Season 6 Episode 10

NASA Moon Landing Hoax

Aired Saturday 8:00 PM Aug 27, 2008 on Discovery Channel
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They look into the top 4 Theories of the Moon Landing: Theory 1: The Photos Theory 2: Moon Footprints Theory 3: Flying Flag in Space Theory 4: Where did it land? Telescopic Proof?
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  • a refreshing absence of explosions

    This is my favourite episode. No gratuitous explosions and their accompanying high fives. See the following page on background behind the illogic of the conspiracy theorists: The visual element was used nicely in countering the arguments by the moon landing conspiracy theorists and their tin foil hatters, in particular the simple but elegantly done small scale replica, where they showed how shadows can change by altering the topography.

    I find it concerning that a sizeable minority of the population believes that the moon landings were a hoax, and hope that this episode will knock sense into some of them. However, you won't be able to convince the delusional and those who have a life long investment in paranoia and ignorance.moreless
  • on this episode the mythbusters tested weather or not the moon landing was a hoax.

    On this episode the mythbusters tested weather or not the moon landing was a hoax. They tested 2 photos in small scale by making a moon surface and placing small models on it. They tested the myth with the flag that was put on the moon where it looks like it is moving in the wind, by putting a flag in a vacuum chamber. They tested weather or not the videos of the astronauts bouncing on the moon were real or if the video was slowed down to make it look like they were in low gravity. And they also tested weather or not a footprint could be left on the moons surface. What they came up with is that the moon landing was not a hoax, and that people have really been to the moon. This was a very good episode. It is in my top 5 favorite mythbusters episodes.moreless

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