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“Down two and a half, forward... forward... Good. Forty feet, down two and a half. Kicking up some dust. thirty feet, two and a half down. Faint shadow. four forward. Drifting to the right a little. Okay. Down a half.. thirty seconds! Forward drift? Yes! Okay! Contact light. Ok engine stop! ACA—out of DETENT. Out of DETENT. MODE CONTROL—both AUTO. DESCENT ENGINE COMMAND OVERRIDE—OFF. ENGINE ARM—OFF. We copy you down, Eagle. Houston, Tranquility Base here…… The Eagle has landed. Roger, Tranquility. We copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.” And cut! Take five guys.

So, did the moon landings take place? Of course they did, would the U.S government embezzle millions of the tax payer’s dollars? In fact don’t answer that.

Well let’s get the ball rolling. Firstly we know that the Soviet Union was monitoring the Apollo missions from the moment they took off until the waves had calmed from the command module splash down. The Russians had high powered radar stations which were used to track the Apollo missions on their voyage to the moon. What does this tell us? The Russians were fully aware the moon landings were taking place. Just to give Russia her full credit in proving the moon landings were real, we also know the Soviets could track the source of the television broadcast of the landings. And what did they find? What a surprise, the signal originated from the lunar surface. There’s no doubt in my mind nor anyone else’s for that matter that if the Russians had found even a glimmer of doubt in the moon landings authenticity they would have been the first to let the cat out of the bag, I mean at the time of the Apollo missions the U.S and Russia were on the brink of nuclear war.

However there are quite a few points to suggest the landings were rigged. For example rocks found in Antarctica are identical to those supposedly taken from the lunar surface. So all N.A.S.A really achieved was an expedition to the South Pole. The fact these rocks are identical can be explained by an age old theory. Earth has a tilted axis of twenty three degrees which tells us something quite significant. The earth was impacted by another planet of near equal size. The planet which hit us was all but destroyed some of its debris became scattered on the earth’s surface. Some large debris became caught in the earth’s gravity and formed the moon. This then tears apart the dummy rocks theory and backs up what is surely the truth.

Thirdly the Apollo missions were not just for the purpose of hopping about on another world or to drive a tin foil buggy. There were lots of scientific experiments carried out as well, for example the retro reflective mirrors left by Apollo fourteen. These mirrors are used to gather data about the moon’s orbit pattern and its distance from earth. For such calculations to be accurate they had to be placed by hand or to be more exact Alan Sheppard’s hand. Not even the most articulated robot from current times could place the mirrors accurately enough. These mirrors are still used today despite the fact they have been feeding us information about the moon long after man left her barren dusty surface.

Now though we come to the daddy of all the Apollo myths; “the fluttering flag.” So what caused the flag to flutter? In all honesty there is no way to be sure what caused it, perhaps a faulty valve in one of the lunar modules control rockets allowed some compressed gas to escape and blow the flag a little. However there’s one alleged cause which I, along with many others can rule out nearly entirely: the flag was not fluttered by some air conditioner in a studio where the landings were supposedly rigged. How do we know this? Well for starters there is one thing that was well known about the moon long before man stepped on her surface, there is no atmosphere on the moon and so there can be no wind. So let’s for a minute just assume the landings were rigged and filmed in a studio in Hollywood. What would they take into consideration about faking something as serious as this? How about the fact they would have to simulate a vacuum environment so the definitely would not be so stupid as to put an air conditioner on set or let in some sort of breeze. Let’s temporarily assume the people who filmed it were complete idiots, the film would have been checked and checked over and over for continuity errors there is no way something as big as the flag fluttering would slip through the cracks.

In the late nineteen sixties and early seventies the technology did not exist to create a vacuum chamber the size of which would have been needed to fake the Apollo landings. So if we go by the conspiracy theories that the landings were filmed in a studio how was it possible to effectively conduct the “feather and the hammer” experiment on camera. For the feather to fall at the same rate as the hammer a complete vacuum would be required with such technology not being available at the time the only suitable location for this experiment would have been the moon, or mars take your pick.

In my opinion there is no doubt that man has walked on the moon there is simply too much evidence to ignore. The Russians would have found out very easily if the moon landings were faked but the Russian’s said nothing: because there is nothing to be said. The fact the moon rocks match those found in Antarctica prove the theory about the moon’s creation. There has been far too much scientific data collected for the landings to have been faked. In reality after reading this if anyone still believes that the moon landings were faked then there is truly nothing to convince them short of shoving them on a rocket with a one way ticket to tranquility base.

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