[FPSPACE] 'Guardian' Essay on Apollo-8 (excellent piece) has one'moon race' flaw
cpvick at globalsecurity.org
Sun Nov 30 10:52:36 EST 2008
Exactly correct and the declassified proof is open now and more coming
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Subject: [FPSPACE] 'Guardian' Essay on Apollo-8 (excellent piece) has
one'moon race' flaw
This is a very good perspective essay. Too bad it still clings to the myth
that the Soviets were never trying to send men to the moon too....
In fact, Nasa [the National Aeronautics and Space Administration] had not
intended to fly to the Moon in 1968. Its lunar hardware was still unproven
and Apollo 8 was slated merely to test equipment in low Earth orbit.
However, that autumn, the agency was told, incorrectly, by the CIA that the
Soviet Union was preparing its own manned lunar mission. So the Apollo
programme - established to fulfil President John Kennedy's call for a US
manned lunar landing by the end of the decade - was accelerated and Apollo 8
designated for a journey to the Moon....
JimO has this list of 'moon-race-a-fake' on his home page:
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