Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chinese SpaceWalk: Real or Hoax?

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Wag the Chinese SpaceWalk?
Does the CCP Shenzhou VII Spacecraft video indicate a hoax?
Bloggers Debate

Rhonda Roland Shearer,

[ABOVE: Ian O'Neill,, did an analysis of the Shenzhou VII spacewalk video that bloggers have questioned. He wrote,"If you have a look at the image above, I decided to trace the paths taken by our 'bubbles' in an attempt to see where they originated."]

Controversy about a Chinese space mission video has gone out of this world. Epoch Times presents arguments that support that it's fake, whereas, has declared it legit. Both sites have done an impressive, detailed analysis .

Shu Yu reported, "The Epoch Times contacted Chinese expert Dr. Qu Zheng, who worked at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, to scientifically analyze the video discrepancies" of the CCP Shenzhou VII Spacecraft "spacewalk" broadcast.

Dr. Zheng said, "In addition to the air bubble problem pointed out by bloggers, they also includes technical pre-launch concerns, a lack of atmosphere around the Earth, abrupt large scale changes in the clouds, and no background noise heard in the space-talk."

In contrast, Ian O'Neill,, concludes, after doing a careful review of the blogger challenges, that the space video is fine. He wrote, "So, we are presented with two options. Either, China went into space and performed a flawless 15-minute EVA, or the mother of all space hoaxes has just been carried out.

So which is it?

Continue reading: Wag the Chinese SpaceWalk?

by Rhonda R Shearer
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