Committee comes up: just consider what is already known.
If Earth were indeed flat, the answers become impossible.
I consult The Committee anyway, because the real question is: why does anybody suggest it?
C: "Much confusion, thus distraction, is created. By doing so, it becomes much easier to float other false distractions as truth.
Belief motivates humans. The objective is to deceive many people into supporting things, such as global warming climate change, by way of generating discussions and uncertainties about something as ridiculous as a flat planet.
The false but more reasonable sound of the objective is far easier to digest once the populace is accustomed to seeing ridiculousness. The active, voluminous discussions & attention about & given to homosexual marriage, transgenderism and fringe social topics, which shall directly involve only small single digit percentages of the population, serve to make the more insidious change easier among the larger, critical mass portions of human populations."
RQ: I read an article today about NASA pushing the manned moon landing back until 2026. I was under the impression that we (humans) no longer had the capability/technology to safely cross the Van Allen belt. From what I remember, we accidentally stumbled upon that 'technology' from a crashed alien craft but no longer have that capability/technology today. I would appreciate your input on this topic. Thank you.
A: We humans have had the technology to protect against radiation since very shortly after discovering what radiation is, i.e. radioactive particles.
The challenge is weight; a manned spacecraft with sufficiently thick lead shielding (or other very heavy metal) would not be able to achieve orbit, given rocket booster technology of the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Our rockets have not gotten much more powerful since then, but mostly more efficient.
(Automobiles are similar; a current large Chevrolet vehicle significantly outweighs a Cadillac from the 1960s, but with "only" a 5.3 liter engine. The "Caddy" six decades ago had a 7 liter then a 7.7 liter guzzler under the hood but made less power than the modern General Motors 5.3 engine. In a drag race, the Chevrolet of today at 2600 kg would show its taillights pretty quickly to the 7.7 liter, 2,000 kg Cadillac .)
The Committee says the postponement of the mission is for both political and scientific reasons; the ongoing process to develop light enough radiation shielding material is half of the reason given to project staff & leaders, and is correct. The other half is political, the risk of bad publicity and the effect that might have on the election in November of this year.
RQ: So if lead is too heavy, what did they use to protect the astronauts for the manned moon missions in the 60's?
A: Investigators discovered inside crashed alien ET vessels or ships, many items, materials and devices, among them a foil made from an unknown alloy and elements, which do not exist on Earth.
The foil blocks high intensity radiation better than 30cm/12 in thick lead, with the weight of aluminum foil and twice the thickness (30 microns) of typical aluminum foil (15 microns) sold at a supermarket.
The problem became removing and installing it again and again; we can't repair it by, for example, by melting it down and recycling it. We don't have this element on Earth, thus do not know its properties and would risk losing all of it.
Using it to shield a returning capsule that passes through the Van Allen Belts to re-enter the atmosphere, where the exterior surfaces get really, really hot, especially across the ceramic heat shield (even a small gap in foil coverage could allow enough radiation to enter and seriously injure or kill the astronauts) then splashing down on the ocean's surface? Plus removal and re-attachment to a new space capsule? All that work took its toll on the stuff.
We don't have any more of it; no other nation does. No more manned missions above the Van Allen Belts have occurred in a half century.