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"Moon plays": The moon was the Earth - Lies and Truth in the Atmosphere

17. The simulation centers at Langley (Hampton, Virginia) and Houston - the moon crane - the "Control Center" at Houston was none - helicopters

The possibilities having simulated "moon flights" and "moon landings" with different operating machines - Apollo 12 indicates the simulation in the moon hall

Langley Research Center near Hampton (Virginia),
                  front of the house with a moon landing vehicle in
                  front of it, foto no. L-1963-09785. Here had probably
                  been made a big part of the films about the "moon
                  landings"...
vergrössernLangley Research Center near Hampton (Virginia), front of the house with a moon landing vehicle in front of it, foto no. L-1963-09785. Here had probably been made a big part of the films about the "moon landings"...

by Michael Palomino (2006)

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from:
-- Gerhard Wisnewski: Lügen im Weltraum (engl.: Lies in space); Knaur 2005

-- James R. Hansen: Spaceflight Revolution: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/contents.htm, in special: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm


The emergency situation for the "USA" after sputnik - the construction of simulating machines at Langley (Hampton, Virginia) and Houston (Manned Spacecraft Center) and others

Since Sputnik the space flight simulation center at Langley is enlarged as a vision for technical wisdom that does not yet exist in reality. The principle according Wisnewski is: "One needs a simulator machine because the own ambition overruns the capacity."

(In: James R. Hansen, NASA historian: Spaceflight Revolution, SP-4308, S.369; electronic edition: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/contents.htm; Wisnewski, p.283)

[By this "USA" begins to put billions of $ of tax sums into so called "centers for manned space flight", e.g. the "Manned spacecraft center", with simulators and all other fantasies for "space flight":

-- at Langley in Hampton (Virginia)
-- at Houston (Texas) 
-- the Kennedy Space Center in Florida etc.

The simulation centers are sprinkled over the "USA" in a kind that more or less in half of the "USA" is situated one so at least half of the population can be infected with the "moon fever" or "space fever" and will be manipulated in this manner. And this works...].

NASA centers for "training" of the "moon landing"

Map with the
                          NASA centers
Map with the NASA centers
Position of Langley Air Force Base and
                            of Langley Research Center near Hampton
                            (Virginia), aside the Langley Air Force
                            Base.
vergrössernPosition of Langley Air Force Base and of Langley Research Center near Hampton (Virginia), aside the Langley Air Force Base.
Map with the Position of Johnson Space
                            Center (ex Manned Spacecraft Center) near
                            Houston.
vergrössernMap with the Position of Johnson Space Center (ex Manned Spacecraft Center) near Houston.
Map with the Position of Kennedy Space
                            Center.
vergrössernMap with the Position of Kennedy Space Center.


Langley, Houston etc.: Perfect "moon film" simulations

The standard book about the simulation centers [faking centers] is the book "Spaceflight Revolution" by NASA historian James R. Hansen (Wisnewski, p.289).

[This is no conspiracy theory, stupid journalist, but Hansen describes first-hand facts].

According to Hansen the "moon theaters" at Langley are rehearsed in any detail like in a theater also with general rehearsals etc. (Wisnewski, p.273). At the end one cannot distinguish anything from a "real performance" (Wisnewski, p.274). So, there is only a little step to pretend simulated films as real "moon films", but it's a "big step for mankind".

Wisnewski:

<With the simulation machinery of Langley any, but really any situation of the Apollo missions could be simulated or put into scene - as anybody wanted. The border between simulation and total staging was really thin - for NASA a very little step." In the "moon film" this little step was called "a big step for mankind>... (Wisnewski, p.292)

Simulation centers: The "control center" at Houston is not controlling anything!

The control center at Houston has nothing to say concerning the simulation centers. Houston control center has no control what is simulated and what is not simulated.

<The CM simulator [Command Module Simulator at Houston] (Wisnewski, p.275): This simulator could pretend a real command module to the control center, by transmitting the measuring data from the simulator capsule into the control center.> (Wisnewski, p.276).

<Simulations were easy to perform. The instructors disconnected the extern stations of Manned Space Flight network and connected the data stream of their own simulation machinery...The controller in the Mission Control Center did not know where the data came from and they were not interested in either.> (Wisnewski, p.277)

[So, the "control center" at Houston was not at all a "control center", but Langley at Hampton and the Manned Space Flight Center at Houston (Texas) were the "control centers" without having said this any time. And the media never want to have realized it...]

The simulators

Command Module Mission Simulator at Houston (MSC)
(Wisnewski, p.275)

vergrössernCommand Module Mission Simulator  at Manned Spacecraft Center MSC at Houston, exterior view. NASA foto no. S-67-3922.
Command Module Mission Simulator at
                              Manned Spacecraft Center MSC at Houston,
                              exterior view.




Training's foto in the Command Module
                            Mission Simulator at Houston at the Manned
                            Spacecraft Center (MSC), building 5: Thomas
                            K. Mattingly II, pilot of the command
                            capsule (foreground), Charles M. Duke J.,
                            pilot for the Lunar Module (right in the
                            background), astronaut John W. Young,
                            commander (left). Training for Apollo 16,
                            foto from 14.3.1972, foto no.: S72-31047vergrössern
Training's foto in the Command Module Mission Simulator at Houston at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), building 5:  Thomas K. Mattingly II, pilot of the command capsule (foreground), Charles M. Duke J., pilot for the Lunar Module (right in the background), astronaut John W. Young, commander (left). Training for Apollo 16, foto from  14.3.1972, foto no.: S72-31047


Command Module Simulator (CM simulator) for the working operations of the atmosphere ship and for the fly characteristics
Actions are:
-- to run the atmosphere ship
-- to steer the atmosphere ship, navigation
-- the simulation pretends real signals, acoustically and optically (Wisnewski, p.275).

Command Module Simulator (CM simulator)
Command Module Simulator
                              (CM-Simulator), exterior view with
                              astronaut Jim Lovell 7.4.1970, foto no.
                              70-H-467
vergrössernCommand Module Simulator (CM-Simulator), exterior view with astronaut Jim Lovell 7.4.1970, foto no. 70-H-467
vergrössern Interior view with astronauts Thomas P. Stafford (commander), John W. Young (command module pilot), Eugene A. Cernan (pilot of the Lunar Module). 15.1.1968, foto no. S68-15952


Lunar Module Simulator, LM Simulator
(Wisnewski, p.275)

Grumman
                          Lunar Module Simulator
Grumman Lunar Module Simulator
Interior view of Lunar
                          Module Simulator with Conrad and Bean
Interior view of Lunar Module Simulator with Conrad and Bean


Lunar Module Mission Simulator 1968-1972
(Wisnewski, p.280)

Lunar Module Mission
                              Simulator at Houston in Manned Spacecraft
                              Center (MSC), building 5, exterior view,
                              1.11.1967, foto no. S67-15795
vergrössernLunar Module Mission Simulator at Houston in Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), building 5, exterior view, 1.11.1967, foto no. S67-15795
Lunar Module Mission Simulator,
                              interior view, at Houston in Manned
                              Spacecraft Center (MSC), building 5,
                              1.11.1967, foto no. S67-15794
vergrössernLunar Module Mission Simulator, interior view, at Houston in Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), building 5, 1.11.1967, foto no. S67-15794


There comes up the question why there was training on the Lunar Module Mission Simulator only since 1968 when the project is a "moon landing" which should take place in one year (Wisnewski, p.280-281). In the Lunar Module Mission Simulator the astronauts look on four screens with a projected, artificial moon surface, and the simulation can pretend scenes until to the "moon landing". The "moon astronauts" even stay therein over night having preparation for the situation "on the moon".

(In: Cradle of Aviation Museum; www.cradleofaviation.org/exhibits/space/Im_simulator/sim.html; Wisnewski, p.281)


Also the coordination between capsule and Lunar Module is simulated
(Wisnewski, p.275)

And also the docking procedures (Docking Simulator, "Rendezvous-Simulator") are simulated
(Wisnewski, p.292)

The docking procedures were rehearsed soon already within the Gemini program and continued during the Apollo program.

Training of the docking procedures at Langley Research Center
Rendezvous Simulator on the ground
vergrössern1. Rendezvous Simulator on the ground
2. Who can steer well can do the docking procedure on the ground:

Rendezvous Simulator:
                            Docking on the ground, foto no. L-62-9652.
Rendezvous Simulator: Docking on the ground, foto no.  L-62-9652.

3.
A row of docked Gemini
                            atmosphere ships in a simulator, foto no.
                            L-64-1610.
A row of docked Gemini atmosphere ships in a simulator, foto no. L-64-1610.
(http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/factsheets/Landmarks.html)

[The background seems to be black manipulated as if the atmosphere ships would all fly].
It comes out that the foto is a foto composition bauble watching a bigger version of the foto. The journalists did not take attention one more time...
Rendezvous Simulator Langley: Docked
                              gemini atmosphere ships a a chain, foto
                              composition, bauble.
vergrössernRendezvous Simulator Langley: Docked gemini atmosphere ships a a chain, foto composition, bauble.

4. Who  can do the docking procedure on the ground can go into "air" on the hall's ceiling to exercise the docking: Moon landing "on the rope".
Rendezvous Simulator:
                          Exercise of the docking procedure on the
                          ceiling of the hall of Langley Air Force Base,
                          foto no.: L-63-5016.
Rendezvous Simulator: Exercise of the docking procedure on the ceiling of the hall of Langley Air Force Base, foto no.: L-63-5016.



The moon crane: The "Lunar Landing Research Facility": "Moon landing" on the rope - on a "Lunar surface"

[The fotos have the abbreviation "EL" which probably stands for "elevator"].

"Langley Research Center" builds a big overhead crane, almost 80 m high and 120 m long, for having "landed" a Lunar Module "as an exercise", with an artificial moon surface (Wisnewski, p.281).

The crane is completed in 1965.
(http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm)

[By this it's easy to play "moon landing"]. In this way a plenty of "landing films" are made (Wisnewski, p.281), [which are later presented as blurred TV films of a "moon landing" in the whole world].

The moon crane at Langley (Virginia) ("Lunar Landing Research Facility")

The moon crane / overhead crane at
                            Langley for the "moon landing",
                            sight from above
vergrössernThe moon crane / overhead crane at Langley for the "moon landing", sight from above
The moon crane / overhead crane,sight
                            from the bottom up, 2 July 1964, foto no.
                            EL-2001-00424.
vergrössernThe moon crane / overhead crane,sight from the bottom up, 2 July 1964, foto no. EL-2001-00424.


The moon crane costs 3.5 Mio. $,  relatively cheap compared with other simulators. Principally the moon crane shall simulate the gravitation on the moon taking the Lunar Module in the air and with a functioning engine of the Lunar Module. By this there should be a simulation of 1/6 of the Earth's gravitation (Wisnewski, p.283) [which is the gravitation on the moon calculated by space physicians].

On the moon crane hang only little "Lunar Modules" ("Moon Landing Vehicles") with a little cabin for just one person:

A "Lunar Landing Vehicle" with a
                    round cabin on the top, foto no. L-1963-09781.
vergrössernA "Lunar Landing Vehicle" with a round cabin on the top, foto no. L-1963-09781.

[The "Lunar Landing Vehicles" have no ascent module and the cabin is only for one person].

To play "moon landing" with a moon crane and with the "Lunar Landing Vehicle"
By this one can play "moon
                            landing" very comfortable. A moon
                            landing vehicle with cabin on the top in
                            different positions is shown on the foto
                            "Lunar Lander Multiple Exposure",
                            foto no. EL-1996-00001.
vergrössernBy this one can play "moon landing" very comfortable. A moon landing vehicle with cabin on the top in different positions is shown on the foto  "Lunar Lander Multiple Exposure", foto no. EL-1996-00001.

Moon crane at Langley. A Lunar
                                Landing Vehicle with agular cabin is
                                hanging on the rope during the day, foto
                                no. EL-1996-00200.
vergrössernMoon crane at Langley. A Lunar Landing Vehicle with angular cabin is hanging on the rope during the day, foto no. EL-1996-00200.


The moon crane with
                            several positions of the Moon Landing
                            Vehicle, foto no. L 69-4361
The moon crane with several positions of the Moon Landing Vehicle, foto no. L 69-4361
(http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm)
The Moon Landing
                            Vehicle on a faked moon ground, foto no. L
                            67-3857
The Moon Landing Vehicle on a faked moon ground, foto no. L 67-3857
(http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm)


The following photos are showing astronauts in the 1960s posing in front of the Moon Landing Vehicles under the moon crane:

Astronaut Neil Armstrong (middle)
                              with the whole moon crane crew in front of
                              the Moon Landing Vehicle, March 1967, foto
                              no. L-67-1697.
vergrössernAstronaut Neil Armstrong (middle) with the whole moon crane crew in front of the Moon Landing Vehicle, March 1967, foto no.  L-67-1697. (http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm)




vergrössernAstronaut Alan Shepard under the moon crane in front of a Moon Landing Vehicle, Langley 30 March 1970, foto no. EL-1996-00219.
Astronaut Alan Shepard under the moon
                            crane in front of a Moon Landing Vehicle,
                            Langley 30 March 1970, foto no.
                            EL-1996-00219
Astronaut Roger Chaffee tries to handle
                            the Moon Landing Vehicle.
vergrössernAstronaut Roger Chaffee tries to handle the Moon Landing Vehicle.


But how these "Moon Landing Vehicles" can fly is never shown on a foto. The centroid seems to be much too high even at these vehicles and the vehicle would always incline.

The real Lunar Module with only one single engine, the "Lunar Excursion Module" LEM, later called only "Lunar Module" LM with it's two stages descent stage and ascent stage has never flown according to the fact data because here the centroid is even higher and the vehicle would incline at once.

The foto shows the "Lunar
                            Excursion Module" LEM, "Lunar
                            Module" LM with descent stage and
                            ascent stage from Apollo 11, landed
                            perfectly by crane, with black painted
                            background. Foto no. AS11-40-5927-600. It's
                            relatively easy to paint the background in
                            black and to pretend a space travel by
                            this. vergrössernThe foto shows the "Lunar Excursion Module" LEM, "Lunar Module" LM with descent stage and ascent stage from Apollo 11, landed perfectly by crane, with black painted background. Foto no.  AS11-40-5927-600. It's relatively easy to paint the background in black and to pretend a space travel by this.

This big "Lunar Module" has never been tested in a flight and also has never landed at any spot because with only one main engine it's not possible to keep the vehicle in a firm position. The centroid is so high that the vehicle would incline at once.


Wisnewski about the Lunar Module:

<If and how the Lunar Module would land on the moon and how it would start again has - simply - never been rehearsed.>

(orig.: "Ob und wie die Landefähre auf dem Mond würde aufsetzen und wieder starten können, wurde ganz einfach nicht erprobt." (Wisnewski, p.115)

But the Lunar Module always hang on a rope. The moon crane was the warrant for a "clean moon landing". The "Lunar Module" was: Wisnewski:

"absolutely softly landed on the 'lunar surface' " (Wisnewski, p.283), and of course there is no landing crater under the engine. The background is variated by backdrops, the bottom is filled up with earth  (Wisnewski, p.284). The shadows in the artificial craters are made specially black by spray to pretend a harder light shadow effect "as if it would be on the moon"
(Wisnewski, p.285).

[The rope and the crane will be manipulated black for the "scenery" in "space"].

NASA expert Hansen indicates clearly in his book "Spaceflight Revolution":

<To make the simulated landings more authentic, 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.>

(In: Hansen, James R.: Spaceflight Revolution, SP-4308, S.375; Internet edition,
http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm (August 2006); Wisnewski, p.285).


An in the same way it's possible to use the moon crane for the start from the moon, without engine flame of course, but on a rope with a speed to 30 km/h.

(In: Hansen, James R.: Spaceflight Revolution, SP-4308, S.375; Internet edition, http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/contents.htm; Wisnewski, p.285).


[The rope and the crane are painted black in the "moon film" so there is the impression of a "space"]. 

The "sky crane helicopter"

One possibility which is not mentioned by Wisnewski to make a scenery to "start from the moon" is the flight of the Lunar Module on a sky crane helicopter lifting the Module into the sky. Such a helicopter exists within the "US" army since 1962.

Initial work on the Sikorsky heavy-lift 'sky-crane' helicopter began in 1958. The first flight of the turboshaft-powered S-64 "Skycrane" was May 9, 1962.
(http://www.showcasereplicas.com/helicopters.html)

The NASA has got the helicopter at Langley in the "program", and it would be easy having a Lunar Module hanging on the helicopter's rope.

Sky crane helicopter
Sky crane helicopter
                            "Sikorski" in front of Langley
                            Research Center, available since 1962, foto
                            no.: 1972-L-01555
vergrössernSky crane helicopter "Sikorski" in front of Langley Research Center, available since 1962, foto no.: 1972-L-01555
  
Helicopter on sky crane helicopter in
                              the back light. It's easy having
                              istallated a Lunar Module, and the
                              journalists do not realize the trick...
Helicopter on sky crane helicopter in the back light. It's easy having installed a Lunar Module, and the journalists do not realize the trick...

The name "sky crane" gives  a direct indication to the moon crane...



There is also the simulation of the starry sky with it's planets
(Wisnewski, p.292)

Simulations with a moon model Lunar Orbit and Letdown Approach Simulator (LOLA) at Langley

The huge moon model costs 1.9 Mio. $. Around the huge moon ball is built a little railway to simulate moon orbits (Wisnewski, p.286-287), with TV technique (Wisnewski, p.288). foto no. L-65-5579 (Wisnewski, p.287).

LOLA moon model with railway around, in the
                  background another artificial planet, foto of 1st Aug
                  1965, foto no. L-65-5579.
LOLA moon model with railway around, in the background another artificial planet, foto of 1 Aug 1965, foto  no. L-65-5579.
(http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/contents.htm; http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm; (August 2006)


A problematic "Earth rise" of  23 Aug 1966

The foto with the Earth rise taken by the so called "moon satellite" "Lunar Orbiter 1" (official number I-102H2, "I" for Lunar Orbiter 1) seem not "from the moon" but the foto seems to be from simulation installation LOLA according to the foto number  of NASA historian Hansen with the number L-66-6399.66, "L" stands for Langley).

Hansen himself does not mention the contradiction. It seems to be a faked foto - as so many, and the press presents the foto as a real moon  foto

(In: James R. Hansen: Spaceflight Revolution: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/contents.htm; Wisnewski,S.286, 288-289)

LOLA Earth rising from 23d Aug 1966, L-66-6399.
                  The foto registration "L" stands for the
                  simulation center at Langley. Also that a "Lunar
                  satellite" "Lunar Orbiter 1" can send a
                  foto over 380.000 km to the Earth seams to be very
                  unrealistic when even a laser beam is 7 km large over
                  this distance...
LOLA Earth rising from 23 Aug 1966, L-66-6399. The foto registration "L" stands for the simulation center at Langley. Also that a "Lunar satellite" "Lunar Orbiter 1" can send a foto over 380,000 km to the Earth seams to be very unrealistic when even a laser beam is 7 km large over this distance...


[That's why all other moon fotos and planet fotos are not sure. A neutral investigation about "space flight" did not take place until now...]

And also accidents can be simulated - the "control center" at Houston does not know when the scenery is simulated

Accidents, fails and problems can be simulated at Langley without exception (Wisnewski, p.275-276). All in all more than 1,000 training problems are foreseen in the simulation's program, e.g. the accident with an explosion of an oxygen tank like it was with Apollo 13. And the control center is absolutely manipulated:

Wisnewski:

"The simulator can simulate to the control center a real command module, and this happens by transmitting of measurement data from the command simulator to the control center."

(orig.: "Der Simulator kann dem Kontrollzentrum eine echte Kommandokapsel vorspielen, und zwar durch die Übertragung von Messwerten aus der Simulatorkapsel in das Kontrollzentrum.")

(In: Duncan, John: Reliability and Training; www.apollosaturn.com/asnr/p239-244.htm; Wisnewski, p.276)

In the control center the cables of the lying atmosphere ships or of the simulators can be plugged in without the control center itself knows what is going on (Wisnewski, p.279).

Wisnewski:
<"Simulations were easy to perform. The instructors hang off the extern stations of the Manned Space Flight Network and gave in the according stream of data of their ground simulation machinery... The controller at Mission Control Center did not know where the data came from and was not interested in either." This was "purposely foreseen so the simulations did not differ from the missions.">

(orig.: <"Simulationen waren einfach durchzuführen. Die Instruktoren klemmten einfach die externen Stationen des Manned-Space-flight-Netzwerks ab und speisten einen entsprechenden Strom von Daten ein, der von ihrem eigenen Bodenequipment erzeugt wurde... Die Controller im Mission Control Center wussten weder, wo die Daten herkamen, noch kümmerten sie sich darum." Dies war 'absichtlich so vorgesehen, damit sich Simulationen nicht von echten Missionen unterscheiden liessen".>)

(In: www.clavius.org; Wisnewski, p.277)

The "control center" at Houston even does not know if real flights or simulations are controlled (Wisnewski, p.276). The other groups of the NASA project can never distinguish if there is a simulation or not, and the employees were not allowed to be interested in  (Wisnewski, p.279). The "controller" do not realize if it is a simulation or not (Wisnewski, p.278).

[The "controller" are not "controllers" but extras in a "moon play"].

99 % are simulations, and there is nothing special with it. It could have been also 100 % simulations... (Wisnewski, p.278).

[Blurred pictures of simulations could be the "moon films", this is no problem to realize. So any film producer can produce a "moon film"...]

Conclusion: The control center at Houston was no "control center" but a rabbit in the "moon play"...


Blurred fotos from the control center in TV

The "controller" make their jobs during Gemini and Apollo program. The controllers are no more than super-numeracies and shall not put stupid questions who is composing the films in which way. The pictures of the control center are absolutely no evidence for a "moon landing", so, but more for a simulation. A controller does not claim because he knows that he controls mostly simulations only... (Wisnewski, p.278)

Add to this the pictures from the control center itself in TV during the "moon landing" are very unsharp as the pictures "from the moon" (Wisnewski, p.278-279). The faces on the TV pictures are not visible. The probative force of these pictures is 0 (Wisnewski, p.279).

[Every soccer game of that time is transmitted in sharper pictures than the "moon landing" and the "control center" during the "moon landing"...]

The employees of the NASA program are silent

The little employees in the Apollo program have nothing to say (Wisnewski, p.279-280). There is military secrecy. There are secrecy paragraphs in the contracts, and eventually also an oath, with heavy threat of punishment  when treachery happens (Wisnewski, p.280).

Simulations: The waving flag on the moon with a ventilator

Moon lie: Waving flag on the moon with ventilator, little movie
Moon lie: Waving flag on the moon with
                          vantilator, little movie   

It is clear that the flag "on the moon" has got a pole so it will not drop. But the flag is waving all the time like in a stiff wind. This seems to be a well functioning ventilator (Wisnewski, p.285),

[as ventilators are used also for portrait fotos to simulate wind in the hair].

The landing engine of the Lunar Module cannot have caused the waving because with several 1,000°C hot gases the flag had been melt at once to a clump. There would be possible only a "cold stream" of the engine. But in this case the Lunar Module would never had flown (Wisnewski, p.286).

It really has never flown:

"If and how the Lunar Module would land on the moon and start again simply had never been rehearsed."

(orig.: "Ob und wie die Landefähre auf dem Mond würde aufsetzen und wieder starten können, wurde ganz einfach nicht erprobt." (Wisnewski, p.115)


Simulations: Apollo 12 utters the possibility of the moon studio

  
Moon lie Apollo 12: Astronaut Conrad
                            unfolds the flag "on the moon" and
                            utters the possibility that the Lunar Module
                            could be only a "model"...
vergrössernMoon lie Apollo 12: Astronaut Conrad unfolds the flag "on the moon" and utters the possibility that the Lunar Module could be only a "model"...

The communication of Apollo 12 ("on the moon" are the "moon astronauts" Alan Bean and Pete Conrad) gives precise advice that the whole "moon landing" is taking place in a hall. Eventually the radio communication is from a simulation by error (Wisnewski, p.273).

Conrad comes out of the shadow of the Lunar Module and says:

"Hey man, this sun is bright. It seems to be as if somebody had a lightspot in a hand..."

Conrad collects samples and says:

"I will tell you what ... you know, this sun ... it's really as if somebody had turned on a super spotlight..."

Conrad wonders about the missing landing crater:

"The landing engine - it's just the same as with Neil. The engine has not produced a crater at all! [...] Look at the lading engine - it has not produced even a hole!"

Conrad about the flag "on the Moon":

"This American  flag looks fine, just aside the  Lunar Module, is it? It looks like a model."

(Wisnewski, p.273)

Wisnewski:

"If one looks through the many 100 s of pages of radio transcript of Apollo 12 so one gets the feeling having been at a volleyball game on Saturday afternoon and not having been witness of heavy steps of the human beings on a foreign and deadly orb."

(orig.: "Wenn man die vielen 100 Seiten der Funkprotokolle von Apollo 12 durchblättert, dann bekommt man auch das Gefühl, einem Volleyballspiel an einem Samstagnachmittag zu lauschen und nicht den beschwerlichen Schritten der Gattung Mensch auf einem fremden und tödlichen Himmelskörper." (Wisnewski, p.274).

At  the end Houston said after 131 hours and 51 minutes mission time:

"This was the best simulation we ever had." And nobody laughed... (Wisnewski, p.275)

[and nothing had been corrected].

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Picture sources

Maps
-- the NASA centers: http://www.usc.edu/dept/engineering/TTC/NASA/links1.html
-- Langley Research Center: big map: http://ludb.clui.org/tag/state:VA/
little map: http://edition.cnn.com/2000/TECH/ptech/09/24/handheld.virus/map.virginia.fairfax.jpg
-- Houston Johnson Space Center (ex Manned Spacecraft Center): big map: http://www.clfc.org/venues/gilruth.htm;
little map: http://edition.cnn.com/TECH/space/9811/08/astros.houston/texas.johnsonspace.map.lg.jpg

-- Kennedy Space Center: http://www.eyeball-series.org/ksc-eyeball.htm


Simulation center at Houston (Manned Space Center MSC)

-- Command Module Mission Simulator, exterior view: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4205/ch11-3.html

-- Command Module Mission Simulator, interior view: http://www.apolloexplorer.co.uk/photo/html/as16/default.htm; http://www.apolloexplorer.co.uk/photo/html/as16/10075811.htm


Command Module Simulator, CM-Simulator
-- exterior view with astronaut Jim Lovell, 7.4.1970, foto no. 70-H-467: http://www.history.nasa.gov/alsj/a13/images13.html; http://www.history.nasa.gov/alsj/a13/ap13-70-H-467.jpg
-- interior view with astronauts: http://www.apolloexplorer.co.uk/photo/html/AS10/default.htm; http://www.apolloexplorer.co.uk/photo/html/AS10/10075101.htm


Lunar Module Simulator, LM Simulator

-- Lunar Module Simulator, exterior view: http://www.cradleofaviation.org/exhibits/space/lm_simulator/sim.html
-- Lunar Module Simulator, interior view with Conrad and Bean:
http://perso.orange.fr/max.q/apollo/equipages/training.htm

Lunar Module Mission Simulator, LMM Simulator

-- front side: http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/luceneweb/caption_direct.jsp?photoId=S67-15795
-- inner side: http://images.jsc.nasa.gov/luceneweb/caption_direct.jsp?photoId=S67-15794


Lunar Module Simulator at Houston Manned Spacecraft Center building 5

-- exterior view: http://www.apolloexplorer.co.uk/photo/html/apoll_ov/default.htm; http://www.apolloexplorer.co.uk/photo/html/apoll_ov/10074712.htm

-- interior view: http://www.apolloexplorer.co.uk/photo/html/apoll_ov/default.htm;
http://www.apolloexplorer.co.uk/photo/html/apoll_ov/10074713.htm

Rendezvous Simulator at Langley Research Center (Virginia)

-- steering on the ground, foto no.: L-1962-06330: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/BROWSE/ALLGRIN_82.html

http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/BROWSE/lunar-module.html; http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2000-001736.jpg

-- docking on the ground: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/factsheets/Landmarks.html

-- docking chain black and white: http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/factsheets/Landmarks.html

-- docking chain big foto in color visible foto composition: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/BROWSE/ALLGRIN_55.html; http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2000-001278.jpg

-- docking procedure on ceiling: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm

Moon crane and Lunar Landing Vehicles at Langley  Research Center (Virginia)

-- Langley Research Center, house front with moon landing vehicle, foto no.: L-1963-09785:
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/BROWSE/ALLGRIN_83.html; http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2000-001744.jpg

-- Lunar Landing Vehicle with round cabin at the top for the moon crane, foto no. L-1963-09781.: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/BROWSE/lunar-module.html;  http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2000-001889.jpg

-- overhead crane sight from above: http://www.federalequipment.com/portfoliomil.html

-- overhead crane 2.7.1964 sight from the bottom up: http://larc-exchange.larc.nasa.gov/lea/amateur-radio/;  http://larc-exchange.larc.nasa.gov/lea/amateur-radio/images/EL-2001-00424.jpe

-- moon landing with the overhead crane 1967: http://larc-exchange.larc.nasa.gov/lea/amateur-radio/; http://larc-exchange.larc.nasa.gov/lea/amateur-radio/images/EL-1996-00001.jpe

-- Moon  Landing Vehicle hanging on the overhead crane: http://larc-exchange.larc.nasa.gov/lea/amateur-radio/; http://larc-exchange.larc.nasa.gov/lea/amateur-radio/images/EL-1996-00200.jpe

-- moon landing on the overhead crane in several positions: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm
-- moon landing on the overhead crane on a faked lunar surface: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm

Moon crane with astronaut
-- overhead crane with Neil Armstrong with crew in front of Moon Landing Vehicle: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm

-- overhead crane with Alan Shepard in front of the Moon Landing Vehicle: http://larc-exchange.larc.nasa.gov/lea/amateur-radio/;  http://larc-exchange.larc.nasa.gov/lea/amateur-radio/images/EL-1996-00219.jpe

-- overhead crane with Roger Chaffee sitting in a Moon Landing Vehicle: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/BROWSE/ALLGRIN_55.html;  http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2000-001280.jpg

Sky crane helicopter Sikorsky

-- in front of Langley Research Center, foto no.1972-L-01555: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/BROWSE/ALLGRIN_96.html; http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2000-001988.jpg

-- helicopter hanging on sky crane helicopter: http://www.popasmoke.com/visions/index.php?page=newview&cat1_id=3&cat2_id=13&cat3_id=245; http://www.popasmoke.com/visions/image.php?source=2526

Lunar Module of Apollo 11 http://www.space1.com/Artifacts/Lunar_Module_Artifacts/RCS_Plume_Deflector/rcs_plume_deflector.html

LOLA moon model

-- at Langley at Hampton (Virginia), foto from 1.8.1965, foto no. L-65-5579: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/ch11.htm
-- LOLA Earth rising of 23.8.1966, L-66-6399: http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4308/contents.htm

Flag

-- Apollo 12: Astronaut Conrad unfolding the flag: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/IMAGES/SMALL/GPN-2000-001104.jpg; http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/BROWSE/apollo12_1.html


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