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Old 07-17-2009, 07:18 PM
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Thumbs up New NASA Photos Show Apollo Landing Sites

The Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has imaged the landing sites of six of the Apollo missions to the Moon. These images of mankind's forays onto the lunar surface are the first ever taken since the lunar landings themselves. NASA released these images near the 40th anniversary of mankind's first landing on the Moon.

See: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LR...ollosites.html

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Old 07-17-2009, 11:07 PM
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Yea saw those. But hopefully next time they will take some much better shots. The high resolution images thus far are very good.
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Old 07-18-2009, 03:43 PM
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Yea saw those. But hopefully next time they will take some much better shots. The high resolution images thus far are very good.
Yes, future shots by this spacecraft will have higher resolution. But I love that we can see the landing sites for the first time in decades.

Of course, the tin foil hat brigade will continue to deny that we set foot on the Moon.
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Old 07-18-2009, 05:12 PM
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They've already begun with the Capricorn One Crowd. There was another thread claiming that we've never been to the moon.
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:11 PM
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Fake, it's all fake. It was filmed in my daughters sandbox in my own backyard.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:47 PM
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Are there other photos where you can actually make out the lander? I only see dots that are labeled as such.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:51 PM
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I want to see the flags!

Seriously...this is great and I so look forward to even better images in the future.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:09 PM
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Fake, it's all fake. It was filmed in my daughters sandbox in my own backyard.
Dude. That was the kind of dirt you put in it for your kids? What kind of sandcastles can you make out of dust?
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I guess we'll see better pics when humans go back to the moon in what? 2020?
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The LRO isn't even in it's final orbit, yet... that one will be 31 miles above the surface. When LRO gets to that point, the pictures are gonna blow your mind, you'll think you can reach out and touch those Lunar Modules. But they are gonna map the surface, first...not just sightsee, so it may be a while before LRO gets to take a really good look at all the sites...I can hardly wait, I wasn't born when we first landed, and by the time I was old enough to know what NASA did, the Apollo program was dead.
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