Humint Events Online: The Mystery of the Missing Apollo Rover Tracks-- SOLVED?

Monday, April 19, 2010

The Mystery of the Missing Apollo Rover Tracks-- SOLVED?

Sometime back, I had posted a photo showing a NASA photo of the Apollo Rover (moon buggy) "on the moon", where there were no tracks behind the Rover AT ALL.

In fact, this was no simple anomaly, as shown on this page.

I had always wondered-- HOW was this even possible? Why wouldn't they simply drive the Rover on their lunar surface studio to make some tracks?

However, now I think I know WHY the Rover never had any tracks in so many photos-- the Rover was actually a photo composite with the moon surface!

Note here, how the rear wheel isn't really touching the ground:

(click to enlarge)

What's ironic is that, this photo actually has some apparent Rover tracks in the background. So like, WTF? It's like they are totally fucking with us.

And, what exactly is with the Astronaut bending down on the far side of the Rover?

Finally, of course, NASA is no stranger to photo compositing:

Note the black circular antennae-- and the gap. While this pic came from McGowan's page, I recently found this same photo on the Apollo 15 section of the Apollo photo archive.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

oh that is the rear wheel?
i thought it was just popping a wheelie. LOL.

2:26 AM  
Anonymous muebles en burgos said...

The writer is totally fair, and there's no doubt.

5:23 AM  

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