“The first Moon landing by humans was in 1969 when Apollo 11 took the “giant step for mankind.” The American taxpayers, who spent billions of dollars on the space program, were treated to televised interviews with the astronauts as they sped towards their landing site. Televisions were set up in classrooms and the world watched as this great event happened live before our eyes.
But years after the event, retired astronaut, Buzz Aldrin, revealed that everything we saw and heard was carefully scripted and rehearsed – with the astronauts even using cue cards to describe their impressions of the distant Earth and the surface of the Moon! Apparently NASA was frightened that something might accidentally be revealed to the millions of viewers.
It’s pretty well known that giant stage sets were constructed to simulate the Moon’s surface and that models of the Lunar Module were filmed with actors wearing space suits. NASA denies that these simulations were ever substituted for the actual manned landing on the Moon. But the question persists – why were they made?”
LMP: That’s a spectacular crater.
CDR: Did you shoot some pictures while you were over there?
CMP: No. it’s just going by — we’d better get it later; there will be better times. If the damned antenna isn’t in the way —
CMP: Boy, there must be nothing more desolate than to be inside some of these small craters, these conical ones.
CDR: People that live in there probably never get out.
CDR: Looking at the Moon hurts my head. I won’t look at it. There’s too much down there I don’t understand.
CDR: Charlie, just keep … on the book.
LMP: That’s why I’m purging the fuel cell.
LMP: I tell you, when we get down to 8 miles,we’re gonna really look like we’re down among them.
CDR: Sure are.
[Apollo 14 day 4]
CMP: Boy, I’m sure glad we cut out that TV show.
CMP: It really worried me, when I saw where it was. Glad we got sort of a pseudoexcuse — to cut it out.
LMP: Yes, there it is.
CMP: This is really something. The most unreal looking real thing I’ve ever seen. If that makes any sense (laughter).
LMP: Probably not.
LMP: That’s what I thought. Yes. There it is.The tracks are across the middle of it.
CMP: Are we supposed to be doing any photography at all this?”
America worked hard to get to the moon, then didn’t develop it and stopped going back. Modern visionaries suggest we go back, for obvious reasons mentioned below. The question remains, did we find something on the moon that made us stop going? There are rumors that aliens watch us from the moon and they told us to get lost. There are rumors that we never went to the moon at all. Other rumors suggest we did land, but that the public never saw the truth, only staged photos. I could also see the possibility that we found evidence of ancient human civilization advanced enough to have reached the moon over ten thousand years ago.
In my research I see much evidence for catastrophic pole shifts and the destruction of former civilizations… like in ancient India, where Sanskrit texts detail flying aircraft for hundreds of pages, reviewing metallurgy, fuel consumption, engine design, weapons, listening in on enemy aircraft… and different categories including interplanetary…
If man landed on the moon long ago. governments would want to analyze that in secret, not rewrite history and worry people over how advanced civilizations can be destroyed and knocked back to the stone age.
Ignoring all the conspiracy theories, and assuming there was no amazing discovery and no solid reason to avoid developing known bases on the moon, why haven’t we done it already?
“All of the main issues we would confront on a Mars colony would also exist on a moon colony, and so once we developed the knowledge and technology to have a self-sustaining base on the moon, we could use that knowledge to then build bases and colonies on Mars.”
From the Neurologica blog here: “The NSC recommended to the White House that NASA’s priority should be the Moon, and SPD1 is the result of that recommendation.
I think the core vision for SPD1 is solid, and something I have supported for years. Specifically, our human exploration priority should be establishing an Earth-to-Moon infrastructure, including a permanent presence on the moon. We should only set our sights on Mars after we have a stable moon base. There are several reasons for this.
First, colonizing the moon is much easier than Mars. The moon is three days away from Earth, while Mars is 9 or more months. We don’t even have the technology at this point to protect martian astronauts from the radiation they would be exposed to on the trip. Going to Mars is a logistical and technological problem perhaps an order of magnitude more difficult than going to the Moon.
Being close to Earth also means that resupply and rescue missions would be much more feasible. If something goes awry on Mars, good luck to you. Don’t expect help anytime soon. For a moon base, however, we could theoretically have a rocket on standby, something that could launch within a week, and be on the moon in another three days.
All of the main issues we would confront on a Mars colony would also exist on a moon colony, and so once we developed the knowledge and technology to have a self-sustaining base on the moon, we could use that knowledge to then build bases and colonies on Mars. A moon base would need proper shielding, an energy source, and sources of food, water, and oxygen.
From this article at IBT: “Space entrepreneur Elon Musk weighed in on humanity’s endeavors beyond earth Tuesday after President Donald Trump signed a directive ordering NASA to focus on the moon and Mars.
“It is high time that humanity went beyond Earth,” Musk tweeted. “Should have a moon base by now and sent astronauts to Mars. The future needs to inspire.”
Trump signed an order Monday directing NASA administrator Robert M. Lightfoot Jr. to point the organization’s efforts toward human exploration, starting on the moon, according to New Scientist. The directive was issued on the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 17 moon landing.”
Time will tell if we ever intend to make the moon accessible. And if a century goes by and we don’t, there must be some good, interesting reasons for it…