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Was the moon landing fake?

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I was just sitting here thinking, if we need massive towers on earth to send the rockets into space, how the heck did the guys get their lunar lander thing off the moon and back to earth... maybe it was fake after all?
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Absolutely not. Without going into intricate detail debunking the conspiracy theory, which has become increasingly popular over the past ten years, I'll leave two pieces of evidence that proves the moon landing was real.

1) Laser Ranging Reflector - During Apollo 11 Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong left a mirror on the surface of the moon. Simply put, the laser ranging reflector is a set of mirrors that allow laser beams and telescopes from earth the ability to hit the moon, or "ping it". These have proved instrumental in discovering more about our moon's orbit, gravity and distance. Again, this mirror, which is observable to scientists and all across the Earth, was LEFT there by the Apollo 11 team.

2) Satellite imagery has recently been made available by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter which actually shows pictures of the apollo landing sites. Instruments, foot steps and lunar landers are clearly visible.

Go here: www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/lroimages/apollosites.html

Ultimately the decision to believe in anything is up to you, regardless of how much evidence is produced to argue or refute any conspiracy theory, there will always be rebuttals. What you have to ask yourself is: is this "hoax" realistic? Do you actually believe the United States Government would go to such lengths to "fake" a moon landing and continue a lie throughout all these years? Do you really believe highly trained, educated and renowned scientists would take a job at NASA and be told to lie about their past?

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I don't think there is any possibility that the Moon landings could have been faked - it is just another silly conspiracy theory. If you think about the number of people involved in the projects - the astronauts themselves, all the staff at ground control, etc etc - it is inconceivable that it could have been faked without someone who was actually involved coming forward.

As for the massive towers etc, these were required to help escape the Eath's gravity. The Moon's gravity is only about one sixth of the Earth's, so far less energy is required to escape from it.

I think the reasons we haven't gone back to the Moon - yet - are economical and political. Back in the sixties there was a race on with the Soviet Union and, although there were valid scientific reasons for visiting the Moon, I think it was largely competition with the Russians that ensured the project got funding. The situation is very different nowadays, and whlie the scientific incentives remain, there is no longer any political incentive and it is therefore very hard to justify the cost to politicians.

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I think the moon landing was fake even when disregarding what the scientists have argued, i.e. the shadows were incorrect etc. I find it hard to believe there was a successful landing back in the late sixties but we have not done it since. Technology has moved on a long way over the last forty years or so and if we had the technology back in the late sixties surely we have the technology now? In fact, we should be able to get to the moon quicker and more efficiently now than we did back in the sixties, however we can't.

Because man has not been on the moon since the late sixties, despite numerous attempts, I think it is all a lie and nothing more than a publicity stunt.

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Between a gravity that is only one-sixth of Earth's, and no atmosphere to fight through, launching from the moon was pretty easy. Also, the lander only had to go into orbit to match with the larger capsule, it didn't need enough fuel to get anywhere.

If we didn't go to the moon, then we need to come up with some other equally compelling fiction. A lot of good science was developed and put into the economy because of the moon program.

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No I don't think it was fake. I don't think they could have faked it. There are the moon rocks and everything. It is why it cost so much also. If it was fake it should really not have cost as much.

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It very well could of been fake, but I myself highly doubt it. the gravity level is different which would decide alot, but i do see your point...

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No i watched it take off and i watched people climb inside so don't say that

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