Fifty years later have found Finally the lunar golf ball that American astronaut Alan Shepard unexpectedly flew into the gray, dusty February 6, 1971. He was the first American to go into space in May 1961 and the fifth person in the world to step on the moon.
In his pocket, among his personal belongings, he carried with him two balls and a golf club head, and tied the latter to a universal handle,
One of the balls just rolled into a nearby crater, and the astronaut jumped for it. However, the other flew off and vanished into the dark distance. Then Shepherd grabbed his gear and boarded the moon ferry to Earth. Since the Moon is only one-sixth of the Earth’s gravity, the golfer astronaut had every reason to proudly mention it later, its ball just flown miles away. So far away that they haven’t been found since.
When viewing the impact, experts estimated the runway length at 200 meters, which is a great distance. He basically wears a one-handed bulky space suit.
On the other hand, NASA’s digital imaging experts aren’t receiving the good news at the moment: They come across a golf ball just 40 yards from the collision point. However, Alan Shepard’s performance surprised everyone anyway. Even a NASA director at the time. As Shepherd later recounted, he asked him if he could hit a pair before returning. The stern response was “no way”. However, the astronaut was so in his element that he still fired two, though, assuring the command that he would only play a little at the end of the mission. The bat has since been included in archeology at the USGA Museum in New Jersey.
The question, of course, is: How can American astronauts who land on the moon relax so much?
Well, they almost went home to the moon. It is not well known that between July 20, 1969 and December 1972, six lunar missions landed on the planet. With a total of 18 astronauts, 12 of them walked on the roof. While the former watched the entire world in a tense and dizzying live broadcast and heard Neil Armstrong’s improvised phrase, “A small step for a man, but a colossal leap for mankind” in Mission Three, Alan Shepard was already talking about a huge golf pitch.
Subsequent expeditions were in an almost outing mood.
Interest waned too, with a little exaggeration it was just little news that people are walking on the moon again.
This was one of the reasons why no man had been sent there for fifty years. And even that
- It was so expensive, and it became increasingly difficult for American taxpayers to explain why it was so important to repeat this so many times.
- Scientific goals have changed, too. The development of space stations around Earth and reusable spacecraft has come to the fore.
Of course, a bloody conspiracy believer smiles only arrogantly at the fact that a golf ball has just been found on the surface of the Moon. After all, one of the oldest and largest of containers revolves around the fact that the entire moon didn’t even land, we could only see a well-executed Hollywood movie production. And the director of the film has a good chance Stanley Kubrick, a 2001 Space Duel He might be the creator of the successful movie. Countless suspicious items have been discovered, from “the reason they stand angled from the flag to the reason why the stars are not visible in the images”.
However, the golf ball is just one of many. There are another 12 pairs of space shoes on the moon, a small statue of an incomprehensible artist, a family portrait, a small drawing of Andy Warhol’s shield, or 96 bags of urine and excrement and a dusty lunar car. And it is very difficult to attribute such a worn-out prop and fancy to a Hollywood studio.
(Cover Photo: Alan Shepard on the Moon in 1971. Photo: Time Life Pictures / NASA / The Life Pictures Collection / Getty Images)