Who are you, and why
should we trust you?
- The webmaster, Jay Windley, has been trained as an engineer and
has worked in various industries including aerospace. He studied
mechanical engineering and computer science at Kansas State University
(BSCS), and engineering design and computer science at the University
of Utah. At the latter institution he did graduate work using their
advanced manufacturing laboratory and for the associated corporate
spin-off Engineering Geometry Systems. This group provided design and
testing support to major aerospace contractors as well as the
U.S. Department of Defense. He currently works as a systems engineer
developing high-performance computers and supercomputing applications
for customers such as Boeing, Northrup-Grumman, and Airbus.
- Windley has been acknowledged as an expert in the technical
history of Apollo and has consulted with several authors including
Arthur C. Clark, Ed Mitchell, and his comments have appeared in The
New York Times Magazine and Metropole. Many of his
professional mentors were engineers on the Apollo project and have
offered personal insights on many of these questions, and have
arranged access to materials and machinery not otherwise easily
- Windley is an experienced photographer and has worked
professionally in that area from time to time. He apprenticed with
photographer Douglas Smith, formerly of Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Windley's interests also include the entertainment industry. He
appears regularly on, behind, or under Utah stages and has worked with
James Earl Jones, Sterling Brimley, Erik Ward, and the award-winning
production crew at the Hale Centre Theatre. He has worked in
Hollywood with Lex de Azevedo and helped develop the visual effects
for Stephen Hawking's The Fate of the Universe.
If the webmaster used to
work in aerospace, then doesn't that mean he and all the other
contributors could be part of the conspiracy?
Yes, it's possible but not very rational. The conspiracists wish
to divide their opponents into two groups, those who know very little
about the moon landings and therefore don't have the knowledge
required to see through the holes in the conspiracy theory, and those
who know quite a bit about the moon landings and therefore (say the
conspiracists) are probably part of the conspiracy. To stack the deck
so that all the possibilities point to the conspiracy is to avoid
seriously examining the question. Evidence which seriously challenges
the conspiracy must be dealt with, regardless of who proposes it.
As a practical matter, the webmaster has never worked for NASA.
He has no financial interest in supporting NASA's claims.
Is there a chat board or
forum where I can discuss your claims?
Yes. ProBoards.com hosts our official web forum. It is
moderated by the administrator of that site, not by anyone here at
Clavius. Many of our authors and editors also participate at the Bad Astronomy
site and on the Apollo-Hoax Yahoo group.
I want to talk to you
privately. How should I reach you?
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org.