A Funny Thing Happened
on the Way to the Moon
Never before in all of recorded aviation has a flying machine worked on its very first attempt, much less the most complicated one ever created, landing on another planet on its maiden voyage, and returning roundtrip with a crew that lived to tell, all with 1960's technology, even though the feat cannot be repeated today, by any nation on earth, with fifty years more technological advancements in rockets and computers, thus failing the simplest of scientific protocols, that of independent verification and duplication.
Emotional ecstasy and pride, clouds most people's perception of the deplorability reality, that of a government deception to boast domestic morale during a time of unprecedented civil unrest from the unpopular Vietnam War.
According to William Kaysing, a six year NASA contractor for the "Apollo" missions, a classified interdepartmental memo rated the odds of a survivable manned lunar mission on its first attempt with 1960's technology, at only one in ten thousand. The only way to assure success, and not risk killing the crew on live international television, was an artful bluff by the shrewd Nixon administration, along with their well acquainted counterparts in the CIA. This is why the returning crew looked so dejected, rather than triumphant, at their press conference, as they were blackmailed into lying about the alleged greatest accomplishment of mankind, to the detriment of their own souls.
Sibrel has been interviewed, and his documentary about the moon landings have been featured on, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, Geraldo at Large, The Abrams Report, Coast to Coast, NBC, CNN, FOX, Time Magazine, The New York Times, The L.A. Times, The Washington Post, and USA Today.