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.
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Bart Sibrel is an American filmmaker who was accidentally sent a reel of (Atomic clock time-stamped and dated by NASA) faked footage from Apollo 11 by NASA while doing a documentary about the Apollo Missions. He tells his story and gives many more details on this sad chapter of US history.
Sibrel’s website can be found here:
Eric Hufschmid’s website can be found here: