Moon trivia

Moon trivia

Moon curiosity – find out why people questioned the moon landing, what President Nixon said if the mission failed, and who was planning to drop an atomic bomb on the Silver Globe.
The first attempt to land on the Moon was a space race between two superpowers – the United States and the USSR. The period of the Cold War was the time of technological development and showing the military potential to the world. A rocket capable of reaching the Moon could also potentially be used for a nuclear attack and hit a specific place on Earth. Initially, the Soviet Union was the leader of this race. On October 4, 1957 it was the Soviet Union that took Sputnik 1 (the first artificial satellite of the Earth) into space. Thus the Soviet Union showed the world that after the devastating Second World War their country was still developing. It was a shock to the Americans, who were convinced of their domination in every technological field. Two years after this event, the Soviet Union sent the first spacecraft that crashed into the surface of the Silver Globe. Another Soviet mission called Luna 3 delivered the first distant photos of the Moon. It was a serious blow for the Americans to send the first man into space. On April 12, 1961 Yuri Gagarin traveled around the Earth and spent 1 hour 48 minutes in space. Another memorable date is March 18, 1965, when Alexei Leonov went for his first space walk. However, the mission of Voschod 2 almost ended in catastrophe. Under the influence of vacuum, the cosmonaut’s suit swelled to the extent that makes it impossible to return to the ship. However, the real show of strength that brought the Americans to the leading position took place on July 21, 1969. On that day, the first people stood on the moon and Neil Armstrong spoke historic words: “This is a small step for mankind, but a big leap for mankind. Interestingly, most likely under the influence of emotions, the American made a mistake, because as he admitted, he intended to say “This is a small step for one man…”. Read more about landing on the moon.
A number of conspiracy theories have been developed around the achievement of the American space mission. Many people thought that a walk or a landing on the Moon never happened. The whole thing was to be recorded in one of the film studios in Hollywood. One of the main arguments was supposed to be a flying American flag, because there is no right to blow on the Moon. NASA tried to fight against such opinions and presented counter-arguments. At this point it is worth noting that in 1969 the Americans had the technology to send a man to the Silver Globe, but not the technology to fake landing on it.
The distance between the Earth and the Moon is 384,400 km. During one of the missions, astronauts left a mirror on the Silver Globe, and a laser beam was sent from the Earth, so the first accurate measurement was made. Interestingly, every year it moves away from the Earth by 3.8 cm, which causes the Earth’s day to extend by two thousandths of a second per hundred years. Human nails grow at the same speed.
At this point it is worth noting that the journey to the Moon by train Pendolino would take 3 months and 11 days.
One day on the Moon from sunrise to sunrise lasts on average 29.5 Earth days.
5th In the last 46 years no man has gone to the moon. The last manned expedition into this part of space took place in 1972 as part of the Apollo 17 mission. It was a record-breaking expedition lasting 72 hours, 22 of which were spent outside by astronauts.
Currently, manned flights do not make much sense, because they would generate unnecessary costs. All measurements and tests can be done with the help of robots.

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