Tuesday, February 17, 2009

And so, 40 years ago, did Neil Armstrong really walk on the moon?

In the words Neil Armstrong chiselled into history, it was one small step for a man.

But were the Moon landings really mankind's greatest scientific leap or the most fantastic hoax ever pulled?

The thrilling TV pictures, so faint and grey that we might have been peering at a ghost moving through a thick fog, certainly showed a bulky shape in a spacesuit backing down a ladder, stretching out a leg, tentatively putting one booted foot on to the surface.

The surface of where, though? The Moon or an elaborate mock-up in a movie studio somewhere in a remote corner of an Earthly desert? More...

See also:

  1. India launches first Moon mission...
  2. Don't tell Buzz Aldrin that the moon landing was a hoax!!!
  3. China's space walk...
  4. The first person on the moon was ... Churchill!!!

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