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Did the Manned Moon Landings Really Happen?

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Started: 11/17/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Ayden_Linden

Pro

First Round is acceptance:

In the first round, please clearly define your position on the matter, all rounds afterwards will be use as points and counter-points.

I believe that all Apollo moon missions were real, and that all missions (other than 13) made it to the moon and back, and that all of the footage and physical evidence (such as the moon rocks.) are legitimate.

Good luck to you!
swimshady

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The Moon landings were clearly a hoax. When the Moon landing first aired on live television, you could see the american flag waving. Since there is no air in the moon's atmosphere, the flag could not have been waving on the moon. Also if you look closely at the helmets of the astronauts you can clearly see filming tools in the background. Based on this evidence, the 1969 moon landing clearly did not happen.
Debate Round No. 1
Ayden_Linden

Pro

Firstly, if one were to look into the case of the american flag waving, than you would realize that it was, in fact, not made out of cloth, but rather out of aluminium or tin. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were only trained to plant the flag the day of the launch of Apollo 11, as the idea was only proposed the day before. When they had attempted to deploy the flag on the moon, the rod to extend the flag became stuck, creating a waving effect. Also, the flag did not wave after the atronouts could be seen handling the flag and trying to bury it in the dense dust.

Also, the filming equipment seen in the astronauts helmets was real filming equipment, but equipment that the astronauts brought with hem to the Moon to film the events. If you look at the way that the dust is being kicked up by the astronauts boots, it creates a 'rooster tail' effect of bending before falling back to the ground slowly, that effect is impossible to replicate in earths gravity. So thereby must have been filmed on the Moon
swimshady

Con

To begin, where did you do you have that the flag had been made out of aluminum or tin? If you watch the footage of the american flag waving on the moon, you can see that is consistently waving on its own with no aid from the astronauts involved. Also, any footage claimed to have been filmed on the moon does not include any stars or planets in the background besides Earth, giving further evidence that the footage was filmed in a hollywood studio. If the astronauts involved had actually filmed their footage on the moon, then there would have been a large blast crater under the lunar module to mark the area that it had landed in due to the thruster in the module used to land. In the footage provided, there is no evidence of a blast crater in the area the lunar module landed.

Another piece of controversial evidence is the angle of the shadows in the film. Since the Moon has only one light source, the sun, all shadows should run parallel. In the video footage of the moon landing, there are several different angles of shadows cast by rocks and other objects on the moon.

In your argument, you stated that the astronauts had brought filming equipment with them to the moon. If you examine the filming tool in the helmet's reflection, it appears to be suspended, something that could only be feasible in a studio on earth. You also stated that the 'rooster tail' effect cannot be created in earth's gravity, but it did not have to be under earth's gravity if it was replicated using special effects and even filming in gravity conditions equal to the moon. Based on this evidence, the moon landing was a hoax.
Debate Round No. 2
Ayden_Linden

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swimshady

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Debate Round No. 3
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