that stars and stripe flag waving on the moon, and those people who stated
NASA's astronauts never step foot on the moon. Well now it would seem that the
conspiracy theorist will have to eat their words. Shortly we will have proof.
On Oct 28, 2008 the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will be
launched, the statement from NASA.:
Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) is the first mission in NASA's Vision for Space
Exploration, a plan to return to the moon and then to travel to Mars and beyond.
The LRO objectives are to finding safe landing sites, locate potential
resources, characterize the radiation environment, and demonstrate new
will be placed in low polar orbit (50 km) for a 1-year mission under NASA's
Exploration Systems Mission Directorate. LRO will return global data, such as
day-night temperature maps, a global geodetic grid, high resolution color
imaging and the moon's UV albedo. However there is particular emphasis on the
polar regions of the moon where continuous access to solar illumination may be
possible and the prospect of water in the permanently shadowed regions at the
poles may exist. Although the objectives of LRO are explorative in nature, the
payload includes instruments with considerable heritage from previous planetary
science missions, enabling transition, after one year, to a science phase under
NASA's Science Mission Directorate.
The point is that the Luna Reconnaissance Orbiter will take
pictures of the past landing sights on the moon, whilst looking for new possible
landing sights. This factor has been related by this NASA article
Abandoned Space Ships.
Now NASA can give proof about USA's
Of course the harden conspiracy theorist will say that if
NASA prove that mans set foot on the Moon any pictures taken of the original
site will be doctored. But lets wait and see.