It’s now been nearly four decades since Neil Armstrong took his “giant leap for mankind” — if that is, he ever set foot off this planet. Doubters say the U.S. government, desperate to beat the Russians in the space race, faked the lunar landings, with Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin acting out their mission on a secret film set, located (depending on the theory) either high in the Hollywood Hills or deep within Area 51. With the photos and videos of the Apollo missions only available through NASA, there’s no independent verification that the lunar landings were anything but a hoax.
There isn’t a single cohesive story or origin when it comes to the “moon landing faked” conspiracy because it is one with many versions. Though some less extreme theorists believe that it did happen, but not in the way it was relayed to the public, many others assert that NASA never went to the moon at all.
“Because 52.8 minutes is equal to 0.88 hours, his is equal to a dosage of 11.4 Rads per 0.88 hours = 13 Rads in one hour, which is well below the 300 Rads in one hour that is considered to be lethal.“Also, this radiation exposure would be for an astronaut outside the spacecraft during the transit through the belts.“The radiation shielding inside the spacecraft cuts down the 13 Rads per hour exposure so that it is completely harmless.”.
Introduction In the late 1960s and early 1970s, NASA launched the Apollo missions to the moon that ultimately landed 12 astronauts on the lunar surface in a series of historic missions. Or did they? Actually, yes, NASA did. But that hasn’t stopped conspiracy theorists from maintaining that humans never set foot on the lunar surface and that the entire effort was massively staged event for the world to see. Take a look at some of the wildest Apollo moon hoax claims, and the real science that debunks them.
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“The second belt is much larger, and harder to avoid, but there are still denser regions to avoid. For the Apollo trips, we wanted to send the astronauts through a sparse region of the belts, and to try and get through them quickly. This was necessary in any case; the crafts had to make it to the Moon in a reasonable amount of time, and the shorter the trip, the less exposure to all sorts of radiation the astronauts would get.”.
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 an image above which clearly shows a fold in the flag. The obvious problem here is that there’s no air in the moon’s atmosphere, and therefore no wind to cause the flag to blow.
“This is starting to make me think. Where’s this guy’s spacesuit?” he added of the final moon mission, crewed by Eugene Cernan, Ronald Evans and Harrison Schmitt, the first scientist-astronaut to land on the moon.
In fact, the international scientific community was aware of the Van Allen belts thanks to the Explorer, Pioneer, and Luna missions in the 1950s. Luckily, the timings of the Apollo launches were such that the Van Allen belts were at their lowest intensity, which fluctuates with the Sun’s activity.
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There’s a lot of emotion involved in conspiracy theories. The parents involved in the anti-vaccine movement come to mind. These myths hold meaning to people and reveal a deeper truth in how we perceive the world. In the age of the internet, the facts are always available to us. But as anyone knows, if someone searches long and deep enough, they’ll eventually find their version of the truth and a forum of people willing to support it. Even those who spread the belief that the Earth is flat.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the landings NASA put together a series of remastered images and footage of the Apollo 11 mission. The images are stunning and blow away the age-old criticism that the Apollo footage was somehow intentionally bad to obscure the fact it was filmed in a studio, or whatever.
Dennis Culver 1959-2012 Dennis Culver of Huntsville, Alabama, USA. He passed away in Aug 2012. He loved Huntsville, home to Wernher Von Braun (father of modern rocketry), was a dedicated member of the Von Braun Astronomical Society and a fellow Queen fan. We spent many hours discussing this moon hoax subject and both agreed that a website should be developed to put the bravery of the astronauts back where it belongs. Jobs, careers, investments, and possessions are all replaceable; instead give priority to your partner, friends and relatives, they are all unique. A big thanks to NASA for the use of these genuine precious images throughout the website.
The first person to give a real voice to moon hoax conspiracy-nonsense was Bill Kaysing, a technical writer who had worked for Rocketdyne until 1963, and who later self-published a book called “We never went to the moon.” Why? It’s unclear. He was not obviously insane, but he was obviously unqualified to express the opinions he was expressing. My guess is, technical writing with objective criteria didn’t suit him, and pretending expertise to a bunch of ignorant sycophants fuelled his ego.
The three crewmen arrive aboard the prime recovery ship, U.S.S. Ticonderoga, to conclude the final lunar landing mission in the Apollo programme. Above, Cernan (waving), Schmitt (next to him) and Evans at the back.
The second suggestion, meanwhile, is more sinister. Some believe that the Apollo 16 astronauts discovered evidence of alien life on the moon, and the images and videos were mostly edited to remove all instances showing proof of it. The image may then be thought of as showing one of these alien structures.
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The flag was constructed specially for the moon’s surface. A taut wire runs through the fabric along its top, allowing it to stand erect like a windswept flag on Earth. Without the wire, the flag would droop like any other flag hanging in space. The astronauts simply cause the flapping themselves by struggling to plant the flagpole into the ground and bumping it around.
Explanation: Despite the old saying “seeing is believing,” a 1999 Gallup poll found that 6 percent of Americans don’t think the televised Apollo moon landing ever happened. Instead, skeptics claim it was an elaborate hoax cooked up by the government.
“It is common to dismiss conspiracy theories and their proponents out of hand but I wanted to take the opposite approach, to see how these conspiracies might be possible. To do that, I looked at the vital requirement for a viable conspiracy – secrecy.”.
“On a small scale, conspiracies always exist,” Grimes said. “It’s easy to dismiss someone as paranoid, but, then again, we might have said the same about someone who claimed the was spying on Internet traffic a few years ago.”.