Again – possibly.
Personally, I believe most conspiracy theories are just that: theories. As such, I would like to approach this theory using only common sense. No forged images, scientific language or crazy talk. Just good old English.
I believe Man has not landed on the Moon.
If you are pondering wheter to finish reading this article or not: that’s good. That’s means your brain is still in action and you are not close-minded.
Warning: this image has been tampered with
That being said, here is the foremost reason I believe this theory:
– In 38 years, Man has not returned to the Moon.
Apollo 17, the sixth and last moon landing mission, took place December 1972. Since then, no other space program has landed men on the Moon. The are several official explanations for this. For example: the “space fever” has passed and no country is interested in going to the Moon since NASA already did.
I ask you this: if your neighbor went to the Super Bowl and later tells you he had a blast, wouldn’t you be interested in going to experience the Super Bowl yourself?
Another explanation: going to the moon is too costly.
- Tell that to the Chinese goverment.
- China spent more than $25 billion in the 2008 Summer Olympics.
- Taking inflation into account, NASA spent $4.5 billion per space mission. (A total of $ 146 billion for 32 space mission of Apollo Program)
If I was the Chinese Prime Minister, $4.5 billion for putting China on the Moon would be a kick-ass deal. (A moral stimulant for the Chinese population would be reason enough, not to mention elevating a nation’s pride and glory)
The only way to truly debunk the theory: make another moon landing. Solo let’s analize the next moonlanding mission on NASA’s schedule.
Constellation Programme, put into action by the Bush administration in 2003, proposed to put Man back on the Moon by 2020. That’s 17 years of preparation to re-do something that took only 9 years back in the 60’s.
Shouldn’t technological advances and 38 more years of experience, reduce the time it takes NASA to execute a moon landing?
Taking twice as long to re-do a moonlanding doesn’t make sense. Unless of course, the original moonlandings never took place. Oh, and by the way, the Constellation Progamme was put on hold by the Obama Administration back in February 2010. So sadly, we are not going to see Man back on the moon for quite some time. The reasons behind the cancelation of the space program:
I quote from BBC article: Obama cancels Moon return proyect
- Critics claimed the programme was never properly funded, and when it ran into technical difficulties its time schedule also began to slip.
- In addition to the $9bn spent on the programme to date, Nasa will have to spend a further $2.5bn to close it completely.
Lack of funds, alright. But technical difficulties? If our grandfathers had the technology to land on the Moon, we should too. Not only should we have the same technology, but NASA should have perfected it by now.
So there. No rigged pictures, scientific language or crazy talk. Just facts and an common sense. Just to be clear, I am not saying the US goverment and NASA rigged the whole operation. All I am saying is that it’s a reasonable possibility.
Maybe Man did land on the Moon. Maybe he didn´t. I´ll let you decide.
In any case, you won’t want to miss next week’s “The 25 Billion dollar Hoax“, the WHAT-IF story about how the US goverment and NASA fabricated the six Apollo moon landings.