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Date: 04/13/14 08:20 AM

27 Responses to Astronaut Bloopers

  1. Profile photo of Gottamgear
    Gottamgear Male 18-29
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    April 12, 2014 at 2:09 pm
    Link: Astronaut Bloopers - Its pretty evident that walking on a surface area with completely different gravity might not be the breeziest of walks
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    April 13, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Whoever made this video showed great restraint in NOT using the Benny Hill music.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2014 at 8:57 am
    Notice in how all those shots, they seem to pivot at a certain point on their back....
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    Dead_mind Male 18-29
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    April 13, 2014 at 9:08 am
    @tedgp
    Notice the strings in the grains of sand flying around...
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2014 at 9:11 am
    @tedgp: Yes, it`s called `Center of Mass`.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2014 at 9:32 am
    No Ted. No.

    I noticed that they seem to favor their NATURAL CENTER OF GRAVITY! Geez.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2014 at 9:43 am
    @AJ,

    You ever notice that the hoaxist main arguments always boil down to `Well, the movie studio went to great expense to make it LOOK real, so the fact that it LOOKS so real is just evidence of it being fake`.

    (And my favorite `proof` put forth so far is some idiot who said `We couldn`t have possibly gone to the moon in the 60`s as we didn`t even have the technology to build a PlayStation II in the 60`s.)
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2014 at 10:54 am
    You ever notice that the hoaxist main arguments always boil down to `Well, the movie studio went to great expense to make it LOOK real, so the fact that it LOOKS so real is just evidence of it being fake`.

    I`ve noticed that most moon conspiracy believers` arguments boil down to being ignorant of the differences in circumstances.

    They`re applying an understanding based on conditions on the surface of the Earth to the surface of the moon. That`s sort of understandable, since almost everyone has only ever experienced conditions on Earth, but it`s completely wrong.

    tedgp`s post is a perfect example - *on the surface of Earth* the movements shown would imply a wire attached to the person`s back. It`s a failure to take into account different conditions - on the surface of the moon the movements shown are due to much lower gravity.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 13, 2014 at 10:55 am
    They went all the way to the Moon, but didn`t put microphones on the cameras to record the sound too?? Wow!

    (Note: I am totally joking, eh?)
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    April 13, 2014 at 11:02 am

    "You can edit film to make people think all kinds of things. Like the moon landing. That was all done with puppets in my uncle`s garage."

    - Darnell `Crabman` Turner

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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 13, 2014 at 11:34 am

    Next they`ll be telling us the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park weren`t real.
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    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2014 at 12:32 pm
    Obviously done on a stage! In zero gravity. Like on the moon or something...
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    April 13, 2014 at 2:01 pm
    The very first fall is the giveaway. As the wire takes the strain, it lifts his feet off the ground and he see-saws for a split-second. Even in low gravity he should still just go straight down.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2014 at 3:32 pm
    The very first fall is the giveaway. As the wire takes the strain, it lifts his feet off the ground and he see-saws for a split-second. Even in low gravity he should still just go straight down.

    Thank you for providing another example of my point - you are applying conditions on the surface of Earth to the surface of the moon, which is wrong. That is the first way in which you are wrong. I`ll deal with the second way afterwards.

    Relativistic effects are negligable in these conditions, so Newtonian physics holds up well enough.

    The astronaut had some lateral movement, so that would continue as he fell - first law. There isn`t even any air resistance to slow that movement down.

    Any unsupported object with lateral movement will pivot around its centre of gravity. Falling at the same time will not change that.

    On Earth, the falling is fast enough for the pivoting to not be very noticeable. Not so on the moon.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2014 at 3:40 pm
    The second way in which you are wrong is that your analysis doesn`t make sense in several ways;

    1) When the astronauts feet start rising, his pivot point (low on his back) is no longer falling.

    2) You can see the astronaut kicking out with his legs in order to generate momentum to get his feet back under him. He does it again just afterwards, a couple of times.

    3) There`s no reason why a harness on a wire would be set up to stop a person`s lower back a few inches off the ground. That would be worse than useless because it would twirl their face into the ground. Also, why release the video at all if they were trying to cover it all up?

    Your analysis of the video is wrong and silly and makes no sense.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    April 13, 2014 at 3:49 pm
    5Cats-(Note: I am totally joking, eh?)
    While most of us realize that, it`s a good thing you added that last bit as some people would go `Yeah, that`s right!`.

    drawman61-The very first fall is the giveaway.
    Your very first sentence, and all those that follow, is the giveaway.

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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31762 posts
    April 13, 2014 at 5:22 pm
    @MeGrendel: In space: your microphone won`t work!

    (In a vacuum, eh? Like on the Moon.)

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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    April 13, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    drawman...There are no words to describe your stupidity and ignorance.

    Oh wait!

    Paranoid schizophrenia.
    It`s a helluva mental illness.
    Take your meds, and don`t forget your therapy sessions. We wouldn`t want you to lose your benefits, otherwise you might be forced to be a productive member of the human race.

    Leech.

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    Bealzebubble Male 18-29
    352 posts
    April 13, 2014 at 9:59 pm
    Duff: The official beer of NASA. The National Association of the Sellers of Alcohol.
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    Naz14 Female 18-29
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    April 14, 2014 at 11:24 am
    They fall very, dangily... hmmm
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    April 14, 2014 at 11:45 am
    Angilion, at least you had the decency to try and back up your argument. The MeGrendels and turdburglars are those kids on the fringes who try and laugh in the hope the cool kids will let them join the gang.
    The 3 points you try and make back up my argument. Not sure why you would use these.
    A stage harness is not a single wire if that`s what you think. It is two wires, one on either side of the performer. He isn`t expected to fall so the operator doesn`t have time to allow the slack. Hence, he stops falling before hitting the ground and seesaws. Even as he tries to get his feet under him you can see his weight his being helped.
    As for releasing the footage, video players had barely taken off so close scrutiny wasn`t expected.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 14, 2014 at 1:51 pm
    Angilion, at least you had the decency to try and back up your argument. The MeGrendels and turdburglars are those kids on the fringes who try and laugh in the hope the cool kids will let them join the gang.

    They`re probably just slightly less stubborn than I am, or have slightly less free time.

    All the silly rubbish from people like you has been debunked over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. All of it, in tedious detail. Time and time and time and time again.

    It takes a few seconds to trot out some simplistic crap that`s either a lie, a result of ignorance or both.

    It takes a lot more time to provide the relevant facts, logic and explanations.

    And then people like you will just repeat the same untrue statements anyway. Sometimes even immediately afterwards in the same place.

    So some people respond with the derision your behaviour deserves. I just had some spare time and didn`t mind pi
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 14, 2014 at 1:57 pm
    The 3 points you try and make back up my argument. Not sure why you would use these.

    Another perfect example.

    You have no counter-argument because your position is irrational and contradicts all known evidence and knowledge.

    So you make things up. Claiming that my points back up your faith was a clever move - you dismiss my position and bolster your own all in one go.

    But it`s still bollocks. You`re scrabbling about the pretend that your sily faith-based position makes any sense, but it doesn`t.

    If you were to say that it makes no sense but you choose to believe it as an act of faith, then it would be more difficult to argue against you. But when you pretend that it makes sense and has evidence supporting it, you make a fool of yourself.

    So...which aliens do you believe forbade the moon landings? You must believe some did, as that`s the only reason the USA could have had to not do it when they could.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    They fall very, dangily... hmmm

    Gravity is much lower on the surface of the moon (about 1/6th). Objects will fall much more slowly and if they have any lateral movement they will tend to rotate around their centre of mass. That happens everywhere, but gravity on Earth is high enough for it to usually be obscured by the speed of the falling.

    It`s *very* easy to apply conditions on Earth to your interpretation of conditions on the surface of the moon, but it`s very wrong and you will make yourself look silly.

    Not as silly as you look when you find yourself claiming that aliens forbade the USA from making moon landings and provided the USA with faked video. If you give any credence to the idea that the landings were faked, you are giving equal credence to those things. I`ll explain why in the next post.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
    12390 posts
    April 14, 2014 at 2:12 pm
    It can be proven that the USA spent a huge amount of resources developing the capability for manned moon landings.

    It can be proven that the USA spent a great deal of resources building the ship and infrastructure necessary for manned moon landings.

    These things weren`t secret. It`s not even contentious - the USA showed the stuff off.

    It can be proven that the USA carried out lunar missions at the relevant times. This was independently verfied by thousands of different people all over the world by directly tracking signals from the ship (and therefore directly tracking its position).

    So it is proven that the USA could do manned missions and spent all the resources needed for manned missions...so why would they then take the huge risk and large added expense of faking it? The only internally consistent explanation is that a more powerful force ordered them to do so. That force would have to be aliens.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    April 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm
    Secondly, there`s the issue of faking the video. There are several parts of it that could not have been faked with any technology known to exist at the time. It`s that straightforward. No CGI at all in those days. CGI wasn`t even a thing. I don`t know if anyone had even thought of the idea. I do know that no hardware capable of CGI indistinguishable from reality (even at relatively low res) existed. No human hardware, anyway.

    So it ties in with the last point - the same aliens who ordered the USA to not do a manned lunar mission also created the faked video. Oh, and used their mind-altering technology to erase many people`s memories and implant false ones. That would also be needed to explain why so many people have memories of being directly involved in manned landings.

    If anyone can come up with any other internally consistent explanation that would allow for faking to even be *possible*, feel free to show it here.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5864 posts
    April 14, 2014 at 3:31 pm
    drawman61-in the hope the cool kids will let them join the gang.
    If YOU`RE in the gang, it`s a gang of idiots and asswipes.

    Kinda like The Orphans in The Warriors: idiots, imbiciles and other such low-class that no self respecting gang would ever consider.



    We don`t bother trying to `prove` something that`s so obvious to be axiomatic, yet still too difficult for someone of your dizzying intellect to comprehend.

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