No, The Moon Landings Weren’t Faked. (And Here’s How You Can Tell.)

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon with a lunar seismic experiment, July 20, 1969 (NASA photo)

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon with a lunar seismic experiment, July 20, 1969 (NASA photo)

When you write about space as much as I do (and use a laptop with a big NASA sticker on the cover no less) you’re more than occasionally going to hear the question: did we really land on the Moon? (That, and “do you believe in UFOs?” My answer: not as credible evidence of aliens, no.) And with this year (2014) marking the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing — which, by the way, most definitely happened — and this particular weekend being 45 years since the Apollo 10 “dress rehearsal” lunar orbiting mission, I thought I’d assemble a list of a few oft-quoted  “proofs” of a grand-scale Moon landing hoax… and then let you know why they’re completely wrong.

You may have heard a few of these before:

1. The flag is waving.

This is one of the biggest claims waved around (yes, pun intended) by conspiracy fanatics. When the U.S. flag was placed by Armstrong and Aldrin and recorded by the TV camera they’d previously set up, it appears to be waving in a non-existent lunar breeze. But there’s no atmosphere on the Moon, how can there be a breeze to blow a flag around?

This isn’t proof of location on a Disney sound stage in Burbank. The flag isn’t “waving,” it’s swinging.

First of all the U.S. flag was hanging from a telescoping rod along its top to keep it extended, but it wouldn’t extend all the way. And when planting the flagpole, the astronauts had a difficult time getting very far into the lunar surface… after a few inches they hit some pretty solid stuff. The struggle to keep it upright for a good photo-op meant that it got some pretty vigorous shaking, and this resulted in a lot of movement. The Moon doesn’t have an atmosphere (aside from some sparsely-scattered ions and dust) but it does have gravity—about one-sixth of Earth’s—and a well-shaken banner will still wave… just not by any wind. In fact once they were done fussing with the flagpole, it stayed still for the remainder of the mission.

“During a pause in experiments, Neil suggested we proceed with the flag. It took both of us to set it up and it was nearly a disaster.”
– Buzz Aldrin

Unfortunately as soon as the ascent stage of the LM launched, returning Neil and Buzz to lunar orbit to meet back up with Michael Collins in the CM, the entire flag was blown over—but from the force of the ascent rockets, not wind. With the flag planted so close to the LM the downward thrust of the rockets was strong enough to push the shallowly-planted flag over. (Luckily Newtonian physics work very well in space, otherwise we’d never get anywhere!) Later missions put their flags a bit farther away.

(Note: the original TV broadcast of the Moon landing was blurry, no doubt, but there’s a reason for that; the signal that was received at the dishes in Parkes and Honeysuckle Creek, Australia was much, much clearer. But those versions will unfortunately never be seen again and here’s why.)

2. If there’s no atmosphere on the Moon, where are the stars in the photos?

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Buzz Aldrin practices taking pictures with his suit-mounted Hasselblad (NASA/JSC scan)

This is Photography 101. The Apollo astronauts were using several types of cameras to record their lunar adventures, one being modified medium-format Hasselblad 500 EL cameras mounted to their spacesuits. These were film cameras and had to be set just right to get pictures to develop correctly—not unlike today’s digital cameras, but without the convenience of auto mode! All the astronauts went through training on how to shoot with the cameras, so when they got to the Moon they were able to take some really great shots of the surface in beautiful 70mm detail. (Check out the Project Apollo Archive for hi-res scans of the color and black-and-white film they shot.)

Daytime on the Moon is about two Earth weeks long. (A full solar “synodic” day there takes 29.5 Earth days.) All the Apollo surface EVAs took place on the side facing Earth during the lunar daytime. This means that the Sun was in the sky, illuminating the surface and everything the astronauts were doing… including taking pictures. So even though there was no atmosphere above them, the astronauts still had to expose their cameras to account for a very bright lunar landscape (and in some instances with a very harsh, big white star we call the Sun in the sky.) They were there to explore the Moon, not the stars, and so they didn’t waste any film taking astrophotos.

Long story short, in order to capture stars in their photos they would have had to expose for them in camera, which would have resulted in a very blown-out, blurry lunar surface. (Plus they didn’t bring along tripods for long exposures.) Think about it—if you took pictures outside at night, and let your camera adjust for a well-lit object or scene, even if there was a sky full of stars above you at the time they wouldn’t be visible in your picture. It’s just how cameras work—they simply can’t adjust like your eyes do.

Learn more about the lunar cameras here.

3. You can still see things in the shadows. They should be completely black with no air to scatter light.

Well, yes and no. It’s true that light on Earth is scattered by the atmosphere, and so we can see even where sunlight isn’t directly illuminating a scene. And in space, shadows can be incredibly dark because of the lack of this effect. But there is still reflected light, and the lunar surface is reflective.

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Buzz Aldrin descending the ladder of Eagle

When Neil photographed Buzz descending the ladder onto the Moon’s surface, you can still see him pretty well even though he’s clearly in the shadow of the LM. This is the result of reflected light from the Sun hitting the lunar regolith and bouncing back up into the shadows, not “another source of artificial illumination” claimed by some conspiracists. Again, no atmosphere doesn’t negate the physics of how light works—after all, the Moon is pretty dark in color yet we see it as a very bright object in the night sky, especially when full. This is a ready testament to its reflectivity (and even then it’s still only reflecting 12% of the sunlight it receives.)

Also don’t forget that in addition to the Sun, the Earth was in the sky above the Apollo astronauts—and it was also reflecting sunlight onto the Moon, just like the Moon does onto Earth.

Want an example of how this worked? Check out Ian Goddard’s demonstration site here, and see the results of an experiment on Discovery Channel’s “Mythbusters” here. Added 9/22/14: see an article on Nerdist.com here regarding reflected sunlight from a space-suited Neil Armstrong.

4. The shadows in the photos were uneven.

Therefore alternate lighting sources? No, therefore uneven terrain. Single-source lighting on a perfectly flat plane will result in perspective-aligned shadows, but on an uneven surface the shadows will “appear” to slant off at different angles as they are projected across the ground.  The Moon pretty much has no perfectly flat planes—it’s cratered and hilly down to the smallest scales. Shadows cast by the Sun will be skewed all over the place. (See the link above for a sample of that too.)


Apollo 16 astronauts John Young and Charlie Duke got to drive a Boeing-made Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) on the Moon, one of three sent up during the Apollo program. Note how the dust is kicked up in nice billowing arcs by the LRV’s wheels… that’s not Earth gravity in action!

5. Radiation would have killed the astronauts en route to the Moon.

Radiation in space is very dangerous. Nobody’s contesting that fact. Even a thickly-hulled spacecraft can allow in enough cosmic radiation to damage living DNA over long durations, and outside of Earth’s protective magnetosphere it becomes an even bigger danger. This in fact is still a major obstacle to overcome if we’re to send humans to Mars or beyond. But the Apollo astronauts weren’t on a year-long voyage to Mars, they were on week-long trips to the Moon. Even the Van Allen belts, which concentrate energetic particles from the Sun into donut-shaped rings surrounding Earth, were passed through pretty quickly by the Apollo spacecraft on their way Moonward.

A pretty clear explanation is given by astronomer Phil Plait in his 2001 Bad Astronomy article:
“The van Allen belts are regions above the Earth’s surface where the Earth’s magnetic field has trapped particles of the solar wind. An unprotected man would indeed get a lethal dose of radiation, if he stayed there long enough. Actually, the spaceship traveled through the belts pretty quickly, getting past them in an hour or so. There simply wasn’t enough time to get a lethal dose, and, as a matter of fact, the metal hull of the spaceship did indeed block most of the radiation.”

(If you really want to get into the math of how the radiation environment of the Van Allen Belts were quite survivable by astronauts, even in the late 1960s, click here.)

Now, had the Apollo astronauts been in the way of a strong solar flare event while on the lunar surface, it would have been a different story. Protected only by their space suits, they could have received a lethal dose of solar radiation very quickly as a cloud of particles swept past the Earth and Moon. Luckily that didn’t happen, but it was an occupational hazard. (Although compared to the countless other dangers they confronted in order to achieve their goals that was somewhat low on the list.)

6. We didn’t have the technology in the 60s to go to the Moon.

This is a total cop-out argument. Yes, 1960s technology was far inferior to what we have today; even our cell phones contain vastly more computing power than what was aboard the Apollo spacecraft. But the Apollo spacecraft only had to know how to do one thing: get living, breathing astronauts to the Moon and back. This was achieved through complex engineering and the efforts of many thousands of the brightest minds in the country, not to mention a few fearless astronauts who knew a thing or two about flying experimental aircraft. Getting to the Moon was a case of pure physics, dedication, and guts… the required innovations just came as a direct result. Read more here on Clavius.org.

Also as a technical note, the circuitry and components of Apollo spacecraft were relatively enormous by today’s standards—they literally were big enough to avoid getting knocked offline by stray atomic particles. These days we have to take much more care shielding sensitive space electronics from radiation. (Thanks to spacecraft software engineer Emory Stagmer for the info.)

As far as NASA having created all the footage of the landings in a studio, it actually would have been easier at the time to just go to the Moon…

(And before you claim that Stanley Kubrick confessed to filming the whole Moon landing in a “documentary”…um, NO.)

7. Fact: we’ve imaged all the Apollo landing sites from lunar orbit.

NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter has been surveying the Moon for five years now, and during that time has imaged all of the Apollo landing sites from its position in lunar orbit. Several times, in fact, and under many different lighting angles. So while we can’t visually resolve the remains of the Apollo sites from Earth (simply due to the angular resolution limitations of telescopes) LRO can see them very nicely… LM descent stages, ALSEPs. LRVs, and astronaut tracks all as they were left over 40 years ago.

The descent stage of Eagle can be seen in this LRO image, along with tracks and experiment packages. (NASA/LRO/Arizona State University)

The descent stage of Eagle can be seen in this LRO image, along with tracks and experiment packages. (NASA/LRO/Arizona State University)

Don’t want to believe anything NASA has to say regarding the landing sites? That’s OK—China said it was able to see the remains of the Apollo 11 site with the Chang’e-2 orbiter back in 2012 and Japan’s Kaguya orbiter was able to discern the bright “halo” on the lunar surface from Apollo 15’s July 30, 1971 landing in 2008.

8. Okay smart guy, so if we REALLY went to the Moon, how come we never went back?

This, unfortunately, has more to do with the nature of politics and public interest than space technology, although the latter often becomes a casualty of the former. There’s a lot involved with the answer to this (and you can read about some of it in this article on Scientific American featuring space historian David S.F. Portree) but suffice to say after the Apollo program was closed down, the technology to send humans to the Moon was retired. The Saturn V rockets were either dismantled, put in museums, or, in the case of Skylab, used in other programs, and eventually all of the special components created by contractors and sub-contractors that allowed the success of Saturn and Apollo were no longer available or in production. We didn’t lose the technology, as some have claimed, we just stopped making it, at least for those specific uses. As times changed, priorities (and thus budgets) changed, and NASA’s manned spaceflight program of the 60s and early 70s became a thing of the past, in some cases replaced by newer, better goals… but in some cases still not replaced at all.

Is it a shame that the last bootprints on the Moon are still those of Gene Cernan from December 1972? Heck yes. Does it mean he never went at all? Hell no.

Read more in this article by Space.com’s Clara Moskowitz.

The Apollo missions are still one of the crowning achievements (in my opinion, at least) of both our country and of humanity as a whole. Yes, the reasons behind the race to the Moon in the 60s were very political, that’s surely no secret. But in just eight years we went from sending the first American on a brief suborbital flight to safely landing astronauts on the surface of another world and bringing them home again, an incredible feat accomplished only through the talent and hard work of literally hundreds of thousands of people—over 400,000, in fact (source)—and the support and financial backing of an entire nation. Reasons aside, the summer of 1969 changed both the global political landscape and our perspective of our place in the Universe, and that’s not something to be dismissed lightly… or with wanton disregard for all those who made it happen.

And, of course, let’s not forget the undeniable 842 pounds of Moon rocks that the Apollo astronauts brought back to Earth with them (rocks that are still standing up to microscopic scrutiny even today by geologists) and the laser ranging reflectors that were left up there and still being used to measure distances to the Moon today!

“The body of physical evidence that humans did walk on the Moon is simply overwhelming.”
– Dr. Robert Park, Director of the Washington office of the American Physical Society

Map of the Apollo landing sites on a photo I took of the Moon Jan. 8, 2015 (© Jason Major)

Map of the Apollo landing sites on a photo I took of the Moon Jan. 8, 2015 (© Jason Major)

Want to dive even deeper into the debunking of any Moon landing hoax? Check out the links below:

Great info from University of Arizona LPL Senior Researcher Jim Scotti

“Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait’s de-hoaxing article (which specifically attacks a 2001 “documentary” on Fox TV)

 NASA’s Response to Said Fauxumentary

Clavius.org  — a site dedicated to debunking Moon hoax theories

 A Retrospective Analysis of Project Apollo (NASA)

National Geographic attacks 8 Moon landing hoax myths

A debunking by rocket and space technology site Braeunig.us 

Watch Universe Today’s video “How Do We Know The Moon Landing Isn’t Fake?”

Apollo Landing Sites Imaged by NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Added 6/3/14: A “Decisive Debunking” of the Moon Landing Conspiracy by med student Hasaan Rafique

Added 6/3/14: The Moon Landing Hoax Debunked on RelativelyInteresing.com

Added 7/18/14: Here’s a video by spaceflight historian and fellow Discovery News blogger Amy Shira Teitel regarding the whole “flapping flags” topic (because that one never seems to get put to rest.) nice job, Amy!

Added 9/22/14: Also by Amy Teitel, this article for Nerdist.com shows some demonstrations by NVIDIA of their newest graphics processing card that “prove” how the illumination scenarios seen in the Apollo 11 photographs were most definitely real and possible. (In addition to being a test pilot and astronaut, Neil Armstrong was also a great light reflector!)

Added 7/20/15 (Happy Moon Day!): Here’s well-known physicist Michio Kaku talking about some of the popular hoax myths above, as well as the lunar rocks that were brought back to Earth and a claim that the astronauts’ cooling suits wouldn’t work in a vacuum:

Added 7/21/15: Professor Brian Cox and none other than Buzz Aldrin himself had a few things to say to Moon landing disbelievers on Twitter on the 46th anniversary of the Apollo 11 EVA – read those on Huffington Post UK here. (Thanks Gabby Laine-Peters!)

Prof. Brian Cox's tweet to all the Moon hoaxers

Prof. Brian Cox’s succinct tweet to all the Moon hoaxers

Added 7/27/15: Find out what happened to the “lost” Apollo 11 telemetry tapes (a cautionary tale of poor foresight).

Added 9/15/15: On the Moon Landing Hoax and Anomaly Hunting

Added 10/14/15: Why do People Persist in Denying the Moon Landings? Article from Smithsonian Air and Space which includes the video below, a Q&A series with space history curator Dr. Roger Launius:

“If people decide they’re going to deny the facts of history and the facts of science and technology, there’s not much you can do with them. For most of them, I just feel sorry that we failed in their education.”

– Harrison “Jack” Schmitt, Apollo 17 astronaut

Added 11/10/15: Check out Paul White’s unabashedly anti-hoaxer site “One Big Monkey” and Robert Walker’s analysis of the Apollo rock samples that “are just too good” to have been manufactured.

Also, in regards to the supposed “same background” seen in some Apollo footage: according to an interview of SwRI geophysicist Stuart Robbins by a Japanese documentary film crew, “According to our research, the “identical background” video clips were taken from the NASA-sponsored documentary video, “Nothing so Hidden.” And the documentary is produced by other production company outside of NASA. Therefore, our understanding is that it’s an error on editing stage of production: the production company took wrong clips and audio and used in the documentary. This erroneous claim has been debunked many times but is still often brought up by Moon landing deniers who are more than happy to cite misedited footage as credible evidence. (Source)

Added 1/26/16: An Oxford professor has calculated the length of time a conspiracy involving over 400,000 participants could possibly be kept secret: less than four years. If the Moon landings were faked somehow, based on his numbers it’d have become widely-known by 1973. Read more here.

Added 6/13/16: The Apollo spacecraft en route to the Moon were observed by amateur astronomers and professional observatories all around the world (and not affiliated with NASA either.) Thanks to Bill Keel for the info and site.

Added 6/17/16: Read what Apollo 11 LM pilot Michael Collins recently had to say about Moon landing hoaxers (including Bart Sibrel) in this Air & Space Magazine article.

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…and after all this, if you still must believe that the Apollo missions were all just an elaborate global scam, I’m afraid I really can’t help you (like Schmitt said in the quote above.). The world you choose to live in is much, much more dark, tangled, and subversive than I care to venture into. I’m just sorry that you have so little faith in what humans can achieve. (Just don’t try to confront Buzz Aldrin with your silly claims. Save us, Buzz!)

*One last note: a Facebook acquaintance of mine once made a very lucid point: this was the Nixon administration – they couldn’t even keep secret a few goons breaking into a hotel room. Just sayin’.

About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

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  1. And my favorite debunk to the non-believers:
    If we never went to the moon, why didn’t the Soviets call our bluff? They had every opportunity AND the technology to prove it AND every motivation to do so. Anybody who knows anything about the 1960’s politics clams up on this one 🙂

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    • That is very true too. They’d have been the FIRST hoax-theorists, one would think.

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    • The Soviets couldn’t call NASA’s bluff because even the Russians believed the USA landed men on the Moon. Any politician knows that they can’t go against their own people. Think of it this way. You know that God doesn’t exist but there has never been a proclaimed atheist in the White House. Beliefs are hard to overcome. If the Soviets (the people in power) would have declared the hoax they would have been put in a position where they would have looked upon as soar losers. After all, what was shown on TV was proof back then. It’s not like today where people are skeptical of the Media. Back then, the Media WAS GOD.

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    • I thank you for this article…I was 7 years old and in school watching the Apollo missions on television and i believe then and i still believe to this day we landed men on the moon.

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    • who do you think started these rumors?

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      • how could the flag wave theirs no seasons or temperature mood swings, and the lighting is very bright if you were actually on the moon it would be a lot darker.

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      • You do realize of course that a full fifty percent of the articles you shared is copy-and-pasted from a news satire site….. aaaaand the other is Daily Mail.

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      • So you’re argument is being supported with a link to essentially a British version of the Onion.

        Careful or your ineptitude is gonna have hoaxers calling you a NASA shill planting bogus info to make hoaxers look stupid.

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      • Response to RW who says Russians and Chinese just said the moonlandings were fake. I suggest you do a little more research about the two news sources quoted (or maybe even just read the full story).

        The report says – According to the translation in the Moscow Times, Mr Markin claimed Russia were ‘not contending that they did not fly (to the moon) and simply made a film about it.’ They are in fact demanding an investigation into how the footage was lost.

        And further on the article says – “All of these scientific – or perhaps cultural – artefacts are part of the legacy of humanity, and their disappearance without a trace is our common loss.”

        Hardly a ringing endorsement for the Monn Conspiracy Theorists.

        As to the Chinese report. I would suggest that someone is messing with your head if you believe this to be a credible news source. Firstly, I seriously doubt that the Chinese Foreign Minister actually said “Ha ha ha ha ha! Pig dogs!” in reference to the US.

        The report says that the Chinese robot was equipped with something akin to Edward Scissor Hands to shred any US flags they found, and also had feet with boots on them so they could “kick around” any artefacts they found. Seriously! You believe that?? You believe that a senior minister in the Chinese Government said that!!

        Finally, the Chinese robot landed on the lunar surface nowhere near where any of the moon landings took place. The information regarding the coordinates of the Chinese robot landing are readily available – from the Chineses. The Chinese also say the robot operated in a 1 square mile radius. Not surprisingly, if you dont land near an Apollo site and you only walk around one square mile, you probably won’t find any evidence of a previous landing. It’s a bit like saying that you strolled around a few blocks of lower Manhatten and proved that polar bears don’t exist because you didn’t see any.

        Please find some credible evidence you numbskull!

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    • Because Russia didnt know it at the time, they found out later on with viewers and people studying it and now with the internet and documentries they have actually came out and said that the US faked it… but see so did the russians sometimes… so thats a perfect reason too not say anything….because they faked some too. You also cannot trust everything that happened during the Nixon ERA…. JFK was killed then all of a sudden you guys have a corrupt president… hmmm it is all politics

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      • No the Russians did not come out and say the US faked it. A low level insignificant politician from the legislature made some accusatory claims out of anger that the US was instead of celebrating the stealing of Crimea by Russia was leveling sanctions on Russia.

        It was 5 years before Nixon became President, LBJ had won an election and decided not to run again because of Vietnam. Nixon barely won in 68.

        And it’s not like there wasn’t corruption around under Kennedy. Last minute ballots from Chicago, hires his brother for Attorney General. The Kennedy’s make Nixon look like an amatuer.

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    • Because they have a similar program to get money of tax payers

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      • It seams like You trying to look at Russia in the same way as looking on USA.
        I live in one of the post CCCP countries (Poland) and trust me -> this assumption is wrong. Russia don’t give a damn about they tax payers. If they do not want to pay – send police. If they still refuse – send army 🙂 This is how Russians politics make they business and nothing had changed since 60 🙂
        They just don’t care if You want to pay or not -> they just make sure that You will 🙂

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    • Maybe as a person, who lives in post-communistic CCCP world, I can write something more about it.
      My parents told me, that only the moonwalk EVA has been transmitted by TV. And only once – no tv station has ever replayed it until CCCP broken apart.
      Also, there was a lots of discussion about, is this is hoax or not at this moment – during the landing. Trust me – in Russia, there were lots of people, who tried to point out, that this was hoax, all the time 🙂
      Also CPPP has been really proud, that they could track location of every Apollo ship during it fly to the Moon. There was even opinion, that NASA thanked them for help with localization of Apollo 13.
      So in fact, if it would be a fake, CCCP would be the first to report about it 🙂

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    • im glad you mentioned the soviets, if we really did go to the moon and it is possible to safely get there like driving to the local mall here on earth that many claim it is that easy to do, then why didn’t the soviets go? oh that’s right they wouldn’t want to waste money doing something that was already done. why did the US put satellites in orbit if the soviets beat us to it. why did the US put a man in orbit if the soviets beat us to it? in Antarctica there are research stations from many different countries, why? why should other countries go there if the first country to put a research station there already beat the other countries? same with the moon, if hypothetically the US landed on the moon, why would that stop the soviets? the soviet government had tons of money in their space program.

      they even had moon landers already built and ready to go, so why didn’t they if it is so easy to get to the moon? that’s because it isn’t easy to get there. radiation in space is deadly and they had no radiation shielding. it was known even in NASA circles that the US couldn’t do it. radiation being an issue, which it really is. you can’t say that they went through the radiation quickly so they didn’t get much exposure. that’s like me saying if i run through the pouring rain fast enough without an umbrella i won’t get as wet.

      why fake it? simple. money, particularly aerospace contracts and military contracts. also public image. when kennedy announced that the US would put a man on the moon, he put NASA on the spot. the world was watching. with all eyes on NASA they had to achieve this no matter what. national pride was at stake. the Russians had beat the US into space with the first satellite and the first man in orbit. The US had to show the world that a capitalistic and democratic government could achieve the unreachable and send a man to the moon and get him back again, alive. as the years went on NASA realized it couldn’t guarantee the safe return of the astronauts. i mean think about if for a minute, all those missions to the moon and not one mistake? not one circuit going bad during the trip. then there was Apollo 13, a disaster in space and not to mention, incidentally, when viewership was at an all time low. now throw in a mishap and get the attention of the world again. notice how there was only one major mishap during all the trips to the moon and back. with all the things that could go wrong, only one mission was diverted due to a malfunction. statistically speaking i can’t see how it could be possible, except, if it was all staged and the astronauts never really went OR there were in fact astronauts that did go and in the process gave their lives or managed to survive but keep quiet while the other astronauts, neil armstrong, buzz aldrin, and michael collins took the credit.

      another theory i have is that neil, buzz and michael went but used alien technology (with human tech) gathered from crashed ufo’s which would be difficult to explain to audiences. this last theory of alien tech would also explain why the russians did not go. the russians might not have figured out a way to incorporate alien tech with human tech. the alien tech protected the astronauts from cosmic radiation and they landed effortlessly using anti-gravity tech. also it would explain the transmissions picked up by ham radio operators hearing neil armstrong describe silver ships on the surface of the moon. NASA was aware of a base on the moon since they sent unmanned probes to take pictures before the Apollo missions. it was also stated by Neil Armstrong that the alien beings on the moon do not want us there and that could explain why we never went back after Apollo 17. although one could speculate that after the first mission to the moon we never went back and all subsequent missions were faked since the moon owners told us that the moon is off limits to humans for whatever reason. maybe we can go there but only when the time is right. also it might have been during the first mission that evidence was placed on the moon surface because NASA figures that this is a monumental event and that in future years some might look for evidence of the landing which was done by alien tech and not human tech so it was thought to leave evidence of man going to the moon.

      the main thing is that i don’t believe all of NASA was in on the fake landing or blame anyone in NASA or even the astronauts. NASA and the astronauts will forever be my heroes. If there was subterfuge committed i believe it was for the benefit of national pride, to spur the US economy, and to also protect the world, at that time, from information that they wouldn’t be able to handle such as an alien base on the moon. i do feel that since much time has passed that it is now time to be honest with the world and let everyone know the truth. alien technology has been given to the world that can eliminate the need for fossil fuels but has been kept from us by the greedy corporations that control our world. I’m an American but i seek the truth as a fellow HUMAN wanting to save our planet from corporations.

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      • You idiot. You demonstrated your simplistic understanding of things with your rain analogy. A better analogy would be X-rays. You can have an X-ray and be exposed to a low dose which doesn’t usually cause a problem. But if you sit there and expose yourself to X-rays constantly you will have a problem. It’s not the radiated or not radiated; it’s the degree of exposure. I read the rest and am still laughing at you. Thanks – brightened up my day.

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      • You lost me with the alien technology crap, seriously, I’m all for there being something else in space, but to have that mixed in the conspiracy as to how we didn’t land on the moon, is quite dumb. Edit that and you have you a plausible working theory against our moon landing.

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    • emorys said: “And my favorite debunk to the non-believers:
      If we never went to the moon, why didn’t the Soviets call our bluff? They had every opportunity AND the technology to prove it AND every motivation to do so. Anybody who knows anything about the 1960’s politics clams up on this one”

      oh i wont clam up on that one. that’s easy to answer. you are forgetting that among scientist circles information was given back and forth between the US and the Soviet Union. all that saber rattling by the US government and the Soviet government was just play acting. the US had gathered info about UFO’s and so did the Soviets. Scientists from each country would often communicate and share findings and discuss the beings that created the UFO’s. Scientists care about one thing, science! they do not care so much about politics and that kind of crap. since the scientists on both sides share info and info about the moon since the russians had landed a lunar rover there in 66 i believe. the rover gathered tons of rock samples and so forth which by the way would come in quite handy later on when the US needed to have lunar rock samples from a trip that might not have occurred, you know what i mean?

      so getting back to why the soviets would keep their mouths shut. simple. money.

      hypothetically a US official contacts the russian government and says to them that the US space program is kind of sucky and we just don’t have the tech to get to the moon, if you guys go along with this hoax we are planning, this billion US dollars can end up in the soviet premier’s bank account, and all you have to do is say nothing. what do you think the soviet leader is going to do? oh and the deal is sweetened by this mysterious US official saying, AND there’s more where that came from once we get all those aerospace deals and defense contracts to send satellites into orbit to spy on you guys, then the conversation ends with a lot of laughing, and cigar chomping.

      now you might say that that sounds like a bunch of crap but how do you know it didn’t take place? how do you know? you can say your gut tells you but i could easily say my gut tells me it did take place or something to that effect. there’s a theory that all this enemy stuff between nations and even terrorists is all made up as a smoke screen. to distract us from the real evil in the world. the rich men who pull the strings. 9/11 also orchestrated to distract us and tell us that our enemy is terrorists and we better give up our freedom (patriot act) and we have to spend more on defense, we need drones to spy and more spy satellites, but who are they really spying on?

      so getting back to the moon landings, yeah they were probably faked. Russia played along and the same can be said for China. money has a way of making people or even governments see things any way you want them to see something. also a promise of even more money in the billions or should i dare say trillions? call it US aid to china, there’s big holes in the US spending budget and no one can explain where the money went. black projects, bribes, hush money whatever you want to call it. you think the mob is the only organization to give pay offs? the mob and the US government are one and the same, who do you think assassinated JFK? the mob and the CIA.

      I digress, i’m getting off topic. the russians would go along with a US hoax because if you remember in history class on November 6 and 7, 1917 (or October 24 and 25 on the Julian calendar, which is why this event is also referred to as the October Revolution), leftist revolutionaries led by Bolshevik Party leader Vladimir Lenin launched a nearly bloodless coup d’état against the provisional government, and bullets cost bucks, buddy (hmm, maybe i’ll get that tattooed on my chest) and revolutions cost even more. got to get your guns from somewhere and they aren’t free. US bankers at that time were greedy sons of bitches, just like they are today, and funded the revolution in Russia which then became the Soviet Union. why you might ask would US Bankers do this? they realized that war means profits and huge profits! So later on many decades later when the US asked Russia for a little itsy bitsy favor like not telling the world that the moon landing is a hoax, how could they say no?
      sweeten the deal with a little monetary bribe like i mentioned earlier and Russia’s lips are sealed.

      where as most Americans forget historical things and countries that helped, such as if it wasn’t for France’s navy the American revolution might not have gone so well, other nations not so forgetful. Perhaps the Soviets felt they owed us since if it wasn’t for US bankers financing their little revolution, they might not have done so well. You could say all of this is conjecture but i guess we will never know.

      that is really the truth of things when it comes to the powers that be. they can do things and can we ever really know what they are up to or know the truth? meetings could take place and how would we ever know?

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  2. Very interesting article Jason.
    Of course the man had walked on the Moon. Now when the man will land on Mars ??
    Jeff Barani from Vence (French Riviera)

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    A really interesting article.

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  4. how did they avoid burning up in their space suits? How did they slow down the ship when it arrived at the earth on the way back at 11,000 m/second?

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    • The Apollo suits were climate-controlled and had multiple layers of insulation as well as liquid cooling lines. They were in themselves like mini-spaceships. The return capsule was rotated so the heat shield deflected the friction of re-entry; slowing down was a matter of physics (and parachutes).

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  5. What about the supposed pictures taken a day apart and a mile or so away that have the same rocks in the foreground.

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    • Hollywood mistake

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    • There is video footage that claims to be from 2 different EVA’s kilometers apart, with the LM in one of the clips, yet is clearly the same location. That is because it is edited footage a few minutes apart on a single EVA. The LM is actually a samples bag which gets picked up and can be seen being carried down the hill by the astronaut. It’s about 3 minutes apart in the feed.

      Other claims of photos showing same background, is basically leaping at beliefs with lack of understanding of photography or how lack of atmosphere changes depth perception from what we are all used to.

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  6. One thing the moon landing deniers forget is the dust kicked up by the astronauts it doesn’t form clouds it falls right back down. It was filmed in a vacuum. In some of the videos you can see it flying several feet after it was kicked up this is because it was in 1/6 th gravity.

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  7. The photo that shows the eagle and some tracks is the only object on the surface with the shadow on the left not like everything else that has a shadow on the right! Explain that?

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    • You’re misinterpreting the image. Those aren’t hills (with shadows that would be on the left) they’re craters (with interior shadowing on the right.) Solar illumination is from the right, so the LM casts a leftward shadow while craters are lit along the left walls.

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  8. If the technology today is advance compared to 1969 why haven’t we gone back its only a 4 day trip and what about radiation! I guess they were really good back then to be able to land a ship without crashing on a moon filled with craters? They say the moon is so important water and for a base! Did they really land on the moon? Were are the stars in the night sky? In the photos there missing!

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    • You didn’t actually read the article, did you?

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      • I cannot comprehend he stupidity of moon landing deniers and their stupid reasons. When this fool said why haven’t we built a base yet I could obviously tell he does not know anything about NASA funding and R&D (politics too)

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    • Why would there be stars in a photo taken with camera settings for their being in the daytime?

      Ever notice of all the millions of photos taken of the Moon there are no stars either in any of those photos.

      That is because if you took a long enough exposure, seconds to minutes long depending on settings, a Moon in such a photo would look more like a glowing light bulb than the Moon.

      Go outside and see what kind of exposure you need to use to get stars, or even the Moon to show up in a photo. Guarantee you try it at daylight level settings you won’t even get a faint Moon. And try and take photos of stars while hand holding your camera to see what you get.

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  9. Its all fake we never landed on the moon its all bull crap Another lie from the government ha ha ha! WMD, kKennedy assignation, loch ness, billy the kid!
    Its all made in some studio there’s no way we could have been there! Its impossiblez

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  10. YEAH I READ THE ARTICLE! ITS ALL BS! HOAX!THEY DIDNT GO THEN AND THEY CANT GO NOW!

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  11. I don’t believe they have landed on the moon….why arnt there any day time pictures….and the moon glows …why arnt there pictures of them why on the moon”…..and let’s not forget the dark gray areas that can be seen at night time….is it water ….water and land…..they don’t know….and don’t say it’s always dark there…it’s all a bunch of b.s..”

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  12. You guys are all losers. Of course they landed on the moon! Great article Jason, I found it really interesting.

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    • No ..you don’t even know us…so you are the losers… Mr.anonymous.. Let’s have some day time pics….it’s not dark up their for Christ sakes….you can see the moon plain as day at times in the day in the day light& lets not forget how bright it can get at night…..and since you know they have camped on the moon, dose it burn their feet when it’s a orange glow…”.ooo I know you are employed by the gouverment arnt you mr anonymous…

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      • I’m not a ‘Mr’, thank you very much. And no, I’m not employed by the ‘gouverment’ either. I am simply someone who has researched, and is completely sure that the NASA moon landings aren’t faked. Why are you so sure they are, Mr ‘Rick Tyler’? Do you want to believe the earth is flat???

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        • Lmao….lady that likes to try to get the last word…….but I still haven’t seen day time pics of the so called man on the moon….but you should put your real full name on your reply…..unless you are alian ……or brained was by the good ole government …..

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      • The Moon only looks bright and blue during the day here because we’re seeing it through our sunlit atmosphere. Once you get past that into space it always looks like it does at night.

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        • Jason thats not what the astronaughts said.. They said its like the deepest black, they were never able too see stars at all during the Apollo mission. Neil said that himself. Along with the others. They all in an interview said its like a deep bucket and black as you can imagine… Never could they see stars by eye without using the optics. Why are you saying different…..

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      • You believe the Moon becomes hot when it appears to be orange in our atmosphere?

        Are clouds actually hot too at sunrise/sunset?

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  13. Love your talk Amy. Well presented 😀

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  14. Why should I? What is it to you?

    Have a look at this website: https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20080127102745AAGkCCn for answers to you ‘daytime moon’ questions.

    How come you always think the worst of people? Do you just enjoy trying to make people mad? Coz it won’t work with me.

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  15. I do not.

    You didn’t read the webpage did you?

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  16. Anonymous we went there, I understand your just looking for an excuse to get attention and to do something since you don’t have a job, just get over it alright? I’m sick of people like you, it’s called a conspiracy THEORY for a reason, because it isn’t for sure proven either way, so how about you stop shouting your opinion like its a fact because it’s not.

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    • oh -uh. wow so many believers and non-believers. I am now very mcuh confused. Help me Lord!!!

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      • bear123abc@comcast.net

        YOU CONTINUE TO AVOID THE QUESTION: HOW DOES THE CAPSULE FLY WITH CARGO THAT CANNOT FIT IN TE SPACE CAPSULE.  YOU DEFLECT AND DISRACT, I AM VERY DISAPPOINTED IN YOU. IT IS VERY SIMPLE,  JUST ANSWER THE QUESTION. I DONT KNOW HOW OLD YOU ARE BUT MY GUESS IS LESS THAN 30. I MIGHT BE WRONG, BUT BASED UPON YOUR NAIVATE AND OVERALL LACK OF RESPECT YOU SEEM VERY JUVENILE, HENCE MY GUESS OF YOUR AGE. I DONT EVEN BELIEVE YOU ARE READING MY EMAIL. IT SEEMS THE RESPONSE YOU ARE GIVING DOES NOT FIT THE EMAIL IS SENT. CALLING ME SICK WITHOUT THE ANY PROOF OF THE ACCUSATION. I AM A R.N. AND I NOT QUALIFIED TO DIAGNOSE. MARK, THE SPACE EXPERT(ASTRONOTS TO THE MOON, HA HA AH). MARK, THE MEDICAL EXPERT. WOW, SO INTELLINGENT AND GOOD LOOKING TOO!  BOY, I ENVY YOU.   I FIND I AMAZING YOU DONT QUESTION THE CLAIMS OF NASA. THEY WENT TO THE MOON 6 TIMES WITHOUT A HITCH. COME ON MAN. I WOULD HAVE A INCIDENT/INJURY GOING CAMPING, I WENT   STILL WAITING ON THE ANSWER.   WHY DONT YOU JUT ADMIT THE CAPSULE WAS NOT ABLE TO FLY TO THE MOON.  NO MATTER HOW MUCH PROOF TO THE CONTRARY, YOU WONT AMMEND YOU POSITION.   THE SICKO, JOHN.   ALL OTHER EXS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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  17. I like to write on these boards to say if you really believe the BS, then you can never understand the truth. It is simple, life is short and technology is killing everyone. Don’t waste your precious time debating the LIE. It makes no difference, either way. Everything from why were there Dinosaurs to how the stars shine in their astrological patterns, are not of your concern, the only thing you need to pay attention to and understand is you. Fear to reveal oneself and unlock the possibilities. Erase your facebook, no more pinterest, stop tagging everything you do, put down the damn tablet or phone and recognize where you are in the first place. Did we ever go to the Moon?, what difference does it make if we did or didn’t, what has it done for you if we did or did not? all lame misinformation and garbage to sap your already tortured mind.

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    • “Erase your facebook, no more pinterest, stop tagging everything you do, put down the damn tablet or phone and recognize where you are in the first place.” …he said in a comment on a WordPress blog. 😉

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    • Technology is not killing everyone because technology such as clothing, structures, electricity, farming, irrigation, heating, ac, washing machine and dryer, refrigerators, freezers, ovens, cars etc are all pieces of technology and are saving people and increasing life expectancy. You are a hypocrite because you are typing this on some sort of technology.

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  18. Even with today’s technology SOFT-LANDING on the Moon under rocket power is incredibly difficult. Yet, the Apollo mission did it six times PERFECTLY?

    Landing under rocket propulsion has not been perfected today. How did they do it 40+ years ago and yet they can’t do today consistently? Something isn’t right.

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    • How? With some of the country’s best test pilots personally performing the job, that’s how. And rocket-powered landings work pretty well today… just ask JPL’s Curiosity EDL team.

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  19. Must be fake. Man couldn’t have had the technology to do it. If “he” had, why has that tech, all but, vanished? Look to your hearts not to your minds. Man would have advanced much further than he’s done since the Moon landings if the landings were real Another example of brainwashing the gullible. Sadly. most humans are VERY easily fooled and brainwashed. The powers that be rely on that factor.

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    • Both MY heart AND mind tell me it happened. My heart says we had the desire and drive to make such a powerful statement to the world at the time and that half a million Americans were working to make the Apollo program a success, and my mind says that, although a challenge, human spaceflight certainly isn’t impossible. What kept us from continuing to travel to the Moon was flagging public interest and continued allocation of funds, not the lack of know-how.

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    • I couldn’t agree more! Humans are an invasive species, we’d have a McDonald’s on the moon by now if we landed in the 60’s. A military base at the least. We have base in the inhospitable regions on earth why would we stop? It’s not in our nature.

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      • Anything that’s in McDonald’s food would likely violate Article IX of the international Outer Space Treaty (as would military bases.) We stopped because of MONEY. NASA may operate to explore, but they do nothing without sufficient appropriations by DC subcommittees which are reviewed every single year.

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      • How in any way would a military base on the Moon be of any use a quarter million miles away and take about half a week to get to/from?

        We can spy far better with satellites a few thousand miles from Earth.
        We can launch nukes a few miles off the coast of any nation with subs.
        We have bases around the world that allows us to station forces.
        We have the only fleet of super carriers that allow us to deploy anywhere in the world an air force that is larger than most of the countries in the world.

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  20. I guess the mirror that we can bounce off of was already there

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  21. Forget the first landing and set it aside, look at the last trip video, the Apollo 17 trip. In this video of the last trip, one of the men tries to help stick something in the moons ground. He looses his balance and starts to fall, as he falls he kicks some sort of tripod and instead of it floating when kicked into the air (with no gravity on the moon ), it flies up in slow motion and then down in slow motion hitting the ground and bouncing back and forth before it comes to a stop. And it looks just like it would here on earth if it were kicked the same way, it and the men in the space suits in the video all appeared to move in slow motion. There are several things in all the videos of the moon trips, when pointed out by many people that make sense, that prove man walking on the moon never took place. And another thing, ahhhhh, if we did go to the moon 40 something years ago and we had that kind of technology back then, well, then where is the advanced, unbelievable technology now. I don’t see it. I mean, looks like if we were on the moon in the 60’s and 70’s and had that kind of talent back then, where is the huge advancement from then to today? Think about it, seriously.

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    • The Moon does not have no gravity. It has 1/6 Earth gravity. Things fall on the Moon too, just with less force than they do here. As far as the tech, we do not lack it today – we simply don’t have a funded lunar program. Funds went elsewhere: to the Shuttle program, to building and maintaining the ISS, to Earth science, to planetary exploration. There’s simply no money for a lunar mission today.

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    • Wait, you think there is ‘no gravity on the moon’?

      Even if that fallacy was true, how do you think the astronauts stayed on the surface?

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  22. Definitely a HOAX! we didn’t have the technology in the 60’s to get man to the moon, we still don’t have it today. Your rebuttal above regarding this is no explanation at all..

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  23. Oh yeah… and NASA’s “missing” the original moon landing footage, all the trajectory details and more of the most bizarre things you would ever lose when its suposibly the greatest achievement of mankind. It really just isn’t believable anymore.

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  24. Pretty sure the ‘moon rocks’ which nasa gave to holland turned out to just be petrified wood

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  25. ???????????????????????

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    • The Van Allen Belts DO contain dangerous radiation. It would not be a good idea to sit astronauts in them for extended periods of time. That is not a question. And as far as Orion vs. the Apollo CSMs, Orion will have way more advanced computer systems than Apollo did. It would be much more susceptible to radiation damage, which is why it needs even better shielding.

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  26. I’m not asking how the astronauts them selves would survive…. but more so their electronics/computer systems. On the roof of the power plant in Chernobyl they had a hard time getting robots/electronic systems to function properly on account of the ambient radiation. Not looking to get flamed, I am just curious.

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    • You know the weather satellites we all rely on, and the GPS satellites?

      Well they are in orbit of Earth out around 20,000 miles, inside the outer Van Allen Belt.

      The radiation from a nuclear plant and the radiation in space are not even remotely the same.

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    • The program of the guidance computer was hand wired into what were called “flight ropes”. They were called that because they LOOKED like ropes. Every mission required NEW “ropes” to be hand wired. They were designed that way to preclude a power interruption or radiation effects from erasing the memory and dooming the mission and the crew!

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  27. Hoaxes are like gossip. Just because someone likes to spread it around doesn’t mean you have to listen.

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    • With all due respect, if that’s your opinion, and you don’t listen to gossip, why are you reading this? Just pointing it out 😁

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  28. Anyone who thinks we didn’t land on the moon is an idiot. Plain and simple.

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  29. The reason some deny the landings, is because some lack education about nasa. It’s easy to deny when a person lacks understanding of a subject. Many hoaxers are unaware of what technology we are capable of. The problem with the hoax theory, is every claim is easily explained, if people would do proper research. Many conspiracy sites sell DVDs filled with misinformation and lies to gullible people. Who’s the government sheep now? All six landings fake? We never got caught? Nope it is a fact of U.S. history. Why has no one ever come coward? Lots of hush hush money right? Government threatened them? The theories go on and on. Remember Russia tracked the mission, if transmissions weren’t coming from the moon, they would have known we lied. Of course theorists come up with as many lies and ideas to discredit the landings. People just need better understanding of space travel and the nasa program.

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  30. I for one DO believe that the moon missions happened… However, simply calling deniers ‘idiots’ or ‘morons’ is a hamfisted approach and doesn’t get anyone anywhere. It is in human nature to ask questions, when questions go unanswered we ask more questions. It was once ‘fact’ that the world was flat, what would have become if we did not question that? Unfortunately you are dealing with the credibility of a non credible source. The United States government has proven itself to be untrustworthy and untruthful many times, and continues to do so. Once the United States government (and many others) become more truthful, things like the moon landing will become much easier too believe. Until then, no matter which side of the fence you sit on, you’re screaming into the wind.

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  31. The u.s. Has been to the moon six times. That’s a fact. There is plenty of evidence and proof to back it up. It’s misinformation from conspiracy theorists and paranoid people with vivid imaginations that confuse the facts. I agree when people call each other names, naturally people disagree with one another. For some, their minds are already made up, and no amount of moonrocks, photos, or facts will make some people believe we landed on the moon. They just aren’t informed enough about space, rocket science or physics. That’s why it’s best left to the people who really know, what happened that’s the scientists at nasa. Despite what hoax believers want to believe. Once people get better educated, they can understand it was real and not a hoax. Funny how hoaxers believe they are so smart, when believing conspiracy sites filled with bad science, but think nasa and everyone else is a liar. I say it’s great to ask questions, but remember, you have a right to your own opinion, but you don’t have a right to your own facts.

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  32. A single falsification unravels thousands of “proofs”.

    Here is the falsification.

    Charlie Duke destroys the Apollo myth with three little taps of a rock.

    There are sounds that are quite impossible to exist in a vacuum all throughout the footage.

    To make an excuse will require rewriting physics.

    I have confirmed the Hoax. Wait till you hear what I have found next!

    I also have measured dozens of “gravity” events and found several that are clearly wrong. As well the dirt falling faster than the astronauts. Specific frame rates were used, and speed changes are observable.

    Why?, Still today people do not recognize slow motion? I have also removed the slow motion as an example in my restored clips. See my other videos.

    It is over. It is falsified. People just do not know yet. Some will never believe it could be a hoax, no matter what. Physics be damned! It is like the adults version of santa claus. Well sorry kids it is not real. You cannot hide behind science and then rewrite it to hold onto a belief, you cannot have it both ways.

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    • You’re right. Sound can’t travel through the near vacuum of the lunar atmosphere. There is no air on the Moon. But there is air inside a space suit, and that’s where the astronaut’s microphones were located. The sound of the rock hammer was carried through the suit itself and into the helmet, where it became a noise that could be picked up on mic. The same thing happened on Apollo 12 for Al Bean, read more on that here: http://blog.moonzoo.org/2011/07/18/sounds-on-the-moon/

      No new physics required.

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  33. That has no empirical basis.. That is Nasas damage control excuse for the hammer strikes. That is ludicrous even for hammering. No modern astronaut has experienced it.

    Tapping a rock? And the suit amplifies it? Ah ooooo kkkk…..

    I thought this site may have been one of science. Sorry my mistake.

    Notice that he is not touching the LRV when he closes the seat lid. Does the sound of the lid pass through the rover, through the lunar surface into the suit through the boots and layers of latex, tubing and insulation to activate the mike?

    I also have other examples where sound is made without contact from the suit. Sorry, it is time to wake up.

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  34. “Sounds in space..umm It is odd to have a hammer or a metal tool and bang it against something and hear absolutely nothing.”

    NASA astronaut Piers Sellers.

    “Space since there is no atmosphere. air.. When you bang on something during your spacewalk you will not be able to hear that.”

    NASA astronaut Mike Massimino.

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    • I’m not saying EVAs are noisy, and the Shuttle suits are not the same as the Apollo suits. If anything, the sounds picked up by the Apollo mics show how much they can transmit vibrations, rather than “prove” that the whole program was faked. This is not some silver bullet that will vanquish the great Moon conspiracy… it’s just another wispy anomaly.

      (I also get suspicious of audio enhancements that turn dull thuds into sharp knocks.)

      In addition other Apollo astronauts (Cernan, for one) have said that sounds were picked up by the suit mics that they didn’t even hear at the time.

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  35. There are sounds made without contact with the suit even in this single example. So it is a moot point.

    Just so stories without basis do not cut it.

    The sounds are clearly there, similar techniques are used in audio analysis for criminal convictions.

    I have even extracted some sounds of the astronauts boots in the sand.

    Cernans alledged claim (in the transcripts) makes no sense because the astronauts breath or the suits systems would be far louder. This is NASAs feeble attempt at damage control, astronauts made up guesses, not actual science. So Vox mode or not? Again it has no basis. And does not occur in modern space walks plain and simple. Despite changes in the suit, the fundamentals remain the same and do not allow the suit to act as a drum. Another astronaut is on record stating that the suit, even ones that are actually pressurised are not taut enough to act as a drum. No empirical basis, only stories from the propagandists themselves. Do you not see the logical fallacy there?

    We are talking about the tapping of a rock here, that anyone who has working ears can hear without enhancements. Your suggestion of manipulation on my part seems like desperation to me.

    Did I mention the failed gravity simulations, just another wispy anomaly that is wispy enough to defy physical law? I have found evidence for manipulation in the frames of footage. Various ratios of duplicate frames, dropped frames, edit points and speed changes.

    This is my area of expertise. I have done my own independent researh and analysis, and do not just copy and paste the same old excuses of debunkers regurgitated all over the net, which this article is assembled from.

    You are stretching excuses outside of physical law. Handwaving with terms like wispy anomaly and excuses without basis, even suggesting I have manipulated the audio.

    Like I said, some will never accept the physical evidence that is right infront of their faces.
    Physics be damned. Santa is real! I see this is where you are at, so I will not tread on your childhood fantasies anymore. This is also why I do not allow comments on my vids. Apollo is like a religion to some people. Truly bizarre! What happened to the scientific method?

    Apollo is a perversion of science, a crime against humanity and progress. And it is falsified by fundamental physics that is taught in high school level physics.

    As an empiricist this article and it’s responses are always revealing. like the twitter of Brian Cox and others who claim skeptiks to be idiots says more about belief systems and the power to manipulate peoples minds more than anything else. And the state of the media and science, these science PR guys are cartoon characters. All of them.

    If you believe the tapping of a rock is transmitted through layers and layers of insulation, latex, cooling tubes to echo in the suit, with a tiny amount of energy and not to be absorbed, and it’s frequencies not stiffled in any way, and against every modern spacewalk since…. then dare I say who the real “knob ends” are, or who it is that needs a new brain.

    And again it is a moot point, because there are sounds without contact with the suit, even in this single example.

    It is very sad, such gullibility is deserving of being manipulated. And we only have ourselves to blame. So enjoy it if you like.

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    • Goodness it must be lonely to be the only one who’s sane. 😉

      All snarkiness aside, I agree that this is a curious anomaly. But even with your (almost eerily) meticulous forensic analysis of the recordings – in which you yourself admit a certain level of manipulation (isolate…frame shift…enhance!) – it’s no body with which to convict NASA, the Apollo astronauts, and its 400,000-plus then-contracted workers of a “crime against humanity and progress.”

      Especially since the findings are inconsistent. There are noises in a few recordings, but not in most others. Some astronauts say they heard something, others don’t. I don’t have a reason for this, and perhaps nobody will until we have humans on Mars or the Moon again. But if I were on a jury I would certainly not give a guilty verdict based on this evidence. Your exhibits are inconclusive.

      If I had a nickel for every time someone has contacted me with claims of disproving something or another with his own independent research and analysis, I’d have a lot of nickels. To date none of them have taken the scientific world by storm.

      I do agree with you on one thing though. Comments can be tiring. But I allow them.

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  36. If we don’t have the technology to send humans to the moon today(and that was officially claimed by NASA), how did they have the technology in 1960?

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    • Probably the fifth time here alone I’ve said this, but here it is again: we have the technology, we don’t have the FUNDING. Any NASA endeavor has to be approved and funded through Congress and the Appropriations Committee. NASA can’t just send astronauts to the Moon because it or the public wants to.

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  37. Who are you trying to kid very weak argument

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  38. Apollo 8 lunar fly-by, Apollo 13 crisis and dramatic return back to earth, and of course the alleged successful landings of Apollo 11-12,14-17- ALL FAKED.Period.

    There are plenty of evidence spread across the photos, videos, documents, data, ‘moon rocks’, astronaut statements etc that prove the Apollo missions were faked.
    Knowing that they cannot defend against the overwhelming number of anomalies present in the Apollo records, the shrinking pro-Apollo crowd seems to confine themselves only to these few points as mentioned in this article, and do a rather mideocre job with their ‘explanation’ in defence. The reality is that now there are millions of people around the world would not believe in this crap called Apollo anymore, and this number is steadily rising.

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    • Anomalies – especially invented ones – are not proof of anything except the imagination and/or paranoia of those who conjure them up. But you are certainly right about one thing: there are millions of people who think the landings were faked: approximately 7% of American voters, for one. Of course, this is just less than twice the amount who think the world is actually run by a super-race of intelligent lizard people. (Source: Public Policy Polling http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2013/04/conspiracy-theory-poll-results-.html).

      “You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.” – Daniel P. Moynihan

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  39. lol funny article , i am just bothered with the size of their shadows and the placement of sun in this scenario and also the amount of burn it will produce

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  41. To Dick Strong. Adding “period” to the end of a stupid claim doesn’t make it so. Trotting out words like shadows, flags, dust, moon rocks etc doesn’t make it so either. Conspiracy theorists have common traits; whether it’s the moon landing, JFK, Sandy Hook, flat earth or lizard overlords. They all use the word proof but then provide absolutely zero actual proof. Irrefutable facts are consigned to the ‘it’s been manipulated’ basket or that their common-sense understanding of science is more accurate than millions of hours of research conducted by thousands of scientists who are way smarter than they will ever be.
    But the best trait of all is the belief that it’s ‘the government’ who are constructing and maintaining the elaborate hoaxes.
    Just remind me again; would this be the same government that couldn’t see Japanese threat to Pearl Harbour, thought it could win a war in Korea, made the same mistake in Vietnam, failed to control the financial markets leading to the GFC, couldnt keep secret the fact that 2 clowns broke into a hotel and stole some papers AND allowed a B Grade actor to be elected president? It can’t do any of that simple stuff but it can do other really complicated stuff! Give me a break!
    Put the tin foil hat back on, tell your parents you forgive them for dropping you on your head as a baby and go and get an education. Alternatively, remove yourself from the gene pool

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  42. Um…Bullshit!

    Who cares about a waving flag or non-parallel shadows, we have plenty of photographic, mathematical, and technical evidence to prove man never walked on the moon, let alone got anywhere near the moon! The Van Allen radiation belts are deadly, even if a man passes through them only about an hour or two. Secondly, the sun was at a solar maximum during the alleged Apollo 11 mission (and other Apollo missions). Anyone who thinks there were no solar flares hitting the moon at that time must be crazy.

    And what about the thousands of micrometeorites that hit the moon every hour? Not a single one managed to hit the LEM or the Orbiter? The astronauts claimed not to see any stars. Total bullshit, even on the sunny side. Yuri Gagarin called the stars from outside earth’s atmosphere “astonishingly brilliant”, not to mention some of the official NASA photos show stars. The reason there are no stars is because astronomers would have quickly concluded the mission to be a hoax (configuration and distances of star formations would have been incorrect because our inability to convincingly fake them, which is way NASA didn’t try to fake them).

    The pure oxygen atmosphere in the module would have melted the Hasselblad’s camera covering and produced poisonous gases. Why weren’t the astronauts affected? Why have many of the surviving photos been tampered with? The Hasselblad camera lens had crosshairs etched into its surface yet many of the photos show objects in front of those crosshairs, which is physically impossible unless those photos were altered.

    There should have been a substantial crater blasted out under the LM’s 10,000 pound thrust rocket. Sceptics would have you believe that the engines only had the power to blow the dust from underneath the LM as it landed. If this is true, how did Armstrong create that famous boot print if all the dust had been blown away?

    Footprints are the result of weight displacing air or moisture from between particles of dirt, dust, or sand. The astronauts left distinct footprints all over the place.

    Why in most Apollo photos, is there a clear line of definition between the rough foreground and the smooth background? Why are the background mountains the same in photos taken where NASA said the sites were miles apart, even the rocks and small craters are identical?

    Why did one of the stage prop rocks have a capital “C” on it and a ‘C’ on the ground in front of it? Why did the people who saw the live footage in Australia see an empty Coke bottle on the lunar surface, which was later edited out for American audiences? Google it, many people claimed they saw it.

    In Ron Howard’s 1995 science fiction movie, Apollo 13, the astronauts lose electrical power and begin worrying about freezing to death. In reality, of course, the relentless bombardment of the Sun’s rays would rapidly have overheated the vehicle to lethal temperatures with no atmosphere into which to dump the heat build up.

    Instead of being able to jump at least ten feet high in “one sixth” gravity, the highest jump was about nineteen inches.

    An astrophysicist who has worked for NASA writes that it takes two meters of lead shielding to protect against medium solar flares and that heavy ones give out tens of thousands of REM in a few hours. Russian scientists calculated in 1959 that astronauts needed a shield of 4 feet of lead to protect them on the Moons surface. Why didn’t the astronauts on Apollo 14 and 16 die after exposure to this immense amount of radiation? And why are NASA only starting a project now to test the lunar radiation levels and what their effects would be on the human body if they have sent 12 men there already?

    In 1998, the Space Shuttle flew to one of its highest altitudes ever, three hundred and fifty miles, hundreds of miles below merely the beginning of the Van Allen Radiation Belts. Inside of their shielding, superior to that which the Apollo astronauts possessed, the shuttle astronauts reported being able to “see” the radiation with their eyes closed penetrating their shielding as well as the retinas of their closed eyes. For a dental x-ray on Earth which lasts 1/100th of a second we wear a 1/4 inch lead vest. Imagine what it would be like to endure several hours of radiation that you can see with your eyes closed from hundreds of miles away with 1/8 of an inch of aluminum shielding!

    CNN issued the following report, “The radiation belts surrounding Earth may be more dangerous for astronauts than previously believed (like when they supposedly went through them thirty years ago to reach the Moon.) The phenomenon known as the ‘Van Allen Belts’ can spawn (newly discovered) ‘Killer Electrons’ that can dramatically affect the astronauts’ health.”

    How did the astronauts leave the LEM? In the documentary ‘Paper Moon’ The host measures a replica of the LEM at The Space Center in Houston, what he finds is that the ‘official’ measurements released by NASA are bogus and that the astronauts could not have got out of the LEM. Watch the film for yourself. There is literally no way two astronauts could have fit into the LEM with their space suits on. By the way, the door opened inwards, making it even more impossible.

    The water sourced air conditioner backpacks should have produced frequent explosive vapor discharges. They never did.

    With more than a two second signal transmission round trip, how did a camera pan upward to track the departure of the Apollo 16 LEM? Gus Grissom, before he got burned alive in the Apollo I disaster A few minutes before he was burned to death in the Apollo I tragedy, Gus Grissom said, ‘Hey, you guys in the control center, get with it. You expect me to go to the moon and you can’t even maintain telephonic communications over three miles.’ This statement says a lot about what Grissom thought about NASA’s progress in the great space race.

    Why did NASA’s administrator resign just days before the first Apollo mission? You’d think he would have stayed around to receive some of the honors for helping to send men to the moon. Instead he bailed out.

    In 1969 computer chips had not been invented. The maximum computer memory was 256k, and this was housed in a large air conditioned building. In 2002 a top of the range computer requires at least 64 Mb of memory to run a simulated Moon landing, and that does not include the memory required to take off again once landed. The alleged computer on board Apollo 11 had 32k of memory. That’s the equivalent of a simple calculator.

    Why did the blueprints and plans for the Lunar Module and Moon Buggy get destroyed if this was one of History’s greatest accomplishments? Do you really believe NASA lost all of the telemetry data from the moon missions? Do you really believe NASA lost all of the original video of men landing and walking on the moon? The most important achievement in man’s history and NASA accidentally taped over it and lost it all.

    Unbelievable!

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    • Wow! What an impassioned and time-intensive comment to write, regarding very many points concerning purportedly “faked” lunar missions — some often brought up, others less commonly posed. Allow me to address as many as I can.

      An oft-mentioned concern of the “no-way, no-how” camp: the Van Allen belts. Yes, these inner tubes of charged particles that surround Earth do contain enough radiation to sicken or even kill a human, but that’s only if they stay in them long enough. The Apollo crews crossed through the belts in only about an hour, subjecting them to radiation levels comparable to safe levels for employees of nuclear power plants…or getting a CT scan. Of course at first this was a legitimate concern for NASA, and they researched it for years. But in the end they decided that 1. the shielding offered by the craft., 2. the short time within the belts, and 3. the all-over inherent risks of a lunar mission anyway, made it worth it. See this article by space historian Amy Teitel on Popular Science (http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/vintage-space/apollo-rocketed-through-van-allen-belts) and this by gamma-ray astronomer Bill Wheaton (deceased): http://www.wwheaton.com/waw/mad/mad19.html.

      As far as solar storms were concerned, well… yes, that would have been bad. the years of 1969-1972 were in a solar maximum (although looking back it was a relatively low one) but a CME in August 1972 missed hitting an Apollo crew by four months in either direction. If astronauts had been caught out on EVA during a direct hit, they could have been in a lot of trouble. One of the risks of space exploration. Luckily, CMEs and flare storms aren’t constant events, even during maximums.

      Stars on the Moon: astronauts could see them when they were in shadowed locations (not getting glare from the sunlit surface), but they couldn’t capture them on film with settings for daytime lunar photography. This is film photography 101. But, on the nightside (say during Earth orbit) stars CAN be captured on camera without overexposure. We see this today with images from the ISS.

      Micrometeorites: the Moon is hit by lots of them every day — 25 million or so — but that’s over the surface area of the entire Moon. The chances of being in a specific spot where one will strike at a given time is very very small. But even so the CSMs, LMs and EMUs had thin layers of shielding to help protect from possible smaller impacts.

      The Apollo craft did not have “pure oxygen”…that lesson was learned with the Apollo 1 fire. After that they switched to an oxygen/nitrogen mixture.

      The crosshairs on the Hasselblad film photos — thin fiducials etched on the reseau plates — can very easily be covered over by exposure bloom, particularly in white areas (which are precisely where the “cover ups” are seen.) See more on this at http://www.clavius.org/photoret.html

      You don’t need moisture to leave a footprint or track — it can also be done in very dry but very fine material, like ash, talcum powder, or flour. Lunar regolith is made of dust and material like that, and also has quite sharp edges to the particles. Perfect for setting a boot-print or two.

      And the LM Eagle’s retro-rockets were both throttled down as the module neared the surface and was operating in a vacuum, which makes their force dissipate quickly. It wasn’t enough force to form a crater under the LM nor blow all the dust away from the entire Tranquility Base site like a landing helicopter might on Earth— no air = no wind. (BTW the famous bootprint was Buzz’s, not Neil’s.)

      The infamous “C” on the foreground rock in an Apollo 16 pan film photo is the result of a hair on the negative. This was identified in a second or third-generation (or even fourth!) scan of the original film… other and better scans of the same exposure do not show this artifact. See http://www.moonlandinghoax.org/34.html.

      So the Apollo computers had less computing “power” than an iPhone… big deal. The key “computers’ for Apollo were the people working in Mission Control and inside the spacecraft themselves… these were some of the best engineers and test pilots America had ever seen. It doesn’t matter if you couldn’t play “Candy Crush Saga” on the CSM’s consoles, they did what they were designed to do. (The Great Pyramids and Coliseum were built with 0K of memory!)

      As far as James Webb’s resignation (which I assume you think will sound slightly suspicious if framed alongside all of these other accusatory queries) he didn’t resign before the first Apollo mission, he resigned before the first CREWED Apollo mission. Webb held the position from 1961 to 1968, and helped the agency recover from the Apollo 1 tragedy to proceed toward its ultimate goal. But with connections to L.B. Johnson, who was not running again, the 62-year-old Webb resigned a few days before the launch of Apollo 7 — about a month before the election of Richard Nixon. Deputy Admin. Thomas Paine took over the position. There wasn’t any scandal — sorry!

      Lost telemetry tapes? Yes, I do believe that something like that can happen… I have worked in an office before and I see what goes on with files, especially as technology advances and jobs change hands. NASA isn’t immune. Read this: https://www.hq.nasa.gov/alsj/a11/Apollo_11_TV_Tapes_Report.pdf

      I don’t know where you got the idea that astronauts should have been jumping ten feet off the Moon, but with a 300-lb EMU suit and PLSS on that a nearly 500-lb suited person could easily jump up 19 inches is pretty darn good I’d say.

      The “air conditioners” on the PLSS units used a small amount of water to slowly sublimate and thus dissipate heat. There wasn’t enough steam buildup at any time to create any “explosive discharges.” (That would have been an egregious engineering error, I’d think.)

      Check out “Barbecue Mode” in regards to the anti-heating rotation of the CSM during trans-lunar coast. (https://books.google.com/books?id=x-taL4N0sjIC&pg=PA207&lpg=PA207&dq=apollo+barbecue+mode&source=bl&ots=v85yJUvUPS&sig=TDVvsBVhb2eXP8LpxLCyZCY4Iu0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CCwQ6AEwAmoVChMIwIOmm9WEyQIVhOkUCh06uQt-#v=onepage&q=apollo%20barbecue%20mode&f=false)

      Collier’s film “Paper Moon”…it seems like you really liked that one… this was apparently a thought project that went too far (and was likely misled to begin with, having followed the tracks set down by Ralph Rene.) For the sake of brevity (and since the work has already been done) I’ll just leave this here http://www.clavius.org/bibcollier.html along with this: http://apollo-history-and-hoax.com/apollo9.html.

      So is the Moon landing unbelievable? That’s OK… it still happened! What’s more unbelievable is that people will go through incredible efforts to make it seem like it didn’t. It’s almost like they don’t *want* there to have been any Moon landings. Which is amusing because even those who didn’t want there to be any Moon landings the most — i.e., the Soviet Union — accepted that they did in fact occur.

      Whew! That’s probably the longest blog comment I’ve ever written. Thankfully it’s on my own blog, so I don’t feel too much like a wingnut for writing it. 😉

      I’ll leave this quote by Mr. Neil Armstrong: “People love conspiracy theories. I mean, they are very attractive. But it was never a concern to me, because I know that one day, somebody’s going to go and fly back up there, and pick up that camera that I left.”

      Gotta love that Neil.

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      • I must admit the last conspiracy poster did put forward arguments I had never heard before. Well rebutted though, with either physics, research or logic. None of which are a strength with conspiracy theorists. They’ve seriously gotta get over it and go do something which adds value to humanity, their country, their community or even just a hobo!

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      • Not everyone in the Soviet Union fully accepted that the Apollo Manned Moon Missions actually occurred. Both USSR and US space agencies began officially cooperating as early as 1970, a little more than a year after Apollo 11. Discussions and communications between space agency representatives probably began much earlier. From Wikipedia, “In October 1970, Soviet Academy of Sciences president Mstislav Keldysh responded to NASA Administrator Thomas O. Paine’s letter proposing a project about a cooperative space mission, and there was subsequently a meeting to discuss technical details.” A few years later, the Apollo-Soyuz linkup in space was celebrated as successful by both nations, and the U.S. and Russian space agencies have cooperated ever since.

        Although not published in the U.S., isn’t there a published book by a renowned Russian scientist, Dr Alexander Ivanovich Popov (b. 1943) fully renouncing the validity of Apollo Manned Moon Missions?

        I notice that this, “Soviets would have ratted US out” argument is often used by NASA apologists. But the United States (NASA), to my knowledge, has never officially suggested that any part the Soviet Luna programme (1959 – 1976) was not real, including an unmanned mission claiming to bring back soil samples from the Moon.

        Given a full understanding of political relations, space agency cooperation, as well as U.S. and Soviet control of their respective media organizations in that time period … this Russian Rat argument doesn’t hold much water. If two married men see each other in a gay bar, they don’t have to have a conversation in order to keep quiet. Two thieves, two mobsters, two con men, two fishermen with big fish stories, two politicians each with a suitcase of cash … you get the picture.

        Cynical …. skeptical? Absolutely. Perhaps ALL of the Luna and Apollo missions were fully realized. But my point, if the Soviet space agency and NASA were not fully transparent with their respective public, regarding ALL of their space missions (as we now know THEY and WE were NOT), the Russian Rat argument isn’t of much use.

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        • Yet with all that ‘media control’ in the US it was still the media that uncovered Watergate and brought down a President who just won a landslide election.

          It was the media’s reporting on Vietnam that drove a civil rights championing President from seeking further office. Which turned the American people against the war.

          There was ever a desire to cool down the Cold war and warm up relations between the US & USSR. To find area’s to work together on, to build bridges and trust upon. The challenge of space was a hoped for new area to effect political change on Earth. It was hardly a jumping into bed together and cooperating on any grand scale. The greatest cooperation has been on the ISS, which the US footed most of the cost of but also by the Russians, ESA, JAXA, Canada. Without the ISS, the Russian’s today would just be sending capsules up and down like in the 60’s.

          Their space program is gonna take a hit when the US stops paying millions for rides up to the ISS in the coming years as the commercial launch program takes off. And with NASA working with ESA on a deep space vehicle, Russia with nothing truly new even being planned is going to probably be stuck using their section of the ISS as a station while China surpasses them in the coming decades. A shame they aren’t doing more.

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    • Yasmin Asgarali-Glassford

      Thank you!

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    • I would love to see that evidence. Post a link to the peer reviewed ‘evidence’ that proves the landings were fake. Or are you just repeating the conspiritard claims of others? Some of your assertions are just plain wrong.

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  43. Every single image of Earth (photograph, 16mm and live TV) contains a unique time and date specific meteorological signature that pins it down to an exact point in time. Those meteorological signatures match exactly what can be found in weather satellite images.

    There are small rocks and craters visible in photographic and video images, as well as evidence of human activity, that can be seen not just in US probes but those from China, India and Japan. Those surface features were not known about prior to the missions,

    Stars were both photographed and commented upon during the missions, and some experiments were specifically designed to capture them on film. Venus was photographed in orbit and from the ground by Apollo 14, and on the ground by Apollo 16. Jupiter was photographed by Apollo 17 several times in lunar orbit not only exactly where it should have been but moving consistently over time.

    Lunar shadows are the correct length for the mission times and change as the missions progress. The lunar terminator photographed over the mission matches the mission timings. And so on and so on and so on…

    Every single tiny detail of the Apollo missions hangs together in a cohesive, consistent whole, whereas not one single detail of the so-called hoax ‘theory’ stands up to the slightest scrutiny. The hoax stance is built at best on ignorance, at worst on lies, and is pretty much entirely supported by “it kinda looks funny”, “I woulda done done it different” and “Boo, NASA”. The best hope for humanity is that these people are not outside mingling with real people.

    Feel free to explore my own examination of the subject here http://onebigmonkey.com/apollo/apollo.html 🙂

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  44. Though how come in the moon pictures they have an image of the Earth that looks just how the Moon looks to us. But the Earth is literally 98.8% larger than the Moon, so almost the entire “sky” from the moon should have shown a GIANT Earth instead of a photo shopped small Earth the same size of the moon….

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    • The Earth is about 4 times larger in diameter than the Moon, which means it would take up (subtend) an area in the sky 13 times that of the full Moon. But, considering that the full Moon is smaller in the sky than a dime held at arm’s length (go ahead, try it) the Earth would not be anywhere near filling the entire sky. Watch Universe Today’s Fraser Cain’s video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwEcEumoeuc

      “The fact that just from the distance of the Moon you can put your thumb up and you can hide the Earth behind your thumb. Everything that you’ve ever known, your loved ones, your business, the problems of the Earth itself—all behind your thumb.” – Apollo 8 and 13 astronaut James Lovell

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  45. No offence folks, but if you are going to argue the moon landing was a hoax please do it from a position of science or logic. Even van Allen in later papers admitted he had over stated the danger of the radiation belts. The moon has GRAVITY. just 1/6 that of the earth. This explains the ‘similar’ type motions you would expect in the earth, just somewhat dampened. A number of film makers have recreated the scenario of human activity on the moon (walking, jumping, running) and then played it back in slow motion. All agree it looks ‘similar’ to footage from the moon BUT NOT IDENTICAL.
    The Apollo moon landings were not about strategic acquisition of territory. They were about ego! There was a Cold War and the U.S. had to beat the Rissians at everything. There is no NEED to go back to the moon. It would serve no purpose. And if you think going back to the moon was important in maintaining the “lie” then if they could fake it in 1969 then they could fake it in a heart beat in the 21st century. Can you imagine trying to get funding for new moon landings. I suspect Congress might crack up a bit.
    The funniest claims are those relating to the rock ‘prop’ with the letter C on it and the supposed Coke can seen my some in the original footage.
    Two things about the rock – don’t you think if they were spending so much time, effort and money on a fake Aplollo Program they could have found a few extra dollars for a Continuity Director. Even Hollywood is smart enought to employ them. Secondly, why on earth would you care about where a rock is placed “on the set” and then completely miss the fact that some bozo left a coke can lying around?
    I am yet to see one shred of actual evidence that supports a hoax. Evidence based on science or fact.
    But of course we are all wasting our time because there is no reasoning with someone who is dillusional. By definition, logic won’t work.

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  46. wow.. Other astronauts have now admitted that they cannot get past the van allen belt… I guess when our country and our schools repeat something to us over and over again we end up not only believing it, but discarding all evidence to the contrary and even fact.. This is called brainwashing, and you sir, Jason Major, have been brainwashed to discard any common sense you have about this issue.. Hey, really, 90%, probably more believe all of these lies taught to us in school and repeated.. IT IS EASIER TO DECEIVE THE MASSES THAN CONVINCE THEM THEY HAVE BEEN DECEIVED.. This article is proof, and evidence of how strong their brainwashing is.. Ya Jason discard all common sense, provable knowledge, and discard all facts that go against your way of thinking.. That’s called brainwashed jason.. You were programmed like a cpu, u cant change ur mind, listen to others ect.. sad sooo sooo sad

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    • Claims without sources/references are just empty noise. Who are these astronauts you say have “admitted” they can’t get past the van Allen belts? Because I know of 24 who personally have. Their names are:

      Frank Borman
      James Lovell
      William Anders
      Thomas Stafford
      John Young
      Eugene Cernan
      Neil Armstrong
      Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin
      Michael Collins
      Pete Conrad
      Dick Gordon
      Alan Bean
      Jack Swigert
      Fred Haise
      Alan Shepard
      Stuart Roosa
      Edward Mitchell
      David Scott
      Alfred Worden
      James Irwin
      Thomas “Ken” Mattingly
      Charles Duke
      Ronald Evans
      Harrison “Jack” Schmitt

      I am 100% positive none of those above still living would corroborate said claim.

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      • Heres an astronaut that said he didnt even know if he went through them!!!!

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        • IT STARTS ALL 11 some odd mins

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        • This is by Bart Sibrel, who is a world-class clod and total a-hole as well as one of the most militant hoaxers out there. His head is full of fluff, I wouldn’t trust him to tell me what time it was nevermind what happened during the Apollo program.

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        • Listen to the footage properly. When the interviewer says that the VA belts are from 1,000 to 25,000 miles the astronaut says that he went through them and past them. Sounds pretty clear to me. Try watching the whole thing and not just the ‘grabs’ that suit you knucklehead!!

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        • It starts at 14:00 he is in a blue shirt… and he says I dont think we went out far enough to hit the val allen belts…and he is then corrected. Also you trying to bash Bart Sebriel when he has shown alot of fishy evidence like None of them swearing on a bible they walked on the moon…Hmmm u think that if you went too the moon and came back…You would do a bunch of interviews and swear an oath on a bible for chairty and not Say no i wont do it and threaten peoples life like Edgar did…swearing a oath is which is done in court ….So… it seems they are old and wont risk doing that regardless of their belief… Also the fact that all these APOLLO missions happened during the NIXON ERA …A known corrupt and lying administration (Criminal) Also the fact that Bart Sebriel showed the footage from NASA of them faking halfway too the moon with a transparency in the window. I know you have seen this footage and u can clearly see them remove the insert and the blue earth is shown as they are in earth orbit.
          On top of all these things NASA clearly states that they can only go to earth orbit THATS THE FARTHEST THEY CAN GO…SO..THE MOON..ETC ARE ALL PLEASE WE “COULD GO TOO…. IN THIS VIDEO

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          • You do realize this video is posted by a person who claims that the Earth is flat, right? 😉 Besides that, the claim that “we can only fly in Earth orbit” pertains to the SPACE STATION. It is not an admission of historical spaceflight limitations.

            You conspiracy theorists would do well to learn about conversation contexts.

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            • Why do you use invalid reasoning? You attack the messenger, and attempt to invalidate a legitimate and interesting statement and point of argument … by association … rather than valid reasoning. The man on the video describing the challenges of passing through radiation belts is a NASA engineer. Wouldn’t it be more direct and reasonable to argue that the engineer probably did not intend to suggest that astronauts had never passed through the radiation belts, but that he was simply describing ORION technology, which seeks to more fully resolve the radiation issue in order to protect future astronauts? To expect that astronauts are always perfect and never misspeak is unreasonable. Invalid reasoning used by NASA and NASA apologists is a part of the reason that laypersons and skeptics continue to doubt that the Apollo Manned Moon Missions were more than just simulated. It is important to keep in mind that while NASA has provided virtual mountain ranges of images and evidence, there has been little conclusive scientific proof (in over four decades) that all of the Apollo Manned Moon Missions were fully executed as presented to the public. Some of the scientific evidence is circular in logic, and only serves to prove that UNMANNED craft have been to the Moon. It is understandable that layperson HOAXERS use invalid reasoning, but NASA professionals have little excuse. It is important to always bear in mind, that intelligent reasonable people also have doubts, questions, and are even sometimes highly skeptical, and that while there are millions of HOAXERS and BELIEVERS … there are also millions of intelligent people who would readily admit that they don’t (and probably cannot) KNOW if some or all of the Apollo Manned Moon Missions were ONLY simulated by NASA. If NASA expects and desires laypersons to believe in the integrity of previous MANNED missions which seem increasingly scientifically, technologically, and chronologically … highly unlikely, then it needs to do a better job of presenting it’s arguments … perhaps more clearly distinguishing between actual unaltered images and artist renderings … and using ONLY valid reasoning.

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          • Eugene Cernan and Edgar Mitchell both swore on Sibrel’s bible. Alan Bean was willing too but Sibrel didn’t do it while editing the footage to make it appear Bean was unwilling.

            Most of the astronauts are aware of this nut, and fully aware that swearing on the bible is essentially meaningless because it won’t change anything, hoaxers will just move the goal posts to claim something else.

            Or if it is so all powerful as proof does this mean you believe Cernan and Mitchell did walk on the Moon because they swore on it?

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        • The Interviewer corrected the Astronaut because HE DIDNT EVEN KNOW IF HE WENT THAT FAR… what kind of astronaut is this; do u see how nervous they are hes making stuff up on the spot. I mean you can put a tv on and watch Star Trek and they have an explanation for everything. Its SCIFI but they MAKE THE MATH FIT…regardless of how far away something is or what they have too do… They can make the math fit anyway they want too. Your telling people on here that once you clear the earths atmosphere you can see all the stars….None of them said that..Watch the Apollo 11 conference etc….and that all of them Admitted they went past the belts…. Well you would think he knows where they are and if he went through them…why does the reporter even have too correct him when he clearly states…. I dont know if we went out that far…. That makes No Sense . So tech.. he didnt admit to going past the belts until he was corrected and explain space to him by the reporter….

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        • I’ll say it again: Sibrel (http://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Bart_Sibrel) is a crank, a crackpot, and a scam artist. His “mockumentaries” are zero percent scientific, in that he just edits and works them toward his own ends. (When his tactics didn’t work, he got himself a punch in the face by the second man on the Moon.) He’s even listed on the Encyclopedia of American loons (#1144). http://americanloons.blogspot.com/2014/09/1144-bart-sibrel.html

          In a nutshell, his antics do not provide reliable evidence for anything besides his own foolishness.

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    • So….who are these ‘other’ astronauts who have said they can’t get through the van Allen belts?

      So, let me get this straight, if anyone doesn’t agree with you they must have been brainwashed? How come the uneducated, uninformed, unintelligent and illogical ‘minority are the ‘enlightened’ ones? And please don’t trot out some bogus figure about the majority of Americans don’t believe man walked on the moon. The figure is around 20%-25% of the whole population, which includes a lot of dumb people. In the world-wide scientific community the figure drops to less than 1%. With the Hari Krishna it is up to 90%. With Cubans it’s 95%. With Russians it’s 35%. It depends which people you survey. I’m going with the ones that are educated, informed and intelligent, and who have no bias due to their religious beliefs or hate of America.

      The Apollo program collected 380 kilograms (838 lb) of Moon rocks during the six manned missions. Analyses by scientists worldwide (note: not just NASA or American) all agree that these rocks came from the Moon – no published accounts in peer-reviewed scientific journals exist that dispute this claim. Obviously they’re ALL brainwashed.

      India’s lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 took photos of the Apollo 15 landing site and tracks of the lunar rovers. Obviously brainwashed.

      China’s second lunar probe, Chang’e 2, which was launched in 2010, can photograph the lunar surface with a resolution of up to 1.3 meters (4.3 ft). It spotted evidence of the Apollo landings. Obviously brainwashed. I can see the Communist Party room in China trying to think of ways to help out the Americans with their moon landing lie. Yeh, Right!

      Finally, the father of the consiracy theory, Bill Kaysing, wasn’t even a scientist! He majored in English! He was a Technical Writer! These are not exactly high end scientific disciplines which place him in a position of credibility. I suggest sour grapes after he got the flick from Rocketdyne..

      Move on people

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  47. complete and utter shite, no actual evidence to support argument just really shite references and this is me referencing you to a fucking cat sitting on the toilet which proves cats do sit on toilets, sometimes.

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  48. Ok. I cannot find anyone who has seen or observed this. Apollo 17 blasting off from the moon. It’s the six minute and something video. After the LM takes off, 1) one can see the LM zig and zag out of frame shortly after in space. 2) when the camera pans down and then into the sitting craft, the so called foil seems to still “wave” or “flutter.” It should have stopped by then. There also seems to be a blinking or reflection moving on part of the foil. Could someone please explain this.

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    • I assume you mean this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlGis35Epvs

      There’s nothing out of sorts in it that I could see. At 3:02 the LM engine ignites, sending the ascent stage into lunar orbit. When the LRV-mounted camera tracks back down to the remaining descent stage around 5:15, you can see some bits of the aluminized Kapton foil still swinging around and reflecting sunlight. They would have stopped in a terrestrial environment, with air quickly slowing them down, but in a vacuum the bits can move until all of their kinetic energy is transferred somewhere else.

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  49. 1. I agree that shaking the pole would cause the flag to pop in a certain direction. The writer does not address the question of how the flag tip falls back down and swings in the opposite direction. The writer does not address the moon’s 1/6 earth’s gravity issue.

    It stands to reason that it would hang in the upward position for a longer time before slowly coming down, and possibly swinging back up in the other direction.

    2. The stars, sun and any part of the visibly lighted earth, would have appeared much brighter on the moon. The writer’s explanation basically debunks #3. If the stars, sun and earth are completely blacked out due to exposure for the lighted surface, then the astronauts and equipment shown in shadows would have been nearly blacked out with no highlighted appearance.

    3. If the surface ground in the shadows were blacked out due to exposure for the lighted areas, then the astronauts, equipment and lunar module in the same shadow would have also been blacked out. The images clearly show that while the lunar surface ground is rich black in shadow, the astronaut and lunar module are highlighted.

    The reflective material on the lunar module is clearly reflecting artificial light from another source than the sun. Also, notice the astronaut’s shoes are darker. This is an indication that the artificial light source was putting out a light spread that did not offer even exposure and resulted in no highlighting of the ground.

    They used basic Photography 101 principle of lighting ratios. In order to fill in the shadows, the flash needs to produce enough light to fill in the shadowed area, while at the same time the shutter and aperture are set for best exposure of the lighted area. The image shown with the story is a classic example of using artificial light to fill in the shadow area of the astronaut and lunar module.

    4. False from the first sentence. It does not matter how the surface and objects are shaped and angled, the sunlight would cause all shadows to point in the same direction, without deviation. A lighting source that is closer to the subjects would cause different subjects to cast shadows in different directions.

    5. A trip to the moon has the potential of causing great radiation damage to equipment and humans, just as a trip to Mars. I found a 1980 NASA study report that concluded it would require a 6 foot thick wall around the whole module to protect the astronauts and equipment from damaging radiation exposure. It did not draw a distinction of damage level based on a trip to the moon compared to a distant planet.

    6. I am unable to speak to the level of technology during the 1960s and 1970s. But logical reasoning would dictate that if NASA is trying to overcome basic radiation complications today, then they did not have the technology to overcome such complications during the 1960s and 1970s.

    7. Considering modern technology with photo editing, it is possible to place and paint the image to appear as if something is on the lunar surface. Plus, the image shown in the story looks more like a crater with some use of brightening or exposure tool around it. It would be easy to drop in a shadow. Simply not a convincing image.

    8. The writer said, “We didn’t lose the technology, as some have claimed, we just stopped making it, at least for those specific uses.”

    Actually, I find no critics who alleged that we lost the technology. Instead, it is claimed that the technology for successful human space travel to the moon was not there at all.

    His first sentence explains it quite well, “This, unfortunately, has more to do with the nature of politics and public interest than space technology, although the latter often becomes a casualty of the former.”

    Because the technology did not exist for successful human space travel to the moon, it was really about politics and public interest, and not about space technology, thus we have the need to produce an artificial moon trip and lunar expedition.

    9. The counter-debunker did not address other important issues.

    A. Assuming we agree that there was no water on the lunar surface, and therefore no moister in the dirt, then it stands to reason there would be no foot and EVA track prints seen in the photos. Instead, we see rich impressions similar to that seen on moist dirt. Comparing with most beaches, the sand that is farther back from the water does not leave shoe and foot impressions. But impressions do occur on sand closer to the water.

    B. The film of astronauts skipping and jumping reveal that they are on earth’s gravity. The vertical and horizontal distance is quite similar to conditions on earth’s gravity. Only difference is they are shown in slow motion. Considering the moon’s gravity is 1/6 earth’s gravity, it stands to reason the vertical and horizontal distance for each skip and jump would be approximately 6x that on earth’s gravity. We should see a visibly significant increase in vertical and horizontal distance on the moon’s gravity.

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    • #2 The stars are faint points of lights of various light years from the Moon, unless a camera is set to proper settings they will never be captured in camera. A camera set for daylight exposure will never capture the light of stars.

      #3 Your premise is entirely false. The reason objects on the Moon in shadow aren’t black is because they are lit up by the vastly larger area of lunar surface reflecting sunlight. If you look at the astronauts in shadow you will notice that as you go down their body they get darker, their boots are not nearly as lit up as their upper body. This is because the area being reflected by the boots is the shadow area they are closest to while the greater area of the lit up lunar surface reflects into items higher up.

      As a professional commercial photographer your multiple lighting scenario ignores that the astronauts moved about and were not going to remain in proper ratio to any lighting setup and multiple shadows would have occurred. Never mind that we have hours of uninterrupted video footage of the astronauts moving about over great distances. The photo’s can not be only evaluated in isolation from the entirety of the Apollo records.

      #4 Again this is false. Surface angle and shape of object do indeed matter in how shadows are captured in camera in relation to the perspective of the camera to the shadows. An irregular shaped object can give the illusion when recorded into a 2D medium of having a shadow going in a different direction. A rise or fall in surface will also cause a shadow to have an appearance of going in a different direction. All of this is readily observed here on Earth.

      And once again, if there were multiple lights there would be multiple shadows, this would be unavoidable with out having obvious light fall off from the directional lights to minimize their overlap. Look at any sporting event at night and you will see multiple shadows from the players and the shadows even rotate about a player as they move about the field.

      #6 Pretty much any expert in radiations in space is going to tell you a 6ft wall of lead is the least desirable shielding because of the increased likelihood of creating a cascade of radiation from particles hitting the lead. A more desirable shielding tends to be of a type that doesn’t cause the particles to be split up and shot all about and instead merely block them in a less rigid manner. Which is why water and PVC are popular for dealing with the most common forms of radiation. But for solar events the radiation in space is easily blocked by a few mm of aluminum, it is when solar events happen that things get hairy. Our weather and GPS satellites we are all so dependent upon these days are parked about 20,000 miles up, right in the heart of the outer Van Allen Belt. Their electronics do just fine in those belts for years on end.

      #7 Modern day photo editing wasn’t around 40 years ago.

      B. There is no reason to expect them to be leaping and moving about 6x’s that of what they do on Earth. These men did not lose their ability to control their muscles by entering into a lesser G environment.
      Want to see slowed down fake astronauts on the Moon, look at 2001 or Space1999. Neither of which remotely resemble the movements of the Apollo astronauts, which if sped up look more like a silent era Keystone Kops film than anything close to normal movement.

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    • Item #4 – It absolutely does matter whether the terrain is flat or not when it comes to casting shadows. Get a big flat table outside on a sunny mrning. Stick an irregular object in the middle of about 6 – 8 inches in height and photograph the shadows. Now chuck on heaps of dirt and mould some of it into craters and the rest into mounds. Now photograph the shadows.
      Item #6 – technology of the 60s and 70s was less prone to radiation because it was a simpler transistor/diode based technology and not based on silicon chips and nano technology. My 1960s car technology couldn’t have been killed with axe because it was basic. My 2015 car, with all it’s technology can be affected by a lightning storm. Does this mean my 1960s car was a hoax?
      Item #9A – you’re assuming lunar dust is like beach sand which wouldn’t leave clear footprints. 2 minutes of research would have told you that lunar dust is like talcum powder. Which, even when bone dry, leaves clear footprints.
      Item #9b – the whole astronauts moving on the moon looks like normal fooitage slowed down. You said it yourself “looks similar” to normal footage slowed down BUT NOT THE SAME. There are countless Youtube videos showing that videoing on earth and slowing it down does NOT look identical to lunar movement. Cinematographers will tell you they are not the same. And I don’t mean someone with a GoPro who fancies themselves as a suburban Cecille B DeMills

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    • So much of your reasoning is literally contrary to what’s correct, I don’t even know where to begin. Thankfully others have made the correct points in response already.

      I will say that the water-needed-for-tracks argument can quickly be proven erroneous by either attempting to make prints in dry material like flour, ash, or, for an in-situ demonstration, tracks made on Mars by the various rovers. Lunar regolith is not like terrestrial beach sand and can’t be assumed to behave as such.

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  50. Just think of the fluffy stuff they found that they don’t tell us about ,mmmmmm!

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  51. Ummm? Fluffy stuff? What fluffy stuff?

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  52. My uncle worked for NASA in the late seventies and told us the first moonrocks were covered in a sticky like fluffy substance that was only visible under ultra violet light.during one experiment the moonrocks would seem to move, two technicians were blinded by the stuff squirting from the centre of the rocks. The experiments were cancelled and the staff debriefed and sworn to secrecy. My uncle was killed in a suspicious car crash in the early eighties as he was writing his memiors, .

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    • That’s curious, since previous experiments on lunar samples at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory at JSC showed no unusual qualities or adverse effects on test animals, even when injected into them within a saline solution. Researcher Tom Chambers recounted on Robert Perlman’s CollectSpace forum: “There were no surprises in terms of finding something very different or threatening in the Lunar samples. According to scientific documents, there were basalts, breccias, KREEP [potassium]. And in addition to the organogenic elements (H, C, N, O, S, P) the lunar samples from Apollo 11, 12, 14 and 15 contain CO, N2 and CO2.” (http://www.collectspace.com/ubb/Forum41/HTML/000194.html) What was your uncle’s name, perhaps Mr. Chambers worked with him or knows someone who did? Regardless, experiments on lunar samples have not been canceled — researchers can request samples today from JSC for experiments at http://curator.jsc.nasa.gov/lunar/sampreq/requests.cfm.

      If you’re referring to the “fluffy” samples returned by the Russian Luna 16 mission, it’s thought that those are the result of nanoparticles created by micrometeorite impacts (see http://phys.org/news/2012-06-nanoparticles-moon-glass-weird-lunar.html).

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  53. Here is why I think it’s fake:
    1. They simply didn’t have the right technology as we do now. The technology now is 3D and has bold images while the moon landing photos are blurred and not even in colour yet.
    2.the flag. If you look in the photo the flag was standing up right at one point on its own as if there was gravity.
    3.the craters. They look unrealistic. Also when the NASA Landed you would espect a crater to form underneath the module like the ‘foot prints’ but if you look closely there is none. It’s like they just placed it down on the moon.
    4. There would be most likely a lot of dust. And with the quality of the cameras you would see a lot of it.
    5. On the moon there was shadows in all directions and the only light source was the sun. It suggests there must of been other lightings and just looks like a film set. So all the shadows must of run all in the same directions.
    6. On one of the astronauts helmets there was a small blurred image on the helmet and the theory was that is looked like a hanging light source don’t believe me? Search it up there was a proof close up of the helmet.
    7. a footage shows them in slow motion but if you speed it up x2.5 they have been seen them running at earths gravity. Also for the height they just added extra height while they where running with hidden cables.
    8. There are no clouds on the moon?!? So what’s with the lack of stars? You would be able to see billions in space so why would it be different on the moon? They said that ” it was the quality of the camera ” but with a few decent camera angles and with the same quality you would still be able to see much more stars from the earths atmosphere.
    9. One of the most famous picture was the rock with the engraved letter ‘C’ on the left side of the rock suggesting a prop number. Also the NASA said it was either a joke the filmer ‘accidentally put in’ as a joke.
    10. They used crossed-heirs these are crosses when filming but in most of the images they have been clearly shown that the crossed-heirs where behind the objects. Such as a flag if you look at the image you would see a black cross behind the actual image suggesting that it could be photoshopped in the image or simply placed. Also if you take a photo you would see a small black cross over the photo image this suggests that the image was taken. But when the NASA took the photo it shows the crosses behind the objects, not I front.

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    • Addressing your points/concerns in order:
      1. No they didn’t, but they had enough to achieve a journey to the Moon and back. The ability to render 3D images with a computer has no bearing on that. The “blurred” images were low-quality television broadcasts; many very clear, sharp medium-format film images were captured while on the Moon.
      2. There is gravity on the Moon. 1/6th that of Earth’s. The flags were attached to posts hammered into the lunar surface.
      3. Craters look quite lunar. And the LM engines were throttled down quite a bit during the last few moments of the descent. All their exhaust did was blow lunar dust away from the touchdown site. (Remember, no air to create additional wind either.)
      4. There was a lot of dust. But see above; no air to suspend it. Dust would have fallen to the surface quickly.
      5. The only light source was the Sun. But sunlight was reflected from the lunar surface, from equipment, from the Earth too. This created complex additional lighting sources.
      6. Your accusation; your burden to present your case. I’m not searching.
      7. The Discovery show Mythbusters has already demonstrated that the Apollo footage is not just slowed-down video (among other things; see http://mythbustersresults.com/nasa-moon-landing). Also, I’d suggest you watch the video in the article above from the filmmaker that explains how high-speed film works.
      8. No clouds on the Moon. But you can’t capture stars on cameras set to expose for bright lunar daytime (technically late morning) photos. It’s not camera quality — Hasselblads are excellent cameras — it’s simple film mechanics. Also there’d have been no scientific value in astrophotos from the Moon, the stars would look the same as they do from Earth.
      9. The “C” shape was a hair on a film scan made many years later. The original image does not contain that artifact. This is a fabricated anomaly.
      10. The cross marks etched on the reseau plates inside the 120mm cameras were very thin and were easily “bled” over by bright areas of the images. This non-issue is understood by film photographers and happens even in photos captured on Earth. (Also there was no such thing as Photoshop prior to 1988. 🙂 )

      Many of these commonly-mentioned points are addressed in the article above with further links to more information.

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      • Well, you can close your eyes and “debunk” everything, but you cannot debunk the “SAME BACKGROUNDS” used for different “locations”. It seems it is you who need to do your “research” better.

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        • Every piece of so called evidence to call out the moon landing as a hoax has been explained comprehensively with objectivity, science, physics, maths or plain logic. If you choose to still believe your conspiracy theory then feel free to do so. A quick look around the internet shows a disturbing correlation between moon landing disbelievers and flat earthers. Probably the same people that think that Bart and Homer Simpson are real and that the whole thing is an Illuminati plot anyway.
          They argue that we’ve all been duped and brainwashed. Even the most intelligent among us have been duped. Except of course for the really stupid people; they haven’t been brainwashed or duped. Yeh right!!
          I had one nutter who thought the moon was fake and put the onus on me to prove it was real. No; the onus is on him to prove it’s not, in light of all the credible evidence that it does exist. His comeback to that, and his “proof” was that it “looked fake”.

          Where did all these looneys get their oxygen for this stupidity before the internet existed?

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        • So NASA pulls off the ultimate hoax with huge fake lunar sets in which either outdoor sets that have nary a gust of wind to stir up any dust if outdoors or an outdoor set so large they can move at a minimum of hundreds of meters about let alone uninterrupted recordings of them driving over greater distances. And yet NASA went cheap and used the same background over and over?

          Oh wait that didn’t happen, that’s just hoaxers grasping at straws dependent upon ignorance and BS they saw presented elsewhere. There are no duplicate backgrounds in shots, there are the same backgrounds which have obvious changes in perspective due to being captured from different locations.

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    • You will never capture stars in a camera set for daylight conditions.

      Any photographer worth a grain of salt will tell you that to take photos of stars you need your camera mounted on a steady mount, ie tripod, otherwise you have a blurry mess. Rule of thumb is to not take a photo off tripod with a setting below 1/30th to avoid blurring from camera shake. Stars won’t show up at 1/30th.

      Billions of photos of the Moon taken from the Earth, and yet in not a one properly exposed for capturing the Moon’s features is there a single star in any of the photos.
      Are they all fakes as well?

      During the Apollo era, video slow motion recording was limited to about 30 sec. The video footage of Apollo is hours long mostly uninterrupted.

      If there were multiple lights you would have multiple shadows, just like you see during night sporting events from players if you bothered to look. That premise only holds water if one ignores the effects of surface elevations, varied and irregular shape of objects, and relation of 3D environment to the perspective of camera angle.

      Thousands of color photos from the Moon.

      And yet that C on the Moon rock doesn’t appear in earlier versions of that image.
      It’s dust or a hair in that print, an all to common annoyance in dark rooms and today annoyance with dust getting on the digital sensors of dSLR’s. When propping a set, you don’t have your props embedded with a tag, you adhere a label or better still have them organized off set for location on set. A generic rock, would be unworthy of special tagging.

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  54. Riain – unfortunately you have raised issues which were adequately countered decades ago. YOU need to do a little more research and investigation than simply looking at a few internet photos. I would take on board the opinions of 1000s of scientists, technicians and other specialists before I would pay even a smidge of notice to uneducated, uninformed conspiracy theorists. Their sole purpose is to either get as many clicks in their sites as possible with ridiculous claims or they are simply dillusional. Do yourself a favour; do your own research. The classic example is looking at photos. The ones you often find on the web are blurred and poor quality because they have been shared 100s or 1000s of times. You can find high quality images which are close to first generation photos. If you look!

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  55. XXLTinFoilSombrero

    I feel very, very, very, very, very sorry for your level of intelligence and your basic capability to understand common sense if you think that any government has landed on the moon or that there is a remote controlled mini John Deere Gator on Mars. It has been proven beyond doubt, many times over that we live on a flat, fixed plain. The actual shape of the whole thing is anyone’s guess. If you think we live on a spinning ball shooting through the universe at 490,000 miles an hour where the Milky Way galaxy moves with us and the sun, moon and stars all stay in relatively the same positions, I wonder if your brain is beyond repair? How did that Ivy League brain cleansing of an education work out for you?

    “How can so many people be in on it?” There are not a whole lot of people in on it. Many of those who are have been paid huge sums of money and many more threatened, especially their families. “Help us pull off this lie and we will give you $135,000 a year of hard earned slave tax payer dollars and you never actually have to do any work, just sit a desk be smart.” Most are just completely clueless and except all the information that is passed down to them. Many of the books people study in “school” come from the same sources. Think people, use your brains for at least once in your life. Please spread the truth and not more lies.

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  56. People choose to believe what they want to believe and, it’s very often not the facts.
    Fact: We went to the moon.
    Fact: We will go back.
    Fact: The space program and i n particular, the Apollo program created our modern world.
    Fact: Don’t believe it? So, where did your cell phone come from? What about the video camera in it? The medical equipment we have today? Computers? The list goes on and on and on…
    The hoax believers are the same ones that cry ‘Sending money into space is a waste!’.
    No money went into space except a few coins. It went into the American economy and generated the greatest ‘payback’ our civilization has ever seen.

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  57. The biggest problem is that some backgrounds, allegedly miles away, are EXACTLY the same. The same backgrounds. Only in studio. So, think again. Whoever goes to the moon will find nothing there, he/she will be the first…

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    • Once again; FAIL. It’s been shown time and again by lots of people (not just NASA) that the backgrounds are indeed the same but they are NOT exactly the same. They are at slightly different perspectives. If you took a photo with a mountain in the background (say 20 kms away) then move a few hundred meters and take another photo, the backgrounds would look the same,but not exactly the same. poor deluded soul

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  58. If man went to the moon then answer me this. WHY HAVEN’T ANY OTHER COUNTRIES EVER PUT ANOTHER MAN ON THE MOON? Especially Russia since they were supposedly so close to America and lunar landings. And if you say “Well, hey, they went their seven times so no more need to.” I will scream. We as humans cannot leave anything alone – only if we could get there…

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    • Why would they? No one remembers (or cares) who came second. Maybe they weren’t as close as they claimed. What if they had failed? Imagine; the US sends a man to the moon and then the USSR tries and fails. Communists don’t like being second and certainly wouldn’t like being second and failing. Kosygin and Brezhnev weren’t idiots.

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  59. “…Many of the audience would have been aware of Armstrong’s interview with Patrick Moore on the BBC’s The Sky at Night in 1970 in which he stated: ‘The sky is a deep black when viewed from the Moon as it is when viewed from Cislunar space (the space between the Earth and the Moon).

    The Earth is the only visible object other than the Sun that can be seen – although there have been some reports of seeing planets. ‘I myself did not see planets from the surface, but I suspect they may be visible.’ Cislunar space was described by Edgar Mitchell as the place where the stars were ‘ten times brighter than if viewed from the Earth’.

    http://www.aulis.com/edgar_mitchell.htm

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    • What’s your point Newton. Mitchell’s statement is contradictory to Armstrong’s? Have you done any research on Mitchell? Try it and you’ll find that the guy ended up going a bit doolally! He believed aliens have come to earth and met with the world government. He also had an aggressive tumor healed by a faith healer in Canada; remotely; from Canada! Mind you the tumor was never properly diagnosed. Maybe he was a great American hero but I’m not sure I’d trust much of what he said.And this is who some people are beliving!!!!!

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  60. Gadge garrisin

    Theres not a thing in this world not even non educated people with a simple mind that cant bring there eyes and mind to see that nasa wouldnt lie unless for a good reason nasa never had a reason to fake it why invest so much money in something that was so great in human history

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  61. What a load of bullshit. This smarmy cunt doesn’t know a single damned thing. article debunked.

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    • Gee. For a minute then I thought you were going to offer some meaningful contribution. But no! Another ignorant, superficial, uneducated response from conspiracy theorists who haven’t actually debunked anything. Saying something has been debunked and it actually being debunked are not the same thing. Go and troll the “I hate everything and everyone” websites. They’re looking for more idiots!! You made my cat laugh at least. Once again he’s happy that he’s smarter than some humans. You included

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  62. Will you put this to a rest. You sound just like the people debunking the Moon Landing. You have no proof, you were not there, and you can be easily deceived just as a new born baby. This is nonsense. We did not land on the moon and we did land on the moon, which equals nobody knows what we did, so shut the f*&% up already, enough. If we went, then we did it, hooray for america, but why is it so incredibly difficult to think that it was all a lie. I mean, you lie everyday, so does everyone else, small or big, it is still a lie. So you think that an organization of superior power is going to share anything with the masses, you think you have the same information given to you and taught to you as the blind millions that have no clue what this all really is. You ast like you created the Apollo and went up to the Moon with those 3 monkeys

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    • One lie today does not equal all lies everywhere. That’s just foolishness.

      FYI “you were not there” is the same logical fallacy put forth by the infamous Young-Earth Creationist Ken Ham to “prove” his case. Congrats on like-minded thinking.

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  63. If we really went to the moon why haven’t we gone back. When a scientist for nasa was interviewed why did he say that we still have to figure out how to make it through the radiation belt basically suggesting we haven’t done it before. Another question one would ask is when the Chinese went there recently with a unmanned ship and took pictures of the moon knowing the exact location as to where we had left the rover and flag they found nothing. Even one of the astronauts on there death bed said it was faked. I would think of we actually went there fifty years ago we would go back again and definitely the we wouldnt be perplexed on how to make it through the radiation belt if we did it when technology was nowhere near what it is today.

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    • That’s your evidence? How about that the USA can’t afford it. It’s got other deep space probes which are costing squillion. There’s this small thing called the Middle East war which is sucking up money. You think Americans would put up with billions being spent on a moon landing when it can’t even afford decent health care.

      Also get your facts right. The Chinese probe went nowhere near the landing sites.

      Which astronaut claimed that on his death bed. Moon disbelievers are so ready to say “prove we went to the moon”. How about you prove that one of the astronauts made that claim on their death bed.

      The van Allen belts have always been a challenge. A few scientists say we can’t get through them but 99.9% of scientists say we can. I’m going with the majority in that one

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    • First, that NASA employee was talking about the need to shield against the radiation in the VAB, not that we hadn’t before.

      Second the whole Chinese didn’t find Apollo sites on the Moon comes from a satire web site. As stupid siting that as proof as siting the Onion.

      Third each Moon mission cost about $2-3 billion in today dollars, NASA budget is a tenth what was during Apollo. For 30 years was tied to a one of a kind fleet of reusable space craft that cost around $500 million per flight. That’s why we haven’t gone back in the last 40 years.

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  64. Yes, I knew it that NASA is not telling lie. Thank You for this man.

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  65. Hello Jason. In what year was this article written?

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  66. if we could pass through the radiation belts to go to the moon … we could pass through them to go to Mars … so that is total BS

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  67. John MacArthur

    The so call landing o the moon is a complete fantasy that came about do to the cold war with the Russians since they were the first one in space e.g the first man made satellite, first in sending a man to space, first space walk, etc., etc., etc… So when president J.F. Kennedy stated in his public speech that we are going to send a man to the moon he did not realized that between the earth and the moon we have an enormous radiation belt that no living organism could survived without any harm to its self and survived. Unfortunate the moon landing is the biggest ever lie that NASA fabricated as a result of the cold war.

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    • You’re an idiot! It was not fake and there’s no “credible”evidence to suggest otherwise. The radiation belts are a problem but not insurmountable. Do some proper research on the subject. Check multiple sources (not just the one that suits your purpose). Even van Allen revised his view of the dangers of the radiation belt. Earth flat too? Moon is a hologram? JFK still alive and living in Brazil? Tiresome!!

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    • Yes, the Apollo program was a direct result of the Cold War and U.S./Soviet competition. But no, the Van Allen belts are not so deadly that they cannot be survived in short durations. This was determined early on. The second half of your comment is simply not true.

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  68. It has been demonstrated again and again (and again here) that moon-landing deniers are not interested in any evidence that does not support their conspiracy, and they will never ever change their minds when you point out the flaws in their arguments. Still, articles like this one are hugely important for preventing the spread of the delusion, and for helping curious people appreciate what a huge achievement the Apollo landings were. Thanks for that, Jason.

    Over the years, I’ve wondered a lot about the WHY. Why are the deniers so committed to this point of view? Why does it make them so happy to believe that one of the greatest achievements of the past century was a hoax? I wrote up some thoughts about the flat-Earth hoaxers, and much of the argument applies here as well:

    https://www.quora.com/Imagine-the-Earth-is-flat-why-would-governments-lie-about-it-being-flat-and-teach-us-otherwise-What-does-anyone-gain-from-it-being-spherical/answer/Corey-Powell-5

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    • Also very lucid points Corey. I really do think it boils down to a simple “cut you down to make me taller” type of behavior, combined with what you said and a desire to be a part of a “special” group of elite, aware individuals who know the “truth.” (Even if that truth is completely fabricated.) It’s like people who have to know all the minutiae of a popular story, movie, video game, etc…in order to enjoy it, they have to feel superior to all others who may more casually enjoy it (the “posers,” as they say.) In the case of the Apollo missions there’s just SO much information, from spaceflight to engineering to production, that it’s easier to fabricate a false reality to then be an expert at than actually being an expert at the real thing. I sure don’t claim to be an Apollo historian by any means, but that doesn’t mean I’ll try to make an alternate version and pass that off as real!

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  69. You may have this link already, or it may be included in the link from Bill(?) where Apollo was tracked by numerous places. This one is eavesdropping on Apollo 11. The eavesdropper, Rutherford, was disappointed that what was transmitted to the public on tv was what he heard eavesdropping–he was hoping to get some “real story”. http://www.arrl.org/eavesdropping-on-apollo-11

    Also, it seems many bits of “evidence” against the moon landing come from people who are rather clueless about photography.

    Thirdly, Dr. Schmitt’s comment is quite ironic given his denial of the existence of AGW (as well as the down playing the link between air pollution and asthma, and (new to me) the impacts of mercury pollution, pesticide residues on food). If Dr. Schmitt hadn’t actually been to the moon himself I suspect he’d be at least suspicious of the moon landings.

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  70. The ship would have burned up coming back into earths atmosphere. Remember when I think Challanger came in missing ceramic tiles? It burned up. So how does a space ship with a few layers of medal not burn up. And if the space suits are really that strong against radiation, they should send astronauts with suits to that place in Russia that is hot with radiation. Also, watch Conspiracy Theory on Netflix. You will change your mind. Also, Japan took pictures when they orbited the moon. They found no evidence of equipment left behind or the flag. After the “moon landings” Area 51 where the landing was supposedly shot, Area 51 was even more heavily guarded. Some Russian spy sattalite pictures show a crater at Area 51. When the rocket was about to “land” on the moon they took pictures of a crater that matches the Area 51 crater perfectly. Try me, because I have a lot more evidence we didn’t land.

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    • You actually have no evidence. You have ridiculous claims which don’t make sense and are not consistent with scientific fact. Show me the pictures the pictures of Area 51 or are you just repeating other people’s nonsense. And I have watched all the conspiracy theory videos. I love them. Who doesn’t love a good comedy. Far from changing my mind it just confirms for me that there are indeed lots of stupid people in the world. Instead of just repeating other people’s stupid claim go and do your own validated research. And try not not to use satire websites.

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    • I’ll address these points one by one:
      1. The Apollo vehicles could have burned up on reentry, yes. That is why the foil-wrapped landers were jettisoned before return and the astronauts descended inside the conical Command Modules with the protective ablation shields oriented downwards.

      2. What Thomas said is true; space radiation is of a different sort than the radiation caused by the decay of nuclear fuel. Space radiation is in the form of high-energy particles from the Sun and outside our solar system, and unmitigated solar UV rays. Suits can shield astronauts from much of that, but even still some particles do pass through—that’s a risk that had to be taken. In Chernobyl the radiation was from the decay of isotopes of plutonium, cesium, and iodine that was released into the air after the plant exploded; humans and animals were poisoned through contact from the air and water.

      3. Conspiracy Theory was a fun movie, from back before Mel Gibson showed everyone what a racist mess he is. It is not a documentary.

      4. Japan’s Kaguya spacecraft was not able to resolve the actual Apollo hardware on the Moon in 2008; it was able to see the bright patch made by the LM on the lunar surface. (http://global.jaxa.jp/press/2008/05/20080520_kaguya_e.html). China’s Chang’e-2 orbiter DID spot the Apollo 11 site and hardware in 2012. (Links now in article.)

      5. Of course Area 51 was heavily guarded; the Cold War was raging and that’s where they stored and tested top-secret military aircraft and weapons. But the U.S. knew Soviet sats were flying over, and often set up mock sites for them to image just to keep the game afoot. Anything spotted by a Russian sat could as likely have been a prop purposely placed as something real.

      By the way, the Apollo astronauts actually trained on Earth at man-made crater fields created for NASA by the USGS, in some instances designed to purposely match the areas on the Moon they would be landing in, based on imaging from earlier Lunar Orbiter missions. You can learn about those here: http://www.universetoday.com/115895/making-the-moon-the-practice-crater-fields-of-flagstaff-arizona/

      A question isn’t evidence, especially when there’s a perfectly reasonable answer.

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  71. Excuse me, I meant Discovery burned up because of missing tiles, not Challenger. Rip Challenger and people involved.

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    • Shuttle used a completely different heat shield system than Apollo. It’s heat shield is what limited its distance to under 600 miles up. Beyond that and the shielding wouldn’t work. Apollo had a very different system to withstand the higher temps.

      The radiation in space and a nuclear plant are very different and claims to use them at Chernobyl only reveal your lack of knowledge about radiation.

      Japan did find traces of Apollo and their lunar mapping also showed that the terrain at the landing sights is consistent with the visual records of Apollo.
      I believe you are confusing this with the current Chinese lunar probe mission.
      But this false claim originates from an online satire website.

      It is no secret NASA made a small lunar mock up of a landing area, this was done in AZ, not at Area 51. Thing is that area is surrounded by pine forests and oft snow capped mountains.

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  72. You lie like Hell!!!!!!!

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  73. The photo from earth of the landing site with equipment on the surface. Well, why are the shadows on the hills on the right and the shadow on the landing module on the left?

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  74. So why can’t we go back to the moon today? With the tech we have now we should be able to get there filming it live, this would end settle it once and for all

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    • Of course we *can*, but whose budget is it coming out of? Who’s approving said venture with federal funds? One day private companies will be ready to undertake such a mission but for now only federal agencies have the ability, and they’re not getting funding for another Moon landing. Not yet anyway.

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    • “Why haven’t we been back with the tech we have now?”

      Well until someone puts the tech together in the proper form to take us there it doesn’t matter how much more advanced the tech is.

      40 yrs ago people could fly commercially faster than the speed of sound.
      Why can’t we do that today with all our better tech?

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  75. They had a high def color camera on this mission, yet they recorded it in black and white.

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    • They had 120mm film cameras with color and black and white film, they had color 16mm film cameras and color TV cameras. All were used. Only the signal that got sent back to Earth live was relayed in black and white and downscaled to current TV scan settings.

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  76. Under your “debunk” reasoning point #6 you say: “As far as NASA having created all the footage of the landings in a studio, it actually would have been easier at the time to just go to the Moon…”
    ummm, haha. Huh?
    Even if he didn’t claim to make the videos of the aluminium foil “lunar module” or the car that was driven on the moon….. he DID make something in the studio more convincing [at least during those decades (60’s and 70’s)], that blows any footage away that we have of our supposed moon landing.
    …It’s called 2001: A Space Odyssey. Although still silly, the ships they use in that movie are more believable than the garbage they feed us. It was made in 1968. The footage looks EXACTLY the same as the aluminium foil module footage with Buzz Lightyear, Space Ranger.
    All your points proving a lunar landing are weak, at best.

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  77. “And my favorite debunk to the non-believers:
    If we never went to the moon, why didn’t the Soviets call our bluff? They had every opportunity AND the technology to prove it AND every motivation to do so. Anybody who knows anything about the 1960’s politics clams up on this one”

    They believed the “star wars” defense program was true too, so no they did not have any means to disprove any claims.

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  78. I don’t think one should say that people not believing in the moon landing are morons etc

    Actually, some of those people use their brain and sometimes come with quite clever arguments.

    Would they use their brain to PROVE that men walked on the moon, they would be very persuasive 🙂

    We are complex animals, when you don’t believe…well… you don’t!

    So i think the aim should be to get them to at least TRY defend the opposite side, but they should REALLY want to try with their guts.

    and this can’t really be forced into their mind, it should be suggested. And at the very least, we shouldn’t get angry or whatever at them and rather sayu “well i’m sorry you believe it’s a fake because i’m more than certain it’s true, and it’s the greatest Man challenge ever accomplised yet.” and let them rewire their brain.

    anyway, this is more a matter of belief than pure intelligence.

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  79. You are correct about everything except #5. Your facts are simply incorrect, especially that AN HOUR OR SO ins’t long enough to get lethal doses of radiation and that the thin metal exterior would protect them. Lethal doses of radiation is between 15-35 minutes and unless that moon ship was covered in thick lead, they would have been fried during the one AND A HALF hour minimum, trip If not on the way, then the return trip home. If they were able to survive both ways, they would have had AT LEAST major radiation burns all over their body. They are dark red and extremely painful.. The belts are so dangerous , risky and complex to us that we have yet to figure out a safe way through it. Hence that is the ONLY reason why we haven’t “been back” or anywhere near the moon. The Moon Hoax served many purposes to help strengthen and unite our country depressed and angry over Vietnam and protected us from what we thought was a Russian, space launched nuclear bomb. Apollo needed to happen and was extremely effective at promoting all of those agendas. However, it scientifically, factually could not and did not happen. If it did, then that means we have some major overhauling to do in the areas of Scientific Experimentation and Nuclear Physics. Even Armstrong cryptically said that we have further to go and much to do but only after we remove one of “truth’s protective layers.” Many believe he was referring to the very effective and powerful American propaganda machine. They made it so we had no choice but to believe. In the moment, it felt too horrible to do otherwise.

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    • I suggest you do proper research. This is a statement from James Van Allan from around 2004. He changed his mind on the lethality of the belts years before but conspiracy theorists are still quoting his earlier statements. “However, the outbound and inbound trajectories of the Apollo spacecraft cut through the outer portions of the inner belt and because of their high speed spent only about 15 minutes in traversing the region and less than 2 hours in traversing the much less penetrating radiation in the outer radiation belt. The resulting radiation exposure for the round trip was less than 1% of a fatal dosage – a very minor risk among the far greater other risks of such flights. I made such estimates in the early 1960s and so informed NASA engineers who were planning the Apollo flights. These estimates are still reliable.”

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  80. site is full of crap. i feel sorry for you and your kin. eternal sunshine on the spotless mind apparently

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    • Ah; the perennial debunking of science by simply saying the word “crap”. Good one! Unfortunately I don’t have the time, inclination or crayons to explain it all to you. Whatever you lack in intelligence you sure make up for with stupidity. Did you even finish highschool (on your own I mean)? And please tell me you don’t have children. If you do would you please make sure they spend time at least once a week with smart people, educated people or even goldfish

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  81. All I hear is opinion vs facts. Where facts are against the moon’s landing. Sorry folks.

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  82. to reach the moon is unbelievable.
    to land on the moon and stand there with your stupid suit = impossible.
    to comeback from moon to earth without space launcher= liar.

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    • Brilliant. You’ve debunked science with “liar”. You’re stupid. I’d explain the science to you but I don’t have any crayons.

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  83. go again now & i will check with my telescope hahaaa can they? Stupid NASA

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    • I’m not sure NASA is stupid but you sure nailed stupidity. So – you’ll watch it on your telescope. I presume you have a telescope that is at least 100 foot wide. Because that’s what you would need to have the resolving power required to see a moon lander. Twit!

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  84. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO HAVE PUT ALL THE EQUIPMENT IN THE APOLLO CAPSULE JUST THE PARACHUTES ALONE WOULD HAVE TAKEN ALL MOST ALL THE SPACE/ROOM IN THE CAPSULE. THUS SPACE FLIGHT IN THE APOLLO CAPSULE WAS NOT POSSIBLE. GOOGLE “MOON HOAX TOO MUCH CARGO, YOUTUBE.”
    YOU WILL FIND THAT YOUR CONCLUSION ABOUT TRAVEL TO THE MOON WAS WRONG. IF YOU HAVE QUESTION,(AFTER YOU WATCH THAT VIDEO) YOU WONT. EMAIL ME AT BEAR123ABC@COMCAST.NET I HOPE AFTER YOU REALIZE YOU WERE WRONG ABOUT MOON LANDING YOU WILL ADMIT IT A WRITE A CORRECTION.

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    • I watched the video. You’re an idiot. Why on earth would I regard someone calling themselves Jungle Surfer be a more credible source of information than 100s or 1,000s of scientists? I suggest you finish your education you numbskull. Then do your own research. And I don’t mean watching YouTube videos. He is just factually wrong in everything he says.

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      • bear123abc@comcast.net

        I MUST HAVE HIT A NERVE,YOUR EGO.  WHEN ONE HAS A WEAK OR NO ARGUMENT, THE FIRST THING THEY DO IS INSULT THE PARTY WITH WHOM THEY DISAGREE.  ALTHOUGH IT IS CLEAR THAT YOU ARE NOT DOING ANY RESEARH AND HAVE NO CREDIBLITY, YOU ARE STILL BEING PAID AND BEING HELD UP AS A PERSON WHO HAS REAL KNOWLEDGE OF APOLLA FACTS.  I DO NOT RESORT TO CALLING YOU NAMES, NOR WILL I.  I AM NOT ASKING YOU TO BELIEVE THE WEB SITE, I JUST ASK YOU TO DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH USING THE DATA THAT HE HAS GATHERED FROM NASA. THE PARACHUTES ALONE WONT FIT IN THAT CAPSULE LET ALONE ALL THE OTHER EQUIPMENT O2 SCUBBERS, TAPE RECORDERS WITH MILES OF TAPE, ELETRICAL BACKUP,  COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS  JUST TO NAME A FEW OF THE VERY LARGE AND VERY HEAVY EQUIPMENT PACKAGES SUPPOSEDLY ON BOARD. IF YOU HAD TAKEN THE TIME TO READ WHAT HE PUT ON HIS WEB SITE, YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN THAT ALL OF THIS EQUIPMENT IS WHAT NASA SITES AS ON BOARD APOLLO. HE IS NOT CLAIMING IT, NASA IS. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO  PUT THIS EPUIPMENT ONBORD APOLLO.  THE SAYING, “DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER” IS VERY TRUE. BUT THAT IS WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. I THINK THE VERY SUCCESFUL/POPULAR WEBSITE FOR SAVY STOCK INVESTORS CALLED ” THE MONTELY FOOL” IS A STUPID NAME. NONE THE LESS THEY OFFER EXCELLENT INVESTMENT ADVICE.    PLEASE, CHECK THE NASA WEBSITE HE REFERS TO AND DO THE SIMPLE CALCULATION TO SEE THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PUT ALL THAT EQUIPMENT ONBOARD.   PLEASE BE PROFESSIONAL AND TREAT ME WITH RESPECT AS I DO YOU.   THANK YOU, JOHN IERNA.  

        To: bear123abc@comcast.net Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 4:28:26 PM Subject: [New comment] No, The Moon Landings Weren’t Faked. (And Here’s How You Can Tell.)

        herselman commented: “I watched the video. You’re an idiot. Why on earth would I regard someone calling themselves Jungle Surfer be a more credible source of information than 100s or 1,000s of scientists? I suggest you finish your education you numbskull. Then do your own rese”

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      • bear123abc@comcast.net

        LISTEN VERY CAREFULLY, YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE A.D.D., AS WELL AS MANY OTHER MENTAL DIAGNOSIS. (THERE ARE MEDICATIONS FOR SLOW PEOPLE LIKE YOU, ADEROL WILL HELP) THIS IS WHY I HAVE SAID THIS TWICE:  DONT WATCH A VIDEO, DO SOME RESEARCH AND YOU WILL. LET ME EXPLAIN WHAT THAT IS.  YOU GO TO NASA’S WEB SITE AND ADD UP ALL THE EQUIPMENT THAT THEY SAY GOES IN THAT LITTLE CAPSULE AND BASED UPON THE MEASUREMENTS AND WEIGHT IT IS CLEAR THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THEM TO FIT IN THE APOLLO CAPSULE.   GET AN ADULT TO ASSIST YOU AND I THINK YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GET IT DONE, “MARS MAN” NEXT, YOUR WEAK ARGUMENTS HAVE HOLES ALL IN THEM. YOU PICK THE POINTS OF THE SO CALLED MOON LANDING THAT EVERYONE KNOWS. IF YOU REALLY WANTED TO KNOW THE TRUTH YOU WOULD LOOK AT SOME VERY OBVIOUS FACTS.   THERE IS MASSIVE OVERWELMING PROOF THAT MOON LANDING WAS A HOAX. IF YOU WERE CAPABLE OF UNDERSTANDING BASIC SCIENCE, YOU WOULD KNOW THAT. YOU ARE THE REASON, THAT THE I-NET REPORTERS HAVE NO CREDIBLITY. YOU MAKE UP STUFF. YOU KNOW MR. MARS, I THINK YOU PROBABLY KNOW IT IS A HOAX BUT THAT DOES NOT PROVOKE PEOPLE THESE DAYS.  I THINK YOU ARE TRYING TO BE A KINDA OF “SHOCK JOCK” NO ON SECOND THOUGHT, YOUR BRAIN HAS NOT DEVELOPED TO THINK ON THOSE TERMS. THAT FLAG DID NOT UNFURLE, IT WAS SLAPPING IN THE MASSIVE A/C UNITS AT THE MGM STUDIO IN ENGLAND. STANLEY KUBRICK,( LOOK HIM UP) ON HIS DEATH BED CONFESSED TO MAKING THE FILM.   I TRIED TO TREAT YOU WITH RESPECT BUT YOU CLEARLY ARE THE ONE WHO NEEDS AN EDUCATION I HAVE A  BSN BACHELOR SCIENCE IN NURSING, FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA. FOR YOU THAT MEANS REGISTERED NURSE. I SEE THAT YOU FANCY YOURSELF AS A SUPER HERO WITH “BIG BOY MARS SHIRT”. WOW, WHAT AN EASY GIG, YOU CAN SPEW FORTH INSULTS AND ACT AS IF YOU ARE AN AUTHORITY ON THE SUBJECT, AND BEING MENTALLY CHALLENGED. I AM JUST ENVIOUS YOU CAN GET PAID FOR BE A COMPLETE IDIOT AND FRAUD. YOUR ARE A LUCKY RETARDED MAN. YOU CAN LOOK UP MY DEGREE AT U.N.F IF YOU WENT TO COLLEGE, WHICH IS VERY HARD TO BELIEVE (IF YOU DID, IT WAS CLEARLY BEFORE YOU HAD YOU C.V.A.) SEND ME THE SCHOOL THAT YOU ATTENDED SO I CAN SEE YOU DEGREE.  IF YOU DID GET A DEGREE I AM SURE IT IS A LIBERAL ARTS DEGREE. WHAT SEPERATES THE MEN FROM THE BOYS IS A SCIENCE DEGREE.  THE IRONY, HERE YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT SCIENCE SUBJECTS AS IF YOU KNOW WHAT YOUR ARE TALKING ABOUT, AND I HAVE THE REAL DEGREE, THE SCIENCE DEGREE. SPEAKING ABOUT. MR. MARS, YOU SEE,  TO EARN DEGREE IN SCIENCE, ONE MUST STUDY OBJECTIVE AREAS SUCH AS ANATOMY AND MICROBIOLOGY (BOTH ARE 4 CREDIT HRS COURSES AND THERE ARE 2 OF EACH)   I MUST HAVE HIT A NERVE,YOUR EGO.  WHEN ONE HAS A WEAK OR NO ARGUMENT, THE FIRST THING THEY DO IS INSULT THE PARTY WITH WHOM THEY DISAGREE.  ALTHOUGH IT IS CLEAR THAT YOU ARE NOT DOING ANY RESEARH AND HAVE NO CREDIBLITY, YOU ARE STILL BEING PAID AND BEING HELD UP AS A PERSON WHO HAS REAL KNOWLEDGE OF APOLLA FACTS.  I DO NOT RESORT TO CALLING YOU NAMES, NOR WILL I.  I AM NOT ASKING YOU TO BELIEVE THE WEB SITE, I JUST ASK YOU TO DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH USING THE DATA THAT HE HAS GATHERED FROM NASA. THE PARACHUTES ALONE WONT FIT IN THAT CAPSULE LET ALONE ALL THE OTHER EQUIPMENT O2 SCUBBERS, TAPE RECORDERS WITH MILES OF TAPE, ELETRICAL BACKUP,  COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS  JUST TO NAME A FEW OF THE VERY LARGE AND VERY HEAVY EQUIPMENT PACKAGES SUPPOSEDLY ON BOARD. IF YOU HAD TAKEN THE TIME TO READ WHAT HE PUT ON HIS WEB SITE, YOU WOULD HAVE SEEN THAT ALL OF THIS EQUIPMENT IS WHAT NASA SITES AS ON BOARD APOLLO. HE IS NOT CLAIMING IT, NASA IS. IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO  PUT THIS EPUIPMENT ONBORD APOLLO.  THE SAYING, “DONT JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER” IS VERY TRUE. BUT THAT IS WHAT YOU HAVE DONE. I THINK THE VERY SUCCESFUL/POPULAR WEBSITE FOR SAVY STOCK INVESTORS CALLED ” THE MONTELY FOOL” I HAS A STUPID NAME. NONE THE LESS THEY OFFER EXCELLENT INVESTMENT ADVICE.    PLEASE, CHECK THE NASA WEBSITE HE REFERS TO AND DO THE SIMPLE CALCULATION TO SEE THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE TO PUT ALL THAT EQUIPMENT ONBOARD.   PLEASE BE PROFESSIONAL AND TREAT ME WITH RESPECT AS I DO YOU.   THANK YOU, JOHN IERNA.  

        To: bear123abc@comcast.net Sent: Monday, September 26, 2016 4:28:26 PM Subject: [New comment] No, The Moon Landings Weren’t Faked. (And Here’s How You Can Tell.)

        herselman commented: “I watched the video. You’re an idiot. Why on earth would I regard someone calling themselves Jungle Surfer be a more credible source of information than 100s or 1,000s of scientists? I suggest you finish your education you numbskull. Then do your own rese”

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        • John – I’m not talking about your degree or where it’s from or my degree and where it’s from. I’m talking about 1000s of scientists (not nurses!) who can poke holes in the moon hoax theory. Don’t you not think that someone at NASA would have said “hey guys, if we list all the equipment that goes onboard people will see that it’s too heavy.” You don’t think that if you were going to perpetuate a massive hoax like this you’d get the simple things right and not make it easy to poke holes in?

          As the the Stanley Kubrick death bed admission – this is what the family said: “The family made it clear the film published on YouTube was a complete hoax, using an actor who was purporting to be the Clockwork Orange film director. The statement on behalf of his widow Christiane Kubrick said: “The interview is a lie, Stanley Kubrick has never been interviewed by T.Patrick Murray, the whole story is made up, fraudulent & untrue.”

          So even that youtube video is not proof.

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          • bear123abc@comcast.net

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXhhXGJP_kE  THIS IS AMAZING! DONALD RUMSFELD, HENRY KISSINGER, AND NIXONS SECRETARY. WHEN PEOPLE GET DRUNK THEY SAY THE DAMNDEST THINGS. MARK, IT IS A BIGGER PERSON WHO CAN ADMIT WHEN THEY ARE WRONG AND EVEN MORE, CHANGE THEIR POSITION. IF YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH I WILL SHOW IT TO YOU. SOME PEOPLE DONT WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH, I JUST RECENTLY FOUND THIS OUT. MY AUNT IS 80 AND DOES NOT WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE FRAUD. I WOULD CHANGE HER WORLD VIEW.  I UNDERSTAND THAT, BUT FIND IT FRUSTRATING. THEN THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE MY BROTHER, THAT WILL NEVER CHANGE HIS POSITION, IF GOD CAME DOWN AND TOLD HIM HE WOULD TELL GO HE IS WRONG. I HOPE YOU ARE NEITHER.       MARK, IT IS NOT THE UTUBE VIDEO, IT IS THE IMPOSSIBILTY OF FITTING THE EQUIPMENT IN THAT CAPSULE. EVEN IF IT COULD FIT, IT WOULD BE TWICE THE WEIGHT ALLOWED. REMEMBER, THIS IN 1960’S SIZE EPUIPMENT, THERE IS NOT ONE OF THESE ITEMS THAT IS NOT AT LEAST THE SIZE OF A PRINTER. EXAMPLE:  IF THE CAPSULE HAS A CAPCITY OF 200 SQ FEET OF SPACE AND THE PARACHUTES SIZE/VOLUME IS 150 SQ FEET, ADD O2 SCUBBERS RECORDERS, 3 GYROSCOPES, BATTERIES LOTS OF THEM TO RUN ALL OF THIS STUFF(BIG CAR TYPE BATTERIES) REFRIGERATOR CONTROL MODULE PANELS, CABIN AIR RETURN, PYRO CONTINUITY UNIT, INVERTER TERMINAL, SCE LATERAL, VHF LATERAL, CM LATERAL, CM THRUST VECTOR,  3 TAPE RECORDERS 8 THOUSAND FEET OF TAPE, SBAND AMPLIFIER, JETISON CONTROLLER,  VHF RECOVERY PRE-MOD 1 AND PRE- MOD 2, SEQUENCER,CTE FULL. BAND TRANSPONDER, REVOVERY BEACON, DATA UPLOAD UNIT, TELEMENTARY, UP DATA LINK, SBAND AMPLIFIER,  MILES OF CABLE.  THERES LOTS MORE, BUT I THINK YOU CAN SEE THAT THAT 200 CUBIC FOOT SPACE COULD NOT HOLD ALL THIS STUFF. OH YEAH THEN YOU HAVE THREE MEN TO STUFF IN THERE.   I WAS 6 YEARS OLD WHEN THE “MOON LANDINGS” TOOK PLACE.  EVERY KID WANTED TO BE AN ASTRONAUT, I DREAMT ABOUT IT. BELIEVE ME WHEN I TELL YOU THAT FINDING THIS OUT BROKE MY HEART. THE REASON I MENTIONED MY DEGREE IS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT I AM INTELLIGENT AND ANALYTICAL. I DEAL WITH NUMBERS AND FACTS ALL DAY.  IF I MAKE A MISTAKE WITH THE NUMBERS SOMEONE DIES.  I AM METICULOUS. I HAVE SPENT HUNDREDS OF HOURS ANALYZING THIS DEBUNKERS DATA. WHEN I FIRST STARTED I WAS LIKE YOU AND THOUGHT THE FOLKS CLAIMING HOAX WERE NUTS AND WHACKOS. SOME ARE, BUT MOST ARE SERIOUS PEOPLE DEDICATED FINDING THE TRUTH.   THE CARGO ANGLE IS JUST THE SIMPLEST WAY TO PROVE FRAUD.   I FIND IT VERY TELLING THAT NONE OF THE MOON ASTRONAUTS WOULD SWEAR ON A BIBLE. IN ASTRONAUTS GONE WILD THIS GUY CONFRONTS THEM WITH FACTS ABOUT THE FLIGHT AND THEY RUN AND HIDE FROM THE CAMERA LIKE MOBSTERS DO WHEN THE BOND OUT OF JAIL.  IF I WENT TO THE MOON I WOULD NEVER STOP TALKING ABOUT IT I WOULD BE THE PROUDEST MAN ON EARTH. ARMSTRONG WOULD NOT SPEAK ABOUT AND THE FEW TIMES HE DID HE APPEARED GUILTY AND ASHAMED.   OF COURSE THESE ARE ANECDOTAL, BUT PUT TOGETHER WITH EVERYTHING ELSE THE BIG PICTURE SAYS FRAUD.   IF I WENT TO THE MOON I WOULD WELCOME THE OATH.   AS TO THESE 1000’S OF SCIENTIST.  THERE HAVE BEEN MANY CONTRACTORS AND SCIENTIST WHO HAVE BLOW THE WHISTLE.   GUS GRISSOM WAS QUESTIONING THE VIABILITY OF THE CAPSULE, AND THE DAY HE BURNED TO DEATH HUNG A LEMON OUTSIDE THE CAPSULE. SOME SAY HE WAS GOING TO TALK ABOUT IT, AND WAS KILLED. THAT IS A CONSPIRACY THEORY AND I AM DEALING WITH PROVABLE FACTS.

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            • The YouTube video clip you referred to of Kissinger and others telling how the landing was fake is very good. It is actually an excerpt from a mockumentary made in 2002. It was originally titled Operation Lune. Got a very rating from critics as being an excellent example of how clips can be stitched together to tell any story. There was no such person as Eve Kendall. She was a character from North by Northwest.

              Google Operation Lune.

              Now is the time to remind you to do your checks and own research. It took me 5 minutes to find the original movie from which this YouTube clip was taken

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            • Lots of regurgitation of the same old nonsense.

              Swearing on a bible wouldn’t prove anything, 3 of the astronauts actually did do that, but you folk ignore that.

              You latch on to a French Mockumentary that takes reedited interview footage from an actual documentary the film makers made that discussed the ‘men of the White House’. A bunch of the names in the mockumentary are taken from movie character names. And then they intentionally get facts wrong to show how foolish conspiracy believers can be. When was LBJ Gov of Texas, or Nixon Gov of California?

              If you are such an analytical person whose work can mean life or death, you sure don’t apply that to any ‘research’ you did on this.

              Gus Grissom did not hang a lemon outside the capsule on the day he died.
              He never hung a lemon outside any capsule.
              He did hang a lemon on the CM simulator, which wasn’t an expression of what he thought about the vehicle but about the simulator which wasn’t being modified to match the design changes being made in the real CM. He was calling the simulator a lemon.

              And TYPING IN ALL CAPS DOES NOT MAKE YOUR ARGUMENT STRONGER.

              It just means you can be an annoying twat who thinks shouting = better argument.

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            • Oh Dear – things have gone quiet from bear123abc after this p[ost was made. Not sure how many inaccuracies you can cram into one post. Not a record but gave it a good try. For someone who is so educated how could you NOT spot you mistakes;

              The video if Kissinger and others was 10 year mockumentary. Did you not think that if it was real it would have been plastered all over the worlds newspapers, radio and TV? Oh – I fogot – “they’re in on it too”. Every journalist, in every media outlet in every country is “in on it”. Yeah – right.

              The video regarding all the stuff that would fit in the re-entry vehicle. The video is just wrong. It shows equipment which was never in the re-entry vehicle. The clue might have been in the video itself; there are numerous slides which have ‘CM’ written on them. I’m taking a crazy guess here and going to say that it means that piece of equipment was in the Command Module (CM?).

              You claim that there have been many contractors and scientists that have blown the whistle. At this point I would ask for the list. But you help me out by giving me an example of Grissom who hung a lemon on the capsule. Your first example is just wrong. He hung it on the simulator.

              Finally you say that no astronauts swore on the bible. A small amount of research (which for a supposedly educated person should be too difficult to do) will show that 3 in fact did.

              Finally you mention your 80 year old who doesn’t want to know about the fraud, I suspect she know’s you’re not playing with a full deck of cards. Maybe instead of not wanting to ‘know about’ it, she actually does know about it and doesn’t believe it. Go Auntie I say. Independent thinking at 80.

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  85. To the best of my knowledge, no photographs or film have shown the lunar vehicle being removed and placed on the moons surface. Where was it in the rocket? How did it get there? Just a thought!

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  86. Timothy Jenkins

    Look, the lunar landing was faked. It wasn’t Disney but in Florida. I know people will say this is bull but watch a movie with Ron Pearlman called “Moonwalkers” it is supposed to be like a documentary about the staged video of the moon landing. If is called fantasy but it is based on fact. Russia was saying they almost had the rocket finished to go to the moon but they were just bragging propaganda. We were not even close either so we faked a video,fed it to the media and we’re able to say, officially that we made it to the moon first. There you go.

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  87. When they said that the flag was waving then wouldn’t it be because of the gravity?

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  88. Only question, if we could afford going to the moon in 1969 with VGA cameras, why aren’t we freaking going there everyday now?

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    • What do the camera’s have to do with the ability to go to the Moon?

      As for why aren’t we there everyday now. Well those Apollo missions were costing about $2-3 billion per in today dollars.

      If NASA had the same percentage of budget as it did back then it would have a budget north of $140 billion a year instead of $18 billion.

      So the answer why we aren’t there is because the US govt doesn’t allocate the level of funding for NASA to get back there.

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  89. Great article. As one that has spent countless hours pouring over the photo and video record, I enjoyed the laugh.

    For those with an open mind, peruse AS15-86-11603HR from NASA’s Apollo Surface Journal. Amongst its several anomalies, notice that the SEP pallet at middle-right casts no shadow while the mound of soil in front of it is. Just redonkulous.

    An American citizen , not US subject.

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    • It is obvious that the SEP is behind a slight rise in the terrain, thus its shadow is falling on the surface behind the rise.

      Or we’re to believe the ground is flat there and the astronauts pushed the SEP down into the soil based on the fact part of it is obscured by the lunar surface.

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  90. Our government has lied to us about everything. Why can’t anybody believe they were lyingto us back then. Technology is much better now,it should be a lot easier to go to the moon. But no,there’s always an excuse why. Think about it people. We couldnt get the damn rockets off the ground. Miraculously,a short time later,boom,were on the moon. The Russians were lying about having the technology back then. But our beautiful government,wanting to look better,in the eye’s of the world……wake up people. Look how our country lies to us about every war fought. Every incident around the world. First we help em and then we attack em.

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  91. Why is the earth so small in the moon landing photos and videos … but the recent orbiter pic gets it right with the earth 4 times larger than the moon?

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    • Lens focal length matters.

      On the Moon they were mostly using semi wide angle lenses, the result being distant objects appear diminished in scale.

      NASA wanted a wide field of view Rosemead much as possible while on the Moon, also makes it far easier to help ensure what a camera is pointed at ends up in the frame.

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    • Different types of cameras and lenses. If you were to go outside and take a “landscape” photo as the full Moon was rising over the horizon, you’d have totally different lunar scales if you used a wide-angle, fixed 50mm, or telephoto at the long end. The Apollo 11 cameras used on EVA had 60mm lenses, so they were actually pretty close to what you would have seen with your eyes. Even 4x larger, the Earth still wouldn’t take up a very large portion of the sky. But go out and take a 60mm full-frame photo of the Moon and, without cropping, it will look very small indeed.

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  92. We obviously went to the moon. If not why fake it six times and increase your odds of discovery. Every rocket scientist in the country would have to been silenced.
    Easier to just go!

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  93. The piece mentions that no tripods were used, the dude in the video says the astronauts put a camera on a tripod. The landing shows a camera already on the moon before the astronaut came out of the capsule. Conclusion: everyone is (TRUMP style) Wrong!

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