We didnt land on the moon

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we didnt land on the moon

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The Moon landing at 50: Debunking the conspiracy theories

Moon landing conspiracy theories

It took , Nasa employees and contractors to put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in but only one man to spread the idea that it was all a hoax. His name was Bill Kaysing. Kaysing had actually contributed to the US space programme, albeit tenuously: between and , he was an employee of Rocketdyne, a company that helped to design the Saturn V rocket engines. Yet somehow he established a few perennials that are kept alive to this day in Hollywood movies and Fox News documentaries, Reddit forums and YouTube channels. Despite the extraordinary volume of evidence including kg of moon rock collected across six missions; corroboration from Russia, Japan and China; and images from the Nasa Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing the tracks made by the astronauts in the moondust , belief in the moon-hoax conspiracy has blossomed since The podcast kingpin Joe Rogan is among the doubters. So too is the YouTuber Shane Dawson.

It's been half a century since the magnificent Apollo 11 moon landing , yet many people still don't believe it actually happened. Conspiracy theories about the event dating back to the s are in fact more popular than ever. A common theory is that film director Stanley Kubrick helped NASA fake the historic footage of its six successful moon landings. But would it really have been possible to do that with the technology available at the time? I'm not a space travel expert, an engineer or a scientist.

A few hours later, Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon.
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You would expect that when NASA asks you to be the first man to walk on the Moon that they would consider the possibility of things going wrong. All three astronauts of the Apollo 11 mission decided to create a plan of their own to support their families if something bad was to happen. Before the Apollo 11 mission in July when all three astronauts were in pre-launch quarantine , they signed hundred of autographs and sent them to a friend. This way they could make some money by selling the signatures of the Apollo 11 crew. Neil Armstrong can smell the moon dust after the first moonwalk. One thing that surprised the astronauts who visited the Moon was the strong odour of the lunar dust which they were only able to smell when they got back inside the Lunar Module.

It featured interviews with people who believe that NASA faked the Apollo moon landings in the s and s. The overall conclusion was that the whole thing was faked on a film-set in the Nevada desert. It was claimed that NASA did not have the technical capability to go to the moon at the time but the pressure of the Cold War with the Soviet Union forced them to fake the moon landings. Isn't there always a market for small-minority crackpot views and isn't paying attention only giving them the oxygen of publicity? It turns out that the minority we are discussing is actually quite sizeable. It is disturbing to think that such a significant minority believes in fairytales. If scientists can disprove the evidence for a NASA hoax, then it is important that this be done.


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  2. Lila V. says:

    This is the 43rd in an exclusive series of 50 articles, one published each day until July 20, exploring the 50th anniversary of the first-ever Moon landing.

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