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  • 2. INFORMATION On 20 July 1969 Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. However, some people insist that the United States faked the landing in film studios here on Earth. They argue that photos of the mission aren't real, radiation from the Sun would have killed the astronauts and NASA didn't have the ability to return a man safely from the Moon. The videos in this collection examine the Moon landing conspiracy theories and highlight the opposing evidence, which proves astronauts really did walk on the Moon.
  • 3. The theory that the moon landings were hoaxed by the US government to assert their victory in the space race over Russia, is something which has grown in popularity over time. Recent polls indicate that approximately 20% of Americans believe that the U.S. has never landed on the moon. After the Apollo missions ended in the seventies, why havent we ever been back? Only during the term of Richard Nixon did humanity ever land on the moon, and after Watergate most people wouldnt put it past Tricky Dick to fake them to put America in good standing in the Cold War
  • 4. In this list we have presented some of the proposed evidence to suggest that the moon landings were hoaxes. We tried to include NASAs explanations to each entry to provide an objective perspective. In 1969 Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the second man to walk on the Moon when he followed Neil Armstrong onto the lunar surface. Armstrong and Aldrin landed their spacecraft, the Eagle, in an area of the Moon called the Sea of Tranquillity and explored the surface for more than two hours. A Korean War combat pilot, Aldrin also flew aboard the Gemini 12 spacecraft in 1966 in preparation for the historic Apollo 11 landing. Photo: Buzz Aldrin on the Moon (NASA)
  • 5. Conspiracy theorists have pointed out that when the first moon landing was shown on live television, viewers could clearly see the American flag waving and fluttering as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted it. Photos of the landing also seem to show rippling in a breeze, such as the image above which clearly shows a fold in the flag. The obvious problem here is that theres no air in the moons atmosphere, and therefore no wind to cause the flag to blow. Countless explanations have been put forward to disprove this phenomenon as anything unusual: NASA claimed that the flag was stored in a thin tube and the rippled effect was caused by it being unfurled before being planted. Other explanations involve the ripples caused by the reaction force of the astronauts touching the aluminum pole.
  • 6. The claim goes as follows: had NASA really landed us on the moon, there would be a blast crater underneath the lunar module to mark its landing. On any video footage or photograph of the landings, no crater is visible, almost as though the module was simply placed there. The surface of the moon is covered in fine lunar dust, and even this doesnt seem to have been displaced in photographic evidence. Much like the waving flag theory, however, the lack of an impact crater has a slew of potential explanations. NASA maintains that the module required significantly less thrust in the low-gravity conditions than it would have done on Earth. The surface of the moon itself is solid rock, so a blast crater probably wouldnt be feasible anyway in the same way that an aeroplane doesnt leave a crater when it touches down on a concrete airstrip.