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Did we land on the moon?

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Introduction

´╗┐Did we land on the moon? Name: LeiDong Class: 4 It has been 43 years since the Americans supposedly first landed on the moon. The debate as to whether the moon landing was real is still continuing. Until today there are still many doubts which have not been solved by people. This essay attempts to demonstrate the doubts about the moon landing to argue against the truth of the moon landing. Firstly, this essay is going to talk about the pictures from the moon landing and then the unsupportable radiation and temperature. Finally we are going to talk about the difficulties in controlling the lunar excursion module which is also called LEM. Pictures from the moon The pictures from the moon are quite suspicious. There were three problems casting doubt on the NASA moon landing mission. The first was the picture which showed an astronaut standing in the shadow of the lunar excursion module. ...read more.

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Finally, there were no stars in the photos from the Moon which may also make the moon landing seem suspicious. As you know, due to the surrounding atmosphere, we cannot see the stars clearly from the Earth. But there is no atmosphere on the Moon so the stars should be seen clearly from the Moon. However, we cannot see any stars in the photos that were taken on the Moon which suggests that we do not know the truth about the moon landing. Unsupportable radiation and temperature The second evidence which casts doubt on the moon landing that we are going to look at is the unsupportable radiation and temperature. The unsupportable radiation and temperature made difficulties for NASA to land on moon. However, the means NASA used to solve these problems were too simple to believe. Let us talk about the radiation first. ...read more.

Conclusion

The difficulties to control the LEM The hard way to control LEM is also another point that refutes the claim that NASA landed on the moon. Before the moon landing mission, astronauts used LEM lander simulator for practice which was clearly unstable. In the Apollo 11 flight, which was shortly before the moon landing mission, Armstrong nearly died when he tried to land the simulator which showed the inherent instability of the LEM. Therefore it seemed impossible when he landed the actual LEM flawlessly on the moon with additional weight. Thus, how difficult it is to control the LEM also casts doubt on the NASA moon landing mission. In conclusion, it seems clear that there are many doubts which argue against the moon landing: the pictures from the Moon, the unsupportable radiation and temperature and the difficulties in controlling the LEM. All of these need persuasive explanations. Therefore, before all the doubtful points have been explained, even there is only one doubt, whether the Americans really landed on the Moon is still uncertain. ...read more.

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