I love arguing with Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorists.
Besides all the material that explains and/or debunks every bit of evidence churned up in this toilet bowl of thought is my personal favorite argument: One that no one to this day has been able to refute (so go right ahead and try).
The problem with your theorythe underlying theory of all those who believe the absurd dreck spewed by the conspiracy theoristsis that the very thing that is the foundation of this argument, the necessity for the US to win the Space Race with the USSR, is fatally flawed.
For the US to successfully pull off not one but six
Moon landings, the USSR would have had to have been a willing
participant in the conspiracy.
You see, 000, theres this little thing called telemetry. All kinds of it was transmitted back to the Earth by the all of the spacecraft that went to the moon as well as much of the equipment that was left behind. I promise you that said telemetry was not a person to person call to the US. Nor was it all coded. Hobbyists with the right equipment could receive it. So, then, could the Soviets (and you can bet your ass that they did indeed listen in), and they would have known from where it was coming (the receivers on Earth or in orbit around it needed to be pointed in the correct direction).
Are you prepared to tell me that the Soviets wouldnt have called out the US if the whole thingand remember, there were eight
flights to the moon with six out of seven having successful landingswas fake
Why would they do that if winning the race to the Moon was so important (and it was)?
And no, 000, a satellite or a probe to the moon could not duplicate the data transmitted back to Earth without really smart people, like Soviet scientists, knowing it.
Twenty four men traveled to the Moon and twelve men walked on its surface. My father knew them all. They were/are all men of courage and integrity and to call them liars is ignorant beyond all possible description.
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