wilhelm wrote:Just a quick driveby shooting from me...
The notion that "if they could do it then, why can't we do it now..therefore it didn't happen" argument is silly.
There are a host of reasons why things change, not least for reasons of money/budget.
A simple example will suffice to show how silly the argument is:
40 years ago I could buy a ticket to fly on a commercial airline flight that travelled at twice the speed of sound.
I could get to my destination twice as quickly.
I can't do that today.
Therefore, the Tu-144 and Concorde were obviously fake.
You don't get to refine the argument anyway you like and then shoot it down nice and easy. If all the technology was in place
back in 1968, then they do not need to re-invent the wheel for 2030. Of particular interest is the shielding of astronauts from
MeV and GeV range electrons and protons. I have seen this subject discussed nowhere in association with the supposed
achievements of the late 1960s. All people that ignore this and proceed to "debunk" side show claims by tin foil hat loons
are not contradicting anything and not proving anything. All they are doing is affirming their faith.
Some basic learning in solar physics and the physics of the Earth's magnetosphere really is essential before discussing subject
of the supposed technological triumph of the 1960s. But the loony tunes fakes that are trotted out by NASA as some sort of
"proof" are beyond absurd and can be sussed out without even dealing with the subjection of ionizing particle flux.