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NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book

From: John Cussen <john.cussen.nul>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 21:40:33 +0000
Archived: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 14:23:02 -0500
Subject: NASA Scrubs Moon Hoax Book


Source: BBC On-Line

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/2424927.stm


"The US space agency (NASA) has cancelled the book intended to
challenge the conspiracy theorists who claim the Moon landings
were a hoax.

NASA declined to comment specifically on the reasons for
dropping the publication, but it is understood the decision
resulted from the bad publicity that followed the announcement
of the project.

Criticism that NASA was displaying poor judgement and a lack of
confidence in commissioning the book caused it to abort the
project, agency spokesman Bob Jacobs said.

Oberg will still write the book

Nasa had hired aerospace writer Jim Oberg for the job on a fee
of $15,000.

He says he will still do the work, although it will now be an
unofficial publication with alternative funding.

The book will deliver a point-by-point rebuttal of the theory
that the Apollo landings were faked in a movie studio, to
convince the world that the US had beaten the Soviets to the
Moon.

It will explain why in still and video footage of the landings,
no stars can be seen in the Moon sky, why a flag appears to
ripple on the atmosphere-free satellite and why shadows fall in
strange directions - all "facts", conspiracy theorists say,
point to a hoax.

Some commentators had said that in making the Oberg book an
official Nasa publication, the agency was actually giving a
certain credibility to the hoax theory."



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