NASA color of the moon surface is a jawbreaker
Yellowish, brownish or Gray as NASA insists.
In this article we will look at the color of the moon. We will use only official NASA images and newspaper reports from the days when Apollo 11 landed a man on the moon (or should we say they made you believe they landed a man on the moon.) In the end it is up to you what you make of the information. An investigation into Apollo 11 photo magazine 37 may make you wonder.
When you search the web for official NASA Apollo 11 images you will easily end up finding the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal (ALSJ) and Lunar Planetary Institute (LPI). On the LPI website you will read “The research carried out at the LPI supports the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) efforts to explore the solar system.” The ALSJ is a historical archive that runs on the nasa.gov website. One quote from this website we would like to mention is “Please don’t hesitate to let us know about errors.” When you ask difficult questions the ALSJ will ignore you, that is our experience with the ALSJ when we contacted them.
Here is the version of Apollo 11 magazine 37 on the LPI website. The ALSJ presents the images on this link, you will have to open the ALSJ images one by one. However, around the beginning of this century the ALSJ had a different version of magazine 37. AwE130 has a copy of that version present in our Apollo 11 Photohraphs archive. We are now going to use these three archives for this article and you will be able to check them yourselves by opening the links.
The voice recording script.
The voice record of Apollo 11 reveals at 110:23:32 Aldrin: The blue color of my boots has completely disappeared now into this…Still don’t know exactly what color to describe this other than (a) grayish-cocoa color. It seems to be covering most of the lighter part of the boot (garbled) color that (garbled) very fine particles. (Garbled)****. Neil Armstrong mentions a brownish color during an interview he had with Patrick Moore in 1970, (2:26 in this video).
Lets have a look at some of the Apollo 11 magazine 37 images and wonder if the ALSJ is telling the truth or are they spreading propaganda. Below we compare image AS11-37-5517 from the three different NASA archives. The first image is the LPI version the second image is the old cached ALSJ version now stored in the AwE130 archives and the third image is the ALSJ version as shown today on the NASA website. Buzz called the moon’s surface grayish cocoa and Neil Armstrong described the moon as brownish. The ALSJ version shown today (image 3) does not match the color description by Buzz Aldrin or Neil Armstrong. The first image shown by the LPI seems to yellowish. The old ALSJ version stored in the AwE130 archives (in the middle) seems to match the description of the astronauts best. Why was this version erased from the ALSJ and why was it replaced by the third image that shows no color at all? Will the ALSJ be able to explain why they ignored the statements made by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin about the color of the moon.
Below you see AS11-37-5538 and we see the same color differences as in image 5517. NASA were you confused about the color of the moons surface? We credit NASA for all three versions of magazine 37. Can anyone tell us what is the real color and which is the correct version? We are quite sure it is not the ALSJ version, that is on display today on the NASA website. It looks much like the high desert in the United states. In the end you are the judge in a journey towards the truth for all mankind.