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on the Moon Landing
By Thakur Haridas das
Jaya Srila Prabhupada.
you for CHAKRA. I especially delight in the Diary of a Traveling Preacher
articles by Indradyumna Swami. You are doing a great service to all devotees.
article questioning the authenticity of the NASA moon landings was interesting,
but the accusations of fraud based on photos have been bandied about for years
with inconclusive arguments and counter arguments. I've heard argued, in
response to claims that the Apollo mission was faked, that there is certain
evidence which could not have been faked.
argument is that any government, university or other institution with relatively
modest telemetry equipment, as they traveled through space, could monitor the
progress of the lunar capsules. The capsules were transmitting as they moved,
and it would have been easy to know where they were going, how the signal was
cut off as they "orbited around the moon," etc.
have not heard any technical counterargument to this point. I would be glad to
know from any qualified person whether this argument holds water.
only response to this argument I've received from devotees that the conspiracy
was worldwide is difficult for me to accept.
the time, there was a cold war competition between the communist and democratic
systems, which was sublimated into a competition to excel in space exploration.
It is one thing to postulate that there was a gigantic conspiracy within the US
between the various branches of government and NASA, but according to this
argument the conspiracy would have also had to include the supposed
competition--the Soviet Union itself-- as well as numerous governments and
seems unlikely, but I have heard respected devotees in good standing make this
claim, that the raksasas have taken over positions in all the world's
governments and institutions and conspired the multiple moon landing hoaxes
including the Apollo 13 disaster. Aside from explaining how one could know about
such a conspiracy and the purported existence of disguised raksasas, what
would be the purpose of such an extensive and elaborate hoax? These ideas seem
highly speculative. What is the evidence for them?
Sincerely, Thakur Haridas das
© CHAKRA 18-July-2001
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