Monday, February 27, 2012

What did Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong do when they landed on the moon?

They gave our people a flag to follow. Oddly enough, in putting up the American flag on an L-shaped pole, they proved they were, in fact, on the moon. Several historians disprove the Lunar Landing Hoax by citing the footage of Neil Armstrong positioning the flag. Even the popular MythBusters TV show examined this phenomenon to validate the lunar landing (if you want to see the short notes on that, click here).

Theorists claim the NASA footage shows the flag moving when planted, and that in a true zero-gravity setting, the flag should have not moved. They believe this indicates a slight breeze, disproving the validity of the lunar landing. But there have been several tests which prove a flag will wave in zero gravity and will actually take longer to stop waving with less atmospheric resistance.

Conspiracy is valuable for our culture because it teaches us to question the validity of even the most important steps of mankind. And with an impressive amount of global historical propaganda, it is not hard to see why people could be skeptical. Whether or not you believe the lunar landing was in fact a media stunt played by the government to end the Cold War with the Russians and prove once-and-for-all technological dominance is not important. There are enough events in our history to believe in. There are enough memories to draw from to show the worth of our nation, from its humble conception to its world-changing innovations.

For us, less atmospheric resistance means longer flag life. So it is a win for NASA and a win for us.