by Sam Colby
How, and where NASA faked the lunar orbit, landing and lift off.
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page will show how, and where NASA faked the lunar
approach, lunar orbit, lunar landing, and lunar take
off, for all the Apollo Moon landing video's.
Contrary to what many believe, the sequences were
not shot in a desert, Hollywood studio, or Area 51.
There may have been the odd picture taken at Area
51, and a few Apollo pictures that were taken in
some remote desert, but the majority of stills and
video were performed at Langley Research Center,
Hampton, Virginia. Scientist's at NASA knew in the
early 60's that a manned mission to the Moon was
impossible within 8 years, and a plan to fake the
Moon landings was put into operation.
NASA's fake Moon pictures were taken at various locations such as KSC, JSC, LRC, and of course the odd one or two desert locations. I would also like to point out to that the art of faking both still photographs, and movie film is as old as photography and film itself. The 1930's film "King Kong" showed a huge gorilla scaling up the Empire State building. If it's on film are we led to believe it's real? No of course not, but that is exactly what PAN's, (Pro Apollo Nutters) are claiming. Their ridiculous debunking claim is that digital manipulation of photographs and film was not available back in the 1960's, but they did not have digital artifacts back in 1930 when the film "King Kong" was made. Langley is NASA's space research facility, and staff are sworn to secrecy. All files pertaining to the Apollo (fake Moon missions) are stored there and not due for declassification until 2026. Other artifacts including the burnt out Apollo 7 capsule which killed Grissom, Chaffe and White. They have the facilities to perform anything, fake backgrounds, simulated orbiters etc. First piece of evidence is the large 250 foot traverse crane shown below. Notice fake Moon crater surface created beneath the crane.
This crane was PURPOSELY built in 63/64 to perfect the lunar landing as close as possible to the real thing, and used to suspend both astronauts, and the LM itself. It enabled movement of the astronauts and LM in all directions, i.e., up down, left right, forward and reverse. The trial runs were so good, and with NASA, fully aware that a Moon landing was impossible, opted to use the setup for faking the alleged film of lunar landing, and take off, whereby the flag is blown over.
According to Bobby Braun and other NASA officials the idea was to teach the astronauts how to land a rocket propelled LM. However NO ROCKET POWERED LM WAS EVER SUSPENDED FROM THIS CRANE. In any case anyone with the slightest gumption knows that it is IMPOSSIBLE to control a rocket engine. If the PAN's disagree, then perhaps they could direct me to a video or film showing how the feat was, or could be accomplished. The landings were controlled purely by traverse and lowering of the LM in the same way as a conventional crane.
Below are more pictures showing mock LM suspended from this crane. In the center (left) picture note the circular objects on the ground floor. The vast expanse of ground area beneath this crane was ideal for creating mock lunar landscapes. In reality the area was covered with gray ash, (possibly from some coal fired power station or boiler house), or plain cement. The circular objects were then raised by crane to create authentic looking Moon craters, as shown later.
right picture above is a time lapse sequence taken
at night. Notice spotlights on crane gantry, and
how it illuminates the ground surface. The mock LM
was traversed full length of crane, and
simultaneously lowered at the same time in order
to create an authentic looking lunar landing, when
viewed from within the mock LM itself. Power
supply to the mock LM was by cable from crane
tower. This enabled a large fan, (fitted beneath
the mock LM), to create the dust scatter effect of
a rocket engine as it descended to the fake Moon
surface. The film shown to public of the LM
supposedly blasting off from the Moon's surface
was also created beneath this crane at LRC. The
mock LM was simply attached to the crane, and
hoisted very rapidly at the same time a pathetic
looking blast off sparks was enacted beneath it.
The film was then speeded up for showing to the
public, and it is interesting to note that the
camera filming this sequence cut short once the LM
had reached the crane maximum height. In other
words WHY didn't the camera continue to film the
LM until it was out of view? Quite simply because
it was not possible to do under the circumstances
in which the "lift off" was faked.
The above pictures were taken by Bob Nye on June 20 1969, one month before Armstrong, err, supposedly stepped on the Moon. Picture on right shows the lander hovering above fake Moon crater surface beneath the crane. Believe me folks this is how it was done, even if Pro Apollo Nutters say no way. Picture on left, taken at night, looks like a realistic Moon setting, although I am in no doubt that some out there will actually say this photo is the Moon. I have heard so much BS from the Pro Apollo Nutters nothing would surprise me. The light source seen in left picture is the same light source that highlights Buzz Aldrin in the controversial picture of him allegedly on the Moon. Those lights are fixed at top of crane gantry, as shown in earlier picture.
The picture shown above shows Armstrong at the site in January 1970. This is 6 months after he supposedly landed on the Moon, and likewise Apollo 12 had done the same. Evidently he returned to the simulation site 6 months later to figure out how he could do it, having conned the world into believing he actually did land on the Moon 6 months before this picture was taken.
Pictures below show how astronauts were
suspended from the crane in order to simulate
low gravity. They eventually settled for an
upright position with the astronaut suspended by
strong elastic bungee cord, so that his feet
were only just touching the ground, the same way
as a baby bouncer. You can try it yourself by
placing a given weight at the end of an elastic
band. As the astronauts walked in a given
direction, the overhead crane moved in the same
direction. This enabled the astronauts to
literally float along in a crude "Moon walk"
is a classic piece of film, and I have only ever
seen it once. It shows two astronauts supposedly
on the Moon, but one astronaut is following behind
the other in a dead straight line, and at a fixed
distance. Two partners in a strange desolate place
would not walk in such a stupid fashion, and so
far apart. It's obvious both are following a given
line/route, i.e., the line or route in which the
two overhead cranes are forcing them to follow. In
the pictures below, it can be seen how astronauts
were suspended from this crane. It is interesting
to note that high backward leg swing in far left
picture. That high backward leg swing is identical
to the back leg swing in the Apollo 17 photo of
Harrison Schmitt supposedly tripping up on the
Moon (shown right). In another video sequence of
Apollo 17 astronauts supposedly cavorting on the
Moon, one of them is actually suspended 2 feet
horizontally off the ground. This sequence lasts
for a couple of seconds, so how do NASA officials
explain that, and why is it that no one else has
passed comment on this totally absurd picture
shot? It's clear evidence that person in space
suit is suspended from wires, or some other line.
The picture below shows astronaut suspended via a
tubular spring to create the "bounce effect" as
though they were walking in reduced gravity on the
on left is a view taken from top of the Langley
crane, looking down onto fake lunar surface
created beneath. Picture right shows Donald Hewes
beneath the Langley crane. Hewes created the fake
lunar surface, and was heavily involved in the
fake lunar landing and lift off video's.
The Studio Moon Set
Still not convinced? Then maybe this NASA archive, dated 26 August 1969, and copied word for word, will change your mind. It relates to Donald Hewes, who oversaw operations/filming with the fake landing and take off. Read it, then think hard about it. Why were NASA phaffing around with fake lunar landscapes, one month AFTER Armstrong supposedly pulled it off for real? Answer, to make the fake film look ever more realistic, when future, higher quality images were broadcast to an already gullible audience.
Looking down from the top of the gantry on to the simulated Lunar Surface. James Hansen writes: "To make the simulated landings more authentic, [Donald] Hewes and his men filled the base of the huge eight legged, red and white structure with dirt and modeled it to resemble the moon's surface. They erected floodlights at the proper angles to simulate lunar light and installed a black screen at the far end of the gantry to mimic the airless lunar "sky." Hewes personally climbed into the fake craters with cans of everyday black enamel to spray them so that the astronauts could experience the shadows that they would see during the actual moon landing." (p. 375) From A.W. Vigil, "Piloted Space Flight Simulation at Langley Research Center," Paper presented at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1966 Winter Meeting, New York, NY, November 27 - December 1, 1966. "Ground based simulators are not very satisfactory for studying the problems associated with the final phases of landing. This is due primarily to the fact that the visual scene cannot be simulated with sufficient realism. For this reason it is preferable to go to some sort of flight test simulator which can provide real life visual cues. One research facility designed to study the final phases of lunar landing is in operation at Langley. ... The facility is an overhead crane structure about 250 feet tall and 400 feet long. The crane system supports five sixths of the vehicle's weight through servo driven vertical cables. The remaining one sixth of the vehicle weight pulls the vehicle downward simulating the lunar gravitational force. During actual flights the overhead crane system is slaved to keep the cable near vertical at all times. A gimbal system on the vehicle permits angular freedom for pitch, roll, and yaw. The facility is capable of testing vehicles up to 20,000 pounds. A research vehicle, weighing 10,500 pounds fully loaded, is being used and is shown [in this picture]. This vehicle is provided with a large degree of flexibility in cockpit positions, instrumentation, and control parameters. It has main engines of 6,000 pounds thrust, throttle able down to 600 pounds, and attitude jets. This facility is studying the problems of the final 200 feet of lunar landing and the problems of maneuvering about in close proximity to the lunar surface."
James R. Hansen, Space flight Revolution: NASA
Langley Research Center From Sputnik to Apollo,
(Washington: NASA, 1995), pp. 373-378.
We now go inside the Langley Research Center complex itself to see how they faked the lunar approach and close orbit of the Moon's surface. We've all seen the film supposedly taken from the LM as it approached the Moon, and then begin to orbit. The speed at which it changes from approach to lunar orbit is utterly ridiculous, as any craft traveling at that speed would crash straight into the Moon. No one could control a craft in such as way as shown in the film, and in reality no one did. The following pictures show exactly how it was done.
does matter believe me, especially when NASA want
to create a fake lunar surface as shown in the
above picture on left. It literally dwarfs the two
men stood in front of it. It's unbelievable the
time, trouble and expense that NASA incurred
purely to fake the lunar missions. It was of
course done purely to convince the world they were
the leaders in space. This very large picture, and
others were used in conjunction with a rail
mounted camera, which also focused on a large
rotating PLASTER PARIS model of the Moon, ) shown
on the right). NASA knew, (after
Kennedy's speech in 61), that a lunar landing
before 1970 was impossible. Realizing this they
had no option but to fake the missions. A program
was launched at LRC to design props/backgrounds
etc. to convince the media they had achieved the
goal set by Kennedy. The pictures above were
scanned from a book, hence the poor quality,
however the following pictures are from NASA.
high resolution picture above left shows a 20'
diameter sphere which can be rotated from below.
In the left of that picture can be seen a huge
blank placard. This is the scene before
LRC staff began work on converting the sphere to
an authentic looking Moon complete with craters, (
for lunar approach), and the placards were to be
lunar orbit. Notice also the rail track around
placards, (there were 3 placards in all). Note
moving trolley on that track. The camera was
mounted on that trolley. It first began to film
the rotating sphere, (lunar approach), it then
swung around and began scanning the fake lunar
surface on placard, (lunar orbit).
picture above right shows the sphere after
modeling work. Pretty impressive eh? Notice how
background is in the dark. Remove that bloke from
the picture and you could EASILY pass this photo
as being taken by the Apollo command module
circling the Moon. It is evident that there were
many people involved in the faking of Apollo, and
NASA claim that if it were faked someone would
have spoken out by now. Well LRC staff are sworn
to secrecy, and they must have been 100% in favor
of the fakery, otherwise they would not have
participated in the first place.
pictures above show how LRC made "plaster paris"
copies of the Moon craters on the placards. They
are checking that the craters are exactly to scale
and layout, as craters shown on the lunar
photographs previously taken by high magnification
telescope. (Editors Note: Lunar Orbiter Photos
1965-1967) Notice the sphere in left hand picture
after modeling work. This sphere had a light
inside it which was translucent on the outside,
hence the appearance. The large placards with Moon
craters was also backlit. Turn off all your
lighting, and you end up with the picture shown
below left. This is how the Moon would look in the
void of space if you could get close enough to it,
however no one, not even Armstrong could get
anywhere near to the real thing.
claim that picture on the right is far side of
Moon, taken by Apollo 8. Compare this sphere with
one shown above in left hand pic. It speaks for
itself does it not? In all of these pictures
notice the black background. This of course made
it easier for touching up photo's to ensure
that background space was indeed black.
These two pictures prove that you do not need pressurized suits to create an authentic Moon approach or orbit. Take a film whilst approaching the plaster paris model, and it would be enough to convince a gullible audience that film was taken whilst approaching the Moon.
This final picture shows Charlie Duke (pointing), and John Young, at the simulator controls for lunar approach/orbit. The picture on TV screen is reminiscent of the pictures we saw on our TV screens. We were told it was the Moon, but the picture showing on TV screen in photograph is not the Moon. It is a camera filming the plaster paris model of Moon.
Both John Young and Charlie Duke were heavily involved in faking of the Apollo Moon missions.
So there you have it. I have shown how NASA faked lunar approach/orbit, and lunar landing/take, so next time you see a film on TV of any Apollo craft supposedly approaching, orbiting, landing on, or taking off from the Moon, you will know exactly how it was done.
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