Was The Moon Landing A Fake Essay

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Was The Moon Landing A Fake? Essay, Research Paper Shane Adams Mr. Smith Adv. English 2 April 15, 2001 Was the Moon Landing a Fake? Some Americans now ask, “Was the moon landing a hoax?” Is this actually possible; would the U.S. government lie to our nation, let alone the whole world? The answer, no, should jump out. Hoax believers (HBs) thought they researched this thoroughly and gained enough evidence to prove that the moon landing was a hoax, but they don‘t know jack! Their whole case can be compared to a brick house with one difference. It seems like the bricks have all the corners, sides, and shape of a house. The evidence seems to be very strong, but the bricks are only one dimensional. All the “supposed” evidence crumbles after a little research. In this

report I will show HBs falsified case along with the truth. One of the most well known theories claims that no blast crater exists on the moon. In the photos showing the landing of the lunar Lander, there should be a little crater underneath the rockets of the Lander caused by the 10,000 pounds of thrust the rockets produce, right? Wrong! “When someone driving a car pulls into a parking spot, do they do it at 100 kilometers per hour? Of course not. They slow down first, easing off the accelerator. The astronauts did the same thing” (Bad). The Lander slowed down to approximately 3000 pounds of thrust. Also, most believe that the thrust of the rocket would penetrate the area directly under it, but they are wrong! Since the moon has no air, due to the absence of an atmosphere, a

vacuum is present. This means the pressure of the Lander spreads out(Bad). The next theory also has to do with the air on the moon. Another claim that has been made is that Neil Armstrong’s foot print would not be distinguishable. Imagine dumping a pile of powder onto kitchen floor. Then blow on the powder. Not only the powder blown from the momentum of your breath flies everywhere, but curlicues of air move the powder. This case does not hold truth on the moon. Since there is no air on the moon, only the dust that is physically touched is blown (Bad). This means that footprints not directly affected by the rockets can still be. What else can possibly be brought up dealing with the absence of atmosphere on the moon? The flag ripples in the photographs taken by the astronauts;

therefore, the force of wind causes this. This assumption is entirely false. In most of the photos, the astronauts are placing the pole of the flag into the moon which of course is causing movement of the flag. Now, the biggest kicker is the photograph showing the astronaut standing on the side of the flag. The design of the flag can explain this. “To compensate for the lack of an atmosphere on the lunar surface, the flag assembly included a horizontal crossbar to give the illusion of a flag flying in the breeze” (NASA). Now it is time for some more nonsense. How did the astronauts survive the trip to the moon if they needed to pass through Van Alen’s Ring? For everyone that does not know, Van Alen’s Ring is a ring of radiation that completely surrounds Earth 500 miles

above it’s surface. Yes, they would have been affected if the metal surrounding the spaceship did not protect them , but that’s the thing the metal blocked must of the radiation from entering. Also, they passed through the ring in about a hour so there was not much time for the astronauts to get radiation (Bad). Sure, if they were to be in this ring of radiation for a substantial amount of time they would have been affected from the radiation. In a few of the pictures, the United States flag hiding in the shadow of the lunar is bright. Since the HBs believe the sun is the only source of light, this sounds reasonable. The only problem with this is that the sun is not the only source of light! The moon itself and Earth are the other “forgotten” sources of light. Compared to