Apollo 11 is a well-known mission that happened back in 1969 and it was indeed mankind’s biggest step in the name of Science as two men landed on the Moon’s surface for the first time: Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. The entire thing was televised. Subsequently, at least 500 million people tuned in to their TV’s to catch on what was happening. The mission objective was to perform a crewed landing in the Moon’s surface and go back to Earth. The two men, Armstrong and Aldrin, were accompanied by Michael Collins, who stayed in lunar orbit as the two other explored the Moon further.
As straightforward as the facts are, there are still floating conspiracies that debunk the said mission and its success. One of these was so big that it shocked the entire world at that time; it was an Apollo 11 conspiracy theory stating that the entire mission was a hoax and such events did not happen at all.
Nonetheless, the accusations did not sway everyone. After all, the moon landing has evidence. Of course, there are still plenty of people who rode the roller coaster. It all started when Roger Launius, now a curator in the National Air and Space Museum Space History Division, discussed the belief that the moon landings never happened. This wasn’t scientifically proven as their shreds of evidence was moot. During a 1999 poll, it seems only 6 percent of the American community doubted the Apollo 11 moon landing. Naturally, with the steady rise of the internet, this number has definitely risen. More people are cashing into the idea of an Apollo 11 conspiracy and making their very own theories.
One of the early promoters of the conspiracy was Fox TV Network. They aired a 2001 documentary-style film titled Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon? The documentary claimed that NASA faked the entire mission in 1969 to win the Space Race. It also presented evidence of deception but none that were further proven.