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#1 Hemisfears

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 12:38 AM

You know, because it's all a hoax made up in Hollywood..... :circleearcrazy:

 

According to a Tuesday article in the Moscow Times, a spokesman for Russia’s Investigative Committee named Vladimir Markin suggested that an international investigation be mounted into some of the “various murky details surrounding the U.S. moon landings between 1969 and 1972.” Markin would particularly like to know some of the missing moon rocks went to and why the original footage of the Apollo 11 moon landing was erased. Markin hastened to add that he is, of course, not suggesting that NASA faked the moon landings and just filmed the events in a studio.

 

A largely discredited conspiracy theory posits that NASA faked the moon landings in order to derived the propaganda coup without going through the effort of landing on the moon. Everything from an episode by the Mythbusters to modern visual evidence has disproved this theory thoroughly.

Markin seems to be upset at American investigations of FIFA, the governing body for World Cup Soccer, which resulted in the resignation of its president under suspicion of corruption. The revelations have focused attention of how Russia and Qatar became hosts of the competition in 2018 and 2022 respectively. Investigators believe that money laundered payments were made to secure the hosting of the World Cup Soccer competition.

What the point would be of an international investigation of the Apollo program, aside from petty revenge for Russia, is an open question. The race to the moon proved to be a triumph for the United States and an utter humiliation for the Soviet Union. Some historians believe that the moon landings contributed to the eventual fall of the Soviet Union by proving the technological superiority of the United States.

Relations between Russia and the United States have been strained as of late, largely because of Vladimir Putin’s imperialist adventures in the Ukraine and elsewhere. Russia has openly talked of ending the America-Russian space partnership and striking out on its own, as was the case during the Cold War. A variety of technical glitches and funding problems have cast doubt on Russia’s ability to do so.

 

http://www.examiner....-apollo-program

 

 

I'm calling for an 'International Investigation' of Russia.



#2 smoog

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 04:35 AM

russia.

 

the alabama of the world.

 

and investigating would require you to go over theree

 

hemi i cant let you dot hat to urself and thats saying a lot



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 09:59 AM

Oh FFS.

 

Had anything dodgy happened, the Soviets would have challenged it at the time.

 

Sour grapes because they bought the World Cup and may now lose it.


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#4 Valium

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 11:15 AM

I am all for a restart of the Apollo program. And this time let Michael Bay do it, think of all the explosions and shit that were missing in the old black and white version.


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#5 The Enemy Within

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 03:31 PM

I've had conversations with a number of people who believe it was a "Hollywood Production",  most of them express surprise when informed there were six successful manned missions between 1969 and 1972. 



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 05:46 PM

Moon rocks have gone missing because they are rare. Thus prized trophies.

 

Deleted footage? What, nobody in his government ever made a mistake and deleted a record? It's a stupid problem, but it happens.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 06:21 PM

I've heard this from Russian nationals before back in the 90s.  They said it was fake, that there was no evidence, etc.



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Posted 18 June 2015 - 06:23 PM

I've heard this from Russian nationals before back in the 90s.  They said it was fake, that there was no evidence, etc.

 

They are welcome to land a probe nearby and investigate....  So long as they don't get too close.

 

Oh wait, they can't land a probe. Never mind.


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Posted 18 June 2015 - 07:51 PM

Oh FFS.
 
Had anything dodgy happened, the Soviets would have challenged it at the time.
 
Sour grapes because they bought the World Cup and may now lose it.


Probably just another gullible loon who believes the conspiracy theory. That conspiracy theory was made in the USA by the way, and most of the kids who post idiotic comments on the NASA footage on YouTube are American, not Russian.
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Posted 18 June 2015 - 07:56 PM

They are welcome to land a probe nearby and investigate....  So long as they don't get too close.
 
Oh wait, they can't land a probe. Never mind.


I think they could if they wanted.. they were the first to do that though I don't think they've done it for years.

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Posted 18 June 2015 - 10:08 PM

They are welcome to land a probe nearby and investigate....  So long as they don't get too close.

 

Oh wait, they can't land a probe. Never mind.

 

The Soviets landed twenty-four probes on the Moon.

 

The first Lunar probe was the Soviet Luna 2 which hard-landed in September 1959. 

 

The far side of the Moon was first photographed by Luna 3 a month later. 

 

The first soft-landing probe was Luna 9 in 1966. 

 

The first Lunar rover was the robot Lunokhod-1 in 1970.

 

Luna 16 brought back Moon rocks to Russia, so they have evidence too.



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 03:44 AM

The Soviets landed twenty-four probes on the Moon.

 

The first Lunar probe was the Soviet Luna 2 which hard-landed in September 1959. 

 

The far side of the Moon was first photographed by Luna 3 a month later. 

 

The first soft-landing probe was Luna 9 in 1966. 

 

The first Lunar rover was the robot Lunokhod-1 in 1970.

 

Luna 16 brought back Moon rocks to Russia, so they have evidence too.

 

I know, I know.

 

I'm just being an uninformed American for a spell. Let me have my ignorant national pride bliss for a moment, eh? :P


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#13 Greg

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:11 AM

I think the real issue is this.  The dude's last name is "Markin," which is suspiciously close to "Merkin."  In fact, it's off by JUST ONE LETTER.

 

Coincidence?  No possible way...



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Posted 19 June 2015 - 02:20 PM

I can see NASA and the Shadow Government hiding, deleting or altering pictures and audio recordings for national security reasons and to screw with the Soviets.

 

I mean there are some very elaborate hoaxes out there on the interwebs, just google the video from the Apollo 20 Mission.   ;)

 

The actual flyby...from Apollo 15 (the outcrop is about 1 mile long, and probably several million years old based on the cratering)

 

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And the close-up shot from "Apollo 20"   :ph34r:

 

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Posted 19 June 2015 - 06:03 PM

It's clearly a crashed Star Destroyer.


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Posted 21 June 2015 - 10:07 PM

It turns out that the Russian official in question doesn't actually doubt that the Moon landings took place; he just wants to know why video from the first landing, and some of the lunar material, has gone missing.

 

http://www.aol.co.uk...s-investigated/

 

Can you believe this?

 

"NASA has already admitted six years ago they erased the original recording of the historic moment while reusing tapes to store data from satellites. The agency has since cobbled together a replacement using clips gathered from news agencies."

 

It seems that the original, first generation recording of one of the SEMINAL MOMENTS IN ALL OF HISTORY was wiped to save buying a new videotape.

 

http://www.reuters.c...E56F5MK20090720


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 01:35 PM

^^ Like the O-rings.  Save a few hundred dollars.....


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