On July 21, 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first of the human race to step on a planetary body other than the Earth itself, the Moon.
Various groups and individuals have made outrageous claims that NASA faked the landing due to seemingly questionable details observable on the photographs and video footage released to the public.
All those accusations suggest that the government fabricated the evidence to convince people of the American space exploration program’s might.
Moon landing hoax theories took off in the mid-1970s, or just about immediately after Apollo 11 mission had completed its journey to the Moon, descended to the surface, and returned to Earth.
An accomplishment that effectively ended the Space Race between the US and USSR.
Many of the hoax theories regained popularity again when in early 2001, FOX television network ran a documentary titled “Did We Land on the Moon?” in prime time twice.
The documentary was seen by 15 million viewers and sowed skepticism among the audience.
After more than 50 years, you would think that all those hoax theories would have died down, considering NASA has practically provided a logical explanation for every question raised about the landing. Well, the theories live on.
We are here to confirm neither nor debunk any claim; we are here merely to list some of the major allegations.
10 /10 Missing Impact Crater From Landing
When the Lunar Module made its descent to the Moon, it would create a pretty significant impact crater on the surface. Moon is dusty, so the lack of visible impact underneath the Lunar Module in photographs seems like an impossible idea.
That claim has led to the belief that the Lunar Module never descended to the Moon at all. It was sitting still on a compact solid surface, for example, the floor of a movie studio.
9 /10 Van Allen Radiation Belt
The area between the Earth and the Moon, known as the Van Allen Radiation Belt, has a lethal radiation level that would destroy anything traveling through the region, including computers onboard the Lunar Module used for the Apollo 11 mission.
One NASA scientist reportedly said in 2008 that it would have taken 15 years before we had the technology to go to the Moon.
In 2014, a NASA engineer made a similar statement claiming that the Van Allen Radiation Belt remained a monumental challenge to overcome before anybody could go through. Apollo 11 did it in 1969.