Apollo Moon Landings
Who? NASA including astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins
What? Conspiracy about the U.S. government forging the lunar landings in order to beat Russia in the space race.
[In] Virgil I Grissom, Edward H. White, and Roger B. Chaffe [were] three astronauts who died in a fire while testing equipment for the first moon mission. Supposedly, they were executed by the U.S. government, which feared they were about to disclose the truth.
When? July 16, 1969 (launch) July 24, 1969 (landing)
Where? “The massive Saturn V rocket lifted off from NASA's Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin at 9:32 a.m. EDT. Four days later, on July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin landed on the Moon's surface while Collins orbited overhead in the Command Module.”
Why? “Armstrong and Aldrin gathered samples of lunar material and deployed scientific experiments that transmitted data about the lunar environment.” The goal of Apollo 11 was to be the first country to ever walk on the moon.
How? The Saturn V rocket lifted off from the ground exiting the earth’s atmosphere.
How the media portrayed the event
The world watched through television while the Saturn V rocket launched from Cape Canaveral on July 16, 1969. After the launch, there was not another broadcast until "Buzz" Aldrin and Neil Armstrong approached the moon's surface with their feet. Both astronauts were seen on the moon through television. During the broadcast, they positioned the American flag on the moon where it stays permanently as one as the greatest feats mankind has ever overcome.
For little money, citizens could read about the event through the newspaper. Many newspapers covered this issue including National Geographic. People who did not have access to a television relied on the newspaper for current events.
Radio broadcast were available to the public as an alternative form from television. Most radio stations would have had a broadcast about the events of Apollo 11.
Biases through media
Recently, people have come to believe the astronauts of Apollo 11 had never stepped on the moon. A few people believe the broadcast on the moon was a set, like a movie. Questions also appear to whether the federal government purposely executed the Virgil 1 crew in order to keep the truth from being disclosed. With evidence in forms of moon rock and advanced technology from 46 years ago displaying the astronauts walk on the moon, these controversies have been put to rest.
I believe Apollo 11 is for certain real. With evidence brought back from the moon and the surreal technology used 46 years ago, there is a slim to no chance of a conspiracy enacted by the federal government.
In 1969, America and the Soviet Union were engaged in a time of conflict. A part of the conflict was the space race. The Space race was a dispute to see who could build satellites and have them orbit the Earth the quickest. When rockets became able to support people inside, both countries wanted to be the first to walk on the moon. Most American texts had a biased towards us winning the space race. As America became the first country to walk on the moon, citizens became highly patriotic of their country. Russia being communist, was awfully nationalistic in their writing because it was their law. All texts were controlled by the government with no opinions.