WASHINGTON: According to the Pew Research Center, 7 percent of Americans say that the apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and…
WASHINGTON: According to the Pew Research Center, 7 percent of Americans say that the apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin never landed on the moon in July 1969. In Britain, the number climbs to 52 percent. But in Russia, a lot of 57 percent deny it, according to a survey by the Russian public opinion research center.
This explains why Dmitry Rogozin, head of the Russian Roscosmos space agency, recently quipped it sometime in 2030, cosmonauts will fly over the moon’s “Tranquility Base” to prove that the Americans actually planted the US flag in its fine moon dust for half century ago.
Russia’s space zar was in meetings with Moldova’s president Igor Dodon regarding the prospect of building a multinational moon base and space station.
He said Russia 2020 will use a new reusable spacecraft to replace its aging Soyuz fleet. The new spacecraft will contain a Terminator-like robot. The vending machine will perform tasks that are considered to be dangerous to the ship’s human complement.
It’s hard to believe the Americans stood on the moon half a century ago, just to abandon it. Space pioneer Wernher von Braun saw the Apollo program as nothing but a cosmic roasting stone. A reminder of a possibly manned mission to Mars in the 1980s.
Von Braun predicted
“Before 2000 is over, the first child will be born on the moon.”
This term proved to be as rude as the surface of the moon itself.
Month’s Landing Detective, Bill Kaysing, who worked for Rocketdyne, the company that produced the F-1 engines that powered Saturn V Rockets by Apollo, freely acknowledged that his conspiracy theory was based solely on instincts.
As he notes in his 1976 book, “We never went to the moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle!”:
It was a nice touch. It was, after all, “Tricky Dick” Nixon who spoke from Oval Office to Armstrong and Aldrin while the couple was on the moon … or did he?
Unfortunately, for Nixon, NASA’s thirty billion dollars failed to distract Congress from writing executions against him and eventually forced his departure from the office.