Re: the Moon
Actually, the feather and rock drop can be done just as easily in a vacuum. Think it might have been hard to do that in the 60's? Guess what all the computers used way back when before transistors? Vacuum tubes. So creating a vacuum is something that was definitely possible. In fact, I have to say that I don't think I've ever seen a video of the rock and feather test in a moon setting....all the ones I ever saw in classes growing up were always in a large container against a plain background.
Oh, and Texas is really just the part of the states where California sends the people it doesn't like. Kinda like the original relationship between the British and Australia, except in this case they don't have to be criminals, we just have to dislike them.