Published on Oct 29, 2015
The videos of Apollo which show the lunar module (and the command module) moving in space make no sense for an aerospace engineer. In particular, we see the lunar module landing is bias, which is totally impossible since, as it has no wheels, it must not have a lateral speed as it lands, otherwise it would have every chance to tip over. Look how a helicopter lands: Just before landing it vertically descends, it doesn't land in bias (at least not on an uneven terrain). But there are many other problems about the way that the lunar module behaves in space that I describe in this video. This is the second version of this video, for, in the previous video, I assumed that the ascent module was disbalanced from the start; but, after I examined a document which has been passed to me, it seems that the distance of the propellant tanks are coherent with their respective densities; so it is possible that the ascent module might be balanced at start, though it is not certain, for the whole structure would also have to be taken into account; however, in this new video, I'll assume that it was the case, that the ascent module was initially balanced. On the other hand, as the tanks are emptying, the balance is more and more broken, which means that ther center of mass tends to shift on the right, away from the thrust of the main engine; this was also happening on the descent stage, but the descent stage had the advantage to be able to swivel its engine to realign the center of the mass with the thrust of the main engine, which is not the case for the ascent stage. So, the ascent stage has to compensate the torque created by the misalignment of the center of mass with the RCS, and more and more for this misalignment tends to increase along the ascent; as the lateral engines of the RCS could not be throttled, and the periode of guidance was quite slow, this was introducing a swaying of the ascent module after a while, slight at the start, and then stronger and stronger as the center of mass was shifting from the thrust of the main engine. So, this changes a little my analysis, but the conclusion remains the same: The video of the ascent of the lunar module is definitively abnormal and could certainly not be real.