Apollo 17: what astronauts really learned on the Moon

(ORDO NEWS) — WARNING: there are six hours of video on this link. If you are not confident in your perseverance, then it is better not to start.

Apollo 17 flew to the Moon in December 1972. It was the 11th and last manned flight to date, during which the sixth landing of people on the moon was carried out.

As well as during the two previous expeditions, the astronauts had at their disposal a lunar rover. Manipulations with its participation are presented in this little-known video.

Shown here are six hours of astronaut activity on the lunar surface. The astronauts were on it for almost 75 hours, of which 22 hours fell on exits outside the lander.

It is necessary to pay attention to the absence of visible stars in the sky. This detail has been one of the cornerstones of the conspiracy theories that “Americans haven’t been to the moon” for many years.

The point here is the exposure of photographic equipment. Shooting a brightly lit object on the Moon, like an astronaut, requires a relatively slow shutter speed, otherwise the subject will be overexposed.

And the stars in the sky must be shot with a longer shutter speed, otherwise they are not visible. So it turns out that the man in the spacesuit in this image is seen clearly and clearly, and the stars above him are not visible at all.


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