LUNAR: The Story Of How The USA Beat The USSR In The Great Space Race

Submitted by: scheckydamon 5 months ago in Entertainment Science

LUNAR from Christian Stangl on Vimeo.


So we didn't go to the moon, eh?
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Male 3,484
What percent of the Flat Earthers are also reject the moon landing?
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Male 5,469
Not a bad video, but there's still big questions if we can even get past Low Earth Orbit, in fact evidence suggesting we never went to the moon.  I liked how they added in the stars into the video, as it goes to show what you would have expected to see on the lunar surface.  If the achievement was shot in a sound stage, it makes sense for them to use a black backdrop, as they would never be able to make it pass since astronomers would pick up the inconsistencies right away.
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Female 401
monkwarrior Here we go again.

That's a basic misunderstanding. The surface of the moon is bright when the sun's on it, and it's very reflective. The glare blocks out the stars. Photographs of the moon's surface taken by the Chinese show exactly the same thing. 

If you don't believe me wait until there's a bright full moon and then go and count the stars you can see close to it in the sky. (Hint: you won't be able to see any).
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Male 5,469
DrCribbens yes that's a common assertion.  Unfortunately it's been growing in question since it's approaching 50 years since they went to the moon, not to mention the various reports of confusion if stars can be seen or not, so there is serious doubt rising about them even going.  Someone needs to go back to quell those doubts.  You can assert they're simply nutjobs, as kalron likely does, but that will simply accelerate the need to go back to prove.
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Female 401
monkwarrior Yes, well it's a common assertion because it's true. The problem is that conspiracy theorists are surprised by the lack of stars based not on the science but on what they kind of expect to be probably what should happen if they think about it but don't actually look into the facts.
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Male 5,469
DrCribbens Yes, it's common that people assert it's true because it was asserted to them through their TV to be true, even though the people who assert it's true can't even prove (nor even look and see) the evidence for the achievement.  Understand extraordinary claims requires extraordinary evidence, and it's not just 'conspiracy theorists' (an insecure propaganda war term mind you) who do this, but many other people who now question the achievement after 50 years of not going back.  As previously mentioned you can assert as much as you like what is fact or not, but with rising questions, the achievement needs to be redone.  Which is convenient because there is also no rational reason to not do it again, unless, of course, if it wasn't done in the first place.
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Female 401
monkwarrior So the only proof you'll accept is if we go back? None of the physics and science are going to make any difference to you?

And what will happen if SpaceX are as good as their word and send tourists around the moon next year? Will that be proof enough for you or will you just claim that's a fake as well?
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Male 5,469
DrCribbens At this point in time, with the unreliability of questionable assertions, the answer is yes, the only acceptable proof at this point would be going back.  But as i said, it's a good thing, because if indeed we went at all, a moon base is the next obvious (and sensible) step. Yes, spaceX doing that could possibly be proof enough, however that has yet to be determined pending the proof provided, also if it continues, rather than make it a 1-shot thing not to be done again for 50+ years...
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Female 401
monkwarrior This is the same reason that I don't believe we've ever been to the Marianas trench. We went once, never went back. What a hoax!
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Male 5,469
DrCribbens Well thats up to you, but i actually find it's much easier to believe that about the ocean, as we have regular footage of ocean exploration (maybe not always to the trench) but to other places. I would fully admit we have a lot to explore with the ocean, but at least it's good to see new videos regularly, of humankind exploring the ocean further and further. 

It's too bad we couldn't replace ocean with moon in that paragraph, eh? At any rate i think it would be far wiser to explore the ocean first before the moon.
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Male 3,446
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Male 39,945
If people lived on the moon, would they be called Lunatics ?
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Male 1,871
Gerry1of1 lunartics*
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Male 1,511
insaneai Moonities!
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Male 8,550
Gerry1of1 I believe that was established fact by Heinlein in "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress."
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Male 39,945
megrendel congrats to you for being well read
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Male 1,347
Gerry1of1 No that title is reserved for us here at IAB.
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Male 1,511
Everyone that claims the moon landing was fake, I just ask them to explain the mirrors on the moon that you can see with a moderately decent telescope.
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Male 1,871
squidbush


(Probably some freakin wetbacks from the other side of the grand river too)
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Male 550
squidbush As far as I'm aware we don't have any telescopes that can resolve any of the man made equipment left on the moon, the mirrors are detected with lasers rather than using optics.
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Male 39,945
squidbush They rig the telescopes in the factory to fake the image of mirrors on the moon..... DUH!
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Male 1,511
Gerry1of1 Shhh! No one is supposed to know about that!
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Male 1,138
I reject this based on the title.  Lunar is already the title of a series of JRPGs.  They need to call it something else.
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Male 1,511
waldo863 Happy Joy Joy Moon Men?
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Male 1,138
squidbush Uhh, no, Lunar.  Do you comprehend English?  I said right there:
 Lunar is already the title of a series of JRPGs. 
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Male 1,511
waldo863 Oh yea! I forgot. You can't EVER reuse a word for a title.
It's a JRPG anyway. like anyone would care.
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