Alright so, this post is part of my ‘Subject Series’ where I get given random subjects and I just have to write about them! This subject was suggested by the ginger legend, Ethan.
It’s going to be done a little differently though, because i’m currently in first class (Posh I know!) with Lav heading into central London. SO, while i’m writing about how the moon landing really didn’t happen Lav is writing about how it really did happen and you can check that post out here!
Ethan asked me to write about the moon landing being faked regardless of whether or not I believe it. So here goes!
What Moon Landing Am I Talking About?
So the moon landing in question is the moon landing in 1969 with Neil Armstrong, and Buzz Aldrin obviously. Although, if one was faked, I guess they all are. Sorry NASA!
So, in 1969 Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the moon – Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. On July 20th 1969 at 20:17 UTC the spacecraft supposedly landed on the Lunar surface. Six hours later on, now the 21st of July Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon followed 19 minutes later by Aldrin. But did they really though?
Why do I think It was Faked?
It’s obvious really, isn’t it? The moons surface is something we don’t know about because WE’VE NEVER BEEN, so it’s pretty simple to make something up, as long as the story is good enough, and you’re good at blagging your way through, people will believe you. I wonder where the term ‘Fake it ’til you make it’ came from?
Then There’s The Facts.
If we’re talking about faking the moon landing I guess the big question is “Why would America fake the moon landing?” The cold war, that’s why.
The soviet union constantly had a one up on the US and I guess the US thought it was time to pull something back. And well go big or go home right? We’ll stick a man on the moon let’s see how they can beat that one!
On May 25, 1961, Kennedy addressed the United States Congress on “Urgent National Needs” and declared:
“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal(Landing a man o. the moon), before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the Earth. No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish. We propose to accelerate the development of the appropriate lunar space craft. We propose to develop alternate liquid and solid fuel boosters, much larger than any now being developed, until certain which is superior. We propose additional funds for other engine development and for unmanned explorations-explorations which are particularly important for one purpose which this nation will never overlook: the survival of the man who first makes this daring flight. But in a very real sense, it will not be one man going to the Moon-if we make this judgment affirmatively, it will be an entire nation. For all of us must work to put him there. “
So let’s just break this down a little. “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal” Did Kennedy believe that putting a man on the moon was the best thing for America at the time? Looks that way to me. Kennedy wanted America to look good from the outside, he wanted the rest of the world, especially the soviet union to see America as superior, and one of the most sure fire way to do that was to put a man on the moon. So what if it’s faked, what they don’t know won’t hurt them, right?
Can we also look at the fact Kennedy boasts that it will be impressive to mankind before the fact it would be important for the exploration of space. Make of that what you will.
The Flag. Possibly one of the biggest commotions in the “Fake/real” debate is the American flag that is literally flying in the wind that doesn’t exist on the moon. There’s no air to breathe on the moon, there’s no wind to make the flag flutter there’s no gravity A FLAG ON THE MOON JUST DOESN’T WORK! Let’s be bloody honest, we have a hard enough time here on earth getting a flag to fly how we want it to, nice and straight with the couple of ripples that move down the flag as the wind rolls past, so how the fuck did they manage to do that on the moon? It’s practically rocket science..So i’m telling you, they didn’t, It’s fake!
In this photo you can see that Armstrong is taking a photo of Aldrin. Where the shadows appear, the light source is seemingly coming from behind the Aldrin who is being photographed. Howver, there is no clear evidence of a light source behind him. And due to the scale of the photo, surely you should be able to see the light source. If i were to say to a photographer, “I want you to recreate this exact photo, your budget is unlimited but it has to be the EXACT same” bet you, i’d get an identical photo.
Being the tumblr generation that we are, it’s hard to ignore the fact there’s NO stars in the picture’s of the moon landing and really I think there should be. Stars are always there, but we only see them at night because the sun is too bright during the day. There’s no sun when the moon landing happened, so it’s dark and when it’s dark you can see the stars, so why can’t I see any stars?! If you can see the lunar material in so much detail why can’t I see the stars?
So yeah, it was fake.
Here is a some pictures of me and Lav from this weekend for you to enjoy so that you’ve at least got one thing to like about this post!