Published on October 6th, 2021 | by Madhudvisa dasa
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon Film — Now in 1080p HD
Of course in 2001 it is not difficult to say “NASA faked the Apollo Moon Landings.” But what if someone predicted “They can’t go to the moon using these rockets and sputniks,” even before the Russians and the Americans attempted to go to the moon?
Actually His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada successfully predicted in his 1950s book, Easy Journey to Other Planets, that both NASA and the Russians would fail in their attempts to send men to the moon:
“If any one wants to enjoy the largest amount of material facilities, one can transfer himself in the other planets, not by means of playful sputniks which are simply childish entertainments but by psychological effects and learning the art of transferring the soul by mystic powers.” (EJ Page 20)
Srila Prabhupada is not saying that interplanetary travel is impossible, rather, in Easy Journey to Other Planets, he is describing a practical method which anyone can lean and once he has mastered the method he can travel to any planet in the material or spiritual world with ease.
Srila Prabhupada clearly declares, however, that it is impossible to reach any other planets using the playful rockets and sputniks the Americans and Russians have invented:
“The sputniks or the so-called man-made planets made of mechanical arrangements will never be able to carry human beings in the inter-planetary outer space. Even they cannot go into the so much advertised moon. The reason is repeated again that In the higher planetary system the atmosphere is different from here.” (EJ Page 23)
Of course, even many of Srila Prabhupada’s disciples at the time, preferred to believe NASA rather than their spiritual master. So they edited this paragraph out of Srila Prabhupada’s Easy Journey to Other Planets.
However, the amazing thing is, now, fifty years later, NASA is still unable to send men out of low-earth orbit. Since they supposedly sent men to the moon many times in the 1960s and 1970s not a single man has ever left low-earth orbit.
Today NASA admits there are still many technical challenges they will need to overcome before they are able to send men to the moon and bring them home safely. And today you will not find anyone at all in NASA who is prepared to put the argument that they sent men to the moon in the 1960s. If NASA can’t send men to the moon now, they could not send men to the moon in the 1960s.
The problem is the moon is not far away. So, of course today, NASA could give us a fabulous CGI rendition of their new moon landing. It could be very convincing indeed with today’s technology. However, there is a problem. Wherever men go they change the environment. Even if they go to the moon and set up a small scientific outpost there, we will see it from the earth. With an inexpensive telescope you can see quite a lot of detail on the surface of the moon. And certainly, during the night on the moon, everyone on the earth, if not with the naked eye, certainly with an inexpensive telescope, will be able to see the lights of the new moonbase…
So it is a problem for the simulation. Sure they can make a fabulous 3D simulated moon mission. But they can’t go to the moon, so they can’t provide the necessary evidence that would be there on the moon in the sky, if we actually had a moonbase.
So instead they are suggesting, “Lets skip the Moon and go to Mars instead…” Because they can do a fantastic fake CGI Mars mission and Mars is too far away for us to see the lights of the Mars base with our telescopes.
So the bottom line is Srila Prabhupada was correct. They can not go to the moon with their rockets and sputniks and they will never be able to go to any other planet with these mechanical devices.
Chant Hare Krishna and be happy!