Mar 13 MoonFaker: Radiation Reloaded has been pulled due to a false DMCA strike. Counternotification is pending.
Mar 08 New video: SpaceX: Manned Dragon to the Moon by 2018?
Feb 28 It seems two people have paid SpaceX for a circumlunar flight around the Moon. The mission is planned for late 2018 and will comprise of a Dragon V2 and Falcon Heavy. This is extremely worrying. The exact specs for the Dragon V2 could not be found, but its predecessor was rated to “200 mils Aluminium equivalent thickness” or some 2.5g/cm2 of aluminum – a shield that would only attenuate protons with energies up to about 3MeV.

If the Dragon V2 shield rating is the same as that of the Dragon V1 and the mission uses a trajectory similar to what has been attributed to Apollo 11, the the tourists aboard will certainly receive a proton dose substantially greater than 100rad. The result would be the most catastrophic tragedy imaginable – three or potentially seven people lost to space radiation.

The gigantic rocket proposed for the Interplanetary Transport System probably won’t be built in time for a 2018 launch and even if it were would need at least three or five years of testing, never mind man-rating. The only option for a safe mission would be to launch with an outward trajectory with an inclination >60 degrees North or South, and to time the mission to coincide with the Full Moon. Such a trajectory would take the astronauts through what Van Allen called the “radiation free zone over the poles”. And when it is Full, the Moon passes through the tail of the Earth’s magnetic field and is sheltered from solar flares.

The method described above is the only way tourists will survive a flight to the Moon aboard the Dragon V2 without the shelter module.
Feb 01 New video: How my Grandmother's Birthday proved the Earth is NOT Flat.
Jan 27 New video: “Beyond the Terra” Fallen Astronaut Tribute.
Jan 19 New video: Eugene Cernan: “I Didn't Go To The Moon... not to come Home”.
Jan 18
It has been announced that Eugene Cernan - Gemini 9A Pilot, Apollo 10 Command Module Pilot and card trick champion, and Apollo 17 Command Pilot - has died in hospital at the age of 82 following health complications.

While Jarrah White does not believe the Apollo 10 and 17 Moon missions were real, he has always admired Cernan for his role and near-death experience aboard Gemini 9A. While Cernan himself always believed Gemini 9 was a failure, it proved that spacewalking is not a walk in the park and that gravity should not be taken for granted. While Edward White's spacewalk was simply to get out and get back in, Cernan's spacewalk required complex tasks. These included assembling a rocket pack, putting it on, and taking it for a fly.

But without handrails or gravity holding him down, Cernan found it extraordinarily difficult to assemble a rocket pack in space, sweating profusely and nearly passing out in space as a result of it. Even when the EVA was aborted, Cernan had difficulty finding his way back to the Gemini leading to fears that Thomas Stafford would need cut Cernan's umbilical line or to reentry the atmosphere with an open Gemini 9 door and dragging Cernan's dead body in toe. Fortunately, Cernan made it back to the capsule and the near-death experience contributed towards NASA rethinking how they train astronauts for spacewalks and what is required. This led to training astronauts in underwater tanks and hand rails outside spacecrafts. This was all because of Cernan's near-death experience aboard Gemini 9. He took a hit for all mankind so those following in his footsteps wouldn't also have to suffer.

Jarrah never met Eugene Cernan face to face, but he did watch him from afar when Cernan visited Sydney Australia last year for the premiere of his Last Man on the Moon documentary. Only a few pre-selected questions (mostly from children) were asked, and no video recording of the event was permitted, although Jarrah managed to record some audio. During the Q&A session of event, Cernan twice made the odd statement “I didn’t go to the Moon .... not to come home.” (said with a pause in-between - hear clips).

Jarrah offers condolences to the family and friends of Eugene Cernan, the hero of Gemini 9A.

RIP Eugene Cernan.
Dec 18 New video: MoonFaker: Radiation Reloaded.

The AP-8 and AE-8 models have for decades been considered the industry standard models proton and electron fluxes in the Van Allen radiation belts. However, due to the difficulty in trying to measure high energy particles, predictions made by the AX8 are often underestimated when compared to actual observations. Meaning that these models cannot be used to determine what radiation dose will be received unless the appropriate Correction factors are applied.

Using the coordinates that have been attributed to Apollo 11, the correction factor of 3, the Radiation Weight Factor (Q) range for protons, and taking into consideration the attenuating abilities of the Command Module shielding and human body, Jarrah White estimates that the Apollo 11 astronauts should have received a dose between ~40rad to ~100rad from 8-400MeV protons. With the estimates from secondary neutrons also considered, the dose is between 52rad and 130rad.

Readers who wish to verify Jarrah's calculations are offered these PDFs containing them, as well as this link to the AP-8 model from which the raw uncorrected proton flux values were obtained. Simply copy and paste the L and B/B0 coordinates into the AP-8 to obtain the flux, follow Jarrah's calculations and remember to use the Q-factor and Correction factor.
Dec 09 John Glenn, the last surviving member of Mercury Seven, has died. At 95 years old, he left behind a great legacy. He became the first American to orbit the Earth and survived a close brush with death as his heat shield was loose and kept in place by the retro rockets strap. His survival also meant Operation Dirty Trick - the CIA plan to blame his mission failure on Cuba for war - did not come to fruition. At 77 years old, he became the oldest man to fly in space when he served as Payload Mission specialist on Shuttle flight STS-95. Glenn died surrounded by family in the Ohio State University Waxner Medical Center in Columbus after more than a week of hospitalization. His cause of death has not yet been announced.

Jarrah White's condolences go out to the friends and family of John Glenn.
Dec 02 It has been reported that Buzz Aldrin has been hospitalized in New Zealand after a trip to the South Pole and is currently in a stable condition. Jarrah White wishes him a speedy recovery.
Oct 28 Updated video: SpaceX: Man on Mars for only $500,000? The Interplanetary Transport System will KILL YOU!!!.  (original version from Oct 24th was replaced)
Oct 26 Updated video: SpaceX: Man on Mars for only $500,000? The Interplanetary Transport System will KILL YOU!!!.  (original version from Oct 24th was replaced)
Sep 18 New video: SpaceX: Man on Mars for only $500,000 - Interplanetary Transport System to be unveiled.
Apr 05 New video: MoonFaker: Disk Recorders & High Speed Video Cameras.
Mar 25
In more sad news, it has been announced that Bob Ebeling has died at the age of 89. Ebeling was an engineer at Morton Thiokol, the company that built the solid rocket boosters on the Space Shuttle. Together with fellow engineers such as Roger Boisjoly (who died four years ago) and Arnold Thompson, he tried to save the crew of Challenger by warning NASA that it was too cold to launch and that the launch should be aborted, but their warnings were ignored.

Jarrah White did not know Ebeling, but Roger Boisjoly mentioned him a few times in his interview with Jarrah and how they were all treated by Thiokol management after speaking up during the investigation:

"I lost my job. Bob Ebeling had to retire because he couldn’t stand it any longer. Brian Russell - who was a young engineer only said about one or two sentences – didn’t as far as I’m concerned, didn’t receive any damages. Arnie stayed because he had a wife and some kids that worked there, and so they put up with a lot of crap. Those of us who testified, even Bob Ebeling and Brian Russell who only said a sentence or two, were lumped with Al McDonald, and I and Arnie. We started to refer to ourselves by the end of May [1986] as The Five Lepers because no one wanted anything to do with us, talk with us, or acknowledge our existence, because they were so pissed that we had testified and exposed the truth about what really happened. And their friends and relatives were gonna lose their jobs eventually as a result of our testifying."

Jarrah offers his sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Bob Ebeling.
Feb 06
In sad news, it has been announced that Edgar Mitchell, the last surviving crew member of the Apollo 14 mission, has died at the age of 85. Jarrah White offers his deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Dec 29 New video: Fly Jarrah To The Moon Status Report #26.
Dec 21 New video: SpaceX: Man on Mars for only $500,000 - The Falcon 9 has Landed!.
Dec 10 New videos: SpaceX: Man on Mars for only $500,000 - Propulsive Landings Accomplished
and  Jarrah White's response to Flat Earthers and Space Travel Deniers.
Jul 20 Updates to FAQ page: discussing framerates, Chang’e 3, VLT-I, ferric iron.
Jun 13 More videos available on the videos page: episodes 13,18,27,30,32.
May 23 New video: Impending DMCA attack by Dr. David Livingston.
Apr 23 New video: Bill Kaysing: Ten Years On.
Apr 12 New video: Fly Jarrah To The Moon Status Report #25.
Feb 16 New video: SpaceX: Man On Mars for only $500,000 - Falcon XX Heavy CONFIRMED!!!.
Jan 28 New video: DMCA by Sony Music Entertainment.
Jan 28 New video: Fly Jarrah To The Moon Status Report #24.
Jan 18
New video: Fly Jarrah To The Moon Status Report #23.
Dec 26 Added interviews from Reynolds Reveal to the interviews page.
Dec 10 New video: NVIDIA Moons Their Customers... Again!.
Nov 06 New video: Antares explosion, SpaceSpaceTwo crash, and future of private space exploration.
Oct 25 New video: Average energy of Van Allen belt electrons.
Oct 16 New video: NVIDIA Moons Their Customers.
Oct 02 New video: RE: GAME24: Debunking Lunar Landing Conspiracies with Maxwell and VXGI.
Sep 25 Robert Braeunig has attempted to downplay James Van Allen’s original dire warnings about the radiation belts being deadly within a short period of time.

Scans of both articles by Van Allen are provided below so that readers can evaluate the science for themselves. Particularly, the conclusion at the end of the first article:

Our measurements show that the maximum radiation level as of 1958 is equivalent to between 10 and 100 roentgens per hour, depending on the still undetermined proportion of protons to electrons. Since a human being exposed for two days to even 10 roentgens would have only an even chance of survival, the radiation belts obviously present an obstacle to space flight. Unless some practical way can be found to shield space travelers against the effects of radiation, manned space rockets can best take off through the radiation-free zone over the poles.

This hardly seems to be arguing that short term radiation belt exposure is safe. Especially when coupled with his later declaration that “effective shielding is quite beyond engineering feasibility in the near future”, it’s hard to imagine why anyone would think Van Allen’s articles only discuss long-term radiation exposure and not short-term radiation exposure.

Braeunig also neglects to tell his readers that Jarrah’s reference for 10-100 MeV electrons in the outer Van Allen belt was a NASA site that specifically covers the MAARBLE (Monitoring, Analyzing and Assessing Radiation Belt Loss and Energization) project. Instead keeping it conveniently anonymous and calling it a “dubious source” that “shouldn’t be trusted”.

What an intellectual coward.

      Van Allen’s articles:

      Scientific American: PDF
            or images:  page 12345678910.
      Space World: PDF
            or images:  page 1234.

See youtube  announcement.
Jul 25 New (revised) video: MoonFaker: Radioactive Anomaly III.
Jun 13 New video: Jarrah shows Grant Imahara Apollo 15 flag.
Jun 13 More videos available on the videos page: episodes 19,57,78,79,80.
May 30 Better Eight Than Never  DMCAed.   Response video here.
Mar 08 New video: Apollo VIII: Better Eight Than Never.
Mar 20 More videos available on the videos page: episodes 8,16,25,43,82,87.
Mar 08 New video: MoonFaker: Chang'e 3, Clementine & Apollo.
Mar 07 Latest video DMCAed. Claim was over image at 3:23 - "Two Shuttles on a field".
Image is owned by NASA as seen here.   Watch the embed instead.
Feb 28 New video: Moonfaker: Chinese Roadtrip.  China’s Chang'e 3 lunar rover Yutu shows soil to be vastly different from the Apollo samples!
Feb 23 New  Videos Page.  Videos are now embedded and can be viewed here in full-screen.  Contains descriptions and links to youtube originals and playlists.  Also has download links for mirroring.
Feb 07 whitejarrah back up.  Also more videos available on the videos page:
episodes 1,2,3,6,7,9,10,11,15,88, and Gem 1.
Feb 04 thejarrahwhite back up.  Latest video DMCAed, and transferred here (<-- update: took that down as a precaution, see the mirror instead).
Feb 02 New video: DMCA attack on Jarrah White update.  A download for mirror is here.
Feb 01 thejarrahwhite DMCAed again, again by McConnell and on this video, which contains none of his content.  A "mirror" version is available here.
Jan 31 Channel thejarrahwhite back up.
Jan 27 New video: The Last Say On Challenger teaser trailer.
Jan 26 In memory of the 47th anniversary of the Apollo 1 fire, Jarrah's full documentary covering the events is available  here.
Jan 25 Channel whitejarrah DMCAed again!
Jan 21 Youtube channel whitejarrah has now been reinstated (thejarrahwhite still down). In the event that DMCA abuse continues, two new accounts have been created:

For MoonFakers please subscribe to:     MoonFaker4Ever
For Ranma videos please subscribe to:  JWRanmaDOMFanProject
Jan 18
Jarrah's Youtube channels (whitejarrah, thejarrahwhite) have recently been terminated due to DMCA takedowns. Counternotifications have been filed and it is expected both accounts will be reinstated within a couple of weeks.

Please view/download the announcement video which explains Jarrah's future plans.

A copy of the latest video that was DMCAed is here.  Youtube users are invited to mirror these videos.  (some text has been added to the start and end of the second video in order to avoid youtube "auto flagging" it as a mirror.)
Aug 25
It has been announced that Neil Armstrong has died at the age of 82. While Jarrah does not believe the Apollo Moon landings were real, he has always respected Armstrong for his role in the Gemini 8 mission and offers this video in honour of his achievement.