The Moon landing again - Fw: Neil Armstrong's Boots

David Nix davidthomasnix at
Tue Jul 12 05:44:46 PDT 2016

Googling for "Neil Armstrong's boots" returns tons of photographs of
the protective outer overshoe boot cover...

Just sayin...


On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 7:49 PM, Zenaan Harkness <zen at> wrote:
> Sound like rather compelling questions to me.
> But I'm not a physicist, and I never worked for Nike or a boot maker, so
> I couldn't begin to say how ripple soles got left behind on the Moon.
> Bah humbug ... prolly someone conspired to think of a theory.
> ----- Forwarded message from Gil May <gilmay97 at> -----
> From: Gil May <gilmay97 at>
> Date: Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:21:54 +1000
> Subject: Neil Armstrong's Boots
> No one has answered my simple question, instead of providing an answer they
> want to call me names and say I am a conspirator--I am not, I am just
> asking a fair question.
> When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the lunar surface he left a deep footprint
> in the dust showing a *ripple soled imprint, *the photo was shown all
> around the world. The landing module was about 3 meters in diameter and the
> thrust rocket central: from “NASA Launch Vehicle/Spacecraft Key Facts
> <>,
> LM descent stage maximum rated thrust = 9,870 lbf (43,904 N)”.  This
> massive thrust would have blown the dust away from the landing area
> creating a massive dust cloud, so why was thick dust still on the ground
> and no massive dust cloud? Please explain NASA.
> [image: Inline image 3]
> In July, 46 years to the day after the first moon walk, the *Smithsonian's
> National Air and Space Museum* in Washington, D.C., started its first
> Kickstarter campaign, asking for money to preserve the spacesuit Neil
> Armstrong wore when he stepped off Apollo 11 onto the moon in 1969. Oct 15,
> 2015
> How the Smithsonian Will Save Neil Armstrong's Spacesuit
> <>
> *
> <>space/moon-mars/a17583/neil-armstrong-spacesuit*
> [image: Inline image 2]
> [image: Inline image 1]
> NASA verified this was the actual space suit worn by Neil Armstrong,
> interesting to see the boots have no ripple sole. Please explain NASA.  My
> father often said “Do not ask difficult questions you upset folk and get
> called names”.
> Oh Dear!
> Cheers

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