Donald Trump unveils U.S. Space Force official flag

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. Space Force unveiled its service flag on Friday, when top Pentagon officials presented President Donald Trump with the sixth military branch’s official colors during a private Oval Office ceremony marking Armed Forces Day.

In photos tweeted out by a Reuters photographer, Trump is seen smiling as the Space Force’s senior enlisted leader, Chief Master Sgt. Roger Towberman, holds up the new flag representing the military service charged with carrying out the Pentagon’s space-based operations. The new service was officially stood up in December when the president — who championed the force’s cause even as some Pentagon leaders initially pushed back on it necessity — signed a law mandating its creation.

The brief ceremony was open only to the daily White House press pool, which includes a reporter and news photographer who share details of the event with other media members. The pool photographer, Steve Holland with the Reuters news agency, shared the photo from inside the Oval Office, revealing the black flag for the new service — the first new military branch in 72 years.

Among people attending the ceremony were the Space Force’s top officer Gen. Jay Raymond, Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett, Army Gen. Mark Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Defense Secretary Mark Esper, who said the flag reveal was “a very historic moment,” according to a pool report.

Raymond, the chief of space operations, told Trump that the prominent star design on the black and platinum-colored flag represented the North Star, which “signifies our core value, our guiding light.” (source: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/space-force-unveils-its-service-flag-at-white-house-ceremony-1.629914 )

Over half of British millennials believe the moon landings were faked

A poll of 2,000 Brits found that people aged between 24-35 were the least convinced that Neil Armstrong really was the first man to walk on the lunar surface in July 1969

Six in every 10 millennials reckon the moon landings were faked.

A poll of 2,000 Brits found that people aged between 24-35 were the least convinced that Neil Armstrong really was the first man to walk on the lunar surface, in July 1969.

The Apollo 11 mission was watched by a global audience of 650million people.

But millennials reckon the landing was staged by America in its battle for dominance in space with the Soviet Union.

Asked if they reckoned it was possible for the landing and subsequent missions to the moon to have been faked, 64% of them said yes.

And 62% of younger people aged 16 to 24 agreed with them.

But only 45% of those aged 55 or older said the same, research by ToppCasinoBonus.com found.

Bill Kaysing, a former US Navy officer, was one of the first conspiracy theorists. In his 1976 book on the landings he claimed: “It’s just against all statistical odds.”

Roger Launius, a former chief historian of Nasa, said that everyone “loved conspiracy theories”.

He added: “Every time something big happens, somebody has a counter-explanation.”

The poll also found millennials were the most likely age group to believe that the world is controlled by lizards, with 12% thinking it
was true.

Conspiracy theorists point to photos and footage of moon landings and ask why there are ’no stars’ in the sky or why the American flag is ‘flapping in the breeze’ when there is no wind or atmosphere on the lunar surface.

Others simply ask why we haven’t exploited the moon’s resources by going back time and time again, and even setting up a human colony there – despite it being more than 50 years since the first landing – or what there is no ‘blast crater’ under the landing module.

The Apollo 11 mission was watched by a global audience of 650million people (Image: AP)

(source: https://www.dailystar.co.uk/real-life/over-half-british-millennials-believe-21652869 )

Did we land into a lie? A closer look at 1969 moon landing conspiracy theories

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Alexis Leone, Staff Reporter
February 14, 2020

The moon landing, one of the biggest events in history, was an extremely world-changing experience. The very moment the first men took a step onto the surface of the moon while the world watched in awe on July 20th, 1969, was the moment people knew technology was going to evolve dramatically. Sending humans to the moon was a major accomplishment. What if, however, this breakthrough was too good to be true? Many out there lurking within the pages of the internet or wherever theorists thrive believe that we may have never even been to the actual moon and that Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz “ Aldrin never took Apollo 11 on the expedition. Why was it that so many believe that something so outstanding could have never taken place?

American writer Bill Kaysing was the first of the theorists to not buy the televised moon landing on July 16-24th 1969 and was formally employed by Rocketdyne and helped design rocket engines. He claimed NASA was not technologically capable of sending humans to the moon successfully or at least make it to the moon and back without issues. His theory evolved from a thought to a conviction, and he later wrote a pamphlet in 1976 titled, “We Never Went to the Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle.”

One of his most voiced pieces of evidence was that he had worked within the engineering institute that tested the engines and had witnessed many failures. This was the ‘60s and ‘70s: did they really have the correct technology to pull off a stunt as big as sending humans into space? Kaysing’s main point was they could not have taken humans to the moon due to the lack of the right technology at the time. Another thing mentioned to the public was that it seemed that there were no stars present in the pictures provided by NASA. Kaysing argued that if they had truly gone to the moon, there would surely have been some stars present within the pictures. It could have likely been a faulty lighting mistake. However, due to the amount of light they are exposed to in space, the sheen is explained to likely have blocked out any tiny specks we know as stars from being caught on camera. It is uncertain whether this was what had occurred.

An article on Gizmodo on the topic claimed that by the 1970s, around 30 percent of the public did not believe the moon landings were real. many skeptical and beginning to wonder if the government was being real with them. Bill Kaysing had become the main founder of the landing hoax movement, pulling up connections between director Stanley Kubrik and the televised moon landing. He claimed Kubrik’s special effects for film “Space Oddity” (2001) were highly convincing, making some people, including Kaysing, believe that Kubrik could have been in on directing the fake set for the Apollo landings. While more started to notice more film connections in movies such as “Capricorn One” (1978) wherein the movie, the Mars landing is faked in a film studio, giving the theories some light. There was also a mention of how blank-faced the astronauts seemed once they had arrived home, almost as if they didn’t have much to experience.

Many theories revolve around the landings, in part due to the internet. Some of the more specific details include things that were picked out from the footage. In the video of the moon landing, the flag appears to be waving in the wind as it is planted in the moon’s soil, which is impossible in space. Additionally, the letter C appears to be engraved on a moon rock somewhere in the film. These are two of the many more minor things people have paid attention too. People who disagree with this conspiracy may recall seeing the rocket blast off, to which theorists say that NASA likely just sent them up into the earth’s atmosphere and no further.

Could all this evidence have any sort of accuracy? Was the urgency to send people to the moon as the end of the decade approached at the president’s desire a push towards fraud to make it possible? Were the tapes just a scripted movie directed program that we had believed was live from another universe outside of ours? Perhaps we wanted something we couldn’t achieve far too soon. It’s really all up to our own opinions; we may never truly figure it out.

(source: https://rbclarion.com/top-stories/2020/02/14/did-we-land-into-a-lie-a-closer-look-at-1969-moon-landing-conspiracy-theories/ )

Bart Sibrel: Moon Landing 50th anniversary

What the notoriously corrupt United States federal government is claiming is to have sent men to the moon in 1969, on the very FIRST attempt, even though right here on earth Mt. Everest and the South Pole took NUMEROUS tries before success, allegedly accomplishing this amazing feat with FIFTY YEAR OLDER technology (a cell phone has ONE MILLION times more computing power than ALL of NASA did back then), yet FIFTY years later the farthest NASA can now send astronauts from Earth is only 1/1000th the distance as claimed half a century ago, despite there being five decades more advancements in rockets and computers.

If Toyota claimed they made a car FIFTY years ago that could travel 50,000 miles on one gallon of gasoline, yet today their best car can only go 50 miles per gallon, or 1/1000th the distance, would not their forgery be incredibly obvious? If it were not for people’s emotional attachment to the fifty year unrepeatable moon landing claim, also with only 1/1000th the distance capable five decades later, they would otherwise easily recognize it as the fraud that it sadly is.

The alleged moon landings are the only technological claim in the entire history of the world, such as the first automobile, airplane, or nuclear power, which was not far surpassed in capability fifty years later, much less could not be duplicated by any nation on earth fifty years later. The supposed moon landings are also the only time in the entire history of the world that such claimed breakthrough technology was deliberately destroyed afterwards, actually only done so to hide the evidence of their fraud.

Seeing how it is IMPOSSIBLE for technology to go backwards and today NASA can only send astronauts 1/1000th the distance from the Earth as was claimed FIFTY years ago on the very FIRST attempt with FIVE DECADES OLDER technology, the only remaining conclusion is that the 1969 claim was a government forgery. It is that simple.

MIT Science Reporter — “Landing on the Moon”

This 1966 MIT Science Reporter television program details the development and construction of the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM), the only vehicle of the three Apollo spacecraft modules that actually lands on the moon. Project engineer Thomas Kelly gives a tour of the LEM at Grumman Aircraft in Long Island, NY, and demonstrates the LEM Automatic Checkout System, while test pilot Robert Smyth demonstrates the lunar landing simulator via an electronic computer-controlled model of the Moon. The program is presented by MIT in association with WGBH-TV Boston, and hosted by MIT reporter John Fitch; it was produced for NASA. MIT Museum Collections.

Operation Avalanche (2016 Movie) – Official Trailer

In 1967, during the height of the Cold War, two young CIA agents (Matt Johnson and Owen Williams) go undercover at NASA to investigate a possible Russian mole. In disguise as documentary filmmakers, they tap phones and break into offices while purporting to learn more about the Apollo project. But when they end up uncovering a shocking NASA secret — and a major government cover-up — they decide to embark on a new mission that may put their own lives at risk.

Apollo Zero – Full Moon Landing Documentary

Apollo Zero discusses issues related to NASA and its landing on the Moon. Various points are made to get to the truth and to question the arguments given by NASA in support of the expedition to Moon. Till today only three countries, US, China and Russia have succeeded in putting a man merely in Earth’s orbit. This suggests the difficulty of the task. The next point to ponder over is that the distance between moon and the earth is 240,000 miles. No country post the supposed landing on the moon ever claims to have gone more than 400 miles from Earth. The International Space Station orbits at 200 miles above Earth. It is clear that there exist a big difference between 240,000 miles and 400 miles. What one wonders why is it very difficult to cover more than 400 miles from Earth today when we had supposedly accomplished a 480,000 mile round trip in 1969. NASA further asserts that three men were loaded into a rocket, flew 240,000 miles to the moon and then achieved lunar orbit. They say the two astronauts flew 60 miles to the surface of the moon, in a vacuum and 1/6 Earth gravity. They stayed on the moon for up to three days in 250 degree heat and played golf as well. The answer provided to the important question of how they managed to stay in an unfriendly atmosphere for so long, they reply with the assistance of batteries. They then supposedly blasted off the surface of the moon and returned 240,000 miles back to Earth. They re-entered Earth’s atmosphere going 25,000 mph, and managed a safe landing with the aid of parachutes.