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Moon-landing hoax film & discussion

  • Date: February 9, 2009
  • Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
  • Address:
    144 Main Street, Greenfield, MA
    Northampton, MA 01060
  • Cost: Free
will present a film screening/discussion
A Funny Thing Happened
On The Way To The Moon

By Bart Sibrel - (47-minutes)

Flyby News has provided screenings and discussions of a controversial film alleging a moon-landing hoax. The moon is 240,000 miles away from Earth. The space shuttle has never gone more than 400 miles from our atmosphere. Except for Apollo astronauts;, no humans even claim to have gone beyond low-earth orbit. When the space shuttle astronauts did get to an altitude of 400 miles, the radiation of the Van Allen belts forced them to a lower altitude. CNN reported: "The radiation belts surrounding Earth may be more dangerous for astronauts than previously believed (like when they supposedly went through them thirty years ago to reach the Moon.) The phenomenon known as the 'Van Allen Belts' can spawn (newly discovered) 'Killer Electrons' that can dramatically affect the astronauts' health."

In a recent (2008) article in the Guardian (UK), a science correspondent wrote: "The question of how to fend off the solar wind has been given some urgency by an international plan - the Global Exploration Strategy, signed by 14 space agencies including those of Britain, China, France and the US - to return to the moon and send astronauts further into space. George Bush has committed the US to a return trip to the moon by 2020.." So why after the supposed multiple successful lunar landing and take-offs has humans remained in low orbit, since the 1972 and Apollo missions ended; is it coincidence that these missions ended when Russia and other countries had the technology in place to confirm a human moon landing and take-off.

What is unique about Bart Sibrel’s film, besides its artistic blending of images demonstrating the hubris of humankind throughout the ages, and the current events of the arms race, Vietnam War, race riots, but he also presented some mislabeled, unedited, behind-the-scenes footage from NASA showing the crew of Apollo 11 'staging a shot of being half-way to the moon.' The quote used in his film from George Orwell’s book, 1984, is apropos: "Those who control the future control the past." It may be time for another look back to what many of us believed once was true. Did man really land on the moon?

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