giant bureaucratic swamp — “fire them all.”

    Back to the Moon: Trump Appointee Fires NASA Veteran to Speed Lunar Mission
    13,867 views

    Bill Whittle
    Published on Jul 15, 2019
    “President Trump wants NASA to get Americans back to the moon in five years. To heighten the urgency, NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine — a Trump political appointee — fires William Gerstenmaier, a well-respected 42-year NASA veteran in charge of human space exploration. Will this sudden move light a fire under the bureaucracy, or did we just lose four decades of institutional knowledge jeopardizing our safe return to the lunar surface? Should NASA get out of the business of human space transportation?”

    Sort of analogous to the taking for granted that 9-11-01 happened as presented to the public.

    • stephen briskey says:

      …al jebr…
      The patriot hasn’t sussed it yet
      But embusques’ smirk on their TV Sets
      Was the missing piece
      Of the jigsaw jets:

    • I did a bus tour of the Kennedy Space Center a few years ago. Had the feel of a Potemkin Village; promises of great achievements to come; reminded me of my bus tour of east Berlin Germany under Soviet rule and the guide chatting about the “people’s brewery” (can I sell my ownership shares and get the hell out of here now?), great anti-fascist barrier holding back the evil ones, and other great achievements of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics.

      (And this reply is for Dachsielady. How displaced I know not.)

      • stephen briskey says:

        …THE GREAT DISPLACEMENT..
        The buttons were over my head
        The buttons were all black and white
        The buttons are all marked McDonalds
        Now the buttons are over your head…;-p:

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