A Photographic Look At The Validity Of The Lunar Landings

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A Photographic Look at the Validity of the Lunar Landings On May 25, 1961, President John F. Kennedy, in front of a joint session of congress made the bold announcement to the people of the United States and the world. "I believe that 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 the Earth (NASA Dunbar)." On July 20, 1969, six months before the President 's deadline, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and in front of an estimated five-hundred-thirty million glued to their radio and televisions where they would hear and/or see the famous phrase "One small step for man... (Wolchover)" as Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the…show more content…
Through NASA 's own photographic evidence as well as the technology of the time period, and with such a limited experience in space it is clear that the 1969 and subsequent moon landing never occurred, and that it was an elaborate staging by the United States Government as a last resort to win the "space race" between the United States and the Soviet Union. On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the world 's first artificial satellite and fear grew of their ability to launch a nuclear strike on the United States from orbit (Kuplic, and Stephenson 1126). The Russians had a dominating lead on the United States, on what would later be termed "the space race". Just a month later, the Russians would launch a dog aboard Sputnik-2. Likia, or Лайка, in Russian, she was found as a stray; she was the first living animal in space [Figure-1] (Barnett 190). Likia 's spaceflight was for the sole purpose of proving the survivability in space flight for humans. Russian Yuri Gagarin would be the first human to orbit the earth. [Figure-2] The Soviet Union not only held on to, but also continually expanded their lead
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