With one hand on the lunar landing ladder, Neil Armstrong takes the historical step and puts his boot-clad foot on the lunar surface.
On July 21, 196 he says the famous words:
“This is a small step for a human being but a huge leap for humanity.”
For the first time in world history, man has set foot on the moon, and this is just the beginning of a whole new era. At least that’s what most people consider this historic milestone.
But there are also a few conspiracy theorists who claim that the lunar landings have never taken place.
Everything is a single big scam, planned and executed by a colossal conspiracy consisting of the US government, the NASA space organization, the film industry and the media. The aim should be to increase US power and gain prestige.
Nobody talked about cheating and conspiracies when the astronauts returned home to Earth three days after Armstrong’s moonwalk.
For a US that was plagued by huge losses in the Vietnam War and riots on the home front, the moon landing was a happy news that the people could gather around.
The three astronauts who participated in the lunar orbit with Apollo 11 – Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins – were honored with a Confetti Rain on Broadway in New York, an honor that also honored great men such as Charles Lindbergh and Albert Einstein.
The United States lagged behind in the race
Four years later, the event fell into a different light.
In his book We Never Went to the Moon, author Bill Kaysing pinned down the heroic deeds of astronauts on earth.
Kaysing claimed that the moon landing had never taken place for the simple reason that Americans did not have the technology to carry out such a demanding project.
For seven years he had worked for Rocketdyne, the company that made the engines for the Saturn 5 rockets that brought astronauts to the moon.
The lack of useful technology had put the United States in an embarrassing predicament, Bill Kaysing argued.
For a number of years in 1962, President John F. Kennedy had promised to send a man to the moon before the end of the 1960s.
“We choose to travel to the moon during this decade, not because it is simple but because it is difficult,” the president had said.
The space program was extremely important in the post-war rivalry with the Soviet Union.
In addition to mastering the military, space was also about prestige.
And on that front, the United States had suffered several defeats – for example, when the Soviet Union in 1957 became the first nation to send a satellite into space, its so-called Sputnik.
The United States simply could not afford to lose the race to be first on the moon.
But since NASA, according to Kaysing, estimated that there was only a mere 0.0017 percent chance of succeeding in a lunar landing, the space agency chose the only remaining way out and staged a scam of gigantic proportions.
The space suits are designed to reflect the sunlight so as not to get too hot. In a camera lens, the faint glow of the stars cannot compete with the dazzling white suit.
CLAIM: “There are no stars in the sky”
DISCLAIMER: The lack of stars has a perfectly natural explanation.
The images are taken in daylight, and the camera – which is technically set to take pictures of astronauts and the moon’s surface – cannot detect the stars that give off a much weaker light than the costumes of the astronauts reflecting the sun’s rays.
In addition, the same applies to the moon as it does to the earth: you cannot see the stars until the sun has set.
In broad terms, the plan was to launch space rockets without astronauts, and then film them in lunar-like scenes.
To provide equipment for a film that could reliably reproduce lunar landscapes and spacecraft, NASA turned to Hollywood.
The organization succeeded in persuading the acclaimed film director Stanley Kubrick, who finished with his science fiction film “Year 2001 – A Space Journey” the year before (with the American premiere on April 2, 1968).
During the recording, Kubrick and his film team had gathered information from space technology companies, universities, observatories, meteorological institutes, laboratories and other institutions in order for the film to become realistic.
And when it was time to launch Apollo 11, NASA contacted the man who knew everything about how to produce space films: Stanley Kubrick – Kaysing claimed.
An hour before the launch on the morning of July 16, the three astronauts were filmed as they entered their spacecraft.
But according to Kaysing, they did not stay there: 40 minutes later they stepped into a high-speed elevator and were taken to a safe room.
In order for no one to sense any disagreement, NASA’s technicians made sure that the TV signal was broken while this was happening.
Twenty minutes later, the control room counted down to 0, and Apollo 11 headed toward space at 9:32 local time in a cloud of smoke and fire – but without the three astronauts.
Kaysing claims that the rocket crashed into the Arctic Ocean.
STATEMENT: “There were no flames from the rockets when the landing craft lifted”
DISCLAIMER: The absence of fire flames from the lunar missile rocket engine was due to the fuel.
On the moon, the astronauts used a different propellant than the launch: the fuel Aerozine 50, which burns without visible flames.
At the same time, the astronauts were taken by jet to Nevada, where NASA had built up an artificial lunar landscape in advance.
There they were housed in an underground facility with “all imaginable luxury, including a couple of Las Vegas most beautiful show girls”.
With the facility as a base, the astronauts then recorded the film from the lunar landing that was shown on TV all over the world.
The landing on Earth was simulated by the astronauts flying to a small atoll off Hawaii.
There they were placed in a transport aircraft together with the space capsule, the so-called. command module.
The astronauts climbed into the module, which was released in the Pacific.
On the whole, Kaysing seemed to have answers to everything he was asked for.
The only thing he couldn’t answer properly was from where he got the idea for his book. It seemed to have come to him in an almost supernatural way.
“Call it a sense, intuition – information from a mysterious source of communication that we don’t yet understand … a metaphysical message,” Kaysing explained in the introduction to the book
The theory annoys astronauts
Kaysing’s book received a great deal of attention and was followed by a number of statements.
He himself continued to present his theories, where later events were also woven.
For example, Kaysing claimed that NASA was behind the explosion in the space shuttle Challenger 1986 when seven astronauts were killed.
According to Kaysing, the astronauts had been told that everything was fake, and so NASA decided to clear them out of the way before revealing what they knew.
Although all of Kaysing’s claims could be scientifically disproved, he persisted.
Astronomers’ movements on the moon would be impossible to reproduce in a film recorded on Earth in 1969.
CLAIM 6: “The moon landing is filmed in a studio”
DISCLAIMED: If the astronauts’ bouncy style on the moon had just been a regular slow-motion movie, this would be easy to reveal.
On the moon, the movements of astronauts become a mixture of fast and slow movements:
If you jump on the moon, the jump will be faster and higher than on the earth because gravity is one-sixth of that of the earth.
However, it takes longer to get down on the “ground” again.
Also: in 1969, the US had the technology to travel to the moon, but not film equipment to simulate it.
In July 1996, astronaut Jim Lovell fired.
Lovell enrolled in American aerospace history when he, as head of Apollo 13, managed to bring his craft back to earth despite the oxygen tank being destroyed by an explosion.
“That type is crazy. I’m getting upset. We took a big risk, and that is something that everyone in this country should be proud of, ”Lovell said.
Kaysing sued him for defamation, but the court rejected the case in 1997.
In 2013, seven percent of all Americans believed that the moon landings were actually fake.