Conspiracy theorists have for years been questioning if NASA is hiding things from citizens—although they have the best Public Relations teams to debunk most theories there are quite a few mysteries that have slipped through the cracks. We’ll take a look at some of those dark NASA secrets that didn’t quite get swept under the rug. If you enjoy the dark and twisted world that we’re about to uncover, subscribe to us for even more interesting and informative videos!
The Apollo 11 Missing Tapes
Everyone that has learned anything about space knows about the Apollo 11 mission where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two humans to land on the moon. It took place on July 20, 1969 and had people everywhere rejoicing with glee because the Americans had just narrowly beat Russia and other countries from achieving what at the time seemed entirely impossible.
Apollo Astronauts Denied Insurance
As is expected with any astronaut about to embark on the most dangerous mission known to man—life insurance wasn’t going to be cheap. All of the astronauts also had a family to think about after their mission to the moon and there was no guarantee that they would make it back alive. The Apollo 11 astronauts had a pretty ingenious plan up their sleeve though to get by without life insurance—signing autographs. By the time, the mission was announced the crew was already famous, and they knew that autographs would be worth a hefty sum.
NASA Removes UFOs from Photos
It’s an age-old conspiracy that NASA has mysterious files and photos on Unidentified Flying Objects and extraterrestrial life—now, we’re no experts but there are so many interviews with former NASA employees floating around that we may start to believe the impossible.
James Webb Space Telescope
The Hubble Space Telescope now has a predecessor called the James Webb Space Telescope, the new version took nearly 20 years to complete, billions of dollars and a fierce political battle to complete the project. It has people wondering if it was worth it, and if it was then why did a large part of the telescope’s project plans get hidden from public knowledge until now?
Astronauts Internal Struggle
Being an astronaut is not an easy job—if you want to enter into this lucrative career expect some fierce competition. It’s estimated that you’ll have a .08 percent chance of selection during the grueling process. Even though our parents like to tell us that we can be whatever we want to be when we grow up; they probably should have warned us that an astronaut might not be in our foreseeable future. We’re more likely to get to be the first humans to live on Mars than to be chosen as an astronaut for space exploration.
NASA Is Still a Boys Club
With the release of the movie Hidden Figures it was widely recognized that NASA is and was a career that mostly men only chose to pursue. Hidden Figures tells the story of three African-American women that were known as the human “computers” behind the successful space missions of Neil Armstrong, Alan Shepard and John Glenn to travel safely to space.
Whale Oil Powered Hubble Space Telescope
NASA has attempted to quiet the rumors that the Hubble Space Telescope required whale oil to be powered—it wouldn’t be such a far-fetched claim since the oil can withstand below freezing temperatures and could tolerate the harsh conditions of space better than anything that would have been produced in the years when the satellite was first conceptualized.
NASA Involvement in Operation Paperclip
After World War II, the world was a bit of a murky place as many Nazis had slipped through the cracks of justice. It was no different in the scientific community as they could easily blend in anywhere and change their name but with the CIA’s covert operation called “Operation Paperclip” 1,600 German became part of our US space, military and technology program with these scientists.
Stolen Moon Rocks
This secret moon rock heist was a bit strange but sometimes people will do anything to make a little extra cash on the side. Three interns at the space station decided it would be a brilliant idea to steal the moon rocks from the Apollo mission that had been stored away for years in a safe in the Johnson Space Center.
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