Originally posted by karoly aczel
There is enough evidence to suggest that it was faked and was also actually done. Now as to why they would fake it in the first place is an interesting question. I bet there is a lot stanger stuff that has gone on in space.Like our relationship to Mars,but with all the secrecy surrounding different goverments activities I guess I'll have to take my take on this over to spirituality...
The thing that really kills the moon landing hoax theory is this: The Russians at the time were in the middle of the cold war, and the Chinese not far behind. If anyone would want to prove a hoax, it would have been them. So the moon hoaxers would have to include the Russians AND the Chinese in the conspiracy, just think how unlikely that would be. If there was any HINT of falsity in our space program, the Russians have VERY good radio telescopes and can plainly hear the Americans on the moon just as well as we can. So they can tell there is at least some vehicle on the moon, maybe we are transmitting a fake signal but the Russians have enough assets in space, even in 1970, to have heard all the outbound RF transmitted and they found nothing wrong.
The only people who gain from the moon hoax theory are the original authors and that film maker, I forget his name, they are only in it for the money, and now that 40 years have gone by, any 40 year old would have been too young even to have seen it live on TV, so the only ones who saw it live would have to have been at least 10 years old, so 50 years old and older are the only ones who were there. I happen to have been employed at Goddard Space Flight Center on Apollo Tracking and Timing at the time, so I saw all the data coming and going, I know THAT wasn't fake. But the young whippersnappers
of today have no such direct knowledge and so a gullible few thousand make a living for the original authors. Great for those dudes but it comes at the cost of denying the originality of mankind, denying we could have ever have done it. I can only hope those asssholes are alive when the next set of landers lands say a half mile away from the apollo sites and see the footprints directly and the flags and such and see for instance, how if you aim a normal camcorder at your buddies, there will be no stars in view simply because of the blasting amount of light hitting the moon in daylight. That was one of the stupid arguments used, Gee, there were no stars in those photo's, Ergo, it had to have been done in a stadium or cave on earth with lots of bright spotlight. Makes me want to puke. It denigrates one of the most profound engineering feats of the 20th century.