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Were the moon landings hoaxed? Was this mankind’s most impressive scientific achievement or a giant con trick? World’s Greatest Conspiracy Theories #10
In 1969 Apollo astronauts leave the first of three suitcase-sized boxes embedded with reflectors. Earth without the Moon
The Mission Control was not as high-tech as it looked ... All the screens were linked to Mission Control’s mainframe computers. Despite filling a whole floor of the building, compared to modern computers of today, their total processing power was minute. First on the Moon: The Untold Story, Discovery 2005
If you really took your finger and poked hard at it you could poke right through the outer skin of the spacecraft. It was about the thickness of two layers of aluminium foil. Gene Kranz, Apollo 11 flight director
The computer in the space-craft was maybe somewhere between a digital watch and a cell-phone. I think closer to the watch. Jack Garman, Apollo 11 computer engineer
Our measurements show that the maximum radiation level as of 1958 is equivalent to between ten and one hundred roentgens per hour, depending on the still undetermined proportion of protons to electrons. Since a human being exposed for two days to even ten roentgens would have only an even chance of survival, the radiation belts obviously present an obstacle to space flight. Dr James van Allen, Scientific American March 1959, article ‘Radiation Belts around the Earth’
It is commonly believed that man will fly directly from the earth to the moon, but to do this, we would require a vehicle of such gigantic proportions that it would prove an economic impossibility. It would have to develop sufficient speed to penetrate the atmosphere and overcome the earth’s gravity and, having travelled all the way to the moon, it must still have enough fuel to land safely and make the return trip to earth. Wernher von Braun, Conquest of the Moon p14
Not everyone at NASA was happy. A scathing assessment of the quality of the work being done on the Apollo space-craft had been delivered to the industry contractor a year earlier by Apollo Program Director Samuel C Phillips. Moon: The Horizon Guide, Brian Cox reporting, BBC 2009
Fuck it. It’s bollocks. The moon landings happened. Brian Cox
How are we going to get to the moon if we can’t talk between three buildings? Gus Grissom
Any student ... can prove that nobody went to the moon in the Apollo Space Program. Bill Cooper
Did they really land on the moon? Most of us think so. Millions of people watched on television as the lunar lander touched down, and these unforgettable words were spoken: ‘That’s one small step for man: one giant leap for mankind.’ Conspiracy Theory: Moon Landing Hoax aka Did We Land on the Moon?
Kaysing observed that despite the clarity of deep space the stars were missing from the black lunar sky. He saw the American flag waving, even though there is no air on the moon. And he discovered that there was no blast-crater beneath the lunar lander where its powerful rocket engine had fired. ibid.
According to Kaysing, the launch of Apollo Saturn 5 rocket was real, it just never sent astronauts to the moon. ibid.
This theory inspired the 1978 movie Capricorn One in which the government attempts to fool the world by faking a mission to Mars. The Apollo footage is striking similar to the scenes in Capricorn One. ibid.
Although it appears the astronauts are moving in the moon’s gravity, which is one-sixth that of the Earth, Percy notes that when the speed of the film is doubled, the astronauts appear to be running as if in Earth’s gravity. Also, when the footage of the lunar rover is doubled in speed, it looks as if it’s driving here on Earth ... If there is no air or wind on the Earth, why is this American flag waving? ibid.
If the cameras were so difficult to manipulate, how were thousands of photos taken with crystal clarity and precise framing? But with closer examination Kaysing says flaws begin to emerge. Conspiracy theorists point out that lighting is a major flaw in the lunar photos. Case in point: on the moon the astronaut’s only source of light was the sun. Yet in this photograph from Apollo 14 the shadows are cast in different directions suggesting multiple light sources. And in this photo from Apollo 17 again the shadows are pointing in different directions ... Here’s an astronaut who descends into a huge shadow cast by the lunar module, yet his entire body is visible. How is it he is not shrouded in darkness? ... How could these backlit pictures be so detailed? ... Why do some of these images shot at different times and different places appear to have identical backgrounds? ... Background discrepancies are also apparent in the lunar video ... But in this photo, a cross-hair is behind a part of the lunar rover. And in this photo from Apollo 11 the equipment in the foreground is covering the cross-hair, not behind it. ibid.
Virgil Gus Grissom was selected as one of the original seven astronauts. A family man and a veteran of several space flights he was a national hero. And was likely to be the first man to walk on the moon. But Grissom was also an outspoken critic of the space program. And was quoted as saying, ‘Someone’s going to get killed’ ... Gus Grissom’s family believes the Apollo 1 fire was no accident. ibid.
But Grissom wasn’t the only Apollo critic to meet with a suspicious and untimely death. Thomas Ronald Baron was a safety-inspector during Apollo 1’s construction. After the fire, Baron testified before Congress that the Apollo program was in such disarray that the United States would never make it to the moon. He claimed his opinions made him a target. As part of his testimony, Baron submitted a five-hundred page report detailing his findings. Then exactly one week after he testified, Baron’s car was struck by a train. Baron, his wife and stepdaughter, were killed instantly. Baron’s report mysteriously disappeared. And to this day it has never been found. But the Apollo program continued, and so did the string of untimely deaths. Between 1964 and 1967 a total of ten astronauts lost their lives in freak accidents. These deaths accounted for an astonishing 15% of NASA’s astronaut core. Could the government had gone this far to pull off an elaborate hoax? ibid.
Five hundred miles above the Earth these bands of intense radiation surround our planet and are thousands of miles thick. ibid.
If NASA truly landed on the moon, remnants of the six successful Apollo missions would have been left behind. The base structures of the LEMs, the abandoned lunar rovers, even the American flags, would still be standing at each landing site. But no telescope exists that can examine the moon in such detail ... In two years Japan will send an orbiter to take close-up pictures of the moon’s surface. ibid.
Whilst in flight and for the duration of any stay on the lunar surface the Apollo astronauts would have been totally at the mercy of unpredictable solar particle events. Solar flares could have affected any moon-bound astronaut at any time. What Happened on the Moon? 2000
We never once saw any ice crystals or indeed steam emanating from the vicinity of any astronaut. ibid.
The lack of continuity between the stills and TV coverage of the same events, the whistle-blowing inherent in the lighting of these images, the totally faked set-ups, the close in the dialogue of the astronauts returning to mission control, and the serious problems associated with radiation and the technology. ibid.
The total cost of Project Apollo together with the Soviet part of the programme were estimated to be at least thirty to forty billion dollars on each side. ibid.
During Project Apollo six highly complex manned craft landed on the moon, took off and returned to Earth. An 86% success rate. Since Project Apollo twenty-five simple unmanned craft have attempted to fulfil their missions to Mars. Only seven succeeded. A mere 28% success rate. ibid.
Did it really happen? Did man really walk on the moon just as Kennedy had challenged NASA to do? The photos of the Apollo 11 moon landing have been criticised as being too perfect, and looking like they’ve been photographed inside a TV studio with spotlights. Chris Everard, Secret Space
Jim Collier, an American investigator, has pointed out that the lunar module was far too small for two astronauts in full space-suits to manoeuvre around inside. ibid.
Why did NASA repeatedly fake lunar images and photographs? Why did NASA stage lunar expeditions which did not happen? The answer will surprise you. It can be summarised in two words: Money and UFOS. ibid.