APOLLO-11: LANDING

That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.

~Neil Armstrong

With Neil Armstrong’s first step on Moon, it was regarded as humanity’s first step on the moon. The United States of America initiated this mission in order to explore the moon, so a spacecraft containing three men were sent into outer space. And on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong was the first and Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin being the second person, stepped on the Moon and took a walk around their Lunar Module.

HISTORY

America went under a cold war with the Soviet Union during the late 1950s. in 1957, Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite into space, Sputnik 1. thus creating an uproar through the entire world, that Soviet Union had the technology and ability to launch nuclear weapons on different continents as well. Thus America’s military, nuclear, technological, and financial capabilities lost its credibility. The President of the USA created its own space organization called NASA(National Aeronautics and Space Administration). however before NASA could initiate it’s very first manned mission Project Mercury, the Soviet Union launched another spacecraft into the orbit of earth containing the first man in space, the Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. With another hit on America’s pride, in 1961 under the observation of J.F Kennedy, NASA initiated its Project Apollo, with a promise to land a man on the Moon and safely getting him back. However three before the beginning of this voyage, Soviet launched a space module named Luna 15, which experienced a malfunction resulting in a crash just 2 hours before Apollo11 took off. And on July 20th, 1969, after the successful landing by Lunar Module, Neil Armstrong along with Edwin Aldrin stepped out of their lunar module, thus becoming the first humans to step on Moon.

CONSPIRACY

As time went by, more and more people started to believe that Apollo 11 never landed on Moon. When the photographs from Moon were sent to Earth and broadcasted on the entire globe, many started questioning, whether the picture was taken on Moon or not. One picture depicting Buzz Aldrin climbing down the ladder of the lunar module drew a lot of attention as being standing on the opposite side of the craft, he should be in dark. But instead, his picture came out to be much brighter. However, this statement was soon liquefied when the truth about the Moon Dust reflecting light an enormously high rate. Another mystery was the absence of stars from the background in the images. As reported earlier, the amount of light reflected by the Moon’s surface was enormously large thus in order to click the required images, the Astronauts changed the camera settings, that’s why it couldn’t capture the light coming from stars. A lot of such conspiracy theories arises as the people associated with the Apollo11 mission are no longer alive. But the reconstruction of the whole scenario based on the facts, figures and information, scientists and engineers have brought an end to this never-ending conspiracy debate.

For reference articles and videos:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/07/apollo-11-hoax-photos–8-moon-landing-myths-busted/

https://www.space.com/moon-landing-hoax-conspiracy-may-grow.html

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