Apollo 11 Moon Landing

By: Jon Elles

Who: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins

Where: NASA and the Moon

What: Astronauts travel to the Moon

When: July 16-19, 1969

Why: To beat the Russians to the Moon during the Cold War

"One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"

After the crew, who consisted of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins, landed on the moon; Armstrong changed mankind forever. After Armstrong was on the moon for 19 minutes, Aldrin joined him. Together, they took photographs of the terrain, planted a U.S. flag (picture above), and ran few simple scientific tests and spoke with President Richard Nixon via Houston.
"Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21 hours, 36 minutes on the moon's surface. After a rest period that included seven hours of sleep, the ascent stage engine fired at 124 hours, 22 minutes. The docking with Columbia occurred on the 27th revolution at 128 hours." "Re-entry procedures were initiated July 24, 44 hours after leaving lunar orbit. A parachute deployment occurred at 195 hours, 13 minutes. After a flight of 195 hours, 18 minutes, and 35 seconds-- 36 minutes longer than planed-- Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. They were 13 miles from the recovery ship, USS Hornet."
After the splash down, the USS Hornet came to the rescue. The Astronauts were not expecting this: Hazmat Suits. From there, they were locked into a NASA trailer for quarantine. Even after three weeks of being locked into quarantine, they still had to wear Hazmat Suits when returning to Hawaii.

Media

Believably

The mission was extensively covered in the press. Over 53 million households tuned in to watch this mission on TV, and over 125 million viewers watched the moon landing. This broke the previous record of the most viewers, and launched the Apollo 11 coverage to be the most watched TV programming up to that date

Hoax

Conspiracy theorists declared that when America first landed on the moon and it was debuted on live television, spectators could see the American flag waving as Armstrong and Aldrin positioned it into the ground. This suggested that there was a breeze causing it to do so. Since there is no air on the moon’s atmosphere, no wind could cause the flag to ripple.

NASA claimed that the flag was held up by a thin horizontal bar and that the flag moved because it was unfurled and also when the astronauts fixed it into position on the moon’s surface.

Believably

First Moon Landing 1969

Hoax

Did We Really Land On The Moon?

Criticisms

Historical Criticism

This was broadcast-ed on July 16-19, 1969. It boosted American Patriotism and fueled the cause for the Cold War. Once we have reached the moon, the Space Race came to a cease and the Nuclear Arms Race began.

Cultural Criticism

As a nation bound by technological advances and patriotism, there is nothing better than America beating those "Commies" and going to the Moon. We used space-aged technology to send our American engineers into the dark abyss, called Space.

Biases

Selection of Sources

For making the Apollo trip realistic, NASA, a credible resource, states specific facts and times; while other sites briefly skim over the "important" facts.

Omission

For those who want to expose NASA as a hoax, leave out critical information about how things were done and why.

Video

Citation

(NASA)

https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo11.html


Buzz Aldrin Admits Apollo 11 Moon Landings Were FAKE and Simply A Set (See Tweet) (Huzlers)

http://huzlers.com/buzz-aldrin-admits-apollo-11-moon-landings-fake-simply-set-see-tweet/