Friday, April 06, 2007

Conspiracy Nuts Hastle Astronauts

I seen this video on YouTube earlier and it is of some conspiracy nut trying to get Apollo Astronauts to swear on a Bible that they landed on the moon. Astronauts have been hastled by these types of people for years so it isn't surprising that they don't meet them with the friendliest of greetings.

The truth of the matter is that American Astronauts did land on the moon and we can show this today because one of the experiments left on the moon by Apollo 11 was a Mirror (NASA calls it a Lunar Laser Ranging Retroreflector Array) that is used to fire a laser at from earth so we know the true distance that the moon is from the earth. It is from this experiment that We Know the Moon will Eventually Leave Earth Orbit although it is only moving out at 3.8CM per year so it will take a while.