The US Air Force seriously considered and researched nuking the Moon as a show of force after Russia launched Sputnik, but scrapped it at the last minute as they felt landing on it would be better received by the public.
The Soviet Union and the United States were originally in talks to go to the moon together during the Cold War. Nikita Khrushchev was poised to accept the plan but then President Kennedy was assassinated. The Soviets did not trust Vice President Johnson, so Khrushchev rejected the plan.
For the Apollo 11 moon landing conspiracy theory to be true, over 400,000 people would need to be part of the secret.
As the third man in history stepped onto the moon he said “Whoopee! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that’s a long one for me”.
Most Americans opposed landing on the moon during the 60’s, feeling that the money could be much better spent addressing problems at home.
Plans were in place to sever all communication with astronauts on the moon if they had been stranded by a technical failure.
Moments after Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the moon, he dropped a bag of trash on the surface of the moon and kicked it underneath the lunar module.
The first U.S flag that was placed on the moon’s surface by Buzz Aldrin, was accidentally blown away by their craft during their departure and never found.
During the planning for NASA’s moon landings of the 1960s, it was suggested that the United Nations flag be used instead of the U.S. flag.
When Conrad, the third man on the moon, who was somewhat shorter than Neil Armstrong, stepped onto the lunar surface, his first words were “Whoopie! Man, that may have been a small one for Neil, but that’s a long one for me.” This was not an off-the-cuff remark: Conrad had made a US$500 bet with reporter Oriana Fallaci he would say these words, after she had queried whether NASA had instructed Neil Armstrong what to say as he stepped onto the Moon. Conrad later said he was never able to collect the money.