Fake News: Special Apollo 11 Anniversary Edition

Fifty years ago today Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on and walk on the moon. It was an incredible achievement – although some people to this day refuse to believe that it happened. Apollo 11 conspiracy theorists think that the whole moon landing thing was nothing but fake news, cooked up by the U.S. government along with complicit Hollywood filmmakers.

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Why do some continue to believe that the moon landing was a hoax? Let’s take a look:

  • LiveScience offers a good overview of the various Apollo 11 conspiracy theories, including one that says the moon landing was real – but the astronauts encountered aliens while they were there! Here’s the story.
  • The Paris Review details all the reasons that conspiracy theorists think the moon landing was faked, including the American flag waving in the absence of an atmosphere, the lack of stars in the background, confusing shadows, and more. Read it here.
  • Why do Apollo 11 conspiracy theories still linger? Space.com has some thoughts on that.
  • How social media helps to keep Apollo 11 conspiracy theories alive, from Raleigh’s News & Observer.

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