From: Lan Fleming <lfleming6.nul> Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2007 21:50:48 -0600 Fwd Date: Thu, 08 Mar 2007 13:01:35 -0500 Subject: Re: An E-Mail To BadAstronomy On Apollo 11 UFO - >From: James Smith <lunartravel.nul> >To: ufoupdates.nul >Date: Tue, 6 Mar 2007 16:51:23 -0500 (GMT-05:00) >Subject: Re: An E-Mail To BadAstronomy On Apollo 11 UFO <snip> >Depending on the size/mass of the debris, wouldn't centrifugal >motion move it away from the CSM? It would certainly help if the >astronauts could have given better data on where the object was >(toward Earth or toward the Moon, which axis the apparent >movement of the object was going..along the CSM rotation axis or >along the direction of motion axis). Without these, it is hard >to get too excited about this astronaut observation. It seems to have been exciting enough for the Apollo astronauts to have seized upon the SLA panel explanation for public consumption long after they had correctly rejected it in private during the debriefing immediately after their mission. If this incident doesn't tell us much about whether astronauts ever have witnessed "true" UFOs while in space, it does tell a lot about how astronauts feel compelled to deal with such questions. And it gives no reason for confidence in their denials.
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