Monday, February 15, 2016
Thank you for taking part in the opinion polls in London City. They are just for fun, but its fun to see which way the pendulum swings.
We held an In/Out referendum on Europe. It was a close call throughout, but those wishing to stay IN had the majority.
103 people voted, 56% wanted to stay in, whilst 47% wanted to leave.
We last held this same poll in November 2014 when only 40% wanted to stay in and 60% wanted to leave (based on 100 votes).
For more information see:
Better Out: http://getbritainout.org/
Better In: http://www.strongerin.co.uk/
We also asked if man had ever been to the moon.
You will recall that the furthest man has ever been (except for the Apollo missions) is 250 miles in low earth orbit, a return journey of just 500 miles. In 1969 man apparently flew 235,000 miles to the moon and back, a return trip of 470,000 miles. He did this for last time in 1972 and have never strayed beyond the 250 mile low earth orbit since.. We asked if you believed that man on the moon had ever happened.
Overwhelmingly, you believe man went to the moon. 82 people voted. 71% believe, 21% do not believe and 8% are unsure.
Thanks for taking part. Watch out for some US Primary polls coming soon!
Thursday, February 11, 2016
A new voting panel is in the park asking "Has man really been to the moon?"
Before you vote, consider that it was at the height of the cold war and the Russians were making all of the significant steps in space, leaving the rest of the world behind. The Soviet Union had launched the first orbiting satellite, animal, and first man into space. They had logged 5 times the amount of hours in space than anyone else.
High above the earth at 1,000 miles and extending to 25,000 miles lay lethal bands of radiation called the Van Allen radiation belt. Every manned mission in history since the first in 1961 to the present has been well below this radiation field, except Apollo. In order to survive the hour and half journey through this radiation field, solid lead shielding would be required. Instead a thin sheet of foil was used as the only protection.
The furthest man had ever been in space was 250 miles in low earth orbit and the moon is 235,000 miles away. The international space station orbits the earth at 245 miles.
A pocket calculator has more computing power than computers in the 1960s
In modern times, we have never returned to the moon.
But if you believe we put a man on the moon, please vote yes.
The panel is located here: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/London%20City/78/240/24