LOL.. I'd like a picture of an astronaut EVA, with spare helmet jamming his Hasselblad inside it. I bet it would look like a greased pig contest..GaryN wrote:Seems to me that they had dark visors which worked pretty well when taking pictures of the Sun from the Lunar surface, so why wouldn't the visors protect them from the Sunlight if used inside the craft? A little ingenuity and they could have photographed the Sun through the same visors.So nobody goes blind looking at the sun?
Bit of a tongue in cheek affair I think naming the missions Apollo, the God of Light and Truth, when all the first humans to be able to study the source of the Light from space gave us was darkness and ignorance. Maybe next trip they'll remedy those shortcomings?
No darkness or ignorance if you eliminate circular thinking and unfounded speculation. IMO ( your so shocked.. )
I haven't found any astro-sociological studies related to the human reaction to the absence of starlight in deep space travel. There are of coarse lots of physiological study and comment on permanent vision problems. So looks like if only a specific group of astronauts that do see stars in flight, may not be able to do so after a couple of weeks. The nasa study says a trip to mars would require 2 years to recover from the zero gravity effects, before returning to earth.
A suggestion of yours was that NASA is afraid the absence of visual stars in spaceflight, would affect their funding. They don't pitch it that way.
At this point in the space age micro gravity Industry and capital investments are becoming the driver. NASA will be even more of what it is to the astronautics, to assist in technological advancement in to those who venture forth... saluteHuman space exploration helps to address fundamental questions about our place in the Universe and the history of our solar system. Through addressing the challenges related to human space exploration we expand technology, create new industries, and help to foster a peaceful connection with other nations. Curiosity and exploration are vital to the human spirit and accepting the challenge of going deeper into space will invite the citizens of the world today and the generations of tomorrow to join NASA on this exciting journey.
I think manned deep space exploration is all bunk, To me there are some insurmountable physiological problems with human exploration of deep space.
Would it hose consensus astronomy ( absence of starlight) ? Its in such a sorry state of affairs as it is. I don't think there is anything that could upset the apple cart any more so. So this is why I conclude there is little ofr no current motivation for a intentional or casual conspiracy. Even though this is highly discuraged discussion its consistently considered a primary driver in this thread, and in reality throughout the who forum in reference to consensus science. IMO
In the 60s maybe, They did go with the Holywood style space suits. So there were artistic expectations. But the disappointment of not seeing stars hardly at all till cis lunar space, as Apollo 10 transcripts tell, and only behind the moon when earth shine and Sunlight blocked. Making Holywood and startrek style stars vary disappointing.
Even with Hadfields camera magic, I read an interview ( which I have trouble dredging up). He stated he was only trying to recreate what he saw for the earthbound public.
Thanks Paul!The sky is just awash with stars when you're on the far side of the Moon, and you don't have any sunlight to cut down on the lower intensity, dimmer stars. You see them all, and it's all just a sheet of white."
Al Worden, astronaut in the command module Apollo 15.
https://www.outerplaces.com/science/ite ... moon-space
The origin of this misconception [can't see stars in space] is usually traced back to an interview with the crew of Apollo 11, where (it is claimed) Neil Armstrong said he couldn’t see stars in space. What the crew were actually discussing at the time was the inability to see stars on the daylight side of the Moon, which is not surprising given how bright the lunar surface can be relative to the airless black of space. Even in space the stars aren’t overly bright, and our eyes can lose dark adaption pretty quickly.
by comingfrom » Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:23 am