a reply to: CaptainBeno
Personally, I think the at least the first one was faked maybe the second. Why you ask? Simply because of the era that it happened, Russia had done so
much in space and with Sputnik floating above their heads the American people were panicking and concerned that Russia might have the ability to fire
missiles or some bomb from space so to try and save face America decided to do the same but failure after failure, people including astronauts who
were part of the first chosen team members were saying that it wouldn't work and they died in "accidents" including (I cant remember the name of the
guy) an inspector who wrote up a report saying that there were problems and listed them and even he died (I think it was a car accident or a suicide,
maybe I should look that up).
Russia were planning to send a man to the moon at the same time and claimed that they would put a Base there and that would course a ton more panic so
still failing the US had no choice but to fake it. How? Well here is how I would have done it.
Firstly make the announcement years in advance, then hire the best director on the planet and offer him a chance to help his government and country
against the Russians (American pride is a huge thing) he signs a confidentiality agreement on the condition that he got funding for all and any film
he wanted to make in the future, I'd have agreed to it (Remember I'm in charge) at which point they tell him what they want to happen, he thinks about
it but eventually agrees.
The building of the rockets goes like normal with all the people who would normally be involved because as far as they know they're going to the moon.
The build the rocket and military men are chosen to be the first to walk on the moon, being in the military they would do anything for their country
and agree to do it but what do they do? They go into the rocket and fly up, they will fly to the moon and take pics and then go around the moon
(orbiting a few times).
Back on earth, I have a movie set but HUGE and have actors doing the actions and an already recorded footage of voice work and close up shots of the
guys who we "sent to the moon" but rather than allowing people to hook into the system (Which they weren't allowed) I'd have them recording off
another set in another room (which they did) so that adjustments could be done.
Finally, I'd have the moon rocks either fabricated (look it up a lot of the rocks ended up being fakes, one was made of wood which I dont understand
lol) or from the stock we'd have from asteroids etc. then I'd let everything go as it did (in the real world) and then finally bring the guys who've
been orbiting the moon back to earth and celebrate them as heroes.
Why, well because at that point Russia would be like "Oh now we're second" and Russians much like Americans have strong pride in their country. Doing
it that way, there are very few people who would know that the moon landings were faked, the rocket builders had no clue, only the astronauts (four or
so guys there) the military soldiers acting out on the movie set, the director and a few senior people in the government and military.
Done. That is how I'd have done it and how I believe it happened (I've left a few bits out) but to those who poo poo it, that's fine. I'm not saying
we've never been I'm saying the first one or two were faked to A) Show that America was more powerful and capable than the Motherland, B) To give the
American people a false sense of security that Russia wont drop a bomb because America could defend them. C) Pride. Americans, as I've said, are very
country strong, they will defend their country (not the governments) to their death.