With the 40th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 11 moon landing upon us, we want to know just how many of you really believe America actually had men walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.
Over the years, there have been tons of conspiracy theories to suggest the whole thing was a hoax. Non-believers have only been encouraged by last week's news that the National Aeronautics Space Administration lost the original footage of the lunar landing.
The official story is 45 tapes of Apollo 11 footage were erased a few years back so that NASA could use the tape for something else. Sure, it happens to us all (I erased my best friend's copy of The Sword and the Stone when I was five) but shouldn't the original copy of the moon landing be stored somewhere safe or at least have a nice big label that says, "Historic moment in history, please DO NOT record over." (Besides, has nobody at NASA heard of flicking the bloody tab on old analog tapes?!)
Last week's events aside, you've got the usual arguments like the fact that the flag appears to be waving and there weren't any stars in the sky. Some even think that NASA killed the Apollo 1 astronauts on purpose because they were ready to talk to the press about the Moon Hoax and how desperate NASA was to win the race to the Moon. For more theories, check out Phil Plait's Bad Astronomy blog.
Today's QOTD is: Do you Think NASA Faked the Moon Landing?