A poll of 2,000 Brits found that people aged between 24-35 were the least convinced that Neil Armstrong really was the first man to walk on the lunar surface in July 1969
Six in every 10 millennials reckon the moon landings were faked.
A poll of 2,000 Brits found that people aged between 24-35 were the least convinced that Neil Armstrong really was the first man to walk on the lunar surface, in July 1969.
The Apollo 11 mission was watched by a global audience of 650million people.
But millennials reckon the landing was staged by America in its battle for dominance in space with the Soviet Union.
Asked if they reckoned it was possible for the landing and subsequent missions to the moon to have been faked, 64% of them said yes.
And 62% of younger people aged 16 to 24 agreed with them.
But only 45% of those aged 55 or older said the same, research by ToppCasinoBonus.com found.
Bill Kaysing, a former US Navy officer, was one of the first conspiracy theorists. In his 1976 book on the landings he claimed: “It’s just against all statistical odds.”
Roger Launius, a former chief historian of Nasa, said that everyone “loved conspiracy theories”.
He added: “Every time something big happens, somebody has a counter-explanation.”
The poll also found millennials were the most likely age group to believe that the world is controlled by lizards, with 12% thinking it
Conspiracy theorists point to photos and footage of moon landings and ask why there are ’no stars’ in the sky or why the American flag is ‘flapping in the breeze’ when there is no wind or atmosphere on the lunar surface.
Others simply ask why we haven’t exploited the moon’s resources by going back time and time again, and even setting up a human colony there – despite it being more than 50 years since the first landing – or what there is no ‘blast crater’ under the landing module.