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Re: An E-Mail To BadAstronomy On Apollo 11 UFO -

From: James Smith <lunartravel.nul>
Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 11:37:06 -0400 (GMT-04:00)
Fwd Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2007 18:25:22 -0400
Subject: Re: An E-Mail To BadAstronomy On Apollo 11 UFO -

>From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 24 Mar 2007 07:52:25 EDT
>Subject: Re: An E-Mail To BadAstronomy On Apollo 11 UFO

>>From: James Smith <lunartravel.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2007 17:01:57 -0500 (GMT-05:00)
>>Subject: Re: An E-Mail To BadAstronomy On Apollo 11 UFO

>Even before the Mid-Course Correction at 26h45m there was an
>Apollo Separation (Evasive) Maneuver at 4h40m to get the Apollo
>crew away from the vicinity of the S-IVB third stage and its
>ejected SLA panels. Both rocket firings were described in NASA
>reports as "retrograde," thus slowing the Apollo down and both
>were roughly 20 ft/sec total velocity. Thus the minus sign (-)
>on the X axis velocity change of -14.19 ft/sec means retrograde.
>But the SLA panel ejection may also have been retrograde too,
>according to the 75-90-degree ejection angle figures I was given
>by NASA flight engineers (see above).

I have to agree with Lan about the coordinate system being Earth
Centered Inertial and not body (CSM) centered as you seem to
think it is. Thus the -X is not really retrograde.

>See analysis above. With so many confusing factors to consider
>one cannot really be dogmatic in asserting that "the" SLA panels
>were "all" X miles away and thus could not possibly have been
>visible at the time of the Apollo 11 astronauts' sighting. If I
>have missed some additional dynamics factor then all these
>results might change again.

Yeah, gravity does play a role and really should be
considered if you want an accurate assessment.

>At 8:17:55 PM (59h45m55s GET) ground control notified the Apollo
>crew that their PTC rotation was wrong, strangely off 20 degrees
>in pitch angle, and may need to be done all over again - meaning
>more RCS (Reaction Control System) rockets automatically firing
>at different angles to get just the right rotation. If not
>corrected right away it would result in the RCS jets continually
>firing off and on trying to adjust it, using up vital propellant
>and keeping the astronauts awake with the noise. The original
>PTC was established at around 6:40 PM. The new PTC rotation mode
>was successfully established at around 8:40 PM. The object
>sighting began around 9:00 PM.

Interesting observation.

Perhaps an examination of imagery of the CSM/LM can identify
missing mylar. They took alot of pictures of the LM on the lunar

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