Apollo Twelve Of The Apollo

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Ben McCoy Mrs. Jugan College Writing 9 February 2015 Apollo Eleven Despite clear photographs, realistic videos, and government documentation, twenty percent of Americans believe the Apollo Eleven moon landing was a hoax. On July 20th, 1969, Apollo Eleven became the first manned mission to land on the moon. Several photographs were taken of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin exiting the Lunar Module. However, many Americans do not believe this to be true. They claim that the US government faked the landing and that the photographs were shot in a movie studio. conspiracy theorists criticize the picture of the waving American flag. since the moon has no atmosphere, there cannot be any air to blow the flag around. However, in 2008, the Mythbusters debunked this aspect of the Apollo Eleven conspiracy. Mythbusters Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman proposed that the moon 's atmosphere is identical to a vacuum chamber. They then took a replica flag to NASA headquarters. NASA headquarters had access to a large vacuum chamber which the Mythbusters placed the flag in. To conspiracy theorists shock, the flag began to wave back and forth as if the wind was blowing it. Another photograph that conspiracy theorists love to criticize is the picture of one astronaut in the reflection of the other astronaut’s space helmet. The suspicious thing about this picture is that neither astronaut is holding a camera, so who took the photograph? The answer to this question is embarrassing simple. According

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