The Soviet Union launched the first man and the first women in space in 1961 & 1963 and were also the first to orbit the Earth.
With the above happening the US Government had to make some kind of success with President Kennedy promising that the US would put a man on the moon by the end of the 1960's.
Many people believe that NASA had released that it was not possible
to go to the moon with the technology available
(Computer chips being as powerful then as a modern washing machines chip) so they resorted to faking the landing to ensure a
victory of the Soviet Union and keep the dollars coming in for real space projects.
11 pictures show the ground in the distance being much darker
than the ground in the foreground, as if the Astronauts were standing in
a pool of light.
photos show evidence of extra lighting (as a professional photographer
would use fill-in lights) but no such lights were supposed to have been
clearly show the light coming from "impossible"
angles. In one instance, Aldrin's boot is lit from below as he descends
Some photos contradict the TV camera pictures of the same events.
of one astronaut taken by the other are clearly taken from
slightly above the eye level of the subject, but in his visor, the reflection
of the astronaut with the camera shows it being held at chest level.
of the shadows in the Apollo 12 pictures don't agree with
the angle which the Sun should have been at.
Some wide area photos show shadows pointing in different directions.
In the sound
recording of the lunar landing, you cannot hear the sound
of the engines. As the astronaut calls out the remaining distance to the
surface, he is only a few feet away from a rocket engine which should have
been producing 10000 lb of thrust.
There is also evidence that when people go into space that there voice goes tense although the Astronaughts voices have been analyzed and found to be normal, and 7/10 people said it sounded like someone reading from a script.
are talking to the module you should not be able to hear the responses
at least when the module is landing and the infamous "eagle has landed"
quote, this is due to the noise that should have been created by the rocket
motor which generates several hundred thousand pounds of thrust 20 ft below
the astronaughts. The noise would have completely drowned
the vocals out.
addition to the radiation protection for the astronaughts similar protection
would be required for the films + cameras, NASA's official explanation
of how the films were protected was that the cameras were painted with
a coat of aluminium paint,