Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans, and Harrison Schmidt; Landed in the Taurus-Littrow Valley; Dec 7 - 19, 1972.
out the following weird conversation that took place:
Control: Go ahead, Ron
O.K., Robert, I guess the big thing I want to report from the back side
is that I took another look at the - the - cloverleaf in Aitken with the
binocs. And that southern dome (garble) to the east.
Control: We copy that, Ron. Is there any difference
in the color of the dome and the Mare Aitken there?
Yes there is... That Condor, Condorsey, or Condorecet or whatever you want
to call it there. Condorecet Hotel is the one that has got the diamond
shaped fill down in the uh - floor.
Control: Robert. Understand. Condorcet Hotel.
Condor. Condorset. Alpha. They've either caught
a landslide on it or it's got a - and it doesn't look like (garble) in
the other side of the wall in the northwest side.
Control: O.K., we copy that Northwest wall
of Condorcet A.
The area is oval or elliptical in shape. Of course, the ellipse is toward
we have another example of code being used to disguise what has been found.
For example, "Condorset Hotel". Why the codes, if there are no secrets
being discussed. Why not explain to the American people openly what is
going on? After all, they have paid for the mission.
says in his book (p. 139): "Although NASA has always held that the findings
of lunar and space expeditions have never been held secret, it is interesting
to note that Dr. Farouk El Baz, one of NASA's foremost scientists, does
admit 'not every discovery has been announced'."