Showing posts with label space. Show all posts
Showing posts with label space. Show all posts

Thursday, February 11, 2016

New voting booth - Man on the moon?



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