The Moon-Landing Hoax: Did Man Really Walk on the Moon?
One Giant Leap of Faith
On July 20th, 1969, half a billion people gathered around televisions to watch the iconic, shadowy images of Neil Armstrong climbing down from the lunar lander to take mans first step onto the moon. The Apollo 11 mission was one of mankinds most awe-inspiring technological feats and captured the worlds imagination.
But many people believe that the giant leap for mankind was really a historic hoodwink and that Armstrong never set foot on the moon. Instead, they claim the famed astronaut walked around a fake lunar landscape built on a massive Hollywood-style soundstage, a scenario that inspired the plot of the 1977 conspiracy film Capricorn One.
A Gallup poll in 1999 found that six percent of Americans doubt that the moon landings ever happened. A 2005-06 poll by space consultant Mary Lynne Dittmar found that 27 percent of U.S. 18- to 24-year-olds question the reality of the moon landings. And a 2009 survey in Great Britain found that one in four believe the moon landings never occurred.
[ Jesse Ventura's Take ]
I am not of the opinion that they faked the moon landing. I remember when it happened during my senior year in high school in July. I remember that they interviewed an old black man, probably in his eighties or nineties, from Georgia after the moon landing was finished and he wasn't buying it. He said they were out in the desert in Arizona filming it. But I believe they landed on the moon because we have space projects going on up there all the time and no one's given me any indication that they didn't.