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APOLLO 17: Something Just Exploded - Debris Flying Over Astronauts Head

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This video tape is archived under: Journal 123:27:46. It shows the first moonwalk of the Apollo 17 astronauts, EVA 1 – location: site 5 – dated 1972.So what has happened?Two astronauts of Apollo 17 collect rock and soil samples and suddenly one of them gets really excited as he spots “something weird” flying over his head.You probably need to watch the video a couple times as it happens very fast!!!Normally NASA astronauts follow a “script” and they know exactly what and when to say.This astronaut however was too shocked by something he had never seen before. He forgets his “lines” and no longer follows the script. Instead a long and not planned discussion and conversation starts. The astronaut is truly amazed. Unlike his colleague, who seems to be in charge. The astronaut asks what these objects were that flew over his head. Than it becomes hilarious 
Apollo 17 launched at 12:33 AM EST on December 7, 1972, from launch pad 39-A at the Kennedy Space Center. It was the last manned Saturn V launch and the only night launch. The launch was delayed two hours and forty minutes due to an automatic cutoff in the launch sequencer at the T-30 second mark in the countdown. The issue was quickly determined to be a minor technical error. The clock was reset and held at the T-22 minute mark while technicians worked around the malfunction in order to continue with the launch. This pause was the only launch delay in the Apollo program caused by this type of hardware failure. The count resumed and a normal low Earth orbit was achieved.

Approximately 500,000 people were estimated to have observed the launch in the immediate vicinity of Kennedy Space Center, despite the early morning hour. The launch was visible as far away as 800 km (500 mi); observers in Miami, Florida, saw a “red streak” crossing the northern sky.

At 3:46 AM EST, the S-IVB third stage was re-ignited to propel the spacecraft towards the Moon.[2]

At approximately 2:47 PM EST on December 10, the Service Propulsion System engine on the Command/Service Module ignited to slow down the CSM/Lunar Module stack into lunar orbit. Following orbit insertion and orbital stabilization, the crew began preparations for landing in the Taurus-Littrow valley



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    • G

      If two moonauts landed and we see two moonauts on camera, who was panning the camera.

    • LifeIs

      I remember seeing it on television at the time.

      G, the camera was supposed to be remotely controlled, from Earth.

      StargazerNation, in the picture you have there: notice the horizontal line, just under the flag, where the foreground (shot on a stage) meets the background (projected on a screen.)

      More importantly, notice the white stripes on the flag? The Moon absorbs 90% plus of the visible light that strikes it. White space suits and white stripes on flags reflect nearly that much. The Moon should be black in that picture.

      StargazerNation, did you notice this:

      “The moon is a source of radiation,” said Boston University researcher Harlan Spence, the lead scientist for LRO’s cosmic ray telescope. “This was a bit unexpected.”

      “Overall, future lunar travelers face a radiation dose 30 percent to 40 percent higher than originally expected, Spence said.”

      http://news.discovery.com/space/history-of-space/moon-radiation-gamma-rays.htm

      UNEXPECTED? higher than originally expected?

      The Skylab space station had a lead-lined vault, to protect its photographic film from solar neutrons.
      The Apollo “moon landings” had no shielding for photographic film. Gamma rays and neutrons from the Moon’s surface, and neutrons from the Sun, would have ruined that film.

      Also, did you notice these discoveries about the radiation belts around the Earth, from 2013:

      “NASA’s twin Van Allen Probes have led to another new discovery of Earth’s mysterious radiation belts.

      Researchers used data from the NASA spacecraft to reveal that the high-energy particles populating the Van Allen radiation belts can be accelerated to nearly the speed of light. ”

      http://www.redorbit.com/news/space/1113019776/van-allen-belts-accelerate-particles-speed-of-light-120413/

      And:

      “The Van Allen belts are affected by solar storms and space weather and can swell dramatically. When this occurs, they can pose dangers to communications and GPS satellites, as well as humans in space.”

      “When we turned REPT on just two days after launch, a powerful electron acceleration event was already in progress, and we clearly saw the new belt and new slot between it and the outer belt.”

      http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/feb/HQ_13-065_Van_Allen_Probes_Belts.html#.VB8wqED0ei0

      The size, shape, and intensity of the radiation belts change, depending on what the Sun has been doing in the previous minutes, hours, and days.

      There is no way to predict the intensity days in advance. Anybody who says NASA knew what the radiation exposure would be on launch day even is lying. And the return trip is even more uncertain.

      And solar radiation, in the belts and beyond the belts, is why we have never travelled beyond low Earth orbit.

      You’d think that if we went to the Moon, we could go someplace else in the last 43 years. But that is a point for people who think.

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