It has been 50 years of the success of US’ Apollo Mission but the question whether the United States pulled off the biggest hoax of the human history still looms large. Many experts believe the US lied about something, which world acknowledges as humanity’s biggest achievement. To quote Neil Armstrong, the first human to set foot on Moon, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The conspiracy theory which runs parallel to what Armstrong described on July 20, 1969 as ‘giant leap’ suggests ‘Apollo 11 astronauts never really went to the Moon: they blasted off into orbit and waited up there while the world watched scenes that were actually filmed in a studio.’
By the virtue of timely revelations, the question mark over US’ mission has kept persisting over the years. Many experts are of a belief that the American establishment created a hoax in order to just nullify Russia’s bid to conquer Moon the earliest.
This theory has been countered by a flurry of documentaries, photos and samples touting them as testament to US’ 1969 feat.
Interestingly, the conspiracy theory started after 1969 when a sense of distrust pertaining to other state affairs had engulfed the citizens in the United States. To be precise, this breakdown in trust started in 1970 that dampen trust in the American establishment.
In 1971, the Pentagon papers or ‘Report of the Office of the Secretary of Defense Vietnam Task Force’ suggested that the US government has constantly lied to its public regarding Vietnam war. It even hinted that a conspiracy was hatched to assassinated John F Kennedy.
The conspiracy theory thus got the fodder it required leading to 10 percent of US citizens reserving apprehensions about US’ Apollo Mission while 57 percent Russians doubt NASA’s claim of conquering Moon.