Let me clear something up front. I am NOT a hoax believer. I fully believe that we went to the moon in the '60's, landed there, walked there, did experiments, took video and pictures, and returned safely to the Earth. I don't subscribe to ANY of the claims of the conspiracy theory people.
Okay. Now that I've said this, let me ask my question. I am asking this out of sheer curiosity. It is something that has made me go Hmmm.
I've been watching NASA TV today since about 1:30 or so when Eugene Cernan was on there and answering questions. Right after that, they played a piece that I have rented and watched from Netflix called 'Houston, We've Had a Problem", I think it was put out by Spacecraft Films like many of the Apollo mission films, even if it wasn't Spacecraft Films, the question is still valid.
There are two or three times during the film where they are showing video that was recorded on-board the LEM during the Apollo 13 mission. This is not video that has been re-created like for the movie Apollo 13, but, this is actual footage that was recorded on-board during the mission. One section shows Fred Haise in the middle of the shot, and behind him, one of the small triangular windows of the LEM. In this shot, they are talking about the CO-2 problem and how they adapted the CSM cartridges for LEM use. Over his shoulder, it looks like they are in earth orbit. You can see what looks like blue sky and white clouds in the window.
Now, one thought I have is that this video might not have actually been shot when they were making this adapter, or just after they had made the adapter, and may not actually be time-correct as to what the documentary is showing. This may just be video that they used in the documentary that nobody knows just WHEN it was shot, so it may have been actually shot while they were in Earth orbit and just before they moved from the LEM to the CSM.
It still made me go Hmmmmm. I know the HB'ers use this example to state that the Apollo 13 mission never left low earth orbit, which I don't believe. I believe the NASA published story about how grave the mission actually was.
So, what's with this video? What is the blue and white that can be seen thru the windows? I have Tivo, so I ran this back and forth several times and it sure looks like the video had to be shot while they were in low earth orbit, but, the point in the documentary has this video footage is when they are still over 200,000 miles from earth. I know that just because the documentary put the video there, that does not mean that is where the crew actually filmed the video.
Anyone else notice this? I don't know how I would actually link what I saw, I just know that I was watching and that is the name of the documentary film that NASA was showing.
Appreciate anyone helping me understand this.