Can there be any truth to the rumour that the Apollo Moon landing in 1969 was staged ? I dismissed this rumour as being nonsense but today on the news I was surprised to hear that the head of the Police in Russia is calling for an investigation concerning this . Why does this rumour that it never happened persist even today ?
No, there's not an ounce (gram?) of truth that the Apollo moon landings were faked. The guys on Mythbusters did a good job of busting several of the so-called problems. The light on the astronaut descending the ladder on the lunar lander was light reflected from the white space suit of the astronaut snapping the picture; the shadows that appear to indicate different light sources is actually a matter of topography; missing stars is because of basic photography (the foreground is so bright, the lens has to be stopped down to take the picture, thus not allowing the light from the stars to register on the film); and it is not actually possible to duplicate the 1/6th gravity by simply slowing down the playback speed. Oh...and let's not forget the 100s of pounds of lunar rocks returned from several missions. Here's a link to Mythbusters: http://www.discovery.com/tv-shows/mythbusters/mythbusters-database/apollo-moon-landing-pictures-fake/