} You see, the fakery started in the very name "astronaut", meaning "star
} navigator". Patently, astronauts (not lunarnauts, you notice) were
} headed for a star. Now if you happen to cast your eyes, sunglasses or
} not, around the heavens to pick a star to travel to, the Sun is the
} closest, by quite a margin, and is a fairly big target.
} The deception OF the astronauts was fairly simple. The missions were
} all set around eclipses, so that the moon would seem, at take-off, to
} be in the direct line of sight and so it was quite reasonable for them
} to surmise they were heading for the moon. Of course, after a couple of
} days' travel, the moon had moved around a bit and voila, the sun, bang
} on target as it had been all along.
} The question of landing at night, you have put the cart before the
} horse. During the day the sun gets very hot - some sources such as my
} Boy's Book of The Solar System say at the surface, 4000 degrees
} centigrade. Obviously this is way above the melting temperature of any
} metal, and composite materials had not been invented back in the 60s,
} so they had to land at night to make sure the spaceship didn't just
} melt in the heat. What you don't know - it's a bit of a cover up - is
} actually the Sun is only hot and bright on the side facing the Earth.
} On the other side, it is rather dark and nice and cool, and that's
} where they landed. Of course, because of radio interference from the
} corona and penumbra they could not send back any live pictures from the
} dark side of the Sun, this is known as a "radio blackout", and they did
} take some photographs but unfortunately, on their return to the bright
} side of the Sun, one of the astronauts dropped the film out of the
} camera and in the fierce light of the sun it got completely
} overdeveloped and there is not much to see except a fingerprint, which
} is believed to be that of...
} No I better not say. It's still all a bit hush-hush.
} Their illumination was provided by a couple of old car headlamps and a
} twelve volt battery. Not everything has to be sooper dooper hi tech you
} Suffice to say, we now know that the Sun definitely exists, so it was
} worth all of those billions of dollars to find that out, wasn't it?
} You owe the Oracle a better explanation.