In 1978, Hollywood released ‘Capricorn One’ a fictional drama/thriller about a series of faked Mars missions, which many feel was an allegory for the Apollo program’s fakes.
I actually scored a copy from Netflix a few years back. It wasn’t a bad movie. The first hour was a taught thriller about faked space missions, but it went sharply downhill after that into a bunch of 1970’s style chase scenes featuring film hacks Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Sam Waterston, OJ Simpson and Telly Savalas.(Who loves ya, baby?)
Maybe it will be China, or a private sector company like Richard Branson’s http://www.virgingalactic.com
The lethal radiation problem will doom their efforts just like NASA’s. Hopefully, US Taxpayers will not be billed for this folly. American taxpayers were previously billed $25+ Billion (1960’s era ) US Dollars for the Apollo Program. The vast majority of China’s Space Program is stolen/copycatted material from NASA, anyway, so they will not be going anywhere, either. On that note, don’t be suckered into any ‘we’re falling behind in a new space race’ rhetoric from NASA.
In 1967 Apollo Quality Control Inspector Thomas Ronald Baron wrote a scathing 500 page report on NASA’s incompetence and testified about it in front of a Congressional investigation. Baron and his wife and daughter were dead 8 days later! Not surprisingly, Baron’s report also went missing as well and has never turned up.
This is Phil Plait, the guy who runs the BadAstronomy.com website which allegedly ‘debunks’ Apollo hoax claims. Feel free to check him out with your own eyes and ears and decide for yourself if he seems credible. He was also a consultant on the Mythbusters’ Apollo Moon Landings episode.
This is an amusing scene from ‘Diamonds are Forever’ in which James Bond steals a ‘moon buggy’ from a studio and makes a quick escape…
Evidently, many people didn’t believe in the Apollo Moon Landings even back then.
Here is a scan of p. 347 of ‘Dark Moon: Apollo and the Whistle-Blowers,’ by David S. Percy and Mary Bennett.(BE SURE TO CLICK ON ‘ALL SIZES’ BUTTON TO SEE LARGER, DETAILED IMAGE AND TEXT!)
Just like the Apollo 11 faked footage, this picture from Apollo 13 shows the brightness of nearby(300-400 miles away) Earth through a window moments before the fateful Apollo 13 ‘accident’, when the Apollo 13 craft was said to be 100,000+ miles away from said Earth and the windows should have been dark therefore.
Here’s the link on Google Books: