A bit of lateral thinking regarding the supposed LM shots...although the Smithsonian says I'm not allowed directly show the picture here, or copy it, here's a link to a picture of LEM2 on their website http://www.nasm.si.edu/webimages/640/99-15232_640.jpg
Significantly, this isn't displayed as a copy...it's described as being real:
http://www.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/gal112/ wrote:This is an actual lunar module, one of 12 built for Project Apollo. It was meant to be used in low Earth orbit to test the techniques of separation, rendezvous, and docking with the command and service module. The second of two such test vehicles, its mission was cancelled because of the complete success of the first flight.
How about if someone in the current was to take a sequence of photometric digital pictures of this exhibit, and use them in an attempt at reconciling this existing reality with depicted images from the era? Because here's my angle on this: let's say 12 LMs were actually physically made, and at least half of them are now destroyed on re-entry (or otherwise disposed of, to convince non-insider NASA operatives)....what might the chances be that at least one of the LMs that has become curated as an a museum piece is actually one of the craft that was used in the staged supposed lunar photoshoots
? I do remember also seeing one down at the Science Museum in London, so along with the Smithsonian one, so that's a minimum of two.
Does anyone follow my logic on this? If there are subtle technical differences identified, build modifications/upgrades, absent/present thrusters/dishes/antennas, it might be possible with the expertise of Hollycrap and reel to match a curated museum piece as actually being the specific vehicle
depicted in the shots for, say A12, by it's physical signature. Then the evidence against the Apollo project becomes a 22ft high 4ton metal bug, rather than a picture.....
And talking of which....has anyone seen any Official Story pictures of the Nots in training, at the Declared Training Location, including shots of them with the LM? I'm very interested to see what they look like, or indeed if such images exist, because if they look too
much like Official Story pictures of the land-away, that's hugely
significant, and if they look radically different, that's also important, because there'd have been no reason for them to be 'wrong' (or too visually divergent from the published portfolios), due to all that supposedly accurate photo intel and data that'd been gathered by the Surveyor and fly-by missions.
And what are we to make of the amazing A11 lunar take-off shots, the BBC ones with Robin Day (a British Cronkite, you might say). Looks like some very period Fritz Lang/Dan Dare emulsion-scratch animation to me. Plus the other pre-A17 'lunar departures' footage? This is a total surprise to me...I've no recollection of having seen these at the time, nor in the intervening years