Moon hoax believers - FAQ's
Your top 20 topics
(in no particular order)
I get lots of emails from moon hoax believers asking me questions about the moon landings. To save time in answering the same old questions over and over again, here are the 20 most frequently raised topics, together with the explanation.
Q1. Why are there no stars in the sky in the photographs taken from the lunar surface?
A. Because the stars are too dim compared to the brightness of the lunar surface and objects on it. In order for the stars to appear everything on the surface would be very over exposed, but they didn't want pictures of stars, they wanted pictures of the surface. See main page.
Q2. Why does the flag wave in the breeze if it's supposed to be in a vacuum?
A. Its not waving. Its held out by a rod running along the top of the flag. It only waves when the astronauts are moving the pole about. See main page.
Q3 Why can't the landers be seen by the Hubble Space telescope?
A. Because they are too small to resolve, even for Hubble. See main page.
Q4 Why doesn't the Lunar Module show a jet flame when it takes off from the surface?
A. Because the fuel used does not produce a flame in a vacuum.
Q5. The astronauts couldn't have controlled the lander during descent because the centre of gravity would change every time they moved.
A. The descent is kept level by the onboard computer adjusting the angle of the engine nozzle.
Q6. They could not have survived travelling through the Van Allen Belt without suffering from radiation sickness, or death, without a 6 feet thick solid lead shield.
A. They did survive. Sources that claim the radiation would have been lethal use creative and incorrect figures. See my page Van Allen belts
Q7. NASA killed the astronauts that were going to reveal the hoax.
A. Malicious and evil nonsense. Show the proof and see them get life sentences.
Q8. The landers should have kicked up a lot of dust when landing, but there is no sign of any dust on the landers in the photographs.
A. The landers were throttling back when landing and using little thrust. Also they didn't come straight down but at an angle travelling over the surface. Touch down kicked up only a little dust that in a vacuum quickly fell back to the surface.
Q9. The astronauts would not have been able to make footprints on the lunar surface as the dust would be too dry.
A. The surface is dry, because the dust is in a moisture free vacuum. Therefore the particles are not worn smooth due to weather erosion, but are gritty and angular, thus tending to lock together under pressure. There is also a more technical but longer explanation.
Q10. The cross hairs on the photographs have been pasted on afterwards and go behind some objects. (Pasted on afterwards after and go behind......??? No, never mind)
A. The crosses are sometimes rendered invisible when shown against a bright background, this effect is known as bleed over. If you check you will not see this effect against a normal or dark background. See main page.
Q11. The landers should have sunk deep into the lunar dust, but they didn't.
A. Why should they? The dust is only shallow.
Q12. The video shows Neil Armstrong climbing down the ladder and stepping onto the surface. If he was supposed to be the first man on the Moon, who took the video?
A. A video was deployed by Armstrong by pulling on a lanyard as he descended the ladder. It was on an extending arm that swung out from the lander for this purpose. Too big an occasion to miss.
Q13. Heat cannot escape in a vacuum, the astronauts would have fried to death in the sun.
A. The only heat the astronauts could receive in a vacuum is by radiation, apart from a little conduction through their boots. Their suits were very reflective and internally cooled. They were not white just to look good. See main page.
Q14. Heat cannot travel through a vacuum, they would have frozen to death going into a shadow.
A. Again, because they are in a vacuum, the only way they could loose heat is by radiation. Their suits were insulated.
Q15. The Moon rocks are just faked up Earth rocks.
A. Not possible. Rocks that have aged in a moisture free vacuum, exposed to cosmic rays and meteorite impacts, cannot be faked from earth rocks, far too different. They have been examined by labs throughout the world and all agree they are moon rocks .See main page.
Q16. Some of the photographs show shadows from more than one light source, proving it was all shot in a film studio in the Nevada desert using multiple studio lights.
A. Sunlight on the atmosphere free moon is very bright, and is reflected off every object on the surface. Even the surface itself reflects a great deal of light into areas that would otherwise be in shadow. So yes, there is more than one light source. See main page.
Q17. They didn't have the computer technology in those days to get to the Moon and back.
A. Most of the computing was carried out on huge main frames by NASA and the required data was uploaded to the small onboard computer. The amount of processing power required by the onboard computer for navigation was very small.
Q18. If there were only two astronauts on the surface at any one time, who took the photographs, because none of the astronauts are seen holding a camera?
A. The cameras were strapped to their chests, they couldn't easily hold them in their gloved hands and carry the various instruments around. Furthermore, they could not hold them up to their eye anyway to look through the viewfinder because of their helmets.
Q19. One of the moon rocks in the photo has the letter 'C' written on it, clearly showing it to be a film set prop.
A. The letter 'C' is not on the original print. It only appears on duplicates and is nothing more than a piece of fluff or hair that got into the equipment.
Q20. Are you telling the truth?
A. Are you looking for it?
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