Clarke and directed by Stanley Kubrick. She notes that this happened during the post- Watergate era, when American citizens were inclined to distrust official accounts. Mass media have a terrible impact on people who lack guidance.
Share30 Shares 24K The theory that the moon landings were hoaxed by the US government to assert their victory in the space race over Russia, is something which has grown in popularity over time. In this list I have presented some of the proposed evidence to suggest that the moon landings were hoaxes.
Photos of the landing also seem to show rippling in a breeze, such as the image above which clearly shows a fold in the flag. Countless explanations have been put forward to disprove this phenomenon as anything unusual: NASA claimed that the flag was stored in a thin tube and the rippled effect was caused by it being unfurled before being planted.
Other explanations involve the ripples caused by the reaction force of the astronauts touching the aluminum pole, which is shown to shake in the video footage. What do you think really happened?
Get all the facts in the incredible book How to Fake a Moon Landing: Exposing the Myths of Science Denial at Amazon. On any video footage or photograph of the landings, no crater is visible, almost as though the module was simply placed there.
Much like the waving flag theory, however, the lack of an impact crater has a slew of potential explanations. NASA maintains that the module required significantly less thrust in the low-gravity conditions than it would have done on Earth.
But this was not the case during the moon landing: Conspiracy theorists suggest that this must mean multiple light sources are present -suggesting that the landing photos were taken on a film set. This explanation has been tossed out the window by some theorists; how could hills cause such large angular differences?
The Apollo missions to the moon marked the first ever attempts to transport living Moon landing conspiracy through the belt. Conspiracy theorists contend that the sheer levels of radiation would have cooked the astronauts en route to the moon, despite the layers of aluminum coating the interior and exterior of the spaceship.
NASA have countered this argument by emphasizing the short amount of time it took the astronauts to traverse the belt — meaning they received only very small doses of radiation.
The object appears to be hanging from a rope or wire and has no reason to be there at all, leading some to suggest it is an overhead spotlight typically found in film studios. The resemblance is questionable, given the poor quality of the photograph, but the mystery remains as to why something is being suspended in mid-air or rather lack of air on the moon.
The lunar module in other photos appears to have no extension from it that matches the photo, so the object still remains totally unexplained.
It has been suggested that if you take the moon landing footage and increase the speed of the film x2. In some screenshots outlines of alleged hidden cables can be seen the photograph above supposedly shows a wire, though it is extremely vague.
The argument here is that NASA would have found it impossible to map out the exact locations of all stars for the hoax without being rumbled, and therefore left them out — intentionally falling back on an excuse that the quality of the photographs washes them out an excuse they did actually give.
Some photographs are high-quality, however, and yet still no stars are shown. Certainly eerie, considering you can take pictures of stars from Earth in much lower quality and still see them.
The Voyages of the Apollo Astronauts at Amazon. The letter appears to be almost perfectly symmetrical, meaning it is unlikely to be a natural occurrence. A set designer could have turned the rock the wrong way, accidentally exposing the marking to the camera.
NASA has given conflicting excuses for the letter, on the one hand blaming a photographic developer for adding the letter as a practical joke, while on the other hand saying that it may simply have been a stray hair which got tangled up somewhere in the developing process.
These are imprinted over the top of all photographs. Some of the images, however, clearly show the cross-hairs behind objects in the scene, implying that photographs may have been edited or doctored after being taken.
The photograph shown above is not an isolated occurrence. Many objects are shown to be in front of the cross-hairs, including the American flag in one picture and the lunar rover in another. Conspiracy theorists have suggested NASA printed the man-made objects over a legitimate photograph of the moon to hoax the landings — although if they really planned on doing this, then why they used cross-hairs in the first place is a mystery.
One photo even shows the lunar module. When all photographs were taken the module had already landed, so how can it possibly be there for one photo and disappear in another?
NASA has suggested that since the moon is much smaller than Earth, horizons can appear significantly closer to the human eye.
Despite this, to say that the two hills visible in the photographs are miles apart is incontrovertibly false.
Bonus The Stanley Kubrick Theory This loose extension of the popular conspiracy theory states that acclaimed film director Stanley Kubrick was approached by the US government to hoax the first three moon landings.
There are two main branches of this somewhat implausible theory: A Space Odyssey was a staged practice run for him. So what evidence might support such claims? Guess how many miles it is from here to the moon:Moon Landing Faked!!!—Why People Believe in Conspiracy Theories.
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Conspiracy Theories. On the 40th anniversary of the moon landing — or was it just a sinister hoax? — TIME looks at 10 of the world's most enduring conspiracy theories. Share. Tweet; Prev. 6 of Next View All. Separating Fact from Fiction The Moon Landings Were Faked.
The “moon landing hoax” was among the first conspiracy theories to gain traction with the American public. In the years since, the theories have multiplied like jack rabbits, swarming all. Conspiracy Theories. On the 40th anniversary of the moon landing — or was it just a sinister hoax?
— TIME looks at 10 of the world's most enduring conspiracy theories. Dec 28, · Conspiracy theorists have pointed out that when the first moon landing was shown on live television, viewers could clearly see the American flag waving and fluttering as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted it.
On 20 July Apollo 11 landed on the Moon. However, some people insist that the United States faked the landing in film studios here on Earth. They argue that photos of the mission aren't real.