50 years later -- what happened with USA aerospace technology ??
Has anyone wondered how it was possible for NASA to allegedly put 12 men on the moon in 1969 and the early 1970ies and - all of a sudden - has not been able to do so again since???
Was NASA technology so advanced that the often spoken of rapid advance in electronic and computer technology over the last few decades, the advances in aerospace technology, etc actually has not been an advancement but rather a steady or sudden decline?
I found a quote by Wernher von Braun (the leading person of the NASA programs then) in which he spoke of his perspective on landing a man on the moon :
“It is commonly believed that man will fly directly from the earth to the moon, but to do this, we would require a vehicle of such gigantic proportions that it would prove an economic impossibility. It would have to develop sufficient speed to penetrate the atmosphere and overcome the earth’s gravity and, having traveled all the way to the moon, it must still have enough fuel to land safely and make the return trip to earth. Furthermore, in order to give the expedition a margin of safety, we would not use one ship alone, but a minimum of three … each rocket ship would be taller than New York’s Empire State Building [almost ¼ mile high] and weigh about ten times the tonnage of the Queen Mary, or some 800,000 tons.”—Wernher von Braun, the father of the Apollo space program, writing in Conquest of the Moon
Was he just terribly depressed when he wrote that? or was the mighty Saturn V rocket (which in light of his statement above was rather minuscle in comparison to what von Braun claimed would be needed) actually not really able to achieve the goal of a man on the moon but served a different purpose?
NASA engineers must have had some rather secret anad very advanced technologies available to achieve what is claimed to have been achieved with the Apollo program ... seeing that nothing even close has been achieved for several decades of rapid technical advances in various fields of expertise involved in the process.
I would think the rather simple answer the Apollo "open mystery" is this: The moon landings were faked, a hoax.