I believe we went to the moon and have actually been to Kennedy in Homage and have some kind of meteorite somewhere I bought from the space centre..well I'm led to believe it is anyway, but I appreciate your post.
Its the doubt that the committed CTers have conjured by perhaps clever and believable explanations that leads to threads like this, it would be great though to have a device we could look thru and see the sites even if it doesn't satisfy the sceptics.
There are those who still believe the world is flat and despite all of the evidence they refuse to believe the earth is round.
What if they were in the shoes of the president of the United States and was told that it was impossible to send a man to the moon. Would it be cost-effective to spend billions and billions of dollars to hoax Apollo moon missions over a period of years or simply admit that we can't do it? Eventually, mankind will make frequent trips to the moon and no doubt that in the future historians will want to visit the Apollo landing sites, so what would be the result if those landing sites are not there went they arrive on the moon? Surely, the president and lawmakers would know that eventually mankind will make a base on the moon before making such a decision to hoax Apollo moon missions or not.
The Apollo program involved a lot of money and many people, so what would happen if just one of those folks had a bad habit of talking in his sleep beside a wife who loves to gossip around town and decides to drop the ball because she wanted a new fur coat and was refused? The risk would be much to great and expensive and no doubt, damage the credibility of the United States and make it the focus of comedy relief for decades to come. There would be no way to keep everyone quiet and eventually such a hoax would be revealed. After all, they couldn't keep the Watergate scandal quiet very long.
That in mind, what president or lawmaker in their right mind would even think to approve funding to hoax Apollo missions taking into an account that eventually mankind will create a base on the moon and knowing of the consequences should Apollo moon hoaxes were revealed to the whole world? The United States would be the laughing stock in the eyes of the world for decades to come, so the questions are:
1. Would it be prudent to approve billions and billions of dollars to hoax Apollo moon missions knowing of the consequences should the hoaxes be revealed?
2. Simply tell the world that such missions would be difficult, but we are working on the problem?
Edited by skyeagle409, 13 December 2012 - 06:03 AM.