Category: moon landing

This Is Why The Soviet Union Lost ‘The Space Race’ To The USA

“Korolev began designing the Soyuz spacecraft that would carry crews to the Moon, as well as the Luna vehicles that would land softly on the Moon, plus robotic missions to Mars and Venus. Korolev also sought to fulfill Tsiolkovsky’s dream of putting humans on Mars, with plans for closed-loop life support systems, electrical rocket engines, and orbiting space stations to serve as interplanetary launch sites.

But it was not to be: Korolev entered the hospital on January 5, 1966, for what was thought to be routine intestinal surgery. Nine days later, he was dead from colon cancer complications. Without Korolev as the chief designer, everything went downhill quickly for the Soviets. While he was alive, Korolev fended off attempted meddling from designers like Mikhail Yangel, Vladimir Chhelomei, and Valentin Glushko. But the power vacuum that arose after his demise proved catastrophic.”

On July 20th of this year, humanity will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first human footsteps on the surface of another world: the Moon. Yet history could have been vastly different had one man in the Soviet space program, Sergei Korolev, not suddenly died. The mastermind behind Soviet rockets and most of the major successes of the 1950s and early-to-mid 1960s, Korolev had plans to have humans orbit the Moon in 1967 and land on it in 1968. It’s interesting to think that the USA didn’t take the lead as much as the Soviets lost it, and that’s largely due to the death of one man alone. 

Come get the story of Sergei Korolev, and learn how one man almost single-handedly made the dream of humans on the Moon and beyond come true.

Yes, The Apollo Moon Landings Really Did Happen

2.) We have extensive photographic and video evidence from the Apollo missions themselves. How could the lunar module have ascended back off of the surface and returned the astronauts back to the orbiting module which would take them back to Earth? Exactly like the video above shows, from direct Apollo 17 footage. The hypergolic propellant system isn’t based off of a single explosion, but rather a constant thrust of ~16,000 Newtons that was steadily delivered over a timespan of about 5 minutes. There’s no exhaust trail because there’s no lunar atmosphere, but you can track the spacecraft’s accelerated motion for yourself with even basic modern software.”

We’re less than a month away from the official 50th anniversary of the first crewed Moon landing, and there are all sorts of good reasons to celebrate. But for most of us alive today, the final Apollo mission occurred before we were born. Perhaps because of this distance between then and now, there are a great many people who don’t believe that the lunar landings ever occurred. While you might (rightfully) dismiss this position as an uninformed conspiracy, you can also immediately point to a slew of scientific evidence to demonstrate that yes, we did go to the Moon, and here is an enormous suite of data to back that up. From thousands of photographs to suites of instruments and scientific data to an examination of the landing sites today, everything lines up.

Come get the evidence for yourself, and don’t let someone’s conspiracy-minded ravings lead you astray.

Here’s Your Proof That We Landed On The Moon, Steph Curry

“There are many different lines of evidence that point to humanity’s presence on the Moon. We landed there and can see the evidence, directly, when we look with the appropriate resolution. We have extraordinary amounts of evidence, ranging from eyewitness testimony to the data record tracking the missions to photographs documenting the trips, all supporting the fact that we landed and walked on the lunar surface. We have a slew of scientific instruments that were installed, took data, and a few of which can still be seen and used today. And finally, we’ve brought back lunar samples and learned about the Moon’s history, composition, and likely origin from it.

There are many ways to prove it, but the conclusion is inescapable: we really did land on the Moon, and we can validate it yet again by performing the right scientific test — through imaging or laser ranging —any time we want.”

There is no shame in being wrong. We must all remember that there are times where we did not know the things that now seem like obvious truths to us. But we all are capable of incorporating new information and drawing superior conclusions to the ones we drew initially.

Every few years, a new crop of young people become cognizant of an idea that has persisted for nearly 50 years now: the conspiracy that we never landed on the Moon. But if that’s what you thought might be the case, there would be ways of finding out. There would be things you could test, and evidence you could look to.

What are they? Here are four completely independent pieces of evidence that demonstrate we’ve been to the Moon. This one’s for you, Steph Curry.