I went to see “Apollo 11” last night. It was an incredible film, consisting almost entirely of original film clips from the beginning to the end of the Apollo 11 moon mission – which occurred fifty years ago. One of the best movies I have ever seen.
Getting to the moon was one of the most incredible engineering, scientific, and managerial successes ever assembled, requiring coordination and perfection from thousands of brilliant, honest, competent and very brave people – aided by only very primitive computer technology. The presence of even one dishonest or incompetent person at NASA would likely have resulted in failure. The only other comparable accomplishment in human history was the Manhattan Project, which occurred in my backyard in Los Alamos.
Shortly thereafter, portions of NASA were taken over by dishonest, incompetent hacks – as exposed by Richard Feynman after the Challenger Disaster in 1988.
One of the authors of this book is James R. Hansen – no relationship to James E. Hansen, who created the NASA climate science disaster – also in 1988.
Hansen predicted an increase in heatwaves and drought for the US, which is the exact opposite of what happened. He also predicted that Lower Manhattan (where his office was located) would be underwater by 2018.
Hansen’s incompetence and fraud led the people responsible for going to the moon to write a letter to the NASA administrator – asking for an end to NASA’s junk climate science.
“We believe the claims by NASA and GISS [NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies], that man-made carbon dioxide is having a catastrophic impact on global climate change are not substantiated, especially when considering thousands of years of empirical data,”
The NASA administrator ignored the people who sent us to the moon, because he felt that his primary mission was to make Muslims “feel good.”
NASA and America are no longer able to put people in space. But we do now have a culture of perpetual dishonesty, incompetence and stupidity in the Democratic Party and the press.