I started work on a Moon Hoax article like this 8 years ago. Nice to see that most of the Independent’s top 10 Apollo conspiracy points are in my list, and in my song about the supposed hoax titled: “I want to Kiss you On the Moon.”
Where are the stars?
The pictures taken from the surface of the moon show a black sky, but space is full of stars. Where are they?
The stars are there, they are just too faint. The lunar landscape is lit by the sun and you’re taking pictures of a man in a white (space) suit. So you set a fast aperture speed on your camera, and hence the distant stars are too faint to be seen.
The fluttering flag
Why does the US flag planted appear to be fluttering in a breeze when the astronauts are in a vacuum?
The flag had a pole inserted across the top so that it would look right in the photographs. The astronauts didn’t extend the pole fully and the flag was left with a crease in it.
The Van Allen belt
Why weren’t the astronauts killed by the radiation from the magnetic fields around the earth?
The radiation in the Van Allen belts is strong enough to kill, only if you linger. The astronauts were through in around an hour – about the same level of radiation as an x-ray.
The shadows may fall differently to how we expect, but this is not our planet ? things will be different there. The moon’s surface casts undulates and creates strange effect, but importantly there is only ever one shadow, which indicates on elight source – the sun.
The shadows are not parallel. This indicates more than one light source.
Its too hot
The moon’s surface temperature reaches up to 280 fahrenheit. Nothing works at that temperature – the film used would have melted for example.
The film was in protective canisters, for example, and all equipment and astronauts were in pretty hi-tech gear themselves. And they landed at lunar dawn too so the temperatures were significantly lower.
Footprints require moisture
The footprints made in the dust on the moon would require moisture to make – try it with sand.
Well, you could also try it with talcum powder, which doesn’t require moisture to retain a footprint and bears much more resemblance to the fine grain of moon dust.
They would have been killed by meteors on the way
Space is filled with fast, tiny meteors that would have punched through the spacecraft and killed the mission and astronauts.
There are millions of meteors, travelling at around 120,000mph. But space is a big place so the density is low and the chances of passing through unmolested is very high.
Where is the blast crater?
When the lunar module landed, there would have been a crater
Most people slow down to park the car – so did the landing module. It landed rather gently and the thrust from the rockets is dispersed in a vacuum, and doesn’t force air downwards as on earth.
The cameraman watched them leave
How come there’s footage of the astronauts leaving the moon? Who filmed that?
It was a camera left on the surface of the moon and controlled from earth.
Where were the flames?
When the top half of the lunar module takes off from the moon, there is no flame from the rocket
The fuel they used to take off from the moon gives off no flame. The lander used a mix of hydrazine and dinitrogen tetroxide (an oxidizer). These two chemicals ignite upon contact and produce a product that is transparent. They used different fuel for the Apollo launch rocket on earth.
– via Independent.co.uk
Here are the lyrics to “Kiss you On the Moon” by Xenophilia:
According to the Internet the moon is in Nevada on a sound stage. There’s eyebrow raising reasons like no crater underneath the lunar lander in the picture that purportedly was taken on the surface where it’s much too hot for a camera, 200 degrees and all the film would have melted. Much to quiet in the capsule, where was the rumble of the rockets when they landed? Six to ten thousand pounds of thrust, somehow kicked up zero dust. Twenty-five hundred hot degrees from the nozzle of the lander should have melted all the rock around, please think for your self. Would you please? I, want to kiss you on the moon. Ha ha. According to one rocket scientist we couldn’t make it so we faked it. The radiation belts around the earth are deadly, deadly, so we faked it. Cosmic rays and other radiation are not stopped by thin aluminum and micrometeorites would have gone right through them. Go to the moon you’re going to stay a while. Go to the moon you’re going to live or die, oh. A couple of homies in the know they rolled a bottle across the screen and left a letter “C” on a rock exposed. We could sneak on to the set we could turn off all the lights we could get into the suits we could hop around. We could drop a feather and a hammer when they fall down at the same speed we could say it proves we’re on the moon. We could sneak on to the set we could turn off all the lights we could hook up all the wires we could hop around. We could change the filters on our Hasselblad cameras with our big bulky gloves. We could wonder where the stars went. I wonder where the… hmm. This has been a lunar conspiracy tuna brought to you by Xenophilia. Bing.