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Apollo Moon Landing Hoax??

Conspiracy theorists like Bill Kaysing and Ralph Rene claim that the Apollo Moon landings were a hoax. On 15 February and 19 March 2001 the Fox TV network aired a program called "Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?", hosted by X-Files actor Mitch Pileggi, that rehearsed these claims. Guests on the show argued that NASA technology in the 1960's wasn't up to the task of a real Moon landing. Instead, anxious to win the Space Race any way it could, NASA acted out the Apollo program in movie studios. The suggestive scenes in films like Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Capricorn One (1978) helped establish the Moon Hoax theme in American popular culture. The best rebuttal to allegations of a "Moon Hoax," however, is common sense. Evidence that the Apollo program really happened is compelling.

In the latest segment in the Today show's Truth or Conspiracy series, John Pike of globalsecurity.org talks with Today's Katie Couric about the controversy surrounding the first moon landing.

Skeptics

  • The Great Moon Hoax - Moon rocks and common sense prove Apollo astronauts really did visit the Moon.
  • lunargate! Perhaps the most believable part of Kaysing and Rene's scenario is their analysis of the space industry as a political economy.
  • Apollo Moon Hoax? The Apollo Moon Landings - were they all a hoax? Much of this 'evidence' is so transparently moronic you'll wonder just how anyone believes it.
  • Faked Moon Landings? If you have been led to believe in the Apollo Hoax conspiracy theories, it's time to think again!
  • Yes, We Really Did Go to the Moon! @ Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy
  • Fox TV and the Apollo Moon Hoax Detailed rebuttal of the Fox television program ``Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land On The Moon?''
  • Ian Goddard's website images showing how many of the claims by the conspiracy theorists are wrong.
  • The Wrong Stuff Indepth article by Wired writer Rogier van Bakel surveying the 'moon hoax' theories prevalent on the Internet and as American folklore.
  • Evidence from Apollo Absurd though it is, the conspiracy theory for the Apollo landings can be used as an effective teaching device.
  • The Moon Landings Were NOT Faked
  • Luna Ticks It's amazing to think anyone could consider this to be true, but there honestly are people who believe that humans never walked on the Moon
  • Was It Really Only a Paper Moon? - uses photos and diagrams to controvert Moon Hoax theories.
  • Apollo Hoax Charges Falter Under Light of Critical Analysis by Jim McDade
  • Conspiracy Theorists

  • Bill Kaysing Interview on the Apollo Hoax
  • NASA MOONED AMERICA! This book by Ralph Rene' contains 3 full size, full color NASA photos and 6 more NASA black and whites.
  • THE DARK SIDE OF THE MOON LANDINGS by David Percy - In actual fact, mankind has no proof at all that we ever set foot on the Moon, other than the photographs that NASA has elected to publish.
  • Fake Moon Landing - A Hoax
  • Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Moon A documentary dedicated to proving we never went to the moon directed and Produced by Bart Winfield Sibrel.
  • The Moon Shots Were Faked by Kevin Overstreet - My conspiracy theory for this report is that we never went to the moon. The whole dang thing was faked.
  • Various Other Apollo Image Anomalies

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