The notion that the Apollo moon landings were faked is one of the more pernicious conspiracy theories, suggesting that the greatest technological feat in human history was done in a movie studio, probably by the late Stanley Kubrick. The theory has been debunked by everyone from the Mythbusters to actual photographic evidence.
Now a Jan 18, 2013 piece by Gizmodo, along with a video, proves once and for all and for all time that the Apollo moon landings really happened. The reason is that while the technology to send men to the moon certainly existed in 1969, the technology to fake video footage of them doing so did not exist.
Ironically, in 2013, Hollywood CGI artists can easily fake moon landings, as they did in the iconic HBO miniseries “From Earth to the Moon” and the more reason horror film “Apollo 18” but we can’t seem to manage going back to the moon, for all of our technological prowess.
One word of warning. The narrator of the accompanying video has his own conspiracy theory, that the idea of a fake moon landing was concocted as a distraction from the very real government conspiracies, like the Patriot Act and the War in Iraq. (Of course someone of a different political stripe would add: everything the Obama administration is doing.)
So, rest easy. We really did go to the moon and anyone who says different might just get a punch in the snoot.