Was the moon landing a hoax???

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Was the 1969 moon landing faked?

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  1. laudern
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    Do you believe that the Americans landed on the moon back in 1969? Or do you think it was an elaborate hoax played on the world by the USA government to flex their propaganda muscle? image.jpeg

    A scientific calculator has more advanced computing power than the Apollo 11. But yet in 2016 we still find leaving the atmosphere challenging when taking Humans out of the earth's atmosphere. Hummmm, doesn't quite add up.
     
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  2. Veho

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    Because calculating power can't help with heavy lifting.
    Leaving the atmosphere is challenging due to the enormous fuel costs. It wouldn't be a problem at all if someone was willing to dump endless amounts of money into the project, like they were in the 60s when they had to beat the commies on all fronts at all cost.
     
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    Yes. It was the Illuminawty!!!!
     
  4. Jao Chu

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    I always LOL when people bring up the computer argument.

    Why does everyone assume that anything that is labelled as a "computer" needs to be like windows 10 or OSX?

    All the apollo guidance computer needed to do was calculate the angles between navigation stars to make sure the SPS engine was pointing in the right direction and light the engine at a precise time. This is all achievable with very very low computing power.

    Hell, the angles between stars used for navigation can be calculated by humans with a sextant for Christ's sake.

    Humans went to the moon, if you dont beleive it then you have a very poor understanding of physics.
     
  5. QuarkTheAwesome

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    Wasn't there an episode of Mythbusters where they shone lasers at a retro-reflector the Apollo guys left up there and got some laser back, thus proving that there's a retro-reflector on the moon?

    Not that I'm saying Mythbusters is a reputable source, just saying that if a reputable source were to conduct the same test (I'm sure someone has) it'd be pretty definitive.
     
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    Is GBAtemp now a site for conspiracy theories?
     
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    Have you seen the Wii U section?
     
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    GBATemp as a site is probably a conspiracy. If GBA isn't real how can my eyes be real?
     
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    Yeah. Also, there's a cancer cure for rich people (steve jobe stil here), 9/11 was a controlled explosion for oil, Walt Disney is still alive through cryogenics, and vaccines give you autism.

    Real answer? No, it wasn't faked, because we had people witness the launch!
     
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    Conspiracy theorists think they have the audacity to dishonor such a monumental achievement, huh? Well I'll be seeing them in Hell, then.
     
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    That doesn't prove anything. It just meant they launched a rocket which didn't necessarily go to the moon.
    I think they did because I haven't seen any real solid evidence that can debunk it.
    Even if they did fake it, it wouldn't affects me in anyway.
     
  13. wormdood

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    not likely if the mods were gonna do that veho (a mod who responded here) would have done so already

    on topic: of course it was faked do you know how many "brilliant minds" blew up on the way out of the atmosphere . . . the only to stop it was to fake it
     
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    I think it was real because of the rock samples they have brought to earth and the mirrors that were placed on the moon's surface during the Apollo missions are still used today to measure the distance between earth and moon
     
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    Leaving the atmosphere doesn't require computing power, it requires time, money, and fuel, something they will more than willing to pump into a projects in the 60's. If you believe it requires just a computer to launch people into the space, you are dumb and don't understand physics.
    If you believe the moon landing was faked, then you are a special kind of stupid. Not only did they take thousands of high quality pictures, video, ect. they even left traceable pieces of evidence behind, such as the retro reflectors.
     
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    lol
    wait so believing everything nasa says they can remotely put vehicles on mars but somehow a physical man was required to set up reflectors . . . yet im "a special kind of stupid" . . . some people believe anything there told
     
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    The actual poll: do you have a sense of humor? Gee I guess I'm in the minority
     
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    I don't believe everything I am told, I believe something when there is enough evidance to it. There are far less pieces of evidence suggesting it was faked compared to evidence showing it was real. And yes, high res photos, they aren't "High quality" to today's standards, but for 60's quality, they are the best you can get
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news...otos-from-nasas-moon-landings-are-now-online/
     
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