The truth regarding the moon landing has been argued for almost half of the century. Still, a computer scientist who developed the computer system for the alleged lunar landing now claims that the achievement was real.
A ‘Fake’ Moon Landing Could Allegedly Not be Possible
Paul Sakakeeny is a former computer scientist who was part of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the 1960s. One of his main tasks was managing NASA’s operating system utilized during the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon in 1969, also known as the ‘General Purpose Simulation System’ (GPSS). Mr. Sakakeeny claims that a severe issue in the system triggered a malfunction while the landing on the Moon took place.
He claimed: “As a computer operator at the former instrumentation lab at MIT which developed the Apollo computers, guidance, hardware software and apps needed to get to the Moon and back, I can say unequivocally the Moon landings were real. The lab’s specialized mainframe oversaw and controlled all aspects of Apollo navigation from pre-launch until mission end using a commercial IBM (International Business Machines) simulation program.”
“The simulation program actually created the navigation plan and downloaded it to the capsule at T-minus two minutes before launch. The simulator contained a serious bug, which was not apparent until the actual lunar lander touchdown.”
Mr. Sakakeeny said that the issue made the simulator show that the lunar lander had collided with the surface of the Moon. He claimed that the simulation, when amended with real flight data, tried to land three feed into the lunar surface, bumping the probe.
“One could say this proves the landing was fake because the wrong data fed to the simulator containing an error and if a real landing had occurred, the simulator would work. Except, despite the best efforts of IBM and MIT, the bug was never found, until the year 2000,” he said.
Dubbed as the Year 2000 Problem, it revealed numerous computer issues that took place in the previous decade. Errors appeared because many programs depicted four-digit years, having only the two digits registered. This made the year 2000 identical to 1900, for instance.
Taking the Matter Into his Own Hands
Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin apparently encountered some computer issues while they were landing, as well. Just before the touchdown, Armstrong allegedly told the Mission Control team via radio: “It’s 1202… What is that? Give us a reading on the 1202 Program Alarm.”
The warning indication meant a ‘progressive overload’ for the computer attached to the probe and put the mission at the risk of being aborted. Even so, Armstrong chose to ignore the error and listened to his instinct that everything was alright, ultimately.
He would later say: “You’re always concerned when any alarm comes on. I didn’t understand the nature of this particular alarm. The computer had a lot of complaints, but my feeling was that as long as the engine was operating right, I had control. I would be in favor of continuing no matter what the computer was complaining about.”