From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul> Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 12:43:58 EST Archived: Tue, 05 Nov 2002 11:51:41 -0400 Subject: Re: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing >From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul> >To: ufoupdates.nul >Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 22:37:38 +0000 >Subject: Re: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing >>From: Bob Young <YoungBob2.nul> >>To: ufoupdates.nul >>Date: Mon, 4 Nov 2002 10:28:05 EST >>Subject: Re: NASA Commissions Book To Prove Moon Landing <snip> >>NASA has always been a publisher of books and other educational >>materials disseminating the fundings of space research. Who do >>you think wrote those books? Authors. >I assume by "fundings" you meant to say "findings," Dick, Yes, sorry, my index finger just twitched. >but please give me the title of one (1) (uno) BOOK that NASA (as an >organization; not some past NASA employee) authored. I believe that I said, "publisher", and that "authors" wrote them. >Technical reports, sure (I am a past technical editor of many U.S. >Government reports). But to the best of my knowledge, not books Well, I just grabbed one off of my shelf, "On Mars - Exploration of the Red Planet 1958-1978", published by NASA as part of the NASA History Series. It's authors are Edward Clinton Ezell and Linda Neuman Ezell, the former a curator at the Smithsonian and the latter a Graduate student at George Washington Univ., at the time of publication. Edward Ezell had been historian at the Johnson Space Flight Center beginning in 1980. The work is a hefty 535 page paperback, which certainly qualifies as a "book" as far as I can tell. On the last page is a list of 22 other books published in the series. >and especially not on controversial subjects. Well, it covered the issue of whether the Viking science experiments really found evidence of life or just chemistry, citing Gil Levin for the latter and other participants for the consensus. One can't get much more controversy than that - in science that is. "Did the experiment find life or didn't it?" <snip> >You do not seem to be aware of Charles Fort and >his writings and world view. Are you? I am familiar with the genre. One of the NASA history series, on NASA sounding rockets, was authored by William R. Corliss. I've got a couple of his forteana-packed volumes. They make good bookends for my shelf of UFOria authored by people like the late, great Donald Menzel, Uncle Phil, Bob Sheaffer, Ray Craig, Allan Hendry, Otto Bilig, Sagan, Ol' Doc Condon - my, my they just goes on and on. Clear skies, Bob Young M.I.B.
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