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Re: Russia Surpasses Americans In Space Race -

From: Mike Woods <mike.woods.nul>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 11:09:33 -0500
Fwd Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 12:50:58 -0500
Subject: Re: Russia Surpasses Americans In Space Race -


>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2004 09:39:06 -0800
>Subject: Russia Surpasses Americans In Space Race

>Source: Pravda

>http://english.pravda.ru/mailbox/22/98/387/11928_space.html


Hey List,

I'll add my two cents worth from a couple other angles.

First, I've spent 20 years as a journalist and I was 39 before I
could be convinced Pravda wasn't Russian for Bu****it. During
the days of the evil empire, it spouted the Party line like a
parrot, and when communism fell, Pravda shifted from printing
the Party's b.s. to printing _any_ kind of b.s. They're trying to
be Europe's News of the World... and failing. If they had the
budget for their own rubber alien suit, boyski, then you'd see
journalisminski.

Two, along the lines of Elanor White's memories, I remember a
couple of times astronauts working on the surface would lose
their footing. They'd windmill like Wylie Coyote and slooowwwlly
hit the dust. Yes, I know it can be done with wires... but even
Ron Howard's Apollo 13, arguably the most accurate space movie
ever made couldn't sustain long, uncut zero-gravity
shots... because the vomit-comet aircraft used to create that
weightlessness can only do it for a few short seconds.

And that brings us back to the thrust of Pravda's latest
delivery of bovine by-product: America faked the moon landing.

Sigh.

Go along with that nonsense for a second. You've assembled the
very best special effects people in the world to fake the
landing...and they have to be the very best or the very best
won't be fooled, will they? You gather them wherever, Arizona,
Timbuktu, Sudbury and set them to work. Figure a minimum of
months (hah try to get art director to agree to anything in a
couple months)  to get the set assembled (it's massive remember,
they'll be bouncing across it and driving rovers!) and all of
Hollywood TV and Film production grinds to a halt because all of
the sfx people have mysteriously vanished. All these people work
on these project for a month? six months? a year? (planning,
acquisition of materials, construction, broadcasts, etc.) and
then when they're set free, they never say a word. All those
lighting, sound, set designers, key grips, best boys, riggers,
construction/paint crew, assistants, cameramen, producers,
directors.

Total Silence. Not one spills the beans, not for more than 30
years. The same people who come off the set and tell anyone
who'll listen what color thong Julia Roberts was wearing today.

Right.

All I know is, the crank who is pushing this line of crap is
lucky he waited until Buzz Aldren was in his 70s before acosting
him. If Buzz had been any younger, that lame would have gotten
more than just a fat lip from the punch in the mouth Buzz threw.

This crap distracts us from more important things. Honor the
human cost of space exploration. Hail Columbia.


Mike Woods




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