10 dirty little secrets NASA

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10 dirty little secrets NASA

Lovers of conspiracy theories around the world love to talk about secrets of the National office for Aeronautics and space research, known as NASA. Yes, the Agency can not be called the biggest in the world. Over its 60-year history of this secretive government dependent what is not only accused: staging the moon landing to cover up the traces of alien life and spending millions of dollars on the production of "space pen". Yes, the one that "Russian geniuses" was replaced with a pencil.

NASA experts and the Department of public relations who are trying to quickly debunk these myths. But over the years a few dirty little secrets all come to light. Some of them are compelling, some are still on thin ice, but they all confirm one thing: in any space Agency are ordinary people in the end.

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They accidentally overwrite the original tape of the landing of "Apollo-11" on the moon

Conspiracy theorists have accused NASA staged the moon landing from the very first day, when footage of the shooting was shown on television. In 2006, when NASA admitted that no one can find the original video of the landing in 1969, the suspicion that all this deception and lime, broke out with terrible force. One Russian official even called for an international investigation.

But the Agency remained unchanged. According to Reuters, in 2004 the archive in Sydney confirmed that he has video lost. This statement was false, but set in motion a global search for the missing personnel. Restoring them, NASA had hoped to create a clearer image of the landing than allow broadcasting in those years.

Today the majority of experts at NASA believe that the film is already long gone. The reason? The reduction of costs. In the 60-ies and 70-ies been standard procedure to use the tape after a certain number of years in storage. The originals probably were among the 200,000 tapes that were erased.

What has survived since then? In 1972, astronaut John young felt an attack of flatulence standing on the moon. He accidentally left his microphone on, and NASA has recorded his reflections on the fruits that twisted in his gut. This astronaut was written while eating a sandwich with corned beef during another mission — he shared them with the second pilot, and beef began flying around the cabin and smashing into everything in sight, threatening to get behind the electrical panel and hot wire.

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NASA had secretly hired ex-Nazi scientists after the Second world war

If you were taught history in school, you couldn't help but notice that the international behaviour after the Second world war, it was a little muddy. Amidst this chaos, the CIA worked hard on operation Paperclip: it was a secret project to fill the us space, military and technology programs of Nazi scientists.

The Official purpose of this operation was to prevent the interception of Nazi scientists by the Soviet Union. The report indicates that Germany was restored the so-called list of Osenberg directory of scientists and engineers who worked for the Nazis. In total, the United States brought 1,600 of these German scientists and their families to work in America and the development of the entire row, from supersonic missiles to nerve gas and missiles.

When details of the operation were made public, reaction was mixed. Some wondered how the world would be like, getting these technologies into the hands of the Soviet Union, and that the achievements and breakthroughs of the scientists can not be discounted. Others noted the hypocrisy of operation Paperclip: the same scientists engaged in torture in Nazi Germany and their crimes go unpunished.

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Intern stole NASA's moon rocks and a Martian meteorite to do with them... sex

In 2002, the NASA Intern, named Thad Roberts just wanted to surprise his girlfriend. Along with a third accomplice, they broke into the Space center. Johnson and stole from him more than 300 kilograms of lunar rocks. Roberts and his accomplices tried to sell the stones on the black market, where they are estimated at $ 21 million, but before that a couple of scattered stones on the bed and had sex with them.

Eventually they were caught. Those pleaded guilty, and Roberts was sentenced to eight years in prison. In the process of sexual assault the stones were contaminated and become useless for research. Also during the robbery, the criminals have destroyed the handwritten notes, written many years.

The good: in places of deprivation of liberty Roberts has created a theory that could unify the General theory of relativity and quantum mechanics.

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NASA has canceled the insurance of the astronauts "Apollo"

Since the astronauts usually are experts in engineering, biology, mathematics, physics, mechanics, piloting and other things relevant to the mission, no wonder they do not understand things like supply and demand.

A few months before the legendary flight of "Apollo 11" Neil Armstrong and his crew signed hundreds of autographs, and besides them the envelopes, stamped on the important dates. When NASA decided not to insure the lives of the astronauts, the men sent the signed envelopes to your friends and families so that they could sell them in the event of a disaster. Their actions approved — moreover, NASA had a plan in connection with the "Apollo 11" if the astronauts lost on the moon. Nixon even pre-recorded speech.

Until 2003, NASA had no special insurance for its astronauts. When the Shuttle Challenger exploded mid-flight, the families received a standard payment of Federal life insurance, but no more. The good news is that once looms on the horizon of space tourism, some private companies are ready to cover your anti-gravity adventure.

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former Their astronauts not always returned safely...

The Program of astronauts in NASA is quite complicated. After decades of academic and professional training, candidates should be particularly predisposed physical traits. Not to mention the insane competition at work. Since the start of the program it participated 257 astronauts. And if you meet the criteria, the chance that you will choose is only 0.8%. And the job will not be easy. Not to mention the fact that after the mission you can just about forget it.

After Returning from the mission "Apollo 11" buzz Aldrin was not able to return to normal life. He retired from NASA, divorced, married again, got divorced, suffered from depression and alcoholism, poorly separated from the air force and even worked as a Cadillac salesman (not selling for six months no car). Fortunately, today, Aldrin has been sober, married again and lives a happy life.

The Other astronauts met a similar fate. Lisa Nowak was charged with attempted murder, after returning to civilian life, and Jim Irwin, dedicated his life to finding Noah's ark.

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...but some succeeded

However, not everything is sad once you could see the stars.

John Glenn became a Senator of the state of Ohio for a quarter century, and even participated in the presidential race in 1984. Story Musgrave worked as a conceptual artist in the team Disney also owns a company producing sculpture in California, and Scott Parazynski climbed Everest.

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NASA Astronauts drink their own urine...

Scientists developed for astronauts, the method of processing and condensation of the collective breath and sweat of the crew, soul drain and urine of animals to turn them into drinking water. The system processes 6,000 liters of water for the station every year it produces more than system based on ionized silver that use Russian cosmonauts. However, the Russian cosmonauts . Instead, her drink of American astronauts.

Also, the astronauts undergo special training to be able to defecate in zero gravity. Due to zero-gravity toilets on the space station need the fans to suck up the feces, and it is easier than to cling to the ass bags.

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Astronauts are taught to associate the other with duct tape

Imagine how crazy astronauts, once on the long months surrounded by other people away from home. NASA has a formal procedure in case the astronaut is completely off during the mission. According to the documents, "crew members cosmonaut should bind his wrists and ankles with duct tape, tie it with a cord, and, if necessary, to inject him with a tranquilizer". This document is included in the list of instructions in case of an emergency at the station.

But in case of death of the official Protocol.

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NASA was accused of using whale oil on satellites

In one of the episodes of the mini-series on the topic of America has heard the phrase: "Even today, NASA uses whale oil. The Hubble space telescope is working on it".

NASA said the documentary, claiming that did not use whale oil on the Hubble space telescope. Speculation continued, they say, at some point in the course of space exploration it was used. It does not freeze at sub-zero temperatures, maintains density even at extremely high pressures, and it can not replace there is no known natural substance.

The international whaling Commission banned commercial whaling in 1986, and the popularity of whale oil waned long before that, thanks to the growing popularity of oil. Hardly space Agency uses clean whale oil today, probably some synthetic substitute.

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They know nothing about women!

NASA follows a predominantly male politicians, but women's involvement in the space program is steadily growing over time...

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