I just saw one of the most rediculous shows ever on FOX. There were a bunch of conspiracy theorists claiming we didn’t land on the moon, presenting “evidence” like this: “There were no stars in the background of the photos and movies taken, it must have been a backdrop.” I can refute this. When it’s daytime, there would be no stars visible, even on the moon. Sunlight completely drowns out any other light. The only reason the moons sky was black was because sunlight wasn’t scattered by an atmosphere.
Another thing they tried: “The flag was flapping as the astronauts held it, it must have been filmed on Earth, in an atmosphere.” This can be explained as the astronauts struggling to put it up, moving it around. It must have been tough in those spacesuits to hold on to the flag.
Also: “Even when the astronauts were in the shadow of stuff, like the lander, they were still brightly lit. There must have been another light to do this.” I think it’s because of light reflected from the moons surface into the shadows. Moonlight gets bright here on earth, imagine what it looks like on the moon. It must be pretty bright.
“They went through the Van Allen belts, which are highly radioactive. They should have died, or at least had severe radiation burns. They either stayed on earth or in earth orbit.” I have heard the Van Allen belts get weaker the further out they go. The farther from earth the astronauts got, the less radiation they would have been exposed to. They also claimed that the ships would have been covered in six feet of lead to survive the radiation. First of all this is based on their beliefs that the radiation was very high, second the ships were designed for this.
“When the LEM landed, it should have caused a blast crater underneath, but there was nothing. It must have been a movie studio.” Actually once the flame came out, it would have spread out because of the vaccuum. The thrust doesn’t have to go against the ground, just the inside of the fuel tank.
There are some things that stumped me. One was an Apollo 16 film that showed the astronauts on a hill, another film of the same mission shows astronauts on a hill six miles away, but the hills looked exactly the same. Another was the flag waving after they let go of it. How did that happen?
Did you see the same show? Can you refute it or confirm it? What else can you come up with? Did I forget anything?