Dr. Phyllis P. Elmore
September 15, 2014
The Moon Landing
It was July 16, 1969; the United States had been battling the USSR in what was known as the Space race during the cold war: a race between the two countries to see who could develop better technology and get to the moon first. The USSR captured the first major successes in space travel with successfully sending a man into orbit, and then orbiting around the entire earth. The United States had some catching up to do. Was the U.S. really capable of not only catching the USSR but also fearlessly rocketing
past them and landing on the moon? Was NASA responsible for sending the first man to the moon in what will always be remembered in U.S. history? Here we are going to discuss the argument on the moon landing hoax and why Neil Armstrong is a household name for his steps on the moon that may have actually just been steps on a T.V. set.
We must consider what was used as evidence to compile these moon landings and to obscure the public into believing its pictures. Many will believe what he or she physically sees to be true, especially if they are pictures directly from NASA, the respected association of space travel. The public viewed pictures of the moon landing, and so they believed them to be true, but since they looked strange,
of course some people would believe the landing to be a hoax.
Over the years, people have proposed that the Moon landing was staged. Theorists believe that since the photos look funny from space then that obviously means it’s a fake. Some even think that we just needed to beat the soviets before they beat us. In the words of the eloquent writer of the Declaration of Independence, let facts be submitted to a candid world. Americans were the first country to place a human being on the moon in July 1969.
Many conspiracy theorists insist that the Apollo Moon landings were a hoax; however, empirical evidence is...