Sunday, July 19, 2009
MOON LANDINGS-CONCLUSIVE PROOF!
OK, all you conspiracy lovers and hoax theorists listen up: the fun is over. Because unless you're going to get desperate and cry "Photoshop!!" on me, new evidence is at hand that blows all your tired old theories out of the water. America really went to the moon.
Today, NASA released new images from the LRO lunar probe which clearly show some of the Apollo landing sites... and the descent stage, which remained on the moon, can clearly be seen. So unless you think it was flown there unmanned, and that somehow the space agency managed to fake footprints across the moon's surface (clearly visible as a white trail heading left from the lander stage), the game is up.
More incredible pictures at http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/main/index.html.
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE, CIRCA 1969
Welcome to the Missions to the Moon book blog. This is a place to re-live the heady days of the Apollo and Soyuz lunar programs- perhaps the crowning achievements of the 20th Century. Many blog entries will include a new downloadable image or artifact from the space age- items rarely seen and not available in print. It's all in the spirit of my newest book, Missions to the Moon- to remember the great adventure of the Golden Age of space exploration, and ponder what wonders await us in space.
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