travels, travails and troubles of being a Baguio boy
posted by Frank Cimatu at 12:23 PM
the cat's shadow--not fuzzy-edged, unlike the astronaut's (try to zoom in)--is a dead giveaway that the photo has been doctored. or else the photo and the cat are real, and the studio lights are real. which only proves that the hoax was faked. Men landed on the moon in 1969. the real controversy, i think, is whether there really was an Engineer Eduardo San Juan who worked with NASA as designer of the moon buggy or lunar rover, shown in the background. San Juan has periodically appeared in lists of "great Filipino inventors", alongside one Flores ("inventor of the flourescent lamp") and Armando Literal ("inventor of the Armalite"). Engr. San Juan is supposed to have based 'his' design of the rover on the Pinoy jeepney. NASA has since disavowed the existence of an Engr. San Juan in its roster of scientists involved with the Apollo moon landing project. (I had to scrap an early novel I was writing because of this discovery. The engineer would have been a secondary, but inspirational, true-life character in the novel.)
I really wanted to write about San Juan and Irene Mora, the self proclaimed first Fil Am astronaut who never was but fooled the Philippine media
The Tasadays were the first to send humans to the moon as depicted on their many cave drawings.
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