NASA taking pre-emptive action?My father worked behind the scenes in a television control room in the late 60's to early 70's so I had an understanding of the differences between videotaped and live television feed at an early age. When I watched the moon landings I wondered how the live television footage we were watching was possible, rather than blindly accepting the pictures we were seeing as fact. I will admit I have questioned the ability of live television broadcasting from the moon in the early 70's. Afterall, the Moon is 384,400 km (or 238,855.086296 miles) away, and a high level of radiation separates that distance. We could get live television feed from the moon 238,855.086296 miles away, but were unable to get live television feed from Vietnam 8,000 miles away?
1966, 3-day-old film of Vietnam War appeared on nightly network news in USA.
1969, live television transmission of man first setting foot on the moon.
....Wideband technology still was primitive in the late '60s. Programs on videotape and film were rotated among detachments using a weekly film flight and postal mail. ....... Troops watched favorite stateside series such as Bonanza, Mission Impossible, Gunsmoke, Laugh-In and Hawaii Five-O..... Tape-delayed NFL football games and the ever-popular Roller Derby were other highlights...
I never really questioned the validity of the moon landings though, until this curious pre-emptive email from NASA.
Though I still don't care enough about the subject to consider myself a conspiracy theorist......me thinks thou dost protest too much.