|NASA labels this one as taken on the Lunar Surface after|
touchdown. Suck on that realism haters.
This craft flew to the moon at 250,000 miles an hour and then sat down on a dust surface finer than talcum powder impacting at just under 20 miles an hour without leaving a mark underneath it or any sort of blast imprint from the superheated jet thruster that slowed it down. All the gold pads it is supported on have no disturbance whatsoever beneath the feet.
If you look closely you can see that none of the curtain rods, corrugated cardboard or scotch tape that holds it together is even ruffled. When they were ready to leave, the astronauts then took off in the upper assembly despite it appearing just barely big enough to hold a beanbag and docked in orbit with the craft overhead.
I almost forgot to mention - in the next mission they brought a beach buggy in this same craft which is much taller than the entire construction and rode around in it kicking up dust into the air which floats behind them and then planted a flag they left fluttering in the wind.
The biggest drawback in these missions is that all the astronauts reported seeing none of the 80 trillion stars overhead at magnitude 7 which should have been so bright outside the atmosphere they were dangerous to look at directly. Instead they saw only inky blackness and that is all that ever shows in any of the photos.
Well worth the umpta-gigazillion dollars they spent on this program and it's good to know the taxpayers got their money's worth. I'd hate to think they shot all this on a big soundstage and pocketed all the 99.999999999999% money saved for hookers, cheap liquor and italian sports cars. That would really be a depressing image of mankind.
This space program had more convincing special effects at a fraction of the cost.
Everything I know today about scienmagistics I learned by watching these two out-of-work porn industry actors fight ghosts and vampires with their giant gorilla friend. I began to understand as a young child that applied scienmagistics can solve any problem with flashing lights and steam cannons if accompanied by occasional clown horns. As you can see, quality television programming for kids was extremely important to my generation. All programs featured people who had been dead for forty years laughing at the jokes to tell you what was supposed to be funny. Remember, the same society that produced this incredible intellectual food for young engineers is the same one that claimed they had effortlessly sent men to the moon. The rest of the world kept waiting for Stanley Kubrick to confess he helped shoot the moon program but I was always watching Sid & Marty Krofft. These guys never went over budget.