47 Year Anniversary of the Greatest Visual Hoax of All Time

July, 20, 1969

Armstrong walks on moon….. NOT

At 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing module Eagle, Armstrong became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon.

The American effort to send astronauts to the moon has its origins in a famous appeal President John F. Kennedy made to a special joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961: “I believe this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.” At the time, the United States was still trailing the Soviet Union in space developments, and Cold War-era America welcomed Kennedy’s bold proposal.

In 1966, after five years of work by an international team of scientists and engineers, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) conducted the first unmanned Apollo mission, testing the structural integrity of the proposed launch vehicle and spacecraft combination. Then, on January 27, 1967, tragedy struck at Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, when a fire broke out during a manned launch-pad test of the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn rocket. Three astronauts were killed in the fire.

Despite the setback, NASA and its thousands of employees forged ahead, and in October 1968, Apollo 7, the first manned Apollo mission, orbited Earth and successfully tested many of the sophisticated systems needed to conduct a moon journey and landing. In December of the same year, Apollo 8 took three astronauts to the dark side of the moon and back, and in March 1969 Apollo 9 tested the lunar module for the first time while in Earth orbit. Then in May, the three astronauts of Apollo 10 took the first complete Apollo spacecraft around the moon in a dry run for the scheduled July landing mission.

At 9:32 a.m. on July 16, with the world watching, Apollo 11 took off from Kennedy Space Center with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin Jr., and Michael Collins aboard. Armstrong, a 38-year-old civilian research pilot, was the commander of the mission. After traveling 240,000 miles in 76 hours, Apollo 11 entered into a lunar orbit on July 19. The next day, at 1:46 p.m., the lunar module Eagle, manned by Armstrong and Aldrin, separated from the command module, where Collins remained. Two hours later, the Eagle began its descent to the lunar surface, and at 4:18 p.m. the craft touched down on the southwestern edge of the Sea of Tranquility. Armstrong immediately radioed to Mission Control in Houston, Texas, a famous message: “The Eagle has landed.”

Three Men on the Moon???

 

This is one of the most famous of all Moon astronot pictures. Apollo missions had three onboard. One stayed with the command module while two others allegedly went to the Moon surface. Look in the helmet reflection.

1) If the Sun was so strong, and coming from his left, the visors curve side towards the Sun would be glared.

2) The shading should be much darker on the right side of his suit. Look how bright the light is.

3) Yes, THREE, not two astronots in this photo. One, the photographer, two the guy in the visor background and three, astronot Buzz Aldrin. (look at the angle of the picture taken from photographer)

4) No stars in the background, yet no light pollution like on Earth to obfuscate the stars

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73eG93vSmiE

6 thoughts on “47 Year Anniversary of the Greatest Visual Hoax of All Time

  1. Marouane_A July 20, 2016 at 5:23 pm Reply

    It wasn’t Spielberg, but Kubrick!!!! Have your sources though right 😁

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  2. semaj July 26, 2016 at 9:32 am Reply

    You can see what you want to see and going round in circles about so many so called pictures on the moon it gets us nowhere. Open up the general space bollocks though brings up so many basic questions that need provable answers. The big one I am still waiting for is can ANYONE demonstrate a vacuum existing next to a non vacuum without an air tight barrier between them? If someone can do this then I will have to rethink my scepticism.
    While we are on the subject though of liars, where is Aldrins camera? I thought they both had chest mounted Hasselblads? So if they had chest mounted cameras what was Armstrong standing on and how were all these photos so well framed and focused but the actual film of them leaving the LEM is so crap it beggars belief that this would have been left to chance for what would be mans greatest technical achievement even though it is totally pointless? Why is the shadow of the LEM leg not showing on astronot in the reflection as the shadow is much taller than said astronot? Sorry I am now doing what I said is pointless!!

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    • Nick July 26, 2016 at 11:30 am Reply

      Semaj – good questions, but all with straightforward answers.

      1. At no point is there “a vacuum existing next to a non vacuum without an air tight barrier between them”. I think you will understand that the atmospheric pressure decreases with altitude – that is why aeroplanes are pressurised and breathing gets harder as you climb Mount Everest – so there is no “barrier” needed.

      2. They seemed to have one person “do stuff”, the other photograph it – seems a reasonable thing to do – so Aldrin’s camera would have been in the LEM.

      3. Armstrong was standing on the Moon, as can be seen in the reflection. If you look at all the photographs (available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/), you will see that most photographs were not well framed, many not in focus, but the ones you see most often are the best ones!

      4. The video of them leaving the LEM was taken by the best small, light, TV camera available in 1969, so that the event could be seen live on Earth. It is reminder of the video technology of the day, and why claims that it was CGI are so ridiculous!

      5. The shadow seems to just cross Armstrong’s boot.

      So much for, “general space bollocks”. Do you have any other questions you can’t be bothered to find the answers for yourself? Or are they just questions you have heard on YT and been TOLD they have no answer?

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  3. Manny Clay July 26, 2016 at 9:40 am Reply

    Michael Collins said he did not remember SEEING any stars…

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    • Manny Clay July 26, 2016 at 10:31 pm Reply

      Simply google the Apollo 11 post flight news conference when Patrick Moore asks Neil Armstrong about the stars. Michael Collins follows up with what I said previously… He didn’t remember SEEING any (stars)

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  4. Manny Clay July 27, 2016 at 12:31 pm Reply

    FYA, allow me to remind you. You said. “No stars in the background? Of course not; on a very bright lit scene, dim stars would never show up due to photographic shutter speed and f-stop combinations. Basic Photography 101 – look it up!

    There, no more mystery to this photo.” Apparantly, you did have something to prove after all. My suggestion wasn’t vague to those seeking facts. Michael Collins said he did not remember seeing any stars…not just with a camera but with his own two eyes. Perhaps you have no inclination to pursue this as it does.not square with your facts. You seem to have lots of time to point out errors. Take a look at the exchange with Moore, Armstrong and Collins. It takes less than two minutes.

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