RationalWiki:Article of the Weak/Faked Moon Landings
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Article of the Weak: Faked Moon Landings!!!
David Cosnette has written an article claiming to prove, once and for all, that the Moon landings were faked. Although the main proponents of this idea are the better-known Bart Sibrel and the late Bill Kaysing, neither have their evidence online. Most of his arguments are rather lightweight, and some even spurious (e.g. Why did NASA's administrator resign just days before the first Apollo mission?); another of is claims is based on a statement in the Apollo 13 novel. Just how sharp are this man's critical faculties, if he cites a novel in support of his claims?
Responses to the claims
- Wikipedia's article is good on the rebuttal.
- Astronomer Jim Scotti's page on the "controversy"
- Clavius.org is a site dedicated "to debunk(ing) the so-called conspiracy theories that state such a landing may never have occurred."
- This page explains how the Moon rocks really did come from the Moon
- Thekeyboard.org on the "hoax"
- NASA has produced a PDF on the subject
- RationalWiki has its own article on the subject here.
Other useful sites
Three websites responding to a Fox News special program on the hoax allegations:
- A critical review of the Fox News special
- Bad Astronomy on the same program
- Analysis of photographs used in the program