The world is still divided between those who believe the lunar landings were genuine as they were backed by scientific fundamentals coupled with a hell of a lot of physical evidence to support them and those who wouldn’t believe their hair was on fire if you stood them in front of a mirror and handed them a concise pamphlet that explained what that hot feeling and that dreadful smell were.
So, did Neil Armstrong and Buzz "The Buzzmeister" Aldrin really walk on the moon while Michael Collins did the ironing in the lunar orbiter? Was the landing a hoax, a propaganda tool to use in the war of "who’s got the bigger penis?" going on with the Russians? The people who state that the landings were fake claim that you can’t trust the photographic evidence provided by NASA as photographic evidence is not a very trustworthy medium indeed. To prove their own case they use the photographic evidence provided by NASA as photographic evidence is a very trustworthy medium indeed, and their reasoning is often compelling if you’re tired and have had a few to drink.
Photos documenting the alleged fake moon landings can easily be found on the web. With the 40th anniversary of the Apollo XI moon landings almost upon us I’ve decided to group together some of the pictorial evidence against the moon landings being genuine and let you decide for yourself. Hoax? Real? Will we really ever know for sure?
One of the conspiracy theories linked to NASA’s Apollo missions to the moon is that actors were used rather than wasting money on fake-training former air force pilots. Certainly, it’s difficult to think of another reason why Jonathan Harris – better know for his role as Dr Zachary Smith in Lost In Space – made it into early publicity shots of the Apollo XI command crew.
The shadows cast on the moon seem to be a constant source of contention. Some people point out that in certain photos the shadows don’t appear to be parallel as if there were more than one light source or, bizarrely, the ground were in some way uneven. Other people notice oddities in the shadows as if there is something off camera that doesn’t seem to fit on the lunar surface.
Do you know the Klingon proverb "revenge is a dish best served cold"? It is very cold… in space. And the moon’s in space so it should be very cold there too. Yet, the picture above clearly shows Neil Armstrong enjoying an ice cream, an unlikely choice of food for such a cold environment. But… a heavy suit under studio lights? Now that’s a different matter.