Monday, July 20, 2009
Today is the 40th Anniversary of the Moon landing. July 20, 1969 was the day Neil Armstrong touched down on the Moon and uttered the iconic phrase that became ingrained in our minds forever:
That's one small step for man,
One giant leap for mankind.
However, there have been a ton of random websites and groups that have been blowing the whistle on this momentous occasion in US history, saying how the moon landing was fake, actually being shot on some studio lot in Hollywood (and by Stanley Kubrick, no less!). I remember seeing some lame documentary on FOX about 9 years ago hosted by this guy:
Skinner, the boss on the X-Files. That documentary was interesting, but probably made by a bunch of paranoid people convinced that everything is not what it seems.
Here's another fun site that makes some entertaining (albeit probably erroneous) claims about the supposedly falsified Moon landing.
And another, this time from a site with "ufos-aliens" in the address, so it's clearly written by a team of renowned scientists who know what they're talking about.
Finally, this site is a NASA-sponsored site that exists to point out the problems with some of the hoax sites....it all makes for an interesting read.
To clarify, I'm not someone who arbitrarily agrees with what the government says, nor do I really believe in conspiracy theories. They're interesting to read, though.
I just doubt the Moon landing was fake. Decide for yourself, I guess.
Posted by Adrian G. at 11:00 AM