Were the Apollo 11 moon landings faked?Fact 

NASA and the moon landings. Have you been sceptical your entire life, or are you just now questioning what you know? Or do you entirely believe what you’ve been told? 

Between 1969 and 1972, twelve NASA astonauts walked on the moon. This is according to the official space.com website. On top of this, the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has since released new photos of the landing sites. 

In the decades since Apollo 11 astronauts ‘first set foot on the moon’, many theories have been put forward claiming that the whole Apollo program was staged. 

“Why are there no stars in the sky moonwalker’s photos?” “Why are the U.S. flags fluttering on the surface?” “Why do you see footprints in the pictures, but no marks from the lunar modules that landed there?”

 

I think it’s very important to consider the youth of our generation, not to mention the growing knowledge of Photoshop, technology and deception used by the media. 

However, against this theory, you can consider this- said on the official space.com website. 

“The answers to those questions are simpler than you may think. There are no stars in the sky for the same reason you don’t see stars during the day on Earth: The bright glow of daylight on the surface washes them out. U.S. flags planted into the lunar soil had metal rods sewn in them to appear as though they were moving. Without these wires, the flag would have hung straight down, making for a pretty lackluster photo prop. And the lunar modules, though heavier, didn’t put prominent marks in the surface in some places because their mass was more evenly distributed than the astronauts’ weight was in their boots.”

But how do we know we can trust these sources? NASA pumps out theories backed with ‘evidence’ but this evidence is also provided by NASA- how on earth (no pun intended) can we just blindly trust this source?

 

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ED

I think the landings were legitimate. There is no way they could have been faked. But, even if they were faked back then, the landings would definitely be possible in this day and age.

Edward Clarke
Student, Farnborough, UK
OJ

I think it's fake. The Russians had successful launches throughout, and then the US managed to snag the prize. It doesn't make sense, practically none of their missions were any success- until Apollo 11. Stanley Kubrick directed it aswell, there is evidence in the shining and numerous tests have been done to see whether it could have been fabricated- all of them have come back positive.

Ojasvi Patel
Student, Hampshire, UK
james

I believe the moon landing of 1969 has too many weaknesses to present itself as a valid case, so I've concluded that elements of it were staged in order to empower the US government.

James Cale
Student, Nottingham, UK
livvy

To be honest, I think the moon landing was real- it could've been faked because of the stars not being there etc. but then again the cameras in '69 weren't as good as modern cameras therefore not being able to pick them up. Even back in 2011 the quality wasn't as good in some cameras.

Oliwia Kwiatkowska
Student, Slough, UK

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I'm Kate Pibernik and I love to write! I'm currently studying media and film looking to one day become a full-time media journalist that specializes in short-films and media production. I'm also co-author of an upcoming book.

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