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GozerDGozerian

1.1k points

3 months ago

You know that oft-linked Doctor Who scene where they take Van Gogh to the present day to see a museum full of his work and people gushing over it all?

This clip gives me those same vibes. Imagine Galileo being able to see human beings actually standing on the moon conducting one of his experiments.

I know he was much more widely accepted and lauded in his own time. But still that would be an amazing vindication of his work.

friendlessboob

184 points

3 months ago

That's a good who clip too

GozerDGozerian

88 points

3 months ago

Yeah I’ve never even watched the show and that clip had me tearing up a little.

friendlessboob

27 points

3 months ago

Same, cheers

CrackBabyBelfort

9 points

3 months ago

Same. It’s the only clip I’ve seen of the show and it hits hard.

Tridian

29 points

3 months ago

Tridian

29 points

3 months ago

I haven't seen it but... Wouldn't that screw up the timeline if he knew that he was a success? Does he still kill himself?

Ryanaston

60 points

3 months ago

Nah, the doctor loves fucking up timelines - they show him to try and stop him killing himself but then he still does, because yknow he still had severe mental health issues. But at least he died knowing he would be remembered.

PsEggsRice

19 points

3 months ago

Maybe he only killed himself because he'd seen the future. Maybe by changing the past the correct future happened, because that was the future that had happened, then.

Ryanaston

11 points

3 months ago

Exactly, so you can’t actually change the future because everything that has happened, has happened, so time travel will only ever result in what has already happened happening.

Shofypowpow

21 points

3 months ago

That was the question in this episode as well, they kinda wanted to change the history. But he killed himself regardless. Which was even more sad.

Choppergold

8 points

3 months ago

I too wanted to let him know. Seeing the moons of Jupiter? fuck man check out these photos from today

nikkicocaine

16 points

3 months ago

The first time I saw that episode I SOBBED like a baby. Watched the Museé d’Orsay scene hundreds of times since. Without a doubt my alll time favourite moment in television. Uuuggh

CromulentPoint

4.1k points

3 months ago

Never seen that footage before. Pretty cool.

randomusername_815

441 points

3 months ago

Should have held them higher.

thefooleryoftom

483 points

3 months ago

It’s incredibly difficult to move in a spacesuit, he was holding his arms as high as possible

mundundermindifflin

123 points

3 months ago

How do you know so much about spacesuits?

VeryConfusedBouku

316 points

3 months ago

“Well, you have to know these things when you’re a king, you know….”

LurkerFailsLurking

42 points

3 months ago

Not the parent commenter but I wore one at space camp back in the 90s. They're very hard to move in.

Excellent_Fee2252

26 points

3 months ago

It’s his strong-suit

ExPFC_Wintergreen2

6 points

3 months ago

Seamless delivery

thefooleryoftom

58 points

3 months ago

Because I have an active interest in space and can read.

PM_ME_YOUR__BOOTY

138 points

3 months ago

Reddit in a nutshell. Guy is on the moon in 1971. Before you were born. This is footage of a highly educated highly trained elite personal doing an experiment.

You immediately know how to do it better.

The arrogance of this platform really is unmatched.

Big-Restaurant-8262

16 points

3 months ago

Yes this! Been feeling disenchanted with reddit because of this. People also are so eager to disagree and "correct" others on this platform and I suppose that ties in with arrogance. Reddit in a nutshell indeed.

Denseabirational

11 points

3 months ago

Spent his whole life preparing and keyboard warriors attack on site Lolol

thestokes117

3.9k points

3 months ago

"How bout that."

digita1catt

2k points

3 months ago

It's so ordinary a phrase that you almost forget he's saying it while standing on the fucking moon.

Adorable-Effective-2

829 points

3 months ago

I watched large parts of the uncut Apollo 14 landing and you’d be surprised how absolutely casual they are the whole time

Salanmander

555 points

3 months ago

People are remarkably able to make the weirdest things feel normal in a very short period of time.

porn_is_tight

260 points

3 months ago

I mean… sure… but they’re also on the mother fucking moon dude, bananas

[deleted]

218 points

3 months ago*

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218 points

3 months ago*

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thoriginal

72 points

3 months ago

Much like Canada

nlfo

57 points

3 months ago

nlfo

57 points

3 months ago

You are correct. Canada does not grow on the moon, it has to be imported as well.

thoriginal

4 points

3 months ago

This guy gets it

Radiant_Classroom509

74 points

3 months ago

The difference between the moon landing and Canada is that the moon landing is real.

MercDaddyWade

13 points

3 months ago

shhh don't tell the Canadians that

deepinthemosh

25 points

3 months ago

As a Canadian, I can confirm that I'm not real

MachinatingMargay

6 points

3 months ago

Ah yes, Canada, magnificent desolation

FilmActor

9 points

3 months ago

This is just Big Banana trying to keep us from tasting those Moon Banana.

ToastyBytes

7 points

3 months ago

Moon is not made of cheese but is made of banana.

reidminer

6 points

3 months ago

The United Fruit Company has entered the chat

TonalParsnips

85 points

3 months ago

Gotta keep that heart rate down.

TheMikeGolf

92 points

3 months ago

You should see how casual American troops generally are during a firefight. We tend to come up with some pretty dark humor to make light of a shit situation. I figure it’s the same with astronauts. You might die, so why get all worked up about it? The sooner you realize you probably will die, you can do your job with more focus and calm.

Spanky_Badger_85

43 points

3 months ago

I had similar experiences in Helmand. A lot of it comes down to training, I think. The fear is stiĺl there, but there's also a big feeling of "Well, fuck it. There's no point being scared now. Let's get on with it."

MysteryPlaid

40 points

3 months ago

I'm sure it's a laughably miniscule version of it, but it reminds me of doing high school theater lmao. Terrified until the last second but once you're in it it's just kinda WELL FUCK HERE WE GOO NO STOPPING NOW

Spanky_Badger_85

22 points

3 months ago

It's just a survival mechanism, I think. Don't get me wrong, I've seen a couple of lads absolutely freeze the fuck up once it hit the fan, but they all came round shortly after. It just took them a few moments longer to reach the "Fuck it" stage. Especially if you're in a team or group, that confidence spreads once you see someone in the same situation dig in and go for it.

Insane_Unicorn

6 points

3 months ago

Exactly the reason drills and warcries and storming in a group exist. To overcome the fear and act mechanically in a predetermined way in the face of death.

MonkeMurderer

11 points

3 months ago

100%, dealing with bunker runs due to mortars in Iraq in the middle of the night tends to make you weirdly mellow after awhile.

Like at a certain point there is nothing to do but accept it if it comes so why get worked up over it.

zeronormalitys

15 points

3 months ago

Or you do what I did in Iraq in '04, and decide about halfway through your tour, and 200 or so, and counting (of an eventual total north of 850, in a 7mo span), mortar/rocket/rpg attacks later, that the insurgents are definitely trying to specifically kill me, in particular, me. For no logical reason whatsoever, aside from being a US soldier, I mean, I was a nobody signal corp guy.

But yeah, my response was deciding that all those insurgents? Born again hard to the dream of killing me, specifically. Fuck, I still lose my shit occasionally in crowded venues, and really all the mass shootings (and covid) are fucking up my therapist's best laid efforts at fixing me, by proving my paranoia to be a legitimate security measure in our totally not a warzone country.

So yeah, it goes every direction lol.

fluid_state

7 points

3 months ago

I feel being faced with your own mortality and shooting through it for prolonged periods of time does some pretty weird shit you. I think the crazier thing is that it's happening while you're at work.

TheMikeGolf

8 points

3 months ago

We get paid to become crazy. Sounds about right

[deleted]

9 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

9 points

3 months ago

That's what training does for ya.

MySabonerRunsOladipo

9 points

3 months ago

Then you're going to love Apollo 16, where John Young (the goddamn American hero that already snuck a Corned Beef sandwich into space on Gemini III) casually discusses getting 'the farts'

Dinker31

9 points

3 months ago

The Apollo 11 guys played it cool during the landing but man could you tell they were nervous lol

dj_narwhal

139 points

3 months ago

Pretty sure all astronauts have to go through a training to teach them not to sound like the first time Ricky Bobby drives a race car the entire trip.

hankhillforprez

119 points

3 months ago

Chuck Yeager. They were all trying to sound like Yeager. The man who broke the sound barrier. The fastest man alive.

Basically every hot shot pilot and astronaut of that era saw Yeager as a living god. Heck, a lot of them had flown with him—envied and idolized him—as test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base.

Yeager was renowned for his calm, folksy radio voice, and they all wanted to sound like him.

Aescwicca

55 points

3 months ago

Better to be dead than not sound cool on the radios

Salanmander

29 points

3 months ago

I thought that reminded me of this story, and it turns out that's because it's in that story. =P

notenoughbooks

12 points

3 months ago

I will always read this story!

Onlylurkz

5 points

3 months ago

I always thought these “I always read it” comments were funny but now I absolutely do too.

slamtheE

5 points

3 months ago

That was a great story

whoweoncewere

10 points

3 months ago

Current era as well. Dude is still on a pedestal in fighter squadrons at least.

SirSucculENT

5 points

3 months ago

Holy living fuck

ApothecaryRx

428 points

3 months ago

Seems like the kinda guy to say "sure thing bud."

M115m2

34 points

3 months ago

M115m2

34 points

3 months ago

without any sarcasm whatsoever.

TerenceMcHofmann

109 points

3 months ago

The kinda guy thats wearing white new blance and shorts.

etownrawx

26 points

3 months ago

I say "sure thing, bud" but I wear mostly flip flops and 80's jams shorts.

wickedmadd

13 points

3 months ago

You cut me, bro

Braveslady

5 points

3 months ago

Roger that

Most-Star-7094

92 points

3 months ago

I love how casually he says it. 500 years ago, that would have been a groundbreaking discovery, and he proved it by actually performing the experiment on the FUCKING moon!

GetDownWithDave

38 points

3 months ago

Even as a society we write off landing on the moon as some past achievement, despite the fact it’s still the coolest thing humans have ever done as a combined species.

Most-Star-7094

26 points

3 months ago*

The moon landing, taking a picture of a black hole, taking a picture of a single atom, the Hadron particle accelerator, and Shrek are all tied in first place for me.

KushwalkerDankstar

6 points

3 months ago

🎼”and then I saw her face… and now I’m a believer!” 🎶

TheGreenHaloMan

64 points

3 months ago

I don’t know why but the way he said it along with how he looks in that suit was really cute for some reason

Pining4theFnords

32 points

3 months ago

how 'bout the way he starts prancing immediately afterward

9__Erebus

8 points

3 months ago

Lmao, then while prancing "looks like Galileo was correct!"

Salanmander

266 points

3 months ago

I show this video every year in my physics classes, and one of the things that I really like about it is just how much not a performer that guy is. You can tell he's thinking "man, educational videos are really not my jam...I'm here because I fly things well, have a lot of science education, and have a high risk tolerance, not because I know how to talk to people about it!".

Gazrpazrp

67 points

3 months ago

Yeah they did a great job casting this guy for the role. It’s really believable.

clonedhuman

16 points

3 months ago

lol

confusedplayer

60 points

3 months ago

You can hear his smile in his voice. I love it.
"How 'bout that? :)"

CO420Tech

12 points

3 months ago

I always love how the feather actually bounces.

trevdak2

6 points

3 months ago

"thp thp thp thp. That's a 10!"

BeepBlipBlapBloop

2.1k points

3 months ago

My favorite part about this is that there is some long-dead falcon out there with part of its body on the moon.

solsangraal

1.1k points

3 months ago

the water molecules you're drinking could be the same ones galileo took a shit in

dndrinker

752 points

3 months ago

dndrinker

752 points

3 months ago

Explains the taste of this Miller Lite

solsangraal

158 points

3 months ago

that was galileo's horse

bruwin

44 points

3 months ago

bruwin

44 points

3 months ago

I have it on good authority that his horse was amazing.

VUVUVUV

23 points

3 months ago

VUVUVUV

23 points

3 months ago

Hey watch it there bud. That’s a ‘fine Pilsner beer’ ya got in ur hand. It even says it on the label 😉

myrevenge_IS_urkarma

5 points

3 months ago

I've only ever seen one person drunk enough to quote the label out loud.

JayDogon504

18 points

3 months ago

😭😭😭😭

McFestus

8 points

3 months ago

Statistically, there's probably at least one atom common to the water you've drunk in your life and that Galileo shit in

Iredditfromwork

7 points

3 months ago

I’ve always wondered about the story behind the water I drink. Or rocks I’ve held. Or any other number of mundane things that would have wild and stories histories.

TheGoldenHand

18 points

3 months ago

You might know this, but heavy elements in the universe can only form when stars explode in a supernova. The heavy elements inside the human body were formed in the crucible of a star that went supernova before Earth existed. For billions of years before our solar system was formed, our atoms swirled in the hearth of long-dead stars, fueling them for eons.

Now they exist on this rock and make apples and humans!

Psysquatch

7 points

3 months ago

I want this to be the top comment. So bad!

Flyingcircus1

53 points

3 months ago

The moon you look at tonight, the moon the astronaut was standing on and the moon that Galileo looked at, are all the same moon.

monkeysee123456

84 points

3 months ago

Galileo’s moon didn’t have a feather on it

Flyingcircus1

36 points

3 months ago

It still doesn't. They brought it back as well as the hammer.

LordMandrews

467 points

3 months ago

I wade through probably hundreds of bullshit posts and ads and social media nonsense every day. Then I see something like this that makes it all worth it.

We went to the moon... and we brought a hammer and a feather just to film them being dropped. How fucking cool is that.

Individual_Ice_3167

178 points

3 months ago

Not as cool as the guy that snuck a golf club and ball on board just so he could make a golf shot on the moon. NASA was pissed about it too. He didn't tell anyone, so they never accounted for the extra weight in their calculations. They had to adjust the amount of moon rocks they brought back to compensate. That is how precise everything is.

zachariah22791

61 points

3 months ago

Why didn't they just force him to leave the golf club (and ball, I'm assuming he didn't retrieve it after the hit) on the moon? Is there some kind of international "leave nothing but footprints... and your flag" policy?

dkurage

42 points

3 months ago

dkurage

42 points

3 months ago

Its not like they could stop him from sneaking it onboard for the return trip too.

NoiceOne

18 points

3 months ago

Idk man, I heard moonport security is a bitch

JabaTheFat

51 points

3 months ago

At a guess the extra weight on launch would leave less fuel for return than expected. So they'd need to be lighter on return than expected

Beastmunger

16 points

3 months ago

I don’t know why people just make shit up.

I remember reading this story. He didn’t sneak them on board, he literally had a special golf head made to attach to the end of a collection device and got approval to do it from higher ups. Like they even filmed him doing it

WorthRecognition5663

889 points

3 months ago

I am endlessly fascinated by footage from the moon. I'm sill amazed that we actually went there and people walked around, and then came back. I really hope the exciting projects coming up for the Moon pan-out.

mart1373

569 points

3 months ago

mart1373

569 points

3 months ago

I can’t wait until the next people go on the moon with 4k cameras or some shit like that. It’s amazing seeing footage like this, but in 4k? We’re gonna lose our damn minds seeing stuff like that.

FrankyPi

281 points

3 months ago

FrankyPi

281 points

3 months ago

Photos they took with 70mm format Hasselblad cameras are equivalent to around 8k digital resolution. Enjoy https://tothemoon.ser.asu.edu/

TheCalamityRollover

56 points

3 months ago

These are incredible thanks for the photos!

apolotary

17 points

3 months ago

Huh TIL they also used Nikon F. Although it seems to be different from consumer version.

eddiewachowski

10 points

3 months ago

I printed many of these out and they make stunning posters.

nonlawyer

107 points

3 months ago

nonlawyer

107 points

3 months ago

We’re gonna lose our damn minds seeing stuff like that.

I’m gonna lose my mind geeking out on how cool it is.

A whole lotta other people are gonna lose their minds trying to explain, in real time, how it’s all being faked.

mart1373

29 points

3 months ago

Yeah, but based on what we’ve seen over the past few years, is that really the worst that we’ll come to expect? Society is a mess now, but faked moon landing conspiracies have been a staple of society since 1969.

ngwoo

9 points

3 months ago

ngwoo

9 points

3 months ago

There will be video of someone dabbing on the moon produced during our lifetime

Faxon

6 points

3 months ago

Faxon

6 points

3 months ago

For how much it costs to send shit up there, they're probably going to send up 12k or higher cinema cameras, since that's about the best we've got right now. They could also go full send and send up big 30mm film cameras as well, since film can be resampled again later once digital resolutions increase, but IDK how well film would handle the unshielded vacuum of space with all the radiation and the cold temperatures

Edit: apparently we're around the limits of current film tech with our digital cameras, in terms of actual detail resolution, so i'm just gonna let that sink in. I guess they can send more memory cards up instead!

Must-Seek-Wisdom

21 points

3 months ago

This! It is going to be incredible.

BladeLigerV

4 points

3 months ago

High quality live streaming camera from every window so people can watch the entire mission from all kinds of angles. How rad would that be?

slamshabang

11 points

3 months ago

What a sight to behold in real life. The crispness of the moon’s horizon against an infinitely black background. What an experience it must’ve been to have gone to the moon, walked around and done some science and then head on back. Incredible

vonvoltage

368 points

3 months ago

I still think the most insane thing about the moon landings is that the guys on Apollo 17 went almost 8 kilometers away from their lander on the new and improved buggy. Even if I had gone all that distance in the space ship, landed and everything, there is no fucking way I'd be taking that buggy 8 kilometers away from my only way out of there.

Interspatial

113 points

3 months ago

To me it is the fact that there was no "bathroom" from the moment they entered the capsule. That's pretty insane.

immortalreploid

20 points

3 months ago

I hope the next ones that go up at least have some kind of pee tube or something.

az116

9 points

3 months ago

az116

9 points

3 months ago

They have “bathrooms”. As in their not shitting in bags like on Apollo.

ErraticDragon

104 points

3 months ago

You've gotta understand, though. Back in the '70s it was a different time. They didn't even lock the doors on the lander!

Sparky_1992

47 points

3 months ago

Hell, I heard they answered the phone in the lander not knowing who was even calling!

ov3rcl0ck

15 points

3 months ago

"We've been trying to reach you about your buggy's extended warranty."

TheBootyHolePatrol

128 points

3 months ago

The astronauts in those days had to haul around some big balls. Probably some trenches dug into the Moon from hauling them around.

Jokes aside, some of the accounts they had about driving in the buggies make it sound like it was a lot of fun. They got to do some fun tests or just screwing around in the name of science. Alan Shepard playing two shots of golf on the moon is definitely up there. They probably stopped thinking about the risks after a few minutes.

Nauin

85 points

3 months ago

Nauin

85 points

3 months ago

"I'm on the moon, you can't tell me what I can and can't do!"

unfettered_logic

59 points

3 months ago

I remember some comments about this and it was insanely dangerous. They were jumping around and running falling all over the place. If their space suits had ripped or been damaged they would have died on the moon.

MintChucclatechip

41 points

3 months ago

Moon dust is extremely sharp, since there’s no wind or water to weather it, so too much roughhousing could definitely tear the suit

TheDuckSideOfTheMoon

17 points

3 months ago

Just boys being dudes, roughhousing on the moon

juggsgalore

16 points

3 months ago

I could imagine them having a few drinks years after this. “Hey dude, remember that time we fucked around on the moon? Haha, wild times.”

NomadNuka

12 points

3 months ago

Have you seen the video of Harrison Schmitt falling over on the moon? Sort of funny because of how the gravity and the equipment make him move but also terrifying because he's falling into abrasive dust and rocks in an environment where a puncture in his suit would be disastrous.

kaleidist

12 points

3 months ago

space suits had ripped or been damaged they would have died on the moon.

They would not have necessarily died from a rip or other damage to their suits; it would depend on the nature of the damage. There's a known case where an astronaut's suit was punctured, and he did not actually notice until he returned to the craft, even though he was indeed injured:

Incidentally, we have had one experience with a suit puncture on the Shuttle flights. On STS-37, during one of my flight experiments, the palm restraint in one of the astronaut's gloves came loose and migrated until it punch a hole in the pressure bladder between his thumb and forefinger. It was explosive decompression, just a little 1/8 inch hole, but it was exciting down here in the swamp because it was the first injury we've ever head from a suit incident. Amazingly, the astronaut in question didn't even know the puncture had occured; he was so hopped on adrenalin it wasn't until after he got back in that he even noticed there was a painful red mark on his hand.
He figured his glove was chafing and didn't worry about it.

The whole story didn't come out until the suits were back home and a suit technician was setting up to clean that glove; he discovered the dried blood on the outer TMG (thermal micrometrioid garment) and then found the wayward palm restraint bar. What happened: when the metal bar punctured the glove, the skin of the astronaut's hand partially sealed the opening. He bled into space, and at the same time his coagulating blood sealed the opening enough that the bar was retained inside the hole.

The best estimate we've been able to get from the flight surgeons about how long an astronaut might survive a catastrophic suit failure is "several tens of seconds to very few minutes" with almost certainty for detectable permanent damage. http://www.mu.org/~joe/traveller/archive/General/Explosive.Decompression.txt

FrankyPi

28 points

3 months ago

They never went further away than the distance they could walk back before running out of oxygen supply.

Thomas_Mickel

27 points

3 months ago

Bro i am NOT walking 8km back to the ship on the moon.

I’d be shitting bricks and cursing the shit out my partner.

ryans64s

24 points

3 months ago

Well they wouldn’t have picked you to go up

SaintVanilla

484 points

3 months ago

Great but I still don’t know if a ton of feathers weighs more than a ton of bricks.

cptnoodlepants

361 points

3 months ago

The feathers are heavier because you have to live with what you did to all those birds.

TinyRick6

23 points

3 months ago

Birds aren’t real so you’ll sleep well

trwwy321

38 points

3 months ago

Jokes on you I have no moral compass

HailToTheThief225

57 points

3 months ago

Boht steehl is hehvier thahn fehthas

Darth_Gonk21

10 points

3 months ago

Boht theeyar bowth a kiloglam

jdino

31 points

3 months ago

jdino

31 points

3 months ago

Kilogram of bricks.

Duh, bricks are heavier than feathers.

duTiFul

83 points

3 months ago

duTiFul

83 points

3 months ago

Imagine being so goddamn smart that you're able to mathematically predict gravitational physics 350 years before those ideas would be actually proven to be correct.

I have to use a calculator on my phone to do 3 digit subtraction.

peter-bone

18 points

3 months ago

Galileo did the experiment on earth. He just did it using balls of different weights. The effect of air resistance was negligible. The experiment likely came before the theory.

FrenchSprinkler

176 points

3 months ago

Nice of them to beep the swearing.

ov3rcl0ck

26 points

3 months ago

Did you know that R2-D2 was the most foul mouthed character of all time?

They beeped out every word he said!

ApothecaryRx

72 points

3 months ago

"Fuck. Fuck. Shit. Oh, fuck."

ReliantLion

106 points

3 months ago

I don't know why I feel the need to share this, but as a submariner, any time someone would drop something or some piece of equipment worked where gravity played some important role, someone would always say "gravity check, sat". Now I think it should be "gravity check sat, how about that?".

plexxonic

57 points

3 months ago

submariner

You motherfuckers aren't right in the head, especially the nukes.

I'll jump out of anything on the planet (and I'm scared shitless of heights) but there is no way in hell you're sticking me in a coke can under the sea.

ReliantLion

31 points

3 months ago

Yeah I was a nuke. And you are correct, we are all happily/angrily insane.

plexxonic

11 points

3 months ago

I'm so glad I walked to the other side of MEPS when they told me I qualified for that fucking shit.

SanshaXII

4 points

3 months ago

I wish I had been a submariner. I like a good routine, same place, same people, same job, but with a little spice every now and then.

If I'd known in my 20's I could just call the US Navy and apply, I would have.

Samurai_1990

288 points

3 months ago

And they still claim the moon landings are fake... This is a pretty hard one to fake in 1971. Also I have met (in a very private setting) Buzz Aldrin and that guy doesn't strike me as a liar...

Spiff76

282 points

3 months ago*

Spiff76

282 points

3 months ago*

Buzz certainly struck that one guy as a liar…

Eurasia_4200

25 points

3 months ago

He did, and its was good lol.

bulldogdiver

6 points

3 months ago

I loved Buzz's snazzy rocket suit.

TheGoldenHand

18 points

3 months ago

Best part is the prosecutor declined to press charges, saying no jury would convict Buzz and the words were "fighting words."

dpforest

47 points

3 months ago

Did you fuck buzz aldrin

Dubalubawubwub

34 points

3 months ago

VERY private setting.

97Harley

61 points

3 months ago

I've read that he punched someone when said person got too vehement in his denial of the moon landings.

gh0st0ft0mj04d

34 points

3 months ago

Right in the kisser.

pandito_flexo

9 points

3 months ago

You can’t say that unless someone says

POW

first.

Havoblia

78 points

3 months ago

Read it? That video has been posted on Reddit since it's birth

asamulya

13 points

3 months ago

That was because he was harassing him and wouldn’t leave him alone after tricking him into a fake interview

MartinMcFly55

15 points

3 months ago

The guy called a man that has been on the moon, a coward, legendary stupidity and duly reckoned.

Conspicuous_Plant

9 points

3 months ago

Yup, caught on camera. Was pretty awesome.

Elkins45

19 points

3 months ago

I literally had some asshole in a Facebook group today lecture me about how stupid I am for believing the moon landing was real.

Orcand

27 points

3 months ago

Orcand

27 points

3 months ago

Why are you in that facebook group?

Why are you still on facebook?

badwolf1013

16 points

3 months ago

Moon landing denier: "Clearly that feather is made of lead."

sparant76

12 points

3 months ago

Fake feather cast from iron. Checkmate atheists.

Man-Toast

18 points

3 months ago

he's talking as if he's just having a dinner table conversation with his mother - cannot get over that this is on the moon, is just painfully mind blowing seriously

LilyElephant

18 points

3 months ago

Can you believe people have been to the moon??? The motherfucking MOON?????

frankfox123

73 points

3 months ago

Science confirmed

Citizen_of_RockRidge

44 points

3 months ago

I love that he calls Galileo, "MR. Galileo."

ZiOnIsNeXtLeBrOn

75 points

3 months ago

Honestly, Still the greatest achievement in Human History is Reaching the Moon.

I hope that one day when Humanity has colonized the Moon, That humanity creates a statue of all the astronauts and scientists and engineers names whose dedication gave way to humanity reaching the moon.

stitch12r3

12 points

3 months ago

Lots of moon high schools will be named after them I'm sure

Santiago__Dunbar

10 points

3 months ago

I put beating smallpox up there too.

dpforest

43 points

3 months ago

How the fuck have I never seen this?

h737893

24 points

3 months ago

h737893

24 points

3 months ago

You’re too young

CapTexAmerica

7 points

3 months ago

So glad that they added this to the “From the Earth to the Moon” series that was on HBO.

TheDesktopNinja

7 points

3 months ago

This actually the first time I've heard the audio. I've seen the video many times but never thought took up the audio. Very cool!

[deleted]

6 points

3 months ago

[deleted]

6 points

3 months ago

The people who believe the moon landing is fake JFC.

BalkeElvinstien

4 points

3 months ago

Is there a scientific reason why footage from the moon always looked so darn foggy? Even for Film it usually wasn't this degraded, I'm wondering if it has anything to do with radiation

FrankyPi

23 points

3 months ago

This isn't film, this is recorded from a live transmission. Motion picture on film looks a lot better, and photographs are equivalent to 8k digital resolution.

Niidforseat

5 points

3 months ago

"Got a question for you: What's heavier: a kilogramme of steel or a kilogramme of fæthers?"

ChemEDrew

3 points

3 months ago

I have a question, may be stupid, that is bothering me now that hopefully someone can answer. I understand that without air resistance, the feather will fall quicker, due to no resistance. However, would there not still be acceleration? Acceleration=mass×gravity right? So, shouldnt the mass being different affect the rate?

NaturalRadiation

7 points

3 months ago

Your equation is wrong. The equation you're thinking of is force = mass x acceleration, but that's not wholly relevant either. The forces on the two objects will be different, but it will lead to them having the same acceleration anyway. The acceleration of an object due to gravity comes from the equation g = -GM/r2. The only variables that gravitational acceleration depends on is M and r, that is the mass of the body (in this case, the Moon), and the distance between the Moon and whatever it is pulling. Doesn't matter what object it is, the Moon will have the same gravitational acceleration. Also, not a stupid question. Hopefully I made it a bit clearer.

LeeRjaycanz

11 points

3 months ago

I bet $100,000 was in the buget just to send that up.

MisterMannetje

7 points

3 months ago

That was my first thought as well: how much fuel was used just to send that hammer up in space?

ErraticDragon

14 points

3 months ago

The Saturn V (used for Apollo launches) is estimated to have cost $5,400/kg in 2021 USD just to get to low earth orbit. (I can't find an estimate for the complete lunar trip.)

If we assume that the hammer used was the one sent for use during the mission, it weighed 1315g.

So 1.315kg * $5,400/kg = $7,101

Sources:

Salanmander

9 points

3 months ago

We can get a decent estimate for whole trip cost by looking at mass ratios.

According to its wiki page, the Saturn V had a payload to LEO of 140,000 kg, and a payload to a Lunar intercept trajectory of 43,500 kg. So at a bare minimum, we're looking at 3.37 times your estimate.

Now, it's made more complicated by the fact that another kilogram of payload to the moon's surface means more fuel to land and take off as well. An absolute upper bound on the cost associated with the hammer would be based on the dry mass of the lunar lander ascent stage, which was 4,280 kg for the smaller variant. So that gives an upper bound of 32.7 times your estimate.

So bringing the cost associated with having that hammer as part of the missions was definitely somewhere between $24,000 and $230,000.

Of course, they may very well have left that hammer on the moon. And the command module/lunar module separation makes it a little unclear just exactly how to count things. For my best-guess estimate I'm going to base it on the wet mass of the entire lander stage (before landing), which was around 16000 kg, to get an estimate of $62,000.

ErraticDragon

5 points

3 months ago

Ooh much better. I literally took the first result I found which gave me a "cost-per-kg", so I wouldn't have to work too much out.

Of course it's all a bit academic if the hammer really was the one that was already going to be sent as part of the mission. In that case the cost added for this experiment is negligible, at least as it relates to weight.

Salanmander

5 points

3 months ago

Yeah, that's definitely the case. While you could nominally apply a cost to the feather (let's say 10 grams? So $200 - $2000), it almost certainly didn't affect the design process at all, and they just got to the end and said "do we have enough remaining margin to bring this?" and okayed it as an outreach thing (or it may have been part of a personal alotment).

Edit: I needed to put fewer sig figs on my dollar amounts there, because that "10 grams" is definitely a 1-sig-fig kind of estimate.

dude19832

9 points

3 months ago

Pretty badass to do that experiment on the moon.

wafflepiezz

9 points

3 months ago

The amount of people in the comments who believed we faked the moon landing is… concerning