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Moonfaker: Exhibit B - Examined

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Uploaded on Jul 22, 2009

Analysis of points raised by Jarrah White in his "Moonfaker: Exhibit B" video, which can be seen at: watch?v=HSdrhq8uNqM, as well as his addendum at: watch?v=PmksGAXd4xg.

In these videos, Jarrah White claims that the West Australian newspaper printed an article about an Apollo 11 telecast before the event actually occurred.

The West Australian newspaper article mentions that Apollo 11 has soared past the halfway mark. When Apollo 11 was halfway to the moon, they made a telecast showing the earth from a distance. According to mission logs, this event occurred on the morning Thursday, July 17, 1969.

Other Apollo 11 telecasts included a "Probe and Drogue" telecast on the 18th, and a telecast of the lunar surface on the 19th.

In his "Exhibit B Addendum" video, Jarrah includes a portion of the "Apollo Television Essay" written by Goldstone engineer Bill Wood in 2005, in which Wood states,"On Saturday, 19 July, television viewers in both hemispheres had watched as the crew removed the probe and drogue and opened the tunnel between the two craft. Aldrin slid through, adjusted his mind to the new body orientation, checked out the systems, and wiped away the moisture that had collected on the lunar module windows, while the world watched over his shoulder."

Jarrah White claims that if the "probe and drogue" telecast took place on the 19th, then the "halfway" telecast must have occurred on the 18th. However, according to mission logs, the "probe and drogue" telecast took place on the 18th. The confusion over these dates is due to poor editing in Bill Wood's essay.

The text in Wood's essay is nearly directly copied from "Chariots for Apollo," published in 1979. In chapter 14 of this publication, we read, "On Saturday, 19 July, almost 62 hours after launch, Apollo 11 sailed into the lunar sphere of influence. Earlier, television viewers in both hemispheres had watched as the crew removed the probe and drogue and opened the tunnel between the two craft. Aldrin slid through, adjusted his mind to the new body orientation, checked out the systems, and wiped away the moisture that had collected on the lunar module windows, while the world watched over his shoulder."

Bill Wood's essay deletes the text from the word "almost" through "earlier." By removing the important word "earlier," which indicates that the "probe and drogue" telecast had already occurred by the time Apollo 11 entered lunar orbit (which it had, on the 18th), Wood's essay could be misinterpreted to put the "probe and drogue" telecast on the 19th. Jarrah White does exactly this, and then uses this false date in an attempt to shift the date of the "halfway" telecast to the 18th, and therefore claim that the paper went to press before the telecast occurred.

The truth is that the "halfway" telecast took place on the morning of Thursday the 17th. The newspaper reported on this telecast in the Friday edition, which went to press Thursday evening. The "probe and drogue" telecast took place on the 18th, and Apollo 11 entered lunar orbit on the 19th.

Jarrah White's "Moonfaker: Exhibit B" does not provide any evidence that the moon landings were faked.


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