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Margaret Hamilton, lead Apollo flight software engineer, in the Apollo Command Module, NASA.

Apollo 11 flight directors Gene Kranz (left), Glynn Lunney (center) and Cliff Charlesworth watch on the monitors in Mission Control as astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walk on the surface of the moon. NASA image

The Mission Control team for Apollo 11, the first NASA mission to land men on the moon. Kranz is seated in the second row, on the left. NASA image

Enough already with the lie perpetrated for decades that only Asians are smart in math and sciences. Of course they have smart people, but so do we. If Asians are so damned smart, and Americans too dumb to be allowed employment in their own country, then how come we landed men on the moon 50 years before India lost contact with their probe? https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/08/04/world-bank-study-on-india-quantity-of-computer-science-and-engineering-graduates-trumps-quality/ Americans stop being naive before it’s too late! Call your Senators and demand that they oppose bill S 386 and any similar bills. SENATE BILL 386 LIFTS COUNTRY CAPS ON GREEN CARDS; DOUBLES COUNTRY CAP FOR FAMILY JOINING. This means most immigration will be from the countries with the most people, especially India, which has over 17% of the world population and the biggest backlog. It also increases family joining green card caps per country from 7% to 15%: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/the-tricks-lobbyists-play-and-the-fight-to-stop-s-386-call-your-us-senators-today-2/

The down side of India’s failure is that if they were able to land on the moon, then they could send their surplus population there, instead of everywhere else. Maybe they should try birth control, which also started being widely used half a century ago in the United States. If they don’t want birth control, then they can keep their surplus population at home.

The first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong, was a Scottish-German American; Michael Collins was Irish-Scots American; and Buzz Aldrin was probably some English mix American. If it weren’t for racism, there surely would have been an African American in this group, as well.

Note that we had to correct the VOA article to clarify that the US was planning to ONCE AGAIN put people on the moon. The Asian-Indian author wrote the article to sound like going to the moon was something new for the United States and to make it sound like India launching a probe and losing contact with it was some great feat, half a century AFTER the USA had put humans on the moon. Asian-Indians appear more the masters of nationalistic spin, than STEM.

From VOA News:
India’s Moon Mission Suffers Setback as it Loses Contact With Landing Craft By Anjana Pasricha September 6, 2019 05:56 PM Revision Date Fri, 09/06/2019 – 21:17
NEW DELHI – India’s ambitious mission to land an unmanned probe on the moon suffered a setback when its space agency lost contact with the landing craft minutes before it was to make a critical touchdown on the lunar surface.  

It was a disappointment for a country that had hoped to successfully demonstrate a feat achieved by only three other countries so far — the United States, the former Soviet Union and China.

Millions in the country stayed awake to watch live images of the “soft landing” that was to place a lander on the unexplored south pole of the moon around 2 a.m. local time Saturday. It was the most challenging component of India’s second moon mission, Chandrayaan-2.

All appeared to be on track, but the mood in the mission control room changed in the final moments when the lander was about 2 kilometers away from the lunar surface.     
“The Vikram lander descent was (ongoing) as planned and normal performance was observed,” chairman of India’s Space Research, Organization, K. Sivan, said in a brief announcement. “Subsequently, communication from lander to the ground stations was lost. Data is being analyzed.”

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had been monitoring the landing with space scientists at the mission control room in Bengaluru, lauded their efforts. “Ups and downs keep coming in life. Your hard work has taught us a lot and the entire country is proud of you,” he added.

He later tweeted, “India is proud of our scientists! They’ve given their best and have always made India proud. These are moments to be courageous and courageous we will be.”

With contact lost, it is not clear if the vehicle landed safely on the lunar surface or not.  

’15 minutes of terror’

Landing on the lunar surface is a complex maneuver fraught with challenges and had earlier been described by ISRO head Sivan as “15 minutes of terror.” It involves reducing the velocity at which the lander comes down to ensure a touchdown so soft that it prevents damage, tilting or crashing. Only about half the 38 attempts to land on the moon have been successful.

India had hoped that mastering technology for soft landing would provide critical building blocks to mount further missions to Mars and other planets.

“Suppose you want to land something on Mars or do some docking activity, this knowledge is very critical,” Mukund Rao, an expert in space technology, said. “If you just orbit around say the Mars and moon, it does not give you the capability of landing and colonizing and doing some exploitation.”

Indian scientists said the roughly $140 million mission was meant to study the south pole because a larger area there remains in shadow, increasing the possibility of water and making it a likely target for moon habitation.

There has been massive renewed interest in exploring the moon in recent years. China landed a craft earlier this year and the U.S. space agency has plans to once again put astronauts on the moon by 2024.

Chandrayaan-2 was a huge step up from India’s previous space explorations, such as its first moon mission in 2008 and a mission to Mars in 2013 that involved sending a spacecraft to the Red Planet.  

There had been a massive groundswell of national pride in the mission. In the hours before the landing, television anchors had called it “historic” and “epochal,” and schoolchildren across the country cheered it enthusiastically. Some students had been invited to watch the soft landing attempt with the prime minister.  

India has a smaller space program compared to countries like the United States and and trails its Asian rival China, but it is mounting more ambitious programs hoping to get into the league of major space faring nations.

Prime Minister Modi is supportive of more space missions  analysts say the nationalist leader sees them as a symbol to underline the country’s rising stature. Planning is already underway for a manned mission to space by 2022, and robotic probes to Mars and Venus over the next decade.” https://www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/indias-moon-mission-suffers-setback-it-loses-contact-landing-craft

There needs to be a law against randomly throwing things at the moon, stabbing it, and crashing them to prove a point, like out-of-control cheap drones. This article about India’s 2008 mission isn’t very clear but there seem to have been problems with losing contact and crashing. This August date may be incorrect: “Launch Date: 2008-10-22 Launch Vehicle: PSLV-XL Launch Site: Sriharikota, India… The Indian Space Research Organization announced on 31 August that the Chandrayaan 1 mission has been officially terminated after contact was lost abruptly at 20:00 UT on 28 August… On 8 November Chandrayaan was put into a 7502 x 504 km lunar polar orbit, and then lowered into a 100 km circular polar orbit. On 14 November at 14:36:54 UT the Moon Impact Probe was released and hit the lunar surface at 15:01 UT near the Moon’s south pole. All three instruments returned data before the crash.” https://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraft/display.action?id=2008-052A https://archive.li/cJXVO

Forty-Five Years Ago, We First Landed On The Moon: Meet The Man In Charge In Mission Control” By VÉRONIQUE LACAPRA, JUL 15, 2014 https://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/forty-five-years-ago-we-first-landed-moon-meet-man-charge-mission-control

The Making Of Apollo’s Command Module: 2 Engineers Recall Tragedy And Triumph” July 16, 2019 8:01 AM ET Heard on All Things Considered by JACOB MARGOLIS. https://www.npr.org/2019/07/16/736576512/the-making-of-apollos-command-module-2-engineers-recall-tragedy-and-triumph Who are the engineers pictured at the above link? Chuck Lowry, Carlos Moore and Kel Shaw: Two white guys and a black guy. There were some Asian-Americans involved, but this was before the massive influx from Asia, and white and black people can be very capable in STEM, when given a fair chance. They are no longer given a fair chance. The Chinese-Americans involved in the Apollo program appear to have been multi-generational Chinese-Americans, whose ancestors had migrated in the late 1800s, as well as a few immigrants from Hong Kong. Decades of Asians telling Americans that they are all dumb and need to give their jobs away to new Asian immigrants is enough! Call your Senators on Monday and tell them NO TO SENATE BILL 386: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2019/09/06/the-tricks-lobbyists-play-and-the-fight-to-stop-s-386-call-your-us-senators-today-2/

With decades of Asian Math and Science teachers that they can’t understand, it’s no wonder that Americans have become fearful of math. However, some Americans are smart enough to get through despite not being able to understand their teachers. They are either inherently smart or read and study the textbooks. Due to the US government’s insane anti-American immigration policy, Asian and other immigrants are taking American jobs in non-STEM fields, as well. Where are Americans supposed to work? Fast food chains? Immigrants got those covered too.

And, no, we aren’t all immigrants the same. We didn’t all just wake up one day and decide to move to the USA, because we felt like it, and we don’t all have the means or the right of return to another country. Some don’t have the means to move to another state. Not only are there American Indians and descendants of slaves, but Europe sent many of its own here, and won’t take us back: “England transported its convicts and political prisoners, as well as prisoners of war from Scotland and Ireland, to its overseas colonies in the Americas from the 1610s until early in the American Revolution in 1776, when transportation to America was temporarily suspended by the Criminal Law Act 1776 (16 Geo. 3 c.43)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penal_transportation


US PHOTO FROM 51 YEARS AGO NASA, Image # : 68-HC-870, 12/24/1968 Earth-rise Christmas Eve 1968