Astronomy. This is a great article about how a small group of people are trying to convince everyone that the moon landing was a hoax and the whole thing was scripted. They came up with some evidence that NASA had faked the moon landing and that it was being kept a big secret. Once again Bill Kaysing makes an appearance. The article also says that he wrote a book about the moon landing being fake.
“Fundamental to the conspiracy theory is our supposed inability to go to the Moon. The thought of humans traveling to the Moon was so fantastic even early science-fiction writers didn't predict it happening for centuries to come”(Villard). The rockets that made the moon landing possible were based upon the principles that were founded by Isaac Newton centuries ago, meaning that the underlying science was already there. The Saturn V rockets were more than capable of taking a man to the moon, and it was seen by thousands of eyewitnesses and media who saw the rocket blast off from the Kennedy space center in Florida (Villard). Those who claim that NASA could not reach the moon in the 1960’s discredit the hardworking engineers and scientists who paved the way for a lunar
Throughout this speech, Kennedy admits to the huge amounts of money being spent on the space program. Kennedy establishes the reasons that are in place for reaching this monumental goal. The speech was intended both directly and indirectly to the Soviet Union as a warning that the US will win the space race, who was also competing in the same race, the space race. Kennedy hoped by appealing to public opinion, he could further build a base for America’s journey to the moon. He spoke not only to the citizens of society in the United States but to spirited individuals around the whole world.
President John F. Kennedy passionately delivered his speech “We choose to go to the moon” at Rice University on September 12, 1962 to persuade citizens to help fund and support the effort of NASA to send a manned spaceflight to the moon. Kennedy’s use of anaphora, specification of possible outcomes and rhetorical questions provides an overwhelming show of his confidence in the United States being the first on the moon. John F. Kennedy repeatedly used anaphora in his speech to strike into the hearts of the people. “Despite the striking fact that most of the scientists… despite the fact that this Nation’s own scientific manpower… despite that, the vast stretches of the unknown…” In this quote, he wanted to emphasize that despite all that we have accomplish we still have more to go. We cannot stop and say we are satisfied with what we have now.
400,000 people were involved in making the Apollo 11 moon landing happen. The Apollo Moon landings were among the most completely documented and observed events in history. The conspiracy "theories" that claim otherwise are a bunch of nonsense without even a single compelling piece of evidence. Most of the questions raised are based on ignorance of basic physics and optics. Video special effects were in their infancy in the late 60's so that faking a landing on the Moon would probably have been more difficult than actually going there, and it seems highly unlikely that the hundreds or even thousands of people who would have had to be involved in such a conspiracy would have kept it a secret for so long.
Speculation that the moon landings were faked began circulating almost as soon as the Apollo 11 landed back on Earth. Bill Kaysing, author of ‘We Never Went to the Moon: Americas 30 Billion Dollar Swindle’, is often credited with being the leader of the moon landing conspiracy theories. He was also featured in ‘Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?’. The show created a stir and is credited with reviving speculation that the landings were a hoax. After the broadcast, NASA was bombarded with so many questions from the public that it was forced to post an official answer on its website.
A fear that the Soviets might become technologically superior is seen in Document E. Americans feared that the Soviets would dominate modern warfare, putting the United States in the weaker position. A prime example of the technological race was the Soviet launch of Sputnik in 1957. Although Sputnik was not a war vessel, Americans believed that the Soviets now could, and would, wage warfare on them from orbit. Thus the United States desperately began to try to establish a spaceship of there own. When their first attempts failed, Congress passed the National Defense and Education Act, to "assist in greater efforts in specific areas of national concern."
The USA then went onto create the first B-52 long-range bombers. These where able to fly 6,000 miles and deliver a nuclear payload. Such a development required massive financial backing from the goverment, something which America could afford to do and Russia could not. These also show that America was ahead in the arms race as the USSR where unable to transport nuclear weapons to anywhere near the distance that the Americans where able to do causing the USSR to become even more secure. On the otherhand it could be argued that it was the Russians who where ahead in the arms race with things such as the USSR's first Hydrogen bomb test in August of 1953.
During the Cold War there was a fight for economic and political dominance between the United States and their allies, and the Soviet Union and their allies. This struggle brought a lot of tension between these two countries as they both searched for newer ways to develop and enhance their rocket systems to deliver nuclear pay loads. It was during this time that an elaborate competition between the United States and the Soviet Union to be the first to land a man on the moon developed. This competition was known as the Space Race. The Soviets started out way ahead of the Americans in this race.
It shows how life is fragile and should be cherished and not to take life for granted. Upon discovering the asteroid, NASA gives some everyday drillers the option of saving the planet. The main theme is that a meteorite is heading to earth in a matter of a few weeks. This meteor is the size of Texas and will destroy the planet. There would be no life forms that would survive, to include the planet if the meteor were to hit earth.