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The Moon Landing Hoax Conspiracy

The moon landing hoax controversy is still evident after 36 years (please read footnote below this text). On July 20th, 1969 our lives changed forever. This was not due to any disastrous event that took place here on Earth, but an amazing event that took place in the heavens, when the first man walked on that wondrous thing people had gazed at and wondered about for centuries - the moon. Our world was changing at that time in leaps and bounds. It was a time of endless possibilities. Many people think of this as a moon landing hoax or the first man on the moon hoax. In spite of all the evidence to the contrary, some people still believe that the landing of a man on the moon was a trick of television.

Shadows on the Moon

One of the arguments from skeptics to substantiate the moon landing hoax theory involves the shadows that illuminated from the lunar surface when the pictures that were sent back to us. They argue that if this is not a hoax, why is it that facts about the moon state there are no shadows in space. This argument about this moon landing hoax comes from believers that feel the sun is the only source of light in the universe. When you think of the moon, you must consider that the sun is not the only source of light on the moon and that the lunar surface reflects its own light which illuminates all things on the surface. Therefore, shadows on the moon do not provide evidence of a moon landing hoax.

The Fluttering Flag

Another part of the moon landing hoax theory deals with the American flag. The picture that was sent back showed this flag fluttering as in a wind. Some believers in the moon landing hoax feel that this was proof that this picture had been taken on earth and not the result of a moon landing. The fact that the flag flutters in the wind when there is no wind on the moon could lend some degree of credibility to the belief that this was a hoax. However, experts who defend against the moon landing hoax theory explain that a vacuum has no friction. On the moon things don't stop moving as quickly as they do on Earth, so when the astronauts planted and straightened the pole and flag, the movement would have easily caused the flag to move or "flutter". Thus it cannot be used as evidence in the moon landing hoax theory.

Driving the Rover

The pictures of the astronauts driving the Rover also proved to many that this was a moon landing hoax However, the projection of the speed of a film showing the astronauts driving in the moon proves that it really did happen. There were no clouds of dust rising from the tires of the Rover because moon dust returns directly to the surface. Therefore it was not possible back in 1969 to have this type of controlled environment in which to display a moon landing hoax.

Footnote: So-called "conspiracy theories" like this (the first moon landing) can be an emotionally hot topic. The article above was written by a 3rd party contracted writer and merely suggests a few things to think about in support of the moon landing. In the future we may expand this topic. In the meantime, you'll have to look elsewhere if you want extensive research and detail of both sides of the argument, proof one way or the other, or want to strike up a debate.