The Lunar Landing, NOT Hoax


“Earth-Moon” Image Copyright 2015 by Marc Dantonio

T hroughout our history we have been driven to solve the mysteries the Universe presents to us. We once thought that we could never go faster than the speed of sound. Then we thought we could not achieve orbit, or pass through the radiation belts and go to the Moon. But all these things we have done in the name of both humanity and exploration, to coax secrets from our Universe little by little.

In the Summer of 1969 (which is part of a song if I recall), America landed on the moon with Apollo 11, reaching the apex of a several decades long buildup of technological know how that could successfully deliver a select group of explorers to the Moon and return them home again safely. Conspiracy aside, my personal conviction is that not only did we get to the moon ONCE but returned several more times, culminating with the December 1972 Apollo 17 mission to the moon.

Conspiracy theorists discuss this feat of a lifetime as having not happened, saying a grand hoax was perpetrated on the world. Usually this conspiracy is voiced by those who did not live through the buildup of technology over the decades, and who did not have the benefit of experiencing the long trail of trial and error that led humanity to achieve landing on the moon. Making naïve pronouncements of false landings and ignoring an overwhelming mountain of evidence they say its all a lie… and then offer absolutely no proof of their claims.

One of the main tenets of the conspiracy holdouts is that the shadows seen in photos taken with the astronauts’ own cameras on the lunar surface were somehow wrong. The claim is that the shadows move in different directions as —> Read More