The moon is one of the best features of the night sky and it has
intrigued many brilliant minds for centuries. Recently it was announced that
humans could colonize and be living there as soon as 2040. Twenty years ago we
managed to successfully send a camera 1.2 billion kilometres across space and receive
photos from that far away. In 1969 NASA managed to send three men out of earth’s
atmosphere and to the moon. People believe that the moon landings were fake,
these are the main reasons
One of the main reasons people believe it was fake is because when the
astronauts were putting up the flag it looked like it was blowing in the wind
and there is no wind on the moon. The real reason the flag was moving was
because it was held up by poles which when they were being lifted it gave the
flag an effect like it was being blown by the wind. The flag pole is made of a light metal so it would
continue to move after the astronauts had finished putting it up.
Another reason why people believe the moon landing was fake was because
they believe the astronauts could not have survived the trip to the moon because
of exposure to radiation. The short exposure time to the radiation and the
protection from the space craft means any exposure would be very low.
Another reason is there is no blast crater visible in the pictures of
the landing site. This is because the landing module lands on rock rather than
sand so it would not leave behind any trace. Further more people believe it to be fake because the
landing module weighs a lot and leaves no mark this is due to the fact that it
is sitting on solid rock.
There are many
reasons why the moon landing was rea. One significant one is that they brought
back rock. These rocks were completely different to the ones found on earth so
the only explanation is that they came from the moon. Another, reason that it isn’t fake is we
can see it. Some people claim that if it was real we would be able to see it
with telescopes. This is not true; it is just too far away. However we can see
the landing sites because of the reconnaissance orbiteer. In 2008 Japanese
astronauts took pictures of the landing site and they match the same picture
that the Apollo crew took. People think that it was fake because they believe
in the photos the astronauts took you would be able to see the stars. However
the landings take place in the lunar morning so the stars would not be visible
in the photos.
Overall there are many reasons why people believe the moon landings
were faked but there is evidence to show all these reasons have a valid
explanation the main proof of these being the Chinese astronauts taking photos
of the landing site which look exactly the same as the photographs by the
Apollo astronauts. Also the lunar rocks that they brought back which have no
resemblance to any rocks found on earth is another key point in proving that
the moon landings were real.