Since rocketry in the vacuum is feasible and possible (a conclusion I am NOT convinced of), NASA must be legitimate. Those words are never stated, but the implication lies just under the surface.
So, in an effort to keep things in perspective, I will simply note that if the NASA claims and their abundance of released imagery were authentic and convincing, then this thread would never have achieved lift-off in the first place.
Here (below) is a previous post of mine that can be found in the Elon Musk thread for a classic example of just how un-serious I consider these propaganda artists.
SacredCowSlayer » July 2nd, 2016, 8:50 pm wrote:Here is the laughable and oddly named Mercury blastoff that has been posted above. But I have to wonder, which one of the released "videos" is the real one?
I count at least three different versions so far, all collected from a variety of NASA documentaries depicting this glorious moment in history.
Moreover, I'd like to add that the first living thing put in space by the U.S. was a chimp named Ham. You really can't spell sham without "ham".
The following clip can be seen in the NASA documentary at https://youtu.be/v5ZFT7TpYqM at the 23:33 mark.
And this one with the wooden shack (prop) flipping backwards (unlike the previous one above) can be seen here https://youtu.be/KkG1WMzoikY at roughly the 8:14 mark.
Then of course there is this little bit of magic. Just one minor problem that should be readily observed. Yes, the entire scene is mirrored.