This is a guest post by @rokro111.
Nothing Ever Goes to Space
This is a guest post by @rokro111.
The Soviet Union supposedly launched Sputnik 1 into orbit On October 4, 1957. The United States couldn’t afford to allow another nation to be the first to land a man on the moon. Being the leader of the space race was a matter of pride for our nation.
On July 29, 1958 NASA was established with a yearly budget of $58,000,000. That budget climbed yearly and NASA’s budget for 2018 is $20,736,000,000 – or $52 million per day!
On July 16, 1969, NASA launched Apollo 11 to space with the moon being its destination. The Apollo 11 was equipped with five F-1 rocket engines. The thrust generated from those engines totaled 7.5 million pounds.
Those 5 rocket engines had to propel 6,100,000 pounds (3,050 tons) to space. Their plan was to do it in stages. All they had to do was get 3,050 tons to a speed of 24,200 mph to get to the moon. It was all planned on paper by professionals.
Wernher von Braun said, “It is commonly believed that man will fly directly from the earth to the moon, but to do this, we would require a vehicle of such gigantic proportions that it would prove an economic impossibility. It would have to develop sufficient speed to penetrate the atmosphere and overcome the earth’s gravity…”
Did we get to the moon? Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin said we did – but did they really?
Surely the videos of the moon landing were real because we all saw it on television. We even heard President Nixon make a phone call to Buzz and Neil. The videos are reviewable for those who have any uncertainty.
That’s where I get involved. President Ronald Reagan once said, “Trust, but verify.” When extraordinary claims are made, extraordinary objective verification is needed.
Nothing gets to space…. Nothing ever has, and nothing ever will get to space. The requirements to get to space include both sufficient speed and fuel to overcome the force that keeps things on earth – more specifically, an object’s density or weight including the rocket, fuel, supplies, food, space suits, oxygen, crew, batteries, testing equipment, lunar module, and command module. None of those mentioned items contributes to propelling the rocket to space. When all that cargo takes up space, that means there is less room for fuel.
The rocket weighed 3,050 tons. Some of that weight will be discharged during the stages but it still falls significantly short to even make it close to space.
The furthest a rocket can climb against its own weight while pushing through the drag of the sky doesn’t allow any rockets to even get near space. Rockets go up; just far enough out of view, and then fall back down to earth every single time.
Surely our government wouldn’t lie. Or would they? If getting a rocket to space is impossible, how did Buzz and Neil get to the moon?
To be honest, no one has been to the moon. No person or vehicle has ever been to space. The mission to get to the moon, let alone space, is impossible. So how did Nasa do it? We have been lied to. I don’t know all the specifics of what Nasa did to fool the world, but they did. How they lied is not as important as the fact that they lied.
It’s nearly impossible to objectively verify the claims of Nasa because nobody has the resources and funding of Nasa. That differentiates Nasa from regular people. There is so much misleading and blatantly incorrect information that nobody can objectively verify their claims. Is all hope lost to find the truth? No, we must tirelessly demand objective and verifiable proof. We should verify all claims concerning rockets – especially since getting to space is impossible.
That leads me to the Civilian Space exploration team, known as CSXT. On July 14, 2014, the CSXT team launched a rocket called GoFast. That rocket was launched from Black Rock Desert in Nevada and their claimed success can reviewed here.
They claimed their rocket reached a maximum speed of 3,580 miles per hour and a height of 73.07 miles. The launch was reviewed and certified by FAA after analysis of the data from the recovered military grade Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) was concluded.
How can we objectively verify their claim besides trusting the CSXT team and the review and certification by the FAA? We can review the video of the launch and do some research to see if their claims make sense. You can see their GoFast launch video here.
While reviewing the on-board camera launch video, the heights didn’t appear accurate. Anyone who has ever been in an airplane, should realize the observation of the ground terrain in the video doesn’t look as high as claimed.
In the video, the thrust exhaust from the rocket lasts about 30 seconds. The rocket appeared to still be ascending even after the ammonia perchlorate rocket fuel had been completely exhausted. The ascent continued for about another 30 seconds until the yo-yo de-spin mechanism was activated.
After about 10 more seconds, the top portion of the rocket separated from the lower portion. During this time, the rocket was stabilized enough to review the landscape below. After a total of 80 seconds after the launch, the rocket started tumbling downward. During the 20 second span between the yo-yo de-spin and the rocket’s tumble, I was able to review some still video images.
Objective and verifiable comparison is through Dwayne Kellum, who uploaded the high-altitude balloon footage to the internet did not know I would be using it to verify the KY Michelson, FAA, and CXST’s claim of achieving an rocket altitude over 73 miles.
The height of the rocket was about 50 miles short of its claimed altitude. The actual height of the CSXT rocket is closer to 21-23 miles. The error in the rocket’s height claimed by CSXT, Ky Michelson, and the FAA is in error by over 50 miles in regard to their claim.
Let me start by providing a few examples. This first image is captured from a high altitude balloon launched near Madera, CA on November 10, 2018 carrying an infrared camera at the current height of 22,939 feet (4.34 miles). The measured feature is the San Luis Reservoir in Merced County, California. The line measuring the reservoir is almost 5 inches at this elevation.
The next image below is from the same high-altitude balloon and camera at a height of 39,059 feet (7.39 miles). The line measuring the reservoir is 3 inches at this elevation.
The image below is from an altitude of 78,496 feet (14.86 miles). The line measuring the reservoir is slightly over 1 inch at this elevation.
At 114,227 feet (21.63 miles) the length of the line measuring the reservoir is about ¾ inch.
The following image is from the CSXT rocket at the alleged height of 73 miles. This is the
“duck” shaped land feature at the moment the rocket stage is detached. The duck feature is smaller at 6.5 miles than the water feature above which is 6.75 miles. For sake of simplicity, each is roughly the same size but the high altitude balloon is objectively verified at 21.63 miles high.
Comparing these water and land features, it appears the CSXT rocket is roughly the same altitude of 21.5 miles high. If these two comparable land features display roughly the same size, should we rely on the height from an amateur high-altitude balloon activist (who didn’t know I was going to compare CSXT’s rocket with his high-altitude balloon video footage) or Ky Michelson and the FAA government organization who certified the rocket attained a height of over 73.07 miles in altitude?
It appears, using objective and verifiable comparison information that the rocket achieved a height not exceeding 23 miles. Where did the extra 50 miles in altitude come from? I assert no vehicle or human has been above about 26 miles from earth. The details, visual confirmations, and facts provided here support that. Any images on google earth cannot be relied upon if over about 26 miles. There is no proof anything has ever exceeded that altitude.
The videos are attached to this article and I encourage everyone to do the research so you can obtain an understanding of what these videos show, and which one we can rely on, and which one we cannot.
View and verify the infrared high-altitude video by Dwayne Kellum here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5kRyQStPhU
View the CSXT rocket launch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=001IXnp0ogc
I have no affiliation with the CSXT team or the FAA and I believe my review of the launch video is objective. I insist the GoFast rocket did not attain its claimed altitude, but did reach a confirmed height of approximately 21-22 miles which remains 50 miles short of its claimed height.
The FAA may need to review and correct its certification of the 2014 CSXT rocket launch and the Wikipedia page and any other source that wrongfully claims the rocket achieved a rocket elevation of 73.07 miles.
Realize – nothing gets to space. I don’t want you to take my word for it; I want you to do your own research.