Was the Moon Landing Fake?

Neil Armstrong step foot on the moon.

Neil Armstrong step foot on the moon.

Lawren Doss, Senior Writer

Did Neil Armstrong really step foot on the moon or was it all fake? July 1969, Armstrong was apparently the first man to step foot on the moon, but some of the information about the landing just doesn’t add up. Some people believe it was staged to win a race between the Soviets. Others believe it was staged because of the famous photo of the American flag on the moon. In the photo, the American flag looks as if it’s blowing in the wind, but how would that be possible if there isn’t any wind on the moon? 

During the time of the “moon landing”, the United States was involved in the Vietnam War. Some might say it was used as a distraction to the public because it just so coincidentally happened around the time the “moon landing” was over, and the U.S government stopped being involved in the war. Photos published by NASA also made the public wonder if the mission was fake. In the photos released, the stars in space can’t be seen. Conspiracists think NASA chose to not add stars to the photos because people would be able to tell if the photograph was taken on Earth or the Moon. 

Everyone doesn’t think it was fake though. On July 19-20, 1969, the first all-night British broadcast happened and it lasted for 11 hours. There were interviews from the lead astronauts, like Neil Armstrong, just before the launch. While he was doing the interview, Armstrong said, “I think we’re going to the moon because it is in the nature of the human being to face challenges”.

After finding all this research, maybe the conspiracies are true, but why would NASA lie to the public about landing on the moon?  What would be the reason to keep this secret from everyone? What does the government gain from lying about the moon landing?