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On Wednesday August 27th, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Mythbusters will take on one of the biggest myths ever, that the Apollo Moon landings were faked.
Adam and Jamie will tackle the photos and the claim that they were shot in a studio as well as look at claims that the video footage of the astronauts 'hopping' around the moon were created by simply slowing down footage shot on Earth. Grant, Tori, and Kari will take on how the footprint could be so defined and how the flag could flutter in a such dry, vacuum world. Finally Adam and Jamie will travel to New Mexico to see if they can see catch a reflection off one of the three laser reflectors left on the moon at the Apollo landing sites by the astronauts.
Since 2001, when FOX aired a television show called, "Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?" the myth that the Apollo Moon landings were faked has become part of the cultural fabric. As an indicator of the sagging level of scientific literacy in the United States, it is akin to the efforts to teach creationism alongside evolution. BadAstronomy.com has a point-by-point rebuttal of the arguments from the Fox program, but since most of the 300 million Americans don't read Phil Plait's blog, the Mythbusters' program is a welcome champion of scientific inquiry.
Originally posted by the way
Just imagine for a minute that they do actually prove that the moon landings were hoaxed?
Do you think that show would actually be aired?
I somehow doubt it personally-but i'm one of those people who believe the first moonshot was faked, in order to beat the russians, but that others may not have been.
Originally posted by mapsurfer_
And those Rover rooster tails have a strange arc for the very same reason... this debris is super light-weight, but it will still fall back to the surface but at a slower rate than on earth.