Controversies, Apoll-11 mission
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Last Updated: Sunday, July 19, 2009, 13:20
Controversies surrounding Apollo-11 missionShruti Saxena

Though Apollo II mission was hailed as greatest scientific achievement, it had many controversies. There are claims that some or all elements of Apollo Moon Landings were faked by NASA and other organizations.

The major areas of doubt are listed as follows-

Missing data: The machines blueprints and design and development involved were missing. Apollo 11 data tapes containing telemetry and the high quality video (before scan conversion) of the first Moonwalk were missing.

In the 16 mm movies of each landing, no blast crater or sign of dust scatter was seen.
The launch rocket (Lunar Module ascent stage) produced no visible flame.

Further adding to the hoax, the rocks brought back from the Moon surface were identical to rocks collected by scientific expeditions to Antarctica.

The presence of deep dust around the module; given the blast from the landing engine, should not have been present.
A very interesting fact that the flag placed on the surface by the astronauts flapped despite there being no wind on the Moon.

And last but certainly not the least the alleged Moon landings were believed to have used either a sound stage or were put outside in a remote desert location with the astronauts either using harnesses or slow-motion photography to make it like they were on the Moon and acting in lunar gravity.

First Published: Sunday, July 19, 2009, 13:20

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