My question is, even with the demand of learning how to walk and all the falls and and bumbling around of the astronauts, they never ran outta breath? Maybe in the newer missions they caught this and emplimented it into the dialog but in the early missions “which was even harder to get around”, they Never get out of breath, just running around laughing and cracking jokes with ease, like they were simply just standing, or sitting down talking in a microphone? Seems a little suspicious to me.

  • $\begingroup$ Ok for one, I’m not a consperacy theorist and I asked a question that I didnt, hear any consperacy theorists ask and I just thought of while watching some of the Apollo tapes. In a lot of the scenes the astronaughts are basically playing around on the moon laughing joking with ease even while falling down, never out of breath, or signs of interference of breathing like when Neil jumped out on the lunar surface the first time. Just seems strange to me. $\endgroup$ – Preston Jan 20 '19 at 16:52
  • $\begingroup$ and for two if your brain can’t comprehend knowing what astronauts could mean when it’s not spelled astronaughts, then maybe you shouldn’t be the one answering my question... $\endgroup$ – Preston Jan 20 '19 at 16:52
  • $\begingroup$ Then don’t make remarks that are not on topic, you clearly have a issue with moon hoax. $\endgroup$ – Preston Jan 20 '19 at 16:55
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    $\begingroup$ What do you mean by "a lot of the scenes"? What's your source here? $\endgroup$ – Russell Borogove Jan 20 '19 at 16:56
  • $\begingroup$ You're referring to "scenes" and "dialog", which is a framing suggesting a staged production. You claim to have "watched the complete missions", which seems unlikely, as the Apollo program included about 80 hours of lunar surface EVA time, most of which was documented by audio recording and photograph, rather than filmed; and you haven't specified any sources. Give us some help here. $\endgroup$ – Russell Borogove Jan 20 '19 at 17:37

According to the detailed descriptions of the Apollo Project written about in A Man On The Moon by Andrew Chaikin, they did indeed "get out of breath"- despite being extremely physically fit.

Not only that, they also would bruise their fingers and have fingernails that looked smashed, like with a hammer, after working in their pressure suits for several hours.

A simple appraisal of a limited selection of popular audio clips is unsuitable for concluding that they didn't "get out of breath" during the EVAs conducted.

  • $\begingroup$ Ok, well it was the complete missions I watched, and I don’t remember exactly what scenes I’ll have to add more information on time stamps if you’d like, but clearly when there doing straining exercises it’s as if there unaffected, and talking fluently, even cracking jokes and talking normal. $\endgroup$ – Preston Jan 20 '19 at 17:03
  • $\begingroup$ @MattZabojnik The astronauts would go to some lengths to conceal any less-than-perfect health situation from mission control, because they hated the idea that the flight surgeon would order them to curtail any part of the mission. They would much rather bull through fatigue and get the job done than look weak over the radio. $\endgroup$ – Russell Borogove Jan 20 '19 at 17:16
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    $\begingroup$ That's exactly what we're saying? $\endgroup$ – Russell Borogove Jan 20 '19 at 17:32
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    $\begingroup$ This has become conjecture and hypothetical speculation. If you want more information, read the biographies. Doing so will help with a greater understanding of the Manned Space Flight Program. "Toughing things out and getting the job done" is exactly what they did, and is what we are telling you they did. They didn't let something like physical exertion or illness cause any problems on the flights, by means of "toughing it out." Not showing weakness on the radio, including in their breathing, was part of that. $\endgroup$ – Matt Zabojnik Jan 20 '19 at 17:34
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    $\begingroup$ @Preston "I guess nobody really knows only the astronauts" - no. See space.stackexchange.com/questions/28172/… $\endgroup$ – Organic Marble Jan 20 '19 at 17:48

The weight of the life-support backback and the awkward bulkiness of the space-suits was to some degree compensated for by working in one-sixth gravity, but some of the lunar surface activity was indeed tiring.

While loading moon rocks and other gear back into the LM at the end of the Apollo 11 EVA, mission control was becoming concerned with Armstrong's elevated heart rate, and asked him to check his suit systems as an excuse to get him to take a rest.

Listening to this recording at around 37:30 to 39:30 in, you can hear Armstrong sounding slightly short-of-breath compared to Aldrin (who has the easier job at this moment); the request for EMU check is at 39:15.


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