One more way to know Apollo 11 landed on the Moon


Every year at this time . . .

In a discussion of the Cold War, the Space Race, and the Race to the Moon, we get to a photo about Apollo 11’s landing on the Moon.

Like clockwork, a hand goes up:  “Mr. Darrell, wasn’t that landing a hoax?  They didn’t really go to the Moon then, did they?”

There are a lot of ways to know that Apollo 11 landed on the Moon.  Among other things, students could talk to people alive at the time who have the slightest bit of technological savvy:  With lots of other people, I tracked part of the trip with my 6-inch reflecting telescope.  Ham radio operators listened in on the radio broadcasts.  And so on.

But I really like this chunk of evidence:  How about a photograph of the landing site?

Holy cow!  You can see the tracksof Neil Armstrong’s footprints to the lip of Little West crater (see arrow below).

Tranquility Base, from the LROC -- showing evidence of Apollo 11's landing -

Tranquility Base, shot from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Camera (LROC), showing the traces left by Apollo 11's landing on the Moon. It really happened. Credit: NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University

According to the LROC website:

The astronaut path to the TV camera is visible, and you may even be able to see the camera stand (arrow). You can identify two parts of the Early Apollo Science Experiments Package (EASEP) – the Lunar Ranging Retro Reflector (LRRR) and the Passive Seismic Experiment (PSE). Neil Armstrong’s tracks to Little West crater (33 m diameter) are also discernable (unlabeled arrow). His quick jaunt provided scientists with their first view into a lunar crater.

Check out this video made from the photos, “High Noon at Tranquility Base”:

Fox News?  What’s your story now?

More:

Tip of the old scrub brush to Collect Space forum, and the Carnival of Space #147 at Weird Sciences.  Thanks to ScienceBlips for telling us about Carnival of Space.

10 Responses to One more way to know Apollo 11 landed on the Moon

  1. […] Earlier at the Bathtub: “Hall of Fame:  Debunking the Moon landing hoax hoax,” and “One more way to know Apollo 11 landed on the Moon“ […]

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  2. […] ScienceBlips for telling us about Carnival of Space.  Post borrowed completely, with permission, from Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub. The Passive Seismic Experiment Package on the Moon. Buzz Aldrin is adjusting it. (Photo credit: […]

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  3. Ed Darrell says:

    Brilliant, David! Apollo 11 was allowed to be faked by mirrors placed by an earlier moon landing!

    Plus, they are magic mirrors, bouncing radio waves.

    Which earlier trip was that? Gemini 33? Buck Rogers? Flash Gordon?

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  4. david says:

    guys,

    ameteur radio picked up the apollo missions reflectors that were dropped off prior to apollo 11 on a reconissance mission, during the “alleged ” landings, NASA bounced the voice overs off the moons mirrors as the astronauts themselves were floating around the earths orbit, this I hope explains how ameteur radio could prove they went.. when they never really did & hence why the LRO still cannot produce real images of the landings when infact the satellite itself can pick
    zoom in to a finger nail like the satellites on earth.

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  5. Marion Delgado says:

    A few smudgy dots won’t convince anything but the sheeple with your Judeo-Lizardian CFR-sourced gatekeeper fabrication. Fun fact: The Trilateral Commission produced Capricorn One to head off real investigations into NASA. Now you know why the shuttles “accidentally” blew up, and why O.J. Simpson had to be imprisoned and his reputation ruined.

    Wake up and watch the video!

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  6. […] Tip of Herodotus’s hat to Collect Space forum, and the Carnival of Space #147 at Weird Sciences.  Thanks to ScienceBlips for telling us about Carnival of Space.  Post borrowed completely, with permission, from Millard Fillmore’s Bathtub. […]

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