21st July 1969 “One Giant Leap For Mankind”

Forty-nine years ago today – and just sixty-seven years after the very first piloted aircraft flight – Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to walk on the moon.

Or so it is claimed.

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17 Responses to 21st July 1969 – “One Giant Leap For Mankind”

  1. Paul says:

    lol behave yourself 🙂

  2. Are you suggesting that they did not actually walk on moon? Just curious if you are supporting that theory.

    • I hate missing words. That should be “did not actually walk on the moon”

    • Dorian says:

      There are major questions that NASA has never satisfactorily answered.

        • Dorian says:

          Technology. There had never been one successful lunar module simulation test. Moreover, the USSR – who had been ahead of America in the Cold War Space Race – was never able to successfully land a man on the moon. The context of the Cold War should never ever ever be underestimated. Most of all, I find it almost impossible to believe that 1969 was the apotheosis of space technology. If America had the technology to put humans on the moon with the Apollo programme, how come it has never been able to do so since?

          There are numerous and serious anomalies in the official narrative of the conquest of space. Surely any free-thinking person who has done even a modicum of independent investigation beyond the conspiracy websites would/should be asking at least a few questions.

          • John Higgs says:

            I must admit I assumed this post was just a joke until I say your response to these comments, Dorian.

            The USSR space programme pretty much collapsed after the death of Sergei Korolev (Deborah Cadbury’s book Space Race is very good on this side of the story). The US Space programme achieved its politcal aim – to beat the Russians – at which point the argument for the massive funding needed to put men on the moon collapsed, and that is why NASA has not been back.

            The Apollo programme was extremely well documented and the evidence that the moon landing happened seems undeniable to me. If I had to pick one thing to show that, I would point to this video:


      • Gerg says:

        Really? What exactly are those major questions? On This Deity is a joy and something I look forward to reading, and more importantly learning from, every day. I have no problem with serious discussion and espousing of conspiracy theories, but introducing this one with only a throwaway line and no serious presentation of your position/arguments does sort of bring down the overall “weight” of On This Deity’s ongoing discourse.

        • Dorian says:

          Oh I’ve treated several controversial subjects with carefully considered brevity. For this, I thought three things needed to be stated: the acknowledgment of one of the most revolutionary moments of the 20th century, the context of the technology, and that there remains serious anomalies and doubt in the official narrative of the moon landings.

          My own position was never the point. (Nor is it the point in most On This Deity entries.)

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  3. MC Shafty says:

    I’m a believer!

  4. Neal Burgess says:

    Really, was there nothing else going on this day that you had to take a cheap shot at the moon landings? Simply refuting something isn’t hard evidence that it didn’t occur. Surely blurbs like this are best left to the tabloids.

  5. Chris Sables says:

    Dear Dorian one could re-engage for six months or six years, it doesn’t change.

  6. Paul Wyrd says:

    Nice one Dorian! Good to read this debate. I’m on the lunar fence I think!

  7. Jim Bliss says:

    I’m all for challenging accepted narratives. I’m all for questioning received information – whether it comes from governments, the media, the clergy, anywhere at all really. But the notion that the moon landings were faked is simply a non-starter in my view.

    For many years of my life I would have been viewed as part of the tinfoil-hat brigade by most people. I even published a short-lived conspiracy theory zine back in the 90s. As far as I was concerned, The X-Files was a pioneering example of reality television.

    These days, I’m far less of a conspiracy theorist. That’s not to say there are no conspiracies. Of course there are. But most of the big ones are essentially a psychological reaction to a chaotic world… a projection of one’s own need to believe the world is controllable (even if the controllers may be malign or – at best – ambiguous). And yet, even back in the 90s when I was publishing my feverish cries of “the aliens are among us!” I never gave any credence to the moon-landing as hoax idea. Even in my most acid-soaked days, the idea was just riddled with too many holes to make sense.

    I won’t go through each of those holes, just point out the largest and most obvious… if one believes that the US faked the moon landings, one also has to believe that the Soviet Union was technologically incapable of detecting and exposing that hoax (and just think of the incentive they’d have had to do so). To believe that the US government hoodwinked a gullible public is one thing. To believe they could pull the wool over the eyes of a sceptical USSR stretches credibility too far.

    Once again, I’m not saying we should accept whatever we’re told by the government, or – more likely – by the corporate media. I trust you know me well enough to realise that’s not where I’m coming from. But we do need to apply our judgement rationally – and on a case-by-case basis. And in this particular case, I am 100% convinced that the official story happens to correspond to the truth.

    I’d suggest taking a look at this video if you remain sceptical. It covers one particular aspect of the moon-landing hoax, but it’s a pretty critical one…

    Moon Hoax – Not

  8. ainslie dewar says:

    My two cents;

    There are photographs of the landing site from a orbiting satellite with the telltale sign of a path made by a buggy.

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