Moon Landing Essay

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Moon Landing Hoax? Or Real? The quotes, “Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed,” and, “This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” have echoed throughout the world since the legendary landing of the spacecraft, Apollo 11, on the moon. This expedition alighted astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon on July 20th, 1969 which enabled them to collect the first samples from another planetary body (1). For many, this was an event that marked a momentous time in history but for others, this was nothing more than a hoax. “The whole thing seems phony to me,” says After viewing this documentary, Phil Plaits said, “From the first moment to the very last, the program is loaded with bad thinking, ridiculous suppositions and utterly wrong science.” People like Plaits were outraged by the fact that there were others that thought that such a triumphant event was staged but what did cause people to believe that such a massive feat was staged? Discrepancies in the pictures, videos and accounts of the crew misled the public to believe that the spacecraft Apollo 11 never made it to the moon and man never set foot there. One discrepancy that was found in the pictures on the moon was that there were no stars. When looking at the picture of Armstrong and Aldrin on the surface of the moon, stars are not visible. Non-believers say that this is one result of the picture being taken on secretive grounds rather than actually up in space. On the other hand, believers, including Plait, say that just because we can see stars from the Earth, does not mean we can see it from the moon. The Earth and moon are two completely different places where conditions are different for each place. But scientists have concluded after studying this picture, that the stars are in fact present but very faint so they are not

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