USAF Col. Terry Virts, ISS Commander, NASA astronaut
www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gJ0DfULLGU NASA.Gov 11:00
"We only can fly in Earth orbit."
"That's the farthest we can go."
"Moon, Mars, asteroids, there are a lot of destinations that we could go."
“Well, that is a great question. The plan that NASA
has is to build a rocket called SLS (Space Launch System) which is a heavy-lift
rocket, it is something that is much bigger than what we have today and it will
be able to launch the Orion capsule with humans on board as well as landers or
other components to destinations beyond earth orbit.
“Right now we can only fly in Earth orbit, that is the farthest that we can go. This new system that we are building is going to allow us to go beyond and hopefully take humans into the solar system to explore, so the Moon, Mars, asteroids, there are a lot of destinations that we could go to and we’re building these building block components in order to allow us to do that eventually.”
ISS Crew Discusses Life in Space
NASA engineer admits radiation danger of the Van
"Radiation like this could harm; the guidance systems, on board computers or other electronics on arrival, naturally we have to pass through this danger zone twice , once up & once back , but Orion has protection. Shielding will be put to the test as the vehicle cuts through the waves of radiation sensors aboard will record radiation levels for scientists to study, we must solve these challenges before we send people through this region of space, for this flight its time to head home."
Original source video on official NASA channel - Orion:
Trial By Fire
John H. Mauldin has a bachelor's degree in engineering physics (Cornell University, master's in physics (Purdue University), and Ph.D. in science education (University of Texas). He has four books published in science and technology covering mathematical graphics in Perspective Design (1985; second edition now being prepared), physics in Particles in Nature (1986), solar energy in Sunspaces (1987), and optics in Light, Lasers, and Optics (1988). He has taught physics and engineering at several colleges and universities, done education research and development at MIT and University of Texas, and worked at NASA in electronic power engineering on an early phase of the Voyager missions.
Cosmic particles are dangerous, come from all sides, and require at least 2 meters of solid shielding all around living organisms.
Solar (or star) flares of protons, an occasional and severe hazard on the way out of and into planetary systems, can give doses of hundreds to thousands of REM over a few hours at the distance of Earth [b-Lorr]. Such does are fatal and millions of times greater than the permitted dose. Death is likely after 500 REMs in any short time.
The Apollo capsule was not even 1/10 meter thick, the Van Allen Belts have over 100 REM/hour, so the astronauts could not have survived going to the Moon.
Dr. Lou Lanzerotti - New Jersey Institute of Technology
Dr. Nicky Fox and Dr. Dan Smith - John Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory
"this critical region of space" (Critical means a matter of life or
"these high energy particles can cause damage with any matter they come in contact with"
"The radiation belts are two donut shaped regions that encircle the Earth. They are the home to very intense radiation, both electrons and protons. When these particles get energized they cause problems for satellites and astronauts."
Why make an expensive probe of the Van Allen Belts if they were really "harmless"
to 1969-1972 Moon missions through them?
The Orion spacecraft is capable of carrying
astronauts on diverse expeditions beyond Earth's
orbit, ushering in a new era in human space exploration.
(new era? beyond Earth's orbit? Didn't Apollo do that?)
Blocks shield radiation and high temperatures
Black blocks of radiation shielding
New Orion capsule with radiation shielding
Covered with white metal
Bill Kaysing, US Navy officer, USC graduate, Rocketdyne head of technical publications.
Author: We Never Went to the Moon: America's Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle (1976)
A funny thing happened on the way to the Moon
Prof. James McCanney, M.S. Physics
Professor at Cornell University
"Obviously, they didn't go to the Moon. The United States did not go to the Moon.
The Russians knew it all along. I thought at the time we did, but I have since learned, we absolutely did not."
NASA is still telling the truth up to a point, then with a lie of omission
You also mean the MOON!
"The LEM proposal was amazingly short. This was a 110 page document where Grumman proposed the entire LEM program, which is a $6.9 billion dollar program. And that's an outrageously small document for anyone to submit and ask for $6.9 billion dollars. There's no way that a reviewer could determine whether or not the contractor is going to accomplish anything worthwhile based on 110 pages of documentation for that size program. When I checked into 10 other programs of similar size, like the C5A and large submarine orders, or aircraft carrier orders, or this type of thing, all the proposals were between 5000 pages and 86000 pages, with an average of 38000 pages. And yet we see this one standing there all by itself at 110 pages. And it appeared to be to me that this may have been a situation where they knew that if anyone checked then someone would say "well, in order to win this you had to submit a proposal right? So let me see the proposal." So they had to produce a proposal but they didn't go to the trouble producing one of decent length. A 110 page proposal is about appropriate for a $1.4 million dollar program which is 5000 times smaller in the claimed LEM program. Now, you wouldn't need very much a very long proposal if you weren't really going to build a LEM that really had to work. If you're going to be building LEMs that ended up in museums or on displays, then you could probably do that for a few million dollars and it might only require a 110 page proposal."
First Press Conference
Why would men who went to the Moon look so sad?
With nerves of steel, why would they fidget with pencils?
White House - a rare appearance by Neil Armstrong
At the White House 25th anniversary of Apollo 11 said on July 20, 1994:
"Today we have with us a group of students, among
To you we say we have only completed a beginning.
We leave you much that is undone.
There are great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available to those
who can remove one of the truth's protective layers.
There are places to go beyond belief.
Those challenges are yours--in many fields, not the least of which is space, because there lies human destiny.
Buzz Aldrin also looked sad, silent, and ashamed
at the NASA press conference
Body language says "I do not want to speak"
James E. Webb
Top NASA Administrator resigned a few days before the first Apollo mission.
He was the 2nd Administrator Feb 14, 1961 - October 1968
Why, when it was just nearing completion?
He was a U.S. Marine, 2nd Lieutenant, and pilot 1930-1932 and 1944-1945
Born in NC October 7, 1906 and died March 27, 1992, Arlington National Cemetery
Succeeded by Thomas O. Paine March 21, 1969 - September 15, 1970
Some of his papers, donated to the Library of Congress, are still classified.
Did they know?
S72-37009 (20 April 1972) --- NASA officials gather around a console in the Mission Operations Control Room (MOCR) in the Mission Control Center (MCC) prior to the making of a decision whether to land Apollo 16 on the moon or to abort the landing. Seated, left to right, are Dr. Christopher C. Kraft Jr., Director of the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC), and Brig. Gen. James A. McDivitt (USAF), Manager, Apollo Spacecraft Program Office, MSC; and standing, left to right, are Dr. Rocco A. Petrone, Apollo Program Director, Office Manned Space Flight (OMSF), NASA HQ.; Capt. John K. Holcomb (U.S. Navy, Ret.), Director of Apollo Operations, OMSF; Sigurd A. Sjoberg, Deputy Director, MSC; Capt. Chester M. Lee (U.S. Navy, Ret.), Apollo Mission Director, OMSF; Dale D. Myers, NASA Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight; and Dr. George M. Low, NASA Deputy Administrator. Photo credit: NASA
Estimated that 2 rockets would be necessary to go to
and that 1 would need to be as tall as the Empire State Building.
There is just one thing I can promise you about the
outer-space program - your tax-dollar will go further.
Research is what I’m doing when I don’t know what I’m doing.
Why would Von Braun need to meet with Walt Disney?