Apollo Moon Landing

Topics: Apollo 11, Moon, Neil Armstrong Pages: 2 (718 words) Published: April 2, 2013
Apollo Moon Landing
While the controversy regarding the Apollo 11 Moon landing of 1969, isn’t as a discussed a topic, like child abuse, it is an important part of American history and is vital, concerning achievements in space exploration. Many people are skeptical of the moon landings validity, but the facts point to only one conclusion, the Apollo Moon Landing was real.

The common theory is that the moon landing was filmed on some secret Hollywood sound stage. Now, here are some of the reasons why this theory could be perceived as correct; “the great variations in temperature that the film would have had to endure whilst on the lunar surface,” or the question of, “How can an astronaut cast a shadow several feet taller than his colleague who is standing a few feet away from him?” (Cosnette). Now, some of these concerns are actually viable. However, how many people who believe in these things, actually bothered looking up this information? We don’t know. We don’t know if the source is reliable, and if the source isn’t reliable, then how do we know if the theory used to support the claim is? All these claims can be disputed because of the actual facts, which were obtained from reliable sources such as NASA. We can trust NASA. For all anyone knows, the “reasons” people use for believing that the moon landings were faked could have been cooked up by anyone with an internet connection.

One of the pieces of information supporting the controversy is when the flag was placed onto the moon’s surface and it, seemingly, waved in a breeze. But, wait! There’s no air in space! How can there be a breeze? Well, that’s a good question, Captain Obvious. The answer comes from Mr.  “Roger Launius, [a] spaceflight historian of the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.” His title certainly seems to be an indicator that this man knows what he’s talking about. Launius says, “the video you see where the flag's moving is because the astronaut just...
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