THE SHADOW OF KUBRICK’S LEGACY
Now that NASA is closing down the manned space program, there seems to be a number of researchers that are acknowledging some faking of the moon document in 1969. Not for the reasons of an all out hoax, but for reasons that would cover up the idea that there has been some sophisticated machinery and technology being used in a secret space program that dates back to 1958. There have been all sorts of theories that have been age old speculation that seem to now ring several alarms of a space program that has been clouded in secrecy and black ops budgets.
A headline posted in Yahoo news has now raised some eyebrows about secret space missions to mars. David Martines an “armchair astronomer” claims that while using a Google mapping of Mars located what appears to be a facility on the surface. It seems that secret space missions that were once dismissed as conspiracy crank theory are now beginning to surface as fact. The theories have always been about the possibility that man has been to the moon and Mars and that the moon footage was faked, because the United States was well aware of facilities stations and other anomalies on the Moon that the world were not supposed to see.
The overall consensus in conspiracy circles that all of the Moon record was faked and that there were 2 or three missions to the moon to observe bases constructed by alien entities and that there are encampments and buildings on the other side of the moon.
The fake moon landings are now being acknowledged, but there is more to the story and the cover-up is there to keep us from understanding that the aliens that supposedly are light years from us are playing in our cosmic neighborhood.
People claim that cover-ups and secrets are hard to keep, however we have heard testimony from T.D. Barnes about Area 51, and many of us know that in the offices where we work secrets are kept in order to maintain continuity in the work place.
You can argue that the cover-up at NASA would have to have been shared by some 35,000 NASA employees and approximately 200,000 supporting companies who worked on the Apollo Project. So are you willing to argue that in your office no matter where you work every department knows what the other department is doing?
This is where the art of compartmentalization is utilized to its fullest. It happened with the Manhattan project and several other projects. Secrets can be kept. Money and the threat of death are pretty basic enablers for secrecy. Patriotism also plays a factor. The very fact that I have said in the past that we didn’t go to the moon makes me a fringe weirdo in some circles. So imagine what would happen if anyone opened their mouths. Imagine if the faked moon landings are just a tip of the iceberg and that somewhere in the cover-up is an alien secret that would panic the country.
People argue that there were no film technologies available in 1969 to fake such a mission. Simulating one-sixth the gravity of earth would be easy using movie magic. Hydraulics, wires, and some scenes shot in underwater aquariums. No one knows for sure. Technologies allegedly are developed 20 years before they are commercial which would lend credence to the possibility that in 1969, battleground simulations and planetary terrain programs could have been used with the aid of something as simple as a blue screen.
The crude versions were seen in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001 a space Odyssey. It has even been suggested that Kubrick was selected as the director in Charge (a la Wag the Dog) of the moon landings. That he will never got the credit he deserved for his direction.
Author C. Powers wrote:
The story goes that in early 1968, Kubrick was secretly approached by NASA officials who presented him with a lucrative offer to “direct” the first three moon landings.
Initially Kubrick declined, as “2001: A Space Odyssey” was in post-production at the time, but NASA threatened to publicly reveal the heavy involvement of Stanley’s younger brother, Raul, with the American Communist Party. This would have been an intolerable embarrassment to Mr. Kubrick, especially since the release of “Dr. Strangelove”. Kubrick finally relented, and for sixteen months he and a special effects team — led by Douglas Trumbull worked in a specially built sound stage in Huntsville, Alabama, “creating” the first and second moon landings. This effort resulted in hundreds of hours of 35mm and video “footage” of the Apollo 11 and 12 moon missions.
The bogus Apollo 11 mission was masterfully staged in July of 1969. A Saturn V rocket with astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins was launched into low Earth orbit, remaining there while NASA carefully released Kubrick’s studio footage to the press. After the spectacular “lunar landing” and “return to Earth,” the astronauts reentered Earth’s atmosphere and made a perfect splash down in the Pacific, right on schedule. Several months later, the Apollo 12 mission was successfully staged in a similar manner.
Mr. Kubrick refused to direct the Apollo 13 mission, however, because NASA officials rejected his screenplay in which the Apollo 13 mission fails. Kubrick insisted that a dramatic failed mission from which the astronauts were safely returned to Earth would ultimately prove to be NASA’s “finest hour.”
NASA maintained that a failed mission would unnecessarily jeopardize the agency’s image, so Kubrick quit the project. Ironically, NASA later decided to use the failed mission scenario, for which Randall Cunningham — a little known but highly respected British director was recruited to direct.
Kubrick’s relentless perfectionism is evident throughout the Apollo production, from the chilling “1201 alarm” during the final seconds of the Eagle’s descent to the lunar surface, right down to the lunar dust covering the astronaut’s EVA suits.
This all seems a bit hypothetical or is it? Powers also claims:
• A moon set was built on the Mercury base, which was code-named Copernicus.
• The set was built in an underground cavern.
• There were provisions for lighting, camera tracks and special effects equipment.
• All moonwalk scenes were filmed on the set.
• The “missions” were controlled by complexes of IBM 370 computers.
• There were radio links to major tracking stations in Australia, Spain, and California, and a satellite broadcasting a copy of the voice channel.
Some people claim that you can even catch a few rare NASA Photos where you see astronauts posing in front of blue screens, and wasn’t that James Bond Jumping in front of astronauts on a sound stage in “Diamonds are forever?” Before you yell out the obvious one “Capricorn one” the movie with O.J. Simpson, did anyone catch Dan Aykroyd’s character in the Movie Sneakers? He plays a Mechanical geek who quoted fact after fact including another so called fact about some hardware they were using “This LTX71 cancelable mike is part of the same system NASA used when they faked the Apollo moon landings.” Are there lunar hints hidden everywhere in Hollywood?
You see other people twist stories to show that perhaps that all is not right in the sea of tranquility.
If you are finding yourself confused by all this you are not alone. The bottom line is that there are two obvious scenarios One, we never went to the Moon and we have been conned for 40 years. Or the Photos and the footage were all publicity photos and footage done in a studio. There were three astronauts involved in the moon landing and I find it odd that we were able to document the actual landing without a large crew and a technical director to make it look great on the television set.
How hard is it to comprehend the possibility of a three-day orbit and splash down with decoy astronauts playing in a makeshift sandbox on a soundstage? It is easy isn’t it? It’s not comfortable but it is easy to imagine it.
Is it hard to imagine Cash Bonuses and veiled threats to keep those in the know quiet about what really happened during the moon landing? Is it any wonder that Neil Armstrong has kept a low profile about the first moon landing? That he seldom talks to the press? It is equally troubling to note that while we praised John Glenn for his nostalgic flight in the shuttle to commemorate his Friendship seven orbit; we merely pause to remember the Moon landing.
The whole event was 40 years ago and to this day the Moon landing seems so deliberate and carefully guarded. The moon landing itself seemed so cold, so devoid of any feeling. The dialogue seemed carefully scripted and delivered with no emotion. What emotions would you have if you knew that you were setting foot on extraterrestrial soil? There seemed to be no tears and no fears, just a routine giant leap for mankind. Even Neil Armstrong flubbed the script when he screwed up his historic line as he came down the ladder.
It is also documented that Kubrick hired spacecraft consultants Frederick Ordway and Harry Lange, who had assisted some of the major contractors in the aerospace industry and NASA with developing advanced space vehicle concepts, as technical advisors on the film.
Ordway was able to convince dozens of aerospace giants such as IBM, Honeywell, Boeing, General Dynamics, Grumman, Bell Telephone, and General Electric that participating in the production of “2001” would generate good publicity for them. Many companies provided copious amounts of documentation and hardware prototypes free of charge in return for “product placements” in the completed film. They believed that the film would serve as a big-screen advertisement for space technology and were more than willing to help out Kubrick’s crew in any way possible.
In an Interview that I read concerning the re-mastering of the movie it was reported that Senior NASA Apollo administrator George Mueller and astronaut Deke Slayton nicknamed “2001’s” Borehamwood, England production facilities “NASA East” after seeing all of the hardware and documentation lying around the studio. That was an interesting nickname. Would this insinuate that perhaps special effects models and sets were at NASA also? It’s a valid question.
Even today, most audiences and critics still find “2001’s” props and spaceships more convincing than those in many more recent science fiction movies. Con Pederson one of the special effects artists even knew Wernher Von Braun.
One of the most remarkable things that I recall is that big companies paid for the sets. One set that had a big bill was Discovery. A 30-ton rotating “Ferris wheel” built by Vickers-Armstrong Engineering Group. Vickers-Armstrong was a British aircraft company that shelled out $750,000 dollars for this effect. It rotated at 3 miles per hour and was big enough to create a lasting impression.
I guess if we can believe that we landed on the moon in 1969 – we also have to allow the possibility that it could have been faked.