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Putting a Man on the Moon

            On July 20th, 1969 the human race would change forever. Radios and televisions alike were tuned into to listen to America winning the Space Race. Family and friends were gathered at each others houses. Today would go down in the history of the world. NASA had sent a manned mission to the moon, and planned to broadcast across America. As parents and children alike sat pasted on the screen of the television, Neil Armstrong climbed down the ladder slowly and steadily touched the moons surface with both feet. He was the first of all mankind to actually walk on the moon. He said the words that I don't think anyone has not heard of. "That's one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind." America watched in black and white as one of their own slowly strolled across the rocky terrain. It just may have been the greatest day in history. In the following years NASA made several more trips to the moon. .
             Many conspiracy theorists will have different things to say about the moon landings. The theory that NASA had faked the landing has been around since it all happened, but just gained popularity after the FOX television network played a show on February 15th 2001 (and again in March) called "Conspiracy Theory: Did We Land on the Moon?" The show brought up many eye-raising points about some of the footage that was all too familiar to America. The first idea brought into play was the fact that no stars are visible in any of the pictures or movies of the landing, including the footage of them on the moon. This theory does raise a point, because any person can tell you that when the sun is down at night, you can see stars. But there are many problems with this theory. To take a good photograph, with the sun shining brightly, one would need to set the exposure time to be fast. It is a similar concept to the way that your eyes restrict to let less light in. When taking the picture, the stars did not have enough time to actually register on the film.

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