IF it was compartmentalized as you say, then everybody else involved designed, built and tested equipment capable of going to the Moon. So why not go? Quoting: Anonymous Coward 14143765
Your logic is faulty on two counts.
1) The #1 difference between reality and fakery is that reality would have risked the lives of the celebrity "astronauts." Even if NASA had had equipment theoretically
capable of carrying humans to the moon and back, President Nixon (of mass-murdering Vietnam War infamy) could not take the political chance of another celebrity multi-death "accident"--it would have entirely killed the space program, on which the military-industrial-intelligence complex had come to depend.
2) Compartmentalization does not mean that all
of the components were fit for purpose; but rather, that those working on the fit-for-purpose components would be unaware of the inadequacies of other components.
The most obvious candidate for an unfit component was the Lunar Module (LM). The very idea that one might risk human lives on a contraption that had never been tested in the entirely alien environment in which it was supposed to operate is utterly ludicrous to any engineer who is not a mass murderer himself.The United States has never landed a craft on another celestial body and returned it safely to earth
--unless you count the "moon landings." Not before 1969, and not since.The United States has never sent a mammal beyond near-earth orbit, returned it to earth, and verified its good health
--again, unless you count the "moon landings." Not before 1969, and not since.