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tschai said:llreid1979 said:[..]
Many people believe (there's that word again) the moon landings are a hoax and the ISS does not really exist- however, even if the moon landings are a hoax, people HAVE been in orbit and taken photos of the Earth from space-I grew up during the early years of space exploration and watched ALL of the launches-those were NOT faked.
The problem is the 43 years that have been passed since the last manned space mission to the Moon or anywhere higher than the really low ISS orbit, which is cheap and protects astronauts from space radiation. Technology should have progressed by leaps and bounds since the amazing 23-year tech race from WW2 to 1969. But TV is still showing crappy last century rocket technology and rusty space equipment for astronauts.
By now mankind should be flying significantly faster and heavier manned ships to Mars and back with new, non-rocket technology.
It looks like we truly live in an open-air planetary prison, because someone decided to keep a lid on Earth. Possibly a real space-power party. This stagnation of manned flight technology reeks of power-play and manipulation. Just look at the amount of realtime broadcast footage from space and photos NASA needs to edit, because undeclared shiny objects are racing back and fort effortlessly into Earths atmosphere or speeding out into deep space..