Post by Mr. Jon Donnis on Oct 23, 2015 12:01:16 GMT
Did the Commander of the International Space Station just told us that we haven't been further then earth's orbit till today ? He clearly says "right now , we can only fly in earth's orbit , that is the furthest we can go"
Then how did we get to the moon 50 years ago ?
A bad ass who will beat you like he's using the fists of god.
NASA doesn't have the 'capability' at this moment in time.
However there was the Cold War driving the Space Race in 1969, mighty Saturn Rockets and the drive, commitment and most importantly the financial means to go to space.
Now, no one wants to spend money on it.
The 'we never went to the moon' conspiracy nuts always ignore a fundamental fact. On the Apollo missions one of the tasks was to set up reflector dishes for an experiment that scientists still perform today. (As seen on tv series The Big Bang)
Scientists can take a laser and bounce it off the reflector dishes and measure the time it takes to get there and back. By knowing speed of light we can thus determine the true distance from the moon.
From that experiment it is now known that the moon is moving away from earth by about 1 1/2 inches a year and eventually will break away from Earth's orbit. Don't worry folks, not going to happen for billions of years.
What's much more worrying is that when the Sun goes into its Red Giant Phase it will expand and engulf both the Earth and the moon. When will that happen?
In terms of the life of the Universe... any day now. (About 5 billion Earth year's, but that's sooner than you think...lol)
But here is an interesting question, if its true and man never had the capability to go to the moon, then who, or what, put those reflector dishes there...
Last Edit: Oct 23, 2015 20:02:13 GMT by cuthulu: Poor spelling, bad grammar, illiteracy and general laziness of the writer