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Old 08-06-2018, 07:23 PM
 
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NASA ran low on data tape in the 1980s and degaussed warehouses' worth of them. Out of a batch of several hundred thousand, the Apollo 11 tapes were overwritten.

Thing is, NASA isn't set up to cater to conspiracy theorists. The scientific output from Apollo 11 was preserved. Telemetry from a spacecraft that is no longer in use? Not really useful.

The amount of data gathered during a project like Apollo is immense, and data storage in these days wasn't cheap. Most telemetry is in the form of widget #3428 responding to input #34 reaching a value of such-and-such, and did it perform to spec? In the 1980s, nobody made that widget anymore. A handful of tapes out of 200,000 would have been awesome to have, but that's how big orgs work.There wasn't a historian on staff.
Hell, TV networks wiped classic shows, and many movies were lost due to acetate film getting destroyed.

I’m about ready to bail on this thread as well. Instead of focusing on the forest conspiracy theorists focus on a single missing leaf on one tree.

 
Old 08-08-2018, 08:12 PM
 
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I'm not ever going to lose sleep over anything brought up by a conspiracy theorist. There's not a single one who has a valid opinion about anything. It's like reading a comic book. Or listening to this guy.
You know...the CIA coined that term specifically in attempt to discredit anybody who dared not to buy the "official narrative" on any controversial topic. They play mind games like that with the general public. It is one of their specialties. That by itself should make you think. They also pay people to hang around on internet forums and YouTube comment sections to misdirect and spread dis-info. Hell, I could be one of them and you'd have no idea.
 
Old 08-08-2018, 08:18 PM
 
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Hell, TV networks wiped classic shows, and many movies were lost due to acetate film getting destroyed.

I’m about ready to bail on this thread as well. Instead of focusing on the forest conspiracy theorists focus on a single missing leaf on one tree.
Movies, TV shows...man's first landing on another planet...doesn't seem suspicious at all that they didn't go out of their way to guard that original data with their life.
 
Old 08-08-2018, 09:14 PM
 
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Movies, TV shows...man's first landing on another planet...doesn't seem suspicious at all that they didn't go out of their way to guard that original data with their life.
An overreaction.

And if you're CiA or whatever you want us to think.

Don't care. No better than the CT's.
 
Old 08-10-2018, 07:04 AM
 
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Movies, TV shows...man's first landing on another planet...doesn't seem suspicious at all that they didn't go out of their way to guard that original data with their life.
It’s data. They kept tons and tons of data. Do you really think that someone would likely care about tape #47, telemetry data from high-band antenna #2 from date X to date Y?

In an ideal world they should have archived everything. But NASA’s budget was being cut starting in the late 60’s (correct, even before the first moon landing), tape is expensive and they could reuse it.

I don’t find it suspicious at all, from an engineering standpoint it seems obvious.
 
Old 08-10-2018, 08:11 AM
 
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Movies, TV shows...man's first landing on another planet...doesn't seem suspicious at all that they didn't go out of their way to guard that original data with their life.
NASA could not keep every bit of information on every aspect of the program, and conspiracy theorists will always be able to point at some deleted ecord as evidence of malfeasance. The video camera that provided imagery of the descent ladder was an afterthought, incidentally. The scientific imagr data was captured on oldschool chemical film, and those images are very carefully kept. Live television took a back seat to everything else.
 
Old 08-11-2018, 01:42 PM
 
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Found you!

 
Old 08-12-2018, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Found you!
He's going to cause accidents from people trying to read his bumper stickers.
 
Old 08-14-2018, 12:44 PM
 
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Found you!
If Jesus loved us (like the person of this car believes), why would 'fallen angels' be at Area 51!!? LOL

Seriously though, these are the kinds of 'conspiracy theorists' that make it harder for the rest of us.
 
Old 08-17-2018, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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If there was any image doctoring it was probably along the lines of adjustment for color contrast and illumination. This happens all the time with astronomy images. Otherwise... meh, this is more conspiracy rubbish.
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