The Moon Landing Hoax Conspiracy

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A Russian team of engineers has built a micro-satellite to capture HD photos of the moon surface to find out the truth behind the moon landings of the late 60s.

On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 and its three-man crew successfully became the first spaceflight to land humans on the Moon. Or so we're told.

Lunar skeptics have been around since the moon landing, claiming the U.S. Government faked the landings to top the Russians and finally end the space race.

The Conspiracy

The U.S. Government faking the Apollo 11 landing is one of the more popular “hoaxes” out there. Sure, people think Bigfoot exists, the Loch Ness Monster is chilling in Great Britain, and chemtrails (the exhaust trails behind jet engines) are actually deliberately sprayed to poison the general public. The History Channel even has an entire series dedicated to proving the existence of Ancient Aliens (some episodes are quite convincing - I recommend the episode on the Mayan civilization). However, none of these have gained the traction or popularity that the Moon Landing Hoax has.

The internet likely has a lot to do with the popularity growth of the conspiracies and hoaxes currently out there.
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A popular theory involves filmmaker Stanley Kubrick, the brain behind films including but not limited to: 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Shining, A Clockwork Orange, and Eyes Wide Shut. Others involve the flag movement in space even though it should be still, the astronaut shadows, or the original filming being lost. A 1999 Gallup poll revealed that 6% percent of Americans believe the landings were faked, and another 5% are not convinced one way or the other. That’s 11% of Americans who need more evidence to believe in the original landing (tough math, I know - my bachelor’s in mathematics hard at work). If this many Americans could be convinced, I’d imagine a poll in Russia would reveal at least as many hoax

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