Whether you’re well-versed in the various conspiracy theories that are floating around or not, chances are that you’ve heard all about the moon landing being faked. Rumor has it that NASA decided to lie to the public in order to have the honor of being the first to land on the moon. But how much of this could be true?

Some conspiracy theorists have even gone so far as to suggest that acclaimed film director Stanley Kubrick was hired to help with the project due in part to the fact that he had just worked on the popular space film 2001: A Space Odyssey. The same people even note that certain scenes in his 1980 film The Shining are evidence of the director trying to come clean and admit to his involvement in the faked space landing.

The Myth Continues

Nearly a decade ago, the television show MythBusters decided to tackle the myth of the faked moon landing head on. In the episode, they confront the idea that the photos supplied by NASA are proof of the deception, also testing myths about space as a vacuum, the idea that perhaps a high speed camera was used to slow down footage, and other commonly held theories.

As you can probably imagine, the majority of these myths were debunked. Of course, that’s what they’d want you to think. (Only kidding, of course!)

In 2015, a film entitled Moonwalkers was released. This movie is based on the conspiracy theory about the moon landing and stars Ron Perlman and Rupert Grint. Although it was poorly received, it is proof that moon landing conspiracies still persist. In fact, all it takes is a quick look at Wikipedia’s page on moon landing conspiracy theories to see just how popular they are. The fascination with the subject is truly astounding, proving that if there’s something people don’t want to believe, they will find reasons not to believe it.

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Of course if you’re interested in understanding space and having all of the facts to determine for yourself whether or not the moon landing was faked, our aeronautics courses are the perfect place to start. At TSTI, our goal is to ensure that our students have the best education possible, so whether you sign up for an online or an onsite aeronautical engineering course, you can rest assured that we’re setting you up for success. Enroll today!