Why Do So Many People Think The Moon Landing Was Fake?

By Jacob Shelton
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin walks on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module Eagle during the Apollo 11 mission in a photo taken by Neil Armstrong. Source: NASA.gov

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo 11 Lunar Module on the surface of the Moon -- right? Well, that depends on whom you ask. Maybe 7/20/69 was the day that science brought the world closer to understanding the immense depths of the solar system, or maybe it’s the day that a vast conspiracy began. Disregarding the time and money spent on sending astronauts to space, and the physical pressures that they’ve endured, there’s a growing number of people who believe that the moon landing never happened.

Moon-truthers come from all walks of life. Some are educated, some aren’t, there are doctors, lawyers, and even teachers who believe that the moon landing was fake. They believe that some or all elements of the Apollo program and the associated Moon landings were hoaxes staged by NASA, possibly with the aid of other organizations. The more you look into the conspiracies surrounding the moon landing the more they grow and entangle within one another. We’ll try to figure out where the conspiracy originated, and some of the most popular theories surrounding the moon landing.