Moon Landing Conspiracy Theories: An Investigation

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Almost 50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, the spacecraft Apollo 11 safely landed astronauts on the moon’s surface for the first time. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin spent over 21 hours on the moon collecting lunar samples, installing equipment, taking photos and erecting an American flag. By 1970, NASA would send five more manned missions and 10 more astronauts to the moon’s surface.

Most historians agree that the Apollo 11 moon landing was one of civilization’s greatest achievements. However, there are many who are skeptical that the moon landing ever happened. Let’s explore a few of moon landing conspiracy theories, why they’re still so popular, and the evidence that’s commonly used to support them.