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Karl Bensley
Karl Bensley

the moon is 300 thousand miles away ,,we have never been more than 400 mile from the earth ,,end of argument ,,,,,,, weve been lied too n those who believed for years still wont believe that they have been lied to cause it scares them ,,,,,:)  it makes them feel insecure ,,any government who kills its own president is goin to lie about whatever s*** it can ,,,, neil armstrongs face said enough ???? 

Anuraj R
Anuraj R

Take a photo from the Lord of the Rings movie, explain me the shadows and tell me that the dragons are real. :)

Four and a half decades after the first landing, are these photographs the only proofs we have of man ever landing on the moon?

james flynn
james flynn

@Jon Hilberbrand.

Science does not believe in fairy tails, only facts. And good to see the facts are at last coming out, mostly due to the whistle blowers at the time who wanted this hoax to be exposed , had they spoke up at the time needless to say the same faith would have happened to them as the ten others that mysteriously lost their lives. One example been the safety adviser Steve Barron  who commissioned a report on the project in which stated chances of getting to the moon  safely was 0.016% not to mention getting back. He and his family was killed in a tragic  car crash. and the report never published.

More and more people now (69% of Americans ) now believe the moon landings ware a hoax.

So at this point in time the only ones that are been fooled is themselves!!!!


Martin Bishop
Martin Bishop

"Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt." ~ Mark Twain

Fred Mullins
Fred Mullins

If the landings were faked, what was the motivation? We certainly didn't gain  resources or territory. Sadly, too many people seem to be unable to derive truth from the evidence. To quote a friend of mine - "Don't bother me with the facts; I already know what I believe." The landings did happen and I'm proud to be from the country that achieved them.

Mel Goldstein
Mel Goldstein

Reading this drivel makes me think that the majority of commentators are life members of the Flat Earth Society. Come on people, the expose would be worth millions. Too much facts out there to believe in the theoris of the hairbrained who believe it was a hoax. I suppose their education was as well. Save us from the crazies and their footprint and flag theories.. 

Mel Goldstein
Mel Goldstein

Sounds like we have heard from the entire membership of the Flat Earth

Husam Al-Zaher
Husam Al-Zaher

Simple confirmation for that is needed  "send men to the moon with today

technology".

Is it possible or not?

Berndt Tötterman
Berndt Tötterman

Remember what Pres. Lincoln did say, and what Pres. Kennedy later did quote: "You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time" Don't you think someone would have told the "truth" by now? It is the same about The Bible, no lie will last 2.000 years. 


In the honor of the brave men who DID travel to the Moon we could at least believe that it is true, because it is. Why they went there is another thing, but they DID!

Lumyai Williams
Lumyai Williams

Apparently, Marvin Zeichner hasn't read the rest of this article, which adequately explains his arguement so about footprints and why stars don't appear

Marvin Zeichner
Marvin Zeichner

Another hoax perpetrated by the Government. The shot of the Earth as viewed from the Moon is too small. It would appear huge, since the Earth is so much larger than the Moon. As for the space suits, which back pack is supposed to maintain pressure, supply oxygen, heat and cooling? What about the footprints the astronauts made? (not possible without moisture. and where are the stars in the Lunar sky?

Stephen Cox
Stephen Cox

its was just to us think we had beet the russians

Ajay Verma
Ajay Verma

Please note that the shoes of this astronaut are torn caps...???


If the space is real, and he is in space and wearing a fully covered space suit on the moon land, so why the shoes are torn, when the air pressure is harder on the land of moon, and man needs to wear a space suit to save him/ her from high pressure of atmosphere of moon...??


He may be destroyed in a single moment in this atmosphere where air pressure is higher and shoes are torn, that cannot save anyone in entering air from the shoes..??

Husam Al-Zaher
Husam Al-Zaher

Why NG is answering the obvious questions which no one asked ?

Jer Anel
Jer Anel

the flag can still be seen on the moon with high powered telescopes. so obviously someone put it there. and with all the people that would have had to be in on this hoax….and 9/11 for that matter, why do NONE ever come forward? You would think that there would be at least one person to come forward. 

Black Clay
Black Clay

I am not a believer or disbeliever more like an investigator in the middle waiting for the HA moment from the side with hard evidence and speaking of which......Where are those VLT high res pics form Chile??? Come on national geographic do a special or some thing on this one would be great ratings. Also the speed needed to pass safely in roughly an hour receiving a supposed 11.4 rads through the van Allen belt is 25000 km/h one way and perfectly along a thin window, which according to nasa actually happened, but only upon leaving our gravitational pull and using additional equipment not accessible or needed when leaving the moons low gravity and in the Apollo missions nasa reported that upon re entry in our atmosphere we were moving half that speed peeking at around 59m/s^2 which is around 12400 km/h not to mention they were constantly slowing down. Now adjusting the time and rads how come the guys only registered 2 rads for the whole trip, confusing, yes. And why wasn't the footage protected archived copied ext this is one of the most monumental moments in human history come on guys. look I'm not going to pick a side because I don't know but these are just some questions I'm sure one of you guys can answer... Right.

Husam Al-Zaher
Husam Al-Zaher

Just a thought ... No one helped the astronauts when they walked out from the helicopter 'walk-on role ' ! why is that and is it possible after their long trip to the moon?

Blair Kelly
Blair Kelly

Hmmmm...Just a thought... but why is there no shadow for the flag and pole? There seems to be a shadow for everything else!

Nothonel Mankhin
Nothonel Mankhin

Lunar atmosphere is generally considered as vacuum. Helium- 2,000 to 40,000 Atoms per cm3. Argon- 40,000 atom/cm3. Sodium- 70 atom/cm3. potassium- 17 atom/cm3. Hydrogen- 17 or fewer atom/cm3. Question is how to the eagle lift off Lunar gravity without exploration center ?  According to Newton's 3rd Motion law, every action has a equal reaction. when Eagle started its action what reaction happened ? Without heavy gases like air no air-craft can fly. It would be believable if the exploration center were on Moon. NASA didn't revealed the departure video, why ? !!! ??? Might be they didn't do that.

Elayna Sadorus
Elayna Sadorus

@Fred Mullins  

Do some research into the sound studios in England at the time... film legend Stanley Kubrick was filming there at the time.. Space Odessey 2001... Other 'moon' movies were filmed there too. it is believed that , in order to fund his film, he staged photos for NASA and was held to secrecy.   This is not so difficult to imagine. Even if the trip to the moon was successful, the photos taken there might not be so good. So, NASA had publicity photos taken at he soubnd stage in England.  What is weird is this....later, and very telling, came The Shining (Stanley Kubrick) Look at the subtle background references. look into it, Stanley was telling us something. Artists need to speak, and they don't lie.

Craig Gillard
Craig Gillard

@Fred Mullins Russian Space Race homie.. Kind of a big part of history.. just sayin


ps sorry if that sound dickish lol i REALLY need a cig haha

marg port
marg port

America and Russia were in the middle of the Cold War. Both terrified of the other, and determined to prove their superiority. The moon landing was the ultimate goal. Whoever got there first won! They started out firing rockets, then they achieved orbit in an empty rocket, then they sent up monkeys, dogs, etc, and eventually a man or two. All of a sudden they were landing on the moon. I suppose they could repeat the performance but modern opponents to the American system would not be as impressed by such a performance. They were also developing nuclear weapons thinking that the country that had the biggest and the most would be the safest. Bit like school bully thinking, really.

Vini Almeida
Vini Almeida

@Fred Mullins  What was the motivation? The motivation was to get recognition from the world and to pass an image of power, you know, Americans love to do this. And also to get more Americans like you, "proud to be from the only country that achieved it".

Jon Hilderbrand
Jon Hilderbrand

@Husam Al-Zaher  Absolutely. But, even if it were done, you would still have deniers. Many people simply have ideological--even religious, reasons NOT to believe. Rational thought, evidence, experience, eyewitness testimony, none of these, singly or concomitantly are enough to convince. If a person does not WANT to believe, chances are they never will.

Jon Hilderbrand
Jon Hilderbrand

@Husam Al-Zaher  Absolutely. But, even if it were done, you would still have deniers. Many people simply have ideological--even religious, reasons NOT to believe. Rational thought, evidence, experience, eyewitness testimony, none of these, singly or concomitantly are enough to convince. If a person does not WANT to believe, chances are they never will.

Chris Carter
Chris Carter

@Marvin Zeichner  Why is moisture necessary for the astronauts to make footprints in the lunar soil? You seem to think you can compare terrestrial beach sand with lunar soil? 

Bob Ress
Bob Ress

@Ajay Verma Are you high? Where are there torn boots? And there is no atmosphere on the moon to speak of, it is essentially a vacuum.


It's impossible to convince a "True Believer" in conspiracies with facts. Any evidence you show them just proves (to them) you are duped or part of the conspiracy.

Wam Power
Wam Power

I think death through torture threats could have been implemented

Black Clay
Black Clay

Please show me a link to these photos of the flag and don't send me to the questionable shadow long distance pics form the lunar orbit please. Show me the ones from our high powered telescopes I would love to see them.

Jon Hilderbrand
Jon Hilderbrand

@Black Clay  No. It's not possible to provide irrefutable proof of the landing. It was a series of singular events (so far ) in history for which the only evidence that exists comes from the men who were actually there. Those twelve people provide the only eyewitness testimony to the fact. Scientific "evidence" or proof is that which can be reproduced, predicted, analyzed under a microscope, etc. You can repeat the experiments again and again, and if the idea or theory or whatever is true, you will get the same results every time (Ivory soap floats; this is a scientific fact. ANYONE can go to any store and perform the experiment: take the wrapper off and put it in a basin of water. Voila! It floats! QED. A person who would deny what is before his eyes at this point would have to be mentally ill, there's no other explanation).

However, this is an historical event which has been, thus far, experienced only by a few. It will probably only be thus because of the expense involved. We tend to take a more "legal" road of proof in cases like this: what did the people see, do, experience, etc., who were there? How about the thousands, perhaps millions of pages of technical data pertaining, not just to what they found, but to the development of the program, the experiments, the engineering, the calculus/mathematics, all the preliminary "stuff" that needed to be nailed down before the missions were undertaken. There's the testimony of the tens of thousands of people who worked at mission control, Houston, Cape Canaveral, Huntsville, the Navy, etc. It has been 22 years since the last moon landing, and not one single person associated with it has "confessed" to it being a hoax.

Finally, please remember that we are not talking about a one-time event. There were SIX manned flights to the moon's surface (seven if you count the failed Apollo 13 mission). So one would have to completely discount the eyewitness testimony of not one or two, but TWELVE men who walked (and rode around) on the moon, plus the six others who landed, but could not leave the capsule. 

It's called the "preponderance of evidence", the weight of which is so great that no reasonable person could possibly deny that it happened. But then, many still do...   

Brad Albertosaurinae
Brad Albertosaurinae

@Brian Hahn  The article you have posted is listed as satire.  It's a Joke you dolt!


Mare Imbrium is a crater on the moon 1,145 km (711 mi) in diameter.  Are we to believe China has in a few days searched approximately 400,000 square miles with a small lawn mower sized solar powered rover?  The area is larger than Texas.  


China spoted Apollo evidence with Chang'e-2 http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2012-02/06/c_131393210.htm

Brad Albertosaurinae
Brad Albertosaurinae

@Husam Al-Zaher Because they were only gone for a week.  You are thinking of people in space for 6-12 months.


Shuttle astronauts never needed help after a week or 2 did they?  

Brad Albertosaurinae
Brad Albertosaurinae

@Nothonel Mankhin  Rockets (ALL ROCKETS, NOT JUST APOLLO) push their exhaust behind them.  Exhaust goes one way, rocket ship the other.  Action, reaction.


Why was there no crater?   Half the ship was left behind.  Ehaust gases hit that, not the surface


"NASA didn't revealed the departure video"  It was on live TV.  It's on NASA website now. Are you nuts?  Just google it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOdzhQS_MMw

Jon Hilderbrand
Jon Hilderbrand

@Virginia Dare @Fred Mullins  Well, the space program did make Teflon, Tang, and Velcro popular, but your "money" drone falls flat otherwise, because faking the program would cause such unfathomable, untold, catastrophic consequences for EVERYONE involved-- Boeing, Lockheed, DuPont, OUR WHOLE COUNTRY, etc. etc., ad infinitum-- if it were discovered that it could not possibly be worth the risk! Besides, "Three people can keep a secret--if two of them are dead" (B. Franklin), so how long do you think this "hoax" could have lasted with the THOUSANDS of people involved in it?

Jon Hilderbrand
Jon Hilderbrand

@Vini Almeida @Fred Mullins  Weak motive. And jingoistic. On your part, not Mullins'.  I am an American, and I do not "love to do this". They landed on the moon, picked up some rocks and dirt, and came back. So what? As thrilling as I think it was, I think the money could have been better spent on eliminating poverty and supporting social services and such, but I was only 9 when it happened and no one asked me.  [:(

Karl Bensley
Karl Bensley

@Jon Hilderbrand @Vini Almeida @Fred Mullins the money was spent on drugs n parties the moon was an excuse ,,,90million on three moon buggies ha ,,fooled ,,it was made into a soap opera ,,and the people bought it the money wasnt wasted in space ,,no one went anywhere ,,think about it ,,it was a front 

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