Essay about Conspiracy Theory : Did We Land On The Moon?

2052 Words Apr 15th, 2016 9 Pages
The year is 1961 and the U.S. is six years deep in a space race with the Soviet Union to show off to each other who has the best air and space capabilities. President Kennedy gives a speech saying that we will go to the moon “not because it is easy, but because it is hard” (Engle). Less than a decade later, on July 20th, 1969 at 20:17:40 UTC, the Apollo 13 mission put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon (“Theories”). Ever since that day the people have doubted the fact that we ever put people on the moon. An opinion poll found six percent of American believed the U.S. did not go to the moon, with it jumping to 20% after Fox released the 2001 documentary: Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon? (Newton 22). It might make sense why NASA would fake it, simply to show the Soviet Union that we’re better than them and beat them in the space race. There is a lot of “evidence” that the U.S. might not have gone, between suspicious-looking things in photos, technology restraints, and radiation barriers, but with a simple understanding in science, most of these theories unravel. In 1969 the U.S. became the first to send a manned mission to the moon, and to this date is the only country to do so. This might bring up some suspicion; why is it only one country has ever gone to the moon and why was the last manned mission to the moon in 1972, 43 years ago? It shouldn’t be surprising that it cost millions of dollars to go to the moon, and for what? People not going to learn…

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