How Did Astronauts Return From Moon?

They had that much fuel to fly there and back?

Yes.

 

Unless I am mistaken, most of the fuel they use is to get out of Earths atmosphere/orbit. After rthat its pretty much smooth sailing.

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Craziest thing was that NASA was so laser focused on getting there that they totally didn't even think to plan for the return trip. Once the craft landed and the cheers subsided everyone looked at each other like "Ummm, now what?" It had to be a very surreal moment. Luckily the astronauts were comprised of the best and brightest and they were smart enough to have a plan of their own.

We never went to the moon. 

 

-Conspiratards. 

ptper - Craziest thing was that NASA was so laser focused on getting there that they totally didn't even think to plan for the return trip. Once the craft landed and the cheers subsided everyone looked at each other like "Ummm, now what?" It had to be a very surreal moment. Luckily the astronauts were comprised of the best and brightest and they were smart enough to have a plan of their own.

lol wut?

ChristopherMoltisanti - 
ptper - Craziest thing was that NASA was so laser focused on getting there that they totally didn't even think to plan for the return trip. Once the craft landed and the cheers subsided everyone looked at each other like "Ummm, now what?" It had to be a very surreal moment. Luckily the astronauts were comprised of the best and brightest and they were smart enough to have a plan of their own.

lol wut?


Yep.

They just stopped holding on and fell back down

They don't. The astronauts who "returned" are just actors.

ChristopherMoltisanti -
ptper - Craziest thing was that NASA was so laser focused on getting there that they totally didn't even think to plan for the return trip. Once the craft landed and the cheers subsided everyone looked at each other like "Ummm, now what?" It had to be a very surreal moment. Luckily the astronauts were comprised of the best and brightest and they were smart enough to have a plan of their own.

lol wut?

Sounds good, doesn't it?

 

Sea dweller - They had that much fuel to fly there and back?

They don't need fuel for most of the trip. The gravity on the moon is light so much less fuel is needed to land and take off. 

Al Cappucino - 
ChristopherMoltisanti -
ptper - Craziest thing was that NASA was so laser focused on getting there that they totally didn't even think to plan for the return trip. Once the craft landed and the cheers subsided everyone looked at each other like "Ummm, now what?" It had to be a very surreal moment. Luckily the astronauts were comprised of the best and brightest and they were smart enough to have a plan of their own.

lol wut?

Sounds good, doesn't it?

 


You don't even want to know about the asteroid field they went through on the way back. Sheer. Terror. Absolutely unbelievably amazing that they even made it.

ptper -
Al Cappucino - 
ChristopherMoltisanti -
ptper - Craziest thing was that NASA was so laser focused on getting there that they totally didn't even think to plan for the return trip. Once the craft landed and the cheers subsided everyone looked at each other like "Ummm, now what?" It had to be a very surreal moment. Luckily the astronauts were comprised of the best and brightest and they were smart enough to have a plan of their own.

lol wut?

Sounds good, doesn't it?

 


You don't even want to know about the asteroid field they went through on the way back. Sheer. Terror. Absolutely unbelievably amazing that they even made it.

What about that field on the way there?

StevetheWeasel - 
ptper - Craziest thing was that NASA was so laser focused on getting there that they totally didn't even think to plan for the return trip. Once the craft landed and the cheers subsided everyone looked at each other like "Ummm, now what?" It had to be a very surreal moment. Luckily the astronauts were comprised of the best and brightest and they were smart enough to have a plan of their own.

This.

Incredible what they were able to pull off with the supplies they had. Amazing group of people.


Yep.  If you look back at how it all happened, it's really amazing what the professor managed to rig up with just a couple of coconuts, a broken radio, and some pieces of twine.  

StevetheWeasel - 
Train Sumo - How did they launch from the moon's surface?

Earth's gravity still affects objects on the moon. It was just a matter of getting to the side directly facing it. From there, they were simply pulled from the surface, IIRC.


That would make sense.  So basically, if you're on the moon, all you need to do is jump and the earth's gravity will catch you and pull you back to earth.  



Suddenly the coconut/radio/twine thing doesn't seem all that impressive any more.  All they had to do was jump. 

Like this... Looks super fake:

One guy had to push, and one guy had to pop the clutch, one guy had to make sure all the doors were locked before the jump to light speed.

This is something you learned in 4th grade Science class.

Or did you not make it that far?

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bruce willis sacrificed himself to save the team

ryans - They just stopped holding on and fell back down

The question I have is not how, but why?

All you can eat cheese, super fun bouncy house action and no air pollution?

I would still be there.