archives.org show how history was changed by the “Apollo Lunar Surfage Journals”
March 8, 2013 in Science
Three images of AS11-40-5903 as they where displayed in the “Apollo Lunar Surface Journal” in 2000, 2002 and 2004 are all different? links to the cashed date you will find in the article.
All images from Apollo 11 magazine 40 as they where displayed on Aug, 16, 2000 in the ALSJ. Click here for images.
The Apollo moon landings debate has been going on for 40 years. Some say it all really happened and that the photo material is the living proof of it. Others say it is all a hoax and the images were all made in studios. AwE130 did an investigation into these claims and has spoken and worked with people from both sides of the debate. This resulted in credits for our work in the “Apollo Lunar Surface Journal” (ALSJ), the leading archive published on the nasa.gov website. It is important to note that the ALSJ are not NASA. They are a group of people who started the archive in the 1990′s with the idea to create a historical archive about the Apollo moon landings. Later they asked NASA if they could run the ALSJ on the nasa.gov website and were allowed to do so. For more information about how the ALSJ came into existance you can listen to this interview with Eric Jones, one of the initiative takers of the ALSJ project and Chief Editor of the ALSJ (Click here for interview). The ALSJ do state on their website that the images are provided by NASA Johnson. They also state that images made from the original film are sometimes post processed. When this is done they mark the image (OF300). See link below for ALSJ information. Never is stated in the captions of images when they re-uploaded new image as an serious historical archive should do.
AwE130 started to investigate what was done to the images and exactly how they were post processed. The results may surprise you. As we will show the “post processing”, as the ALSJ call it, is more like altering and manipulating the images. The website archive.org is a specialist in cached pages. They make snapshots of websites at a certain point in time and store the information. They have also cached the ALSJ. The first cached copy goes back to June 17th, 1997. We would like to take you back in time to the date August 16th, 2000 when the ALSJ was cached for the second time by archive.org (see link).
The shocking truth about AS11-40-5903
archive.org cached the pages of the ALSJ all the way back to 1997 the followinf links ar the three images shown on top of this article.
2000 version cached http://web.archive.org/web/20000818115908/http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/20130746.jpg
2002 version as cached http://web.archive.org/web/20030416192205/http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/as11-40-5903.jpg
2004 version as cashed http://web.archive.org/web/20041118100712/http://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/as11-40-5903.jpg