Apollo 11 Conspiracy Essay

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The United States launched Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969. On July 20, 1969, history was made for the American people, or we thought it was made. Did Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin really land on the moon? Many conspirators believe they never did. There are many pieces of evidence that back up this conspiracy, such as the American flag waving in the picture, a moon rock found with a perfect ‘C’ on it, a lack of stars in photographs, and photos with the same backgrounds claimed to be taken in different places. There have been counterarguments to this evidence as well. What really did happen? Did NASA fake everything and display props for all of these photos? One of the photographs sent back from the moon showed the American flag, and the flag looked to be fluttering. The moon has no atmosphere, so there shouldn’t be any wind. There’s no way the flag should be fluttering, right? According to "The Great Moon Hoax." - NASA Science. N.p., n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2015., this theory is wrong. It’s believed that there is a horizontal pole that runs along the top of the flag. This means the flag was hanging like a curtain and might not have unfurled completely. Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong also had to twist the pole of the flag to penetrate it into the lunar soil. This would cause the…show more content…
In both photos there were the same background. You might think these photos must have been taken at the same spot, but NASA officially listed the photos being several miles apart, according to "10 Reasons the Moon Landings Could Be a Hoax - Listverse." Listverse. N.p., 28 Dec. 2012. Web. 17 Nov. 2015. One of the photos even shows the lunar module, while the other does not. The lunar module had already landed when the photos were taken, so how is it possible for the module to not appear in the other image? NASA claims that the moon is much smaller than the Earth, so the horizons can appear much closer to the human

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