Evaluate the Evidence That Suggests the Moon Landing Was a Hoax.” Essay

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“Evaluate The Evidence That Suggests The Moon Landing Was A Hoax.” – In President John F. Kennedy's speech to Congress, on May 25, 1961, he expressed a concern that the United States was falling behind the Soviet Union in technology and prestige. He challenged the nation to put a man on the moon before the end of the decade. On July 16, 1969, the Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Centre. On July 20, 1969, Commander Neil Armstrong became the first man on the moon. He said the historic words, "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind." A camera in the Lunar Module provided live television coverage as Neil Armstrong climbed down the ladder to the surface of the moon. Much evidence suggests that man actually did land on the moon, but a significant amount of the world’s population, today still believe that the moon landing was a hoax and was filmed in a Hollywood studio. These “conspiracy theorists”, have used the evidence provided by NASA, and used it as their own evidence, their main proposal suggests the shadows on the moon are not correct and must have been filmed in a Hollywood studio. A lot of popular culture follows this, with shows like Myth buster’s evaluating and testing the evidence suggested by the conspiracy theorists. Before any evidence is evaluated, you have to begin to think what motive America would have to want to fake a moon landing, and what would provoke into people believing that it was hoaxed. At the time, The United States and Russia had been in a deep Cold War, both being terrified of nuclear annihilation. There was a speculation that the first country to land on the moon was capable of building a Nuclear Missile Base on the moon, thus starting the space race. There were 4 different motives that people believe why the United States of America would hoax a moon landing. they include, a distraction, Cold War

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