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Back to the Dry, Young Moon?

NASA chose to name their new lunar project after Artemis, goddess of the moon — and a number of other things. The spacecraft it is carrying is named after Orion the hunter. It has been fifty years since Gene Cernan of Apollo 17 left the last footprints on the moon. The goal of the Artemis program is to eventually setting up a lunar base. Quite a few science fiction stories have been written and filmed about those, but there are several serious problems involved that the writers gloss over. Artemis/Orion launch, NASA / Bill Ingalls (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) The Apollo astronauts were up there for days, and NASA wants a permanent station. The moon is outside the protection of Earth's magnetic field, so if the sun got ornery and shot off a flare, the solar wind could be fatal very quickly. There are also temperature extremes, which the Apollo missions minimalized. Light and dark cycles are very long. Another problem remains, and it's a biggie. Water. Coo

Fake Thinking and Moon Landing Conspiracies

by Cowboy Bob Sorensen  An article was suggested at The Question Evolution Project on Fakebook, and it was something I was able to build on. There are conspiracy theorists who believe that the Apollo moon landings were faked, and are passionate about their opinions. I have noticed that Flat Earthers join their ranks. (The ones who infuriate me are the 9-1-1 "truthers" who say it was an "inside job", attacking the integrity of thousands of people.) There are numerous sites that refute the moon landing conspiracies, but I wanted to use this one in particular. Buzz Aldrin salutes the flag, image credit: Neil Armstrong / NASA (usage does not imply endorsement of site contents) There is no need for me to cover all the points in the article that will be linked below. This article complements " How to Conduct Insufficient Research ", the lunar conspiracy people have something in common with Darwinian thinking. One of the first logic errors used by fake moon land