NASA Artemis Moon landing delayed by ‘several years’ as costs go ‘underreported’

NASA's Orion capsule is scheduled to carry astronauts on the crewed Artemis missions later this decade
NASA’s Orion capsule is scheduled to carry astronauts on the crewed Artemis missions later this decade   –   Copyright  John Raoux/AP Photo
By Tom Bateman  with Reuters

NASA’s Artemis mission to put astronauts back on the Moon by 2024 is running late and getting expensive, an assessment by the space agency’s watchdog has found.

A new report by NASA’s inspector general (OIG) found that the agency was likely to overshoot its 2024 target by “several years” as knock-on delays and technical challenges impacted the mission’s timetable.

The OIG also criticised the cost of the Moon landing project, saying NASA “lacks a comprehensive and accurate cost estimate” of the programme.

In all, the mission could cost $93 billion (€82 billion) by 2025, the OIG said.

Last week, the US space agency pushed back the expected date for a lunar landing to 2025. The delay was due in part to legal action by Jeff Bezos-owned Blue Origin, which sued NASA after losing out in a bid to build a Moon landing vehicle for the Artemis programme.

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Blue Origin’s attempt to sue NASA was rejected by a judge earlier this monthTony Gutierrez/AP Photo

In a statement, NASA said the US Congress had not allocated the agency “sufficient funds” to award contracts for Moon landing vehicles to more than one private company.

NASA said the delay was also down to “first-time development challenges,” and the 2024 deadline set by the former Trump administration “not being technically feasible”.

NASA ‘underreporting’ the cost

In its report, the OIG found that NASA uses a rough estimate for the cost of the first three Artemis missions “that excludes $25 billion (€22 billion) for key activities related to planned missions beyond Artemis III”.

The report also accused NASA of “failing to develop an official cost estimate” for the Artemis programme and said it was “underreporting the true funding requirements” of the exploration project.

NASA’s cost estimate for the programme excluded spending on development of the Space Launch System (SLS) – the replacement for the Space Shuttle launch vehicle that was retired in 2011 – as well as the Gateway, a space station orbiting the Moon that is planned to serve as an outpost for astronauts on the Artemis programme.

In its cost estimate, the OIG said NASA was likely to spend $93 billion (€82 billion) on the programme by 2025 and faced a $4.1 billion (€3.6 billion) cost-per-launch for at least the first four Artemis missions.

In a written response, NASA said it had restructured its Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate organisation to ensure effective management and that it agreed it should look for “measurable cost reduction targets” in its Exploration Systems Development arm.

When will we land on the Moon?

Artemis I, the first stage of the lunar landing mission, was originally scheduled to blast off this month, but NASA’s own estimates have pushed the launch of the uncrewed lunar orbiter to February 2022.

The OIG report is more cautious, saying Artemis I has a “higher probability of launch – in our estimation – by summer 2022”.

Artemis II – which will see a human crew fly 40,000 miles beyond the Moon before returning to Earth – faces knock-on delays from the Artemis I mission, the OIG said.

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SpaceX won the contract to develop a moon lander for NASA’s Artemis missionsSpaceX/Nasa via AP

A key issue for the mission is the availability of parts. To save money, NASA plans to re-use parts of the Orion spacecraft used in Artemis I for the follow-up mission.

Delays to Artemis I could therefore set back subsequent launches.

“NASA is likely to face schedule delays due to the reuse and installation of Orion components following Artemis I and a tight delivery schedule of the Orion service module,” the OIG report said.

Artemis III, the mission that would see humans set foot on the Moon for the first time since 1972, faces numerous issues of its own.

A moon lander due to be built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX is likely to be delayed by 3.4 years, according to an OIG estimate based on previous space flight development programmes and delays caused by Blue Origin’s lawsuit.

NASA’s efforts to develop the next generation of spacesuits is another bottleneck, the OIG said, after the agency was forced to fast-track its schedule to meet former president Donald Trump’s 2024 moon landing deadline.

“The suits will not be ready for flight until May 2025 at the earliest,” the report stated. ( Source: )

Fake Holiday: First Moon Landing

Today is the anniversary of the first Moon landing on 20 July, 1969. The first of many other fake landings (and everything else we have done in space).

With that in mind, here is an old article on fake Moon landing. There are many on the internet as well as videos. You can find more on this blog if you type in “moon landing” in the search bar. Go to to find a ton more.

Fake Moon Landing

One way to introduce people to the flat earth is by talking about the moon landing. You don’t start off by saying it was fake but you introduce facts that makes you friend start to question the narrative. For example, ask how Gus Grissom was able to talk on the microphone with a background noise of 140 decipals. Then introduce another fact. Of course, you can just show him this or other videos.

We know the moon landing was fake because there is no other planet out there. I had learned about the fake moon landing years before I heard about the flat earth and I’m sure you did, too, if you were investigating government lies at an earlier date. Then, when I learned about the flat earth, it makes sense that the moon landing was fake, too. Unfortunately, there are good people who are Truth Seekers that know the moon landing was fake but still believes in the heliocentric model of the universe. God willing, in time they will be open to know about the flat earth.

La Pluma Más Rápida del Oeste – Albino Galuppini

   Una de las cosas que me llamó también la atención fue la manera en la que fue escrita la obra. El autor de esta biografía se llama Albino Galuppini, italiano que incursiona con este primer libro en versión española en toda latino America. Un libro, a mi parecer, muy bien documentado lo que demuestra una ardua labor investigativa.
Esta, es la primera parte de la biografía, describe eventos que lo transformaron en un amante de la ecologia, de lo bien que se vive en la naturaleza con pocos recursos y su empatía por los más necesitadosesitados.

Fue un visionario que, en los años 50, había anticipado que la única solución para poder continuar viviendo en este mundo sin lástimar el medio ambiente, sería el delimitar nuestro consumo. Viviendo mejor y gastando menos.

   Leyendo este libro, he paseado imaginariamente por la Sierra Nevada de California  buscando pepitas de oro y sumergido en las aguas termales de pequeñas lagunas secretas en el Oeste Nord Americano.  Navegado por la Bahia de San Francisco, plácidamente, ¡y saborando ricas hamburguesa de soya y spaguetti con tomates maduros!


Why Did So Many Apollo Astro-nots Die Mysterious Deaths in Just Three Years Time?


Charred remains of fire on Apollo 1 that killed three astronots….so the story goes..

Just before we sent a man to the moon, as the official story goes, there were many mysterious deaths of Apollo candidates for the Moon shot. Were they silenced because they could not be mind controlled or counted on to keep the Great Lie going?


Apollo/Satan and his fall from Heaven.

Apollo is a powerful God which has inspired several “demonic” or Abyssic Gods. Known as Helios by Nero Caesar, Phoebus or “Shining,” Apollo is the twin brother of Artemis (Diana). His center of worship was at was at Delphi and was renowned throughout the ancient world for its oracular advice delivered by a priestess called the Pythia the Chthonic serpent/dragon.

Nero Caesar and Domitian actually considered himself a manifestation of Apollo as he is the God of Illumination, Light, Music, Medicine and more. His arrows send plague and death which earned him the Biblical name of Apollyon or Abaddon, the King of the Bottomless Pit/ Lucifer.

“Apollo” is another name for Satan or Lucifer.

Isn’t it odd that NASA would name its first exploration of another celestial body after the great deceiver of men himself, Satan?


Deaths of key people involved with the Apollo program In a television program about the hoax theory, Fox Entertainment Group listed the deaths of 10 astronauts and of two civilians related to the manned spaceflight program as having possibly been killings as part of a coverup.

•Ted Freeman (T-38 crash, 1964)

•Elliott See and Charlie Bassett (T-38 accident, 1966)

•Virgil “Gus” Grissom (supposedly an outspoken critic of the Space Program) (Apollo 1 fire, January 1967) Ed White (Apollo 1 fire, January 1967) Roger Chaffee (Apollo 1 fire, January 1967)

•Ed Givens (car accident, 1967)

•C. C. Williams (T-38 accident, October 1967)

•X-15 pilot Mike Adams (the only X-15 pilot killed in November 1967 during the X-15 flight test program – not a NASA astronaut, but had flown X-15 above 50 miles).

•Robert Lawrence, scheduled to be an Air Force Manned Orbiting Laboratory pilot who died in a jet crash in December 1967, shortly after reporting for duty to that (later cancelled) program.

•NASA worker Thomas Baron Train crash, 1967 shortly after making accusations before Congress about the cause of the Apollo 1 fire, after which he was fired. Ruled as suicide.

•Paul Jacobs, a private investigator from San Francisco, interviewed the head of the US Department of Geology in Washington about the ‘moon rocks’. Did you examine the Moon rocks, did they really come from the Moon? Jacobs asked – the geologist did not respond, only laughed. Paul Jacobs and his wife died from cancer within 90 days.

•Lee Gelvani claims to have almost convinced James Irwin, an Apollo 15 astronaut whom Gelvani referred to as an “informant”, to confess about a cover-up having occurred. Irwin was supposedly going to contact Kaysing about it; however he died of a heart attack in 1991, before any such telephone call occurred. Spacecraft testing and flying high performance jet aircraft can be dangerous, and all but one of the astronaut deaths (Irwin’s) were directly related to their rather hazardous job. Two of the astronauts, Mike Adams and Robert Lawrence, had no connection with the civilian manned space program. Astronaut James Irwin had suffered several heart attacks in the years prior to his death. There is no independent confirmation of Gelvani’s claim that Irwin was about to come forward. Moreover, if there was a coverup (that the Apollo 11 and subsequent landings were faked), the coverup would logically have occurred in 1969 and subsequent years – yet all of the deaths listed above occurred in 1967 or earlier.

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10 Dead NASA astronauts, 1964-67

On 27 January 1967, two years before the first moon landing, Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee were killed in a devastating fire on the Apollo 1 launchpad during a full scale launch simulation. Grissom was greatly liked by his peers, was a strong character, and occupied a central position in the NASA space program. Many had predicted that it would be Grissom who would be the first to walk on the moon.

But Grissom was also an outspoken critic of the program. Among his last words before he died, when there was a communications failure with the capsule just prior to the fire, were: “How are we going to get to the moon when we can’t communicate between two buildings?”

Moments later, the capsule burst into flames with the astronauts sealed inside. They were consumed by the fire with no chance to escape. His widow Betty and his son Scott both still maintain that the astronauts were killed deliberately by sabotage – and that their many questions have never been adequately answered.

Clark McClelland and John Lear insist that there was also a fourth astronaut who died in the capsule, a member of an alternative space program… the “real” one, employing top secret advanced technology, which was highly classified. After the fire, according to McClelland and Lear, a heavy cover-up ensued that continues to this day. (Please see Project Camelot’s interview with John Lear for more details. Lear states that the fourth astronaut’s name is known.)

Thomas Ronald Baron was a safety inspector in Apollo 1’s construction. After the fire, Baron testified before Congress that the Apollo program was in such disarray that the United States would never make it to the moon. He claimed his opinions made him a target, and on 21 April 1967 reported on camera to news reporters that he and his wife had been harassed at home. As part of his testimony Baron submitted a 500 page report detailing his findings. Exactly one week after he testified, Baron’s car was struck by a train and he, his wife and his stepdaughter were all killed instantly. Baron’s report mysteriously disappeared, and to this day it has never been found.

The Apollo program continued, and so did the string of untimely deaths. Between the years of 1964 and 1967 a total of 10 astronauts lost their lives in freak accidents. These deaths accounted for an astonishing 15% of NASA’s astronaut corps.

Apollo 1 Astro-nots praying over Apollo Command Module…why?

“How are we going to get to the moon if we can’t talk between two buildings?” Ed Grissom, Apollo 1

The issue of mysterious and untimely deaths also plagues the moon shots. Were whistle-blowers silenced? The January 1967 death of Gus Grissom, along with Ed White and Roger Chaffee in the Apollo 1 fire, is a possibility. One of the more prominent debunkers of the “we-never-went-to-the-moon” crowd has published his “disgust” that Bill Kaysing would suggest that Gus Grissom was murdered in order to silence him.

Who else makes such a “disgusting” claim? Grissom’s wife and son do. They both believe that the Apollo 1 fire was no accident, and that the truth is being covered up. They have evidence that such a notion might be true, and Grissom’s son Scott is calling for an official investigation into the matter as of 2002. Grissom was critical of NASA, hanging a lemon on a NASA simulator before he died.

People associated with the Apollo 1 simulation on the day of the fire remarked on the strange atmosphere that prevailed. Grissom told his wife that if somebody died in an “accident,” it would likely be him, and not because he was accident prone. Straight-talking Grissom apparently made the NASA brass uneasy with his observations. During the Apollo 1 simulation, just before he died, the communications with the Command Module completely broke down, and Grissom said in exasperation, “How are we going to get to the moon if we can’t talk between two buildings?”

Lola Morrow was the astronauts’ secretary. On the show Moon Shot she can be heard describing the atmosphere on the morning of the fire. She described the mood of Grissom, White and Chaffee as one she had never seen before. Before each flight and major event, the astronauts were eager to get to it. Not that day. They obviously did not want to do the simulation.

Clark MacDonald, an engineer working for McDonnell-Douglas, was hired by NASA to investigate the fire. He now has admitted that more than thirty years earlier, NASA destroyed the evidence he gathered, as well as the report he produced, for “public relations” reasons. MacDonald determined that an electrical short started the fire when the battery power was switched on. Grissom’s son Scott was granted access to the Apollo 1 craft, where he gathered evidence that he says pointed to sabotage, and that there has been a cover-up of it. (Source)

Grissom’s death (taking White and Chaffee with him) is not the only strange one. Bill Kaysing thinks that another man was silenced by murder. Thomas Baron was an inspector for North American Rockwell, the contractor that built the Command Module. The astronauts are united in the opinion that what Rockwell produced was of initially poor quality. The astronauts comment on it in Moon Shot.

Baron was not an engineer, and only had a high school education, but was the detail-oriented fanatic that all technical organizations need. His pals gave him the initials “DR,” which stood for discrepancy report. His supervisor ran out of discrepancy report forms regularly, because Baron used so many of them. He was the squeaky wheel. He made some of his findings public, and Rockwell fired him about three weeks before the Apollo 1 fire. Baron originally produced a fifty-five-page report, and finished a 500-page report that he delivered when he testified to Congress in April of 1967.

His testimony received a hostile reception. A few days later he was dead. His car was struck by a train, killing not only himself, but also his wife and stepdaughter. In shades of Casolaro and Wilcher, his death was officially ruled a suicide. It was worse than that, because he did not only “kill” himself, but also murdered his wife and her child. It took some interesting psychology to arrive at that conclusion, going from being overly conscientious to becoming a murderer.

One theory is that he was distraught over the Apollo 1 fire, so he killed himself and his family. I have not heard about anybody else connected to the Apollo program killing themselves or becoming murderers over the Apollo 1 “accident.” How strange that the biggest whistleblower did. Just what are those odds? The 500-page report disappeared, and has not been seen since.

The moon hoax debunkers have lined up behind the official explanation. Jay Windley thinks that Barons’ report has come up missing partly because it had little investigative value, and that Baron may have indeed killed himself, but if he were murdered, it would have been a private contractor, not NASA, and if they wanted to silence him, they should have done it before he testified. Jay may be right, but I have encountered far too many conveniently timed deaths during my investigations to make my suspicion go away, especially when Grissom’s son thinks he was murdered.

Killing whistle-blowers such as Thomas Baron was standard operating procedure for the defense establishment, if it related to military matters. I know people who have been involved in Department of Defense whistle-blowing activities. It could get pretty scary. Sometimes, people would simply “disappear,” Jimmy Hoffa-style.

When billions of dollars are at stake, murdering a few people with “big mouths” or who otherwise stand in the way is standard activity. That is the nature of American-style capitalism. Why should it be different regarding space matters? I was challenged to provide some evidence of what I know about whistle-blowers, and without naming names, this footnote presents a little of what I am aware of.[62]

James Irwin was an Apollo 15 astronaut. He became a Born Again Christian, leading an effort to find Noah’s Ark. According to what I have read and heard, in 1991, Irwin contacted Kaysing to have a chat. Why would Irwin call a “kook” such as Kaysing? Four days after allegedly trying to contact Kaysing, Irwin was dead from a heart attack. Did “Born Again” Irwin want to unburden his conscience? Irwin had heart disease, so that may explain it, but the spooks can apparently induce heart attacks using normally undetectable means. ”

The landing of the first human on the moon is still considered a hoax

The idea of ​​the Moon landing was a hoax starting out as “hunch, intuition”, before turning into “true belief” —that the US lacked the technical know-how to get to the Moon. Kaysing actually contributed to the US space program, between 1956 and 1963.

He was an employee of Rocketdyne, a company that helped design the Saturn V rocket engine. In 1976, he self-published a pamphlet entitled We Never Went to the Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle, which sought evidence for his convictions through crude photocopies and ridiculous theories. .

Despite the incredible volume of evidence (including 382 kg of lunar rock collected on six missions; evidence from Russia, Japan and China; and images from the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter showing traces made by astronauts in lunar dust), belief in the moon – hoax conspiracies have been developing since 1969.

Among 9/11 whistleblowers, anti-vaxxers, chemtrailers, flat-Earthers, the idea that the Moon landings were faked is no longer a source of outrage. It is just a given fact.

Podcast character, Joe Rogan, is one of those dubious ones. Likewise with YouTuber Shane Dawson. A sociology professor in New Jersey came to light last year for telling his students the landings were fake.

Now the conspiracy has to document how NASA was “so lazy”, that it used the same lunar explorers for Apollo 15, 16 and 17. Or how “they’ve been trapping us for years”; or to bring up the fact that there is “one thing I couldn’t think of …”

“The reality is, the internet has made it possible for people to say whatever they like to more people than ever before,” lamented Roger Launius, former Chief Historian of NASA. “And the fact is, Americans love conspiracy theories. Every time something big happened, someone had a counter explanation. “

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It turns out that the British also love conspiracy theories. Last year, the daytime TV show This Morning welcomed a guest who argued that nothing can walk on the Moon because the moon is made of light. Martin Kenny claims, “In the past, you saw the Moon landings and there was no way to check it. Now, in the technology era, many young people are now investigating on their own. ”.

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NASA Using COVID As Excuse Not To Go To The Moon… Again

by Mike Adams

Earth has a new temporarily captured object/Possible mini-moon called 2020 CD3 according to astronomers.

“When you’re born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you’re born in America, you get a front-row seat.” – George Carlin

A lot of jibber-jabber has come spewing from the crusty lips of U.S. officials over the past few years about NASA taking another trip to the moon. Bum-bum-bum-bum. Yessirree, folks, the Trump Administration said back in 2019 that its goal was to put American space crawlers back on the lunar surface by 2024. Of course, the simple-minded, the Walmart shoppers, the COVID-deniers and the monkey cages of local zoos, all went buck wild. After all, there is no more accurate representation of Duh ‘Merican Way than moonwalking before the foreigners, am I right?

To some of the population, the creation of a Space Force with plans to touch the moon again sounded like the right move for the United States of America, and the patriots raised their flags in celebration. To others, like myself, we couldn’t help but notice the lingering stench of a conspiratorial past. We felt the news was a rotten attempt to bamboozle the American public once again. Naturally, we had questions. The first was why it was taking so long to go back in the first place? If the United States could land on the moon in 1969 — defying the technological intelligence of the time — then why in hell’s holy name was it going to take four more years to do it again?

Perhaps because we never did it in the first place.

Many solid theories have come out over the years explaining why it is unlikely that the famed Apollo 11 mission ever made it to the moon. Even engineers like Bill Kaysing, who was part of the space program back then, have said that it is highly improbable that NASA ever achieved this. Some believe the moon landing was just a vast Hollywood production made to fool the American people into thinking about the strength of their country at a time when communism was considered a threat. All the government had to do was show the masses something neat on television, and that was that – it happened. At least most of them would be naive enough to believe it.

The truth is that the Americans had to beat the Russians to the moon to save face, and the history books tell us we did. But if the United States actually accomplished this feat some 50 years ago, did the new Artemis mission really need four years to go back? Naysayers and conspiracy theorists were skeptical, as always, yet patiently, we waited for them to prove us wrong. Well, NASA proved something to us alright – that they are still full of crap. It turns out that the planned lunar operation known as Artemis was probably just another long con. NASA officials are now conveniently blaming the coronavirus for chumping out on its long-awaited lunar return.

NASA quietly published a report this week, presumably hoping that the news would get buried under the madness of the apocalyptic holiday travel season, suggesting that the hyped-up Artemis moon mission slated for 2024 is no longer happening. It also added that any pipe dreams of visiting Mars in the near future, well, those plans have been kicked to the curb as well.

Doing its best to mask its incompetence through a lot of statistics and a few on-the-ground successes, the agency blames the bureaucratic swindlers in control of the mighty governmental machine for the setback. It claims not to have the money, emotional support, or anything else it needs to make another giant leap for mankind. So if you were hoping to witness a moon landing soon, sorry, pal.

For now, America is grounded.

“We believe the agency will be hard-pressed to land astronauts on the moon by the end of 2024,” the report reads. “At the very least, achieving any date close to this ambitious goal — and reaching Mars in the 2030s — will require strong, consistent, sustained leadership from the president, Congress and NASA, as well as stable and timely funding. Over the past decade, our oversight work has found NASA consistently struggling to address each of these significant issues, and the Artemis mission’s accelerated timetable will likely further exacerbate these challenges,” the report added.

But just in case the American people don’t buy into NASA’s excuses, the agency claims COVID-19 is more or less the real reason the Artemis mission is ruined. “Because it has permeated every aspect of NASA’s operations, the effects of COVID‐19 is a theme repeated in many of the top challenges,” the report stated. “NASA has had to prioritize which missions would continue and which would be delayed.”

Oh, Artemis Fartemis!

So how long will it take the United States to finally make it to the moon? Well, NASA says the price tag for such an endeavor will run every penny of the proposed $28 billion budget. I believe that a large chunk of these funds is required to develop technology that will allow astronauts to survive the Van Allen radiation belts and perhaps establish communication that is guaranteed not to cut out hundreds of thousands of miles (240,000) from the nearest AT&T cell tower. When your smartphone drops signal today, stop and think about how NASA was supposedly able to communicate with the astronauts of the 1960s using glorified walkie-talkies. Meanwhile, cell phones don’t even work on the International Space Station (ISS), and it’s only 200 miles above Earth. And nobody on this planet can use modern technology to phone the ISS. Yet NASA wants us to believe that old Buzz Aldrin and crew came through crystal clear from the moon surface!

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One goliath … lie? Why countless individuals actually think the moon arrivals were faked


Everything began with a man called Bill Kaysing and his leaflet about ‘America’s $30bn cheat’ …

It took 400,000 Nasa representatives and contractual workers to put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon in 1969 – however just one man to spread the possibility that it was every one of the deceptions. His name was Bill Kaysing.

It started as “a hunch, an instinct“, before transforming into “a genuine conviction” – that the US did not have the specialized ability to make it to the moon (or, in any event, to the moon and back). Kaysing had really added to the US space program, yet dubiously: somewhere in the range of 1956 and 1963, he was a representative of Rocketdyne, an organization that assisted with planning the Saturn V rocket motors. In 1976, he independently published a flyer called We Never Went to the Moon: America’s Thirty Billion Dollar Swindle, which looked for proof for his conviction by methods for grainy copies and outrageous hypotheses. However, by one way or another, he set up a couple of perennials that are held alive right up ’til today in Hollywood motion pictures and Fox News narratives, Reddit discussions and YouTube channels.


Despite the unprecedented volume of proof (counting 382kg of moon rock gathered across six missions; substantiation from Russia, Japan and China; and pictures from the Nasa Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter demonstrating the tracks made by the space explorers in the moondust), confidence in the moon-trick connivance has bloomed since 1969. Among 9/11 truthers, hostile to vaxxers, chemtrails, level Earthers, Holocaust deniers and Sandy Hook conspiracists, the possibility that the moon arrivals were faked isn’t so much as a wellspring of outrage any more – it is only a given certainty.

The web recording boss Joe Rogan is among the sceptics. So too is the YouTuber, Shane Dawson. A human science teacher in New Jersey was uncovered a year ago for telling his understudies the arrivals were phoney. While Kaysing depended on copied samizdat to alarm the world, presently conspiracists have the subreddit r/moon hoax to archive how Nasa was “so apathetic” it utilized a similar moon wanderer for Apollo 1516 and 17; or how “they have been savaging us for quite a long time”; or to raise the reality there is “one thing I can’t get my head around …”

“Actually, the web has made it feasible for individuals to state whatever the damnation they like to a more extensive number of individuals than at any other time,” murmurs Roger Launius, a previous boss student of the history of Nasa. 

It ends up British individuals love paranoid notions, as well. A year ago, the daytime TV show This Morning invited a visitor who contended that nobody might have strolled on the moon as the moon is made of light. Martin Kenny guaranteed: “before, you saw the moon arrivals and there was no real way to check any of it. Presently, in the period of innovation, a ton of youngsters are currently researching for themselves.” An ongoing YouGov survey found that one out of six British individuals concurred with the announcement: “The moon arrivals were organized.” Four per cent accepted the fabrication hypothesis was “certainly evident“, 12% that it was “presumably obvious”, with a further 9% enlisting as don’t knows. Moon scam was more predominant among the youthful: 21 % of 24-to 35-year-olds concurred that the moon arrivals were organized, contrasted and 13% of over-55s. 

Kaysing’s unique questions are fuelling this. One is the way that no stars are noticeable in the photos; another is the absence of a shoot pit under the arrival module; a third is to do with how the shadows fall. Individuals who recognize what they are discussing have squandered hours clarifying such “freaks” (they are to do with, separately, camera-introduction times, how push works in a vacuum and the intelligent characteristics of moondust). However, until his passing in 2005, Kaysing kept up that the entire thing was a cheat, shot in a TV studio.

He was directly about that in any event. At the point when the Soviets dispatched Sputnik 1 in October 1957 (followed one month later by Sputnik 2, containing Laika the canine), the US space program was everything except non-existent.  in May 1961 – yet when John F Kennedy declared that the US “thought to subscribe to accomplish the objective, before this decade is out, of handling a man. By the mid-60s, Nasa was burning-through over 4% of the US government financial plan, however, while the Soviets were accomplishing more firsts – the main lady in space (1963), the primary extra-vehicular action, ie spacewalk (1965) – the Americans experienced different difficulties, including a launchpad fire that murdered every one of the three Apollo 1 space travellers.


On the off chance that you have ever been to the Science Museum in London, you will realize that the lunar module was essentially made of tinfoil. Apollo 8 had circled the moon in 1968, at the same time, as Armstrong commented, revising course and arriving on the moon was “by a wide margin from the most unpredictable piece of the flight”. He evaluated strolling around on a superficial level one out of 10 for trouble (notwithstanding the issues he had with the TV link folding over his feet), “however I thought the lunar plummet was likely a 13”.

That is until you contrast it and the trouble of keeping up obviously false to the whole world for fifty years without a solitary slip from any Nasa worker. You would likewise need to envision that 2019-time embellishments were accessible to Nasa in 1969 and not one of the 600 million TV watchers saw anything out of order. Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) is a respectable sign of what Hollywood enhancements could do at that point – and it’s very shonky. It really was more straightforward to film on the spot.

If we ignore “World war two aircraft found on the moon” – a Sunday Sport first page from 1988 – the moon-scam hypothesis entered the advanced period in 2001 when Fox News broadcast a narrative called Did We Land on the Moon? Facilitated by the X-Files entertainer Mitch Pileggi, it repackaged Kaysing’s contentions for another crowd. Launius, who was working at Nasa at that point, reviews a lot of striking of heads against supports. It did not merit giving it a consultation. Yet, when Fox News broadcasted that alleged narrative – expressing unequivocally ‘We haven’t arrived on the moon’ – it truly raised the level. We started to get a wide range of inquiries.” 

The vast majority of the calls came not from conspiracists, but rather from guardians and educators. So, with some anxiety, Nasa set up a page and conveyed a few materials to educators.”

A specific bogeyman is the Fox News narrative was a survey guaranteeing that 20% of Americans accepted the moon arrival was faked. Launius says that surveys will in general put the figure at somewhere in the range of 4% and 5%, yet it’s anything but difficult to express survey inquiries to accomplish a more attractive outcome. He refers to a scene in Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (2014) in which a teacher advises Matthew McConaughey’s character that the moon arrivals were hoaxed to win the purposeful publicity battle against the Soviet Union. “It’s an expendable in the film. Be that as it may, it truly beat up a major reaction.”

Oliver Morton, the creator of The Moon: A History for the Future, accepts the industriousness of the moon fabrication isn’t unexpected. Given an unrealistic function for which there is loads of proof (Apollo 11) and a conceivable function for which there is zero proof (the moon trick), a few people will pick the last mentioned.  he says. But the deception story was just truly conceivable as Apollo never drove anyplace – there were no further missions after 1972.

James Bond needs to take a little portion of the fault. In Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Sean Connery busts into a Nasa office by the method of a Las Vegas club. A pursuit follows over a film set spruced up to appear as though the moon, total with terrestrial space explorers. In any case, here it’s more similar to a visual joke, a method of advocating a moon carriage pursue over the Nevada desert. When of Peter Hyams’ Kaysingian trick spine chiller Capricorn One (1978), the possibility that the legislature was tricking everybody was a serious issue. Here it’s about a Mars mission that turns out badly. The specialists select to counterfeit it and murder the space explorers (one of whom is played by OJ Simpson) to forestall them uncovering the reality. In the post-Watergate time, the possibility that the administration could lie on this scale had gotten substantially more conceivable.

Apollo denoted a defining moment between the idealism of the 60s and the mistake of the 70s. Turned into a typical abstain. yet that doesn’t mean it can win the battle in Vietnam, or tidy up downtown areas, or fix malignant growth or any of the things that Americans may have really needed more. The possibility that the administration isn’t generally amazing, it just imagines it is – you can perceive how it takes care of into the moon deception.”

Moon-scam hypotheses will, in general, be about what didn’t occur as opposed to what did. Conspiracists are partitioned on whether the prior Apollo, Mercury, Gemini and Atlas missions were additionally fakes, regardless of whether Laika or Yuri Gagarin ever constructed it into space, and what job Kubrick played. However, while the original of lunar conspiracists was inspired by outrage, nowadays it’s bound to be fatigue. The line among connivance and amusement is undeniably more blurred.

In any case, while disturbing for those included – Buzz Aldrin punched moon conspiracist Bart Sibrel in 2002 – in one sense the connivance thought is innocuous, at any rate, contrasted and deception about immunizations or mass killings. Morton takes note that it is one of only a handful, not many paranoid notions that aren’t spoiled by discrimination against Jews. Nor does it appear to be one to which Donald Trump, a definitive result of news-as-amusement, buys in. The elements of the cutting edge web have unmistakably not helped: look into Apollo recordings on YouTube and after a short time moon-deception narratives fire arranging in the autoplay line. Yet, there is little proof that Russian disinformation operators have spread moon connivances as they have hostile to vaxxing promulgation, for instance. Although looking at the situation objectively, it would bode well for them to do as such: a slick method of reestablishing Russian eminence while building up coherence between the virus war and the data wars.

Of course, the USSR had the way to uncover the Americans at that point; it was tuning in. “We were there at Soviet army installation 32103,” the Russian cosmonaut Alexei Leonov as of late reviewed. We trusted the folks would make it. We needed this to occur. We realized the ready individuals and they knew us, as well.”

The becoming stronger of the fabrication hypothesis is “something that occurs as time retreats and these functions are lost”, mourns Launius. A great deal of the observers are passing from the scene and it’s simple for individuals to reject that it occurred. Why should leave check false things? Folklores create and turn into the prevailing subject.”

Maybe the hardest thing to have confidence in is that people may have achieved something extraordinary – something that even drawn out the best in Nixon. “Due to what you have done, the sky has become part of man’s reality,” he said in his call to Aldrin and Armstrong on the moon.

We have less confidence in ourselves nowadays. Most moon conspiracists treat the entire thing as a joke, a hare opening to go down every once in a while. Maybe if Nasa re-visitations of the moon – perhaps as ahead of schedule as 2024, contingent upon Trump’s impulses – it will be supplanted in time by Mars tricks.

All things considered, you could see the diligence of the moon connivance as a commendation to the Apollo researchers. says, Morton. “It’s an indication that they truly care. They feel that Apollo truly made a difference.” actually the moon arrivals didn’t generally change life on Earth. Not yet at any rate.

• This article was altered on 10 and 11 July 2019. A prior form said that Nasa dispatched Alan Shepard into space in May 1961. Nonetheless, that flight was suborbital. Likewise, Nasa was burning-through over 4% of the US government spending plan during the 1960s, not over 4% of the nation’s GDP as a previous rendition said. This has been rectified.

50 Years On, the Idea of a Faked Moon Landing Is the That Hoax Conspiracy Theorists Can’t Quit. Here’s Why.

Buzz Aldrin punched a guy. ( October 22, 2020 – Mara Montalbano)
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It happened in 2002 when a man confronted the history-making astronaut on the street outside a Los Angeles hotel with a Bible, asked him to swear on the book that he walked on the moon, and called him a liar when he refused.

It’s been more than 50 years since NASA’s Apollo 11 mission brought Aldrin and other astronauts to the moon in what many consider to be man’s greatest achievement. Yet, a small but vocal group of “moon hoaxers” have tried for decades to prove that it was all an expensive ruse orchestrated by the United States government. The attempt to get Aldrin to validate these theories turned violent after several minutes of contentious questioning.

Aldrin declined to participate in this report, but was not charged with any crime because authorities said video of the incident shows, and witnesses said, he was provoked.

“He was being personally called a liar,” said Rick Fienberg of the American Astronomical Society. “[That] is different than saying, ‘There were no stars in the photos from the lunar surface, so I don’t believe you took those pictures from the lunar surface.’ That’s not what was being said. What was being said is, ‘You didn’t really go to the moon. You’re a liar.’

Fienberg said he doesn’t condone violence, but agreed it can be frustrating to deal with moon hoaxers. He once participated in a televised discussion with the man who is credited with creating the moon landing hoax movement. Bill Kaysing’s 1976 book, “We Never Went to the Moon” details his arguments to support a theory that NASA launched an empty rocket that fell back to Earth when it was out of public view. He also claims the video of the moon walk was produced on an artificial lunar landscape that was created at Area 51.

Kaysing and Fienberg, who was working toward his graduate degree in astronomy at Harvard at the time, agreed to discuss Kaysing’s theories on a local television show for WBZ-TV in Boston in 1981. “The astronomy department got a call from a local TV station that said, ‘Hey, we got this guy coming on our show saying that the moon landing was faked. Do you have somebody you can send over to debate with him?’” Fienberg says as he recalls how he reluctantly got roped into doing the show. “None of the faculty wanted to touch it so they said, ‘What about that grad student? He seems kind of talkative.’

Once they got into the discussion about Kaysing’s theories, Fienberg says he wasn’t fazed. “I realized that he was just raising a bunch of arguments that were easily debunked if you knew science and engineering and something about space flight,” Fienberg says, which made him wonder why anyone would entertain Kaysing’s theories in the first place. “The problem is that he had worked in the space industry and so he appeared to have some credibility.”

According to a tribute website dedicated to Kaysing, who died in 2005, he worked in the jet propulsion laboratory of Rocketdyne in the 1950’s where he was a technical writer, translating the company’s work into layman’s terms to procure government grants. “He was not a scientist or an engineer himself by training,” Fienberg said. “But he worked for aerospace companies, and as a result…he seemed like somebody who should be credible.”

Fienberg said the televised discussion did little to convince Kaysing to stop parroting his theories to willing audiences. While his book was never a best-seller and didn’t turn Kaysing into a rich man, it did get him on television and radio shows in the years following its publication. It also inspired some to take up his cause convincing others that man never actually made it to the moon.

Moon hoax theories have been a source of entertainment. Hollywood has taken these fringe ideas and turned them into money. In 1978, “Capricorn One” hit theaters across the U.S. and seemed to be a direct take on Kaysing’s book. The film starred O.J. Simpson and many well-known actors at the time, including Elliot Gould, James Brolin, Brenda Vaccaro, Sam Waterston and Telly Savalas.

In the film, NASA scraps the first mission to Mars by pulling the astronauts out of the spacecraft moments before it is launched into space. The astronauts are then taken to a secret television studio where they pretend to carry out their mission for the cameras. The plan hits a snag when the empty spacecraft burns up upon re-entry into the atmosphere and government officials engage in further coverup efforts, which include a plan to kill the astronauts. “It’s really great, great stuff,” Fienberg said of the film, which he admitted he enjoyed.

In the 1970’s, the timing seemed ripe for the moon hoax conspiracy to take root, as recent events caused many to lose trust in the government. “In 1978 we didn’t have Netflix and everything else so if you wanted to go out and get entertained you went to the movie theater,” Fienberg said. It was a major studio release that a lot of people went to see because of the lack of entertainment options available today.

“We didn’t have multiplexes with 16 theaters,” Fienberg added. “You went to the theater and you saw what they were showing and so a lot of people saw ‘Capricorn One,’ they saw Bill Kaysing on television, they had a recent memory of Nixon’s resignation and Watergate and the dismal embarrassing end of the Vietnam War for the Americans.”

While this conspiracy theory has longevity, it doesn’t have much public support. Polls consistently show around 95% of people believe the Apollo 11 mission was not faked. And those looking for more information about the Apollo 11 mission can visit NASA’s website.

Fienberg said moon hoaxers haven’t had any significant impact on the space industry, but that doesn’t mean that their work is harmless. “If you distrust the government and you don’t believe anything they say, and you distrust science, then you make poor decisions because your decisions aren’t based on reality,” he said.

As he learned during his discussion with Kaysing, Fienberg said arguing with conspiracy theorists seems to be fruitless. When confronted with these ideas, he says he tries to take an inquisitive approach.

“It’s a question of, ‘Why do you think that? Can you give me some examples of some evidence of that or other things?’ I don’t try to turn people into scientists,” he said. “I just try to get them to question what they’re suggesting or what they’re reading, what they’re believing, and some do and some don’t.”
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Moon landing was staged in Hollywood

There is ample evidence to support that Apollo 11 moon landing was real and theories behind fake-moon landing has been debunked time and again.On July 20, 1969, the Apollo 11 Lunar Module landed on the Moon. Many people believe the U.S. government, desperate to beat the Russians in the space race, faked the lunar landing, with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin acting out their mission on a secret film set, located high in the Hollywood Hills. A key feature of the moon-hoax idea is that the Apollo 11 astronauts’ photographs don’t look right. For example, conspiracy theorists questioned where the stars were in the photo, the shadows in the photo did not seem right, and the American flag looked like it was moving due to the wind. However, History released an article where it debunked each claim. Moon-hoaxers also claim that the U.S had the technology to create the landing in a studio at the time because 2001: A Space Odyssey had come out a year before and showed realistic footage of a studio-simulated space. However, ‘Adam Ruins Everything’ released a video in 2017 explaining why that wasn’t true and refuted each claim. Vox reported that moon-landing conspiracy theories started when ‘We Never Went to the Moon’ was published in 1976 by Bill Kaysing. He is widely considered the father of moon landing hoax theories. He claimed that in the early 1960s when he had worked as a technical writer for Rocketdyne, a rocket design and production company, and the job had given him access to documents proving that the Apollo mission was a hoax. However, theories put forward by people claiming that moon landing was a hoax have been debunked time and again. The Washington Post released an article in 2019, on the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. They reported that NASA spokesman Allard Beutel issued a statement saying a significant amount of evidence exists to support that NASA landed 12 astronauts on the Moon from 1969-1972. He also specified some of that evidence, including that NASA has 842 pounds of astronaut-collected Moon rocks studied by scientists worldwide for decades, one can still bounce Earth-based lasers off the retroreflector mirrors placed on the lunar surface by the Apollo astronauts and NASA’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter imaged the landing sites in 2011. This conspiracy theory has been making rounds for several years, but it is baseless and false.

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