The Moon Landing Conspiracy
The Moon Landing Conspiracy
Conspiracy Theorists include Marcus Allen, William L. Brian – a nuclear engineer who self-published a book in 1982, Moongate: Suppressed Findings of the U.S. Space Program, Clyde Lewis, a radio talk show host, and Philippe Lheureux – French author of Lumières sur la Lune, also known as Moon Landings: Did NASA Lie? Alexander Ivanovich Popov – Russian author of the book The Americans on the Moon: the great breakthrough or cosmic scam?, Gerhard Wisnewski, German journalist and filmmaker, author of One Small Step?: The Great Moon Hoax and the Race to Dominate Earth from Space, and many more also believe there was no actual moon landing.
The Waving Flag
The flag is seen “waving” when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted it on the moon, though the moon’s atmosphere contains no air and therefore no wind. NASA claims that the flag moved as Armstrong and Aldrin were twisting it to stick it in the ground, but some photos show a distinct fold even after it was placed.
Gentle Landing: Missing Impact Crader
No impact crater is visible in any photograph of the moon landing. NASA says that it required less thrust in the low gravity than it did on earth meaning it would not have left a crater in the solid rock of the moon, but even the fine powder of the moon did not appear to be disrupted.
The Van Allen Radiation Belt
Apollo 11 was NASA's first attempt for humans to cross through the Van Allen Radiation Belt, which is a layer of energetically charged particles held perpetually in space due to earth’s magnetic field. In order to travel to the moon, the astronauts would have had to travel through the Van Allen Radiation Belt, which some conspiracy theorists say would have fried them like a turkey, despite the aluminum coatings inside and outside of the space craft. NASA claims that due to the short amount of time in the belt, they only received a small dose of radiation.
Mysterious Unidentified Object: Space Junk or Hollywood Spotlight?
In one photo from the landing, a mysterious object can be seen in the reflection off a space helmet that oddly resembles a movie spotlight, though the picture resolution is unclear. This evidence supports the theory that the landing was a faked film, shot in a movie studio with spotlights and effects.
When the landing video is played at x2.5 speed, the astronauts seem to be walking normally in Earth’s gravity and some theorists believe that cables were used for long jumps
No Stars in Space?
There are, strangely, no stars present in any of the photos. NASA claims that the images are low quality, but the moon has no clouds to block the view, so stars should be brighter and more visible than they are on earth. This suggest it was faked and instead of having to plot the exact star locations, they simply left them out.
The Letter C
The letter C can be seen inscribed on a moon rock in one of the numerous landing photographs. Though NASA claims it was a joke put there by the photographic developer, theorists believe the letter was a prop identification symbol and that it was a miss arranged when they were filming the supposed "moon landing".
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