View Single Post
Old 22 July 2014, 06:53 PM
BrianB's Avatar
BrianB BrianB is offline
Join Date: 03 March 2000
Location: Camarillo, CA
Posts: 3,563
Icon27 <- Jenaro Gajardo Vera

As the OP implies, nearly all of the websites with this story are in Spanish. In addition, the Spanish Wikipedia has much more information than the English one. One of the claims Mr. Gajardo makes is that Richard Nixon sent him a telegraph asking for permission for Apollo 11 to land on the Moon. However, the Spanish Wikipedia raises issues with that claim. Namely
  • No such telegram has every been found.
  • Mr. Gajardo claims Nixon asked permission for Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to land on the Moon. As anyone with even a smidgen of knowledge about Apollo 11 knows, Michael Collins remained in orbit during the mission.
The claim about all three astronauts is also listed in Afterthought: New Writing on Conceptual Art by Mike Sperlinger.

Also, Chile is a signatory to the 1967 Outer Space treaty, which states:
outer space is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means
From what I've found he made many other kooky claims. I don't know why this one has attracted any attention.

And finally, a comment about the OP. The OP says the following about the 1967 Outer space Treaty:
we donít know whether Chile is a signatory
Huh? It took me less than 5 seconds to find that Chile did sign it.

Reply With Quote