My Friend thinks the moon landing was faked by NASA

In summary, the conversation revolves around someone questioning the validity of the moon landing and believing in conspiracy theories. They argue that it is impossible for humans to survive the radiation beyond Earth's magnetic field and ask for proof of the moon landing. However, a chart from NASA shows that humans have been exposed to higher levels of radiation on longer missions, proving that it is possible to survive in outer space. The topic of the moon landing being fake is against the terms and rules of the site and is not to be discussed. There is a wealth of information available debunking this conspiracy theory. The thread is then closed.
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Hi

I have some questions for you people. My friend believes the first moon landing was faked, among a lot of other conspiracy's apparently proven all over the internet. The purpose of this post is to question his thoughts with some logical answers to some of the questions he has asked me.

One of the most commonly stated things he has said to me when I say man has been to the moon is this.

"It is impossible for people to go into space past the Earth's magnetic field. There is to much radiation from the sun that would kill you if you were to go past the Earth's magnetic fields. The Earth's magnetic fields protect us from the massive amounts of radiation that come from the sun. So therefore no one has been to the moon, because the moon is beyond the Earth's protective magnetic fields, humans would simply die if they exited this field."

Can someone please explain to us why this isn't true. Can you please explain and provide proof that man has been into outer space.
 
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Have your friend look at this chart. Because the missions on the Shuttle and Skylab were much longer, their levels were higher even though there is some protection.

Type of Exposure Dose Equivalent
Shuttle (Average Skin Dose) ~433 mrem*/mission
Apollo 14 (Highest Skin Dose) 1,400 mrem*/mission
Skylab 4 (Highest Skin Dose) 17,800 mrem*/mission
Shuttle (Highest Skin Dose) 7,864 mrem*/mission
Airline Flight Crew 200 mrem*/year
Gas Cooking Range 0.02 mrem*/year
Dental Prosthesis 0.02 mrem*/year
CT Scan (Chest) 700 mrem*/event
Barium Enema 400 mrem*/event
Houston Background 100 mrem*/year
Source: http://srag-nt.jsc.nasa.gov/spaceradiation/faq/faq.cfm [Broken]

Beyond that, discussion of the moon landing being fake is against the Terms and Rules of the site.
 
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Borg said:
Beyond that, discussion of the moon landing being fake is against the Terms and Rules of the site.

Indeed it is. We can't even discuss the topic for the purposes of debunking them. It simply attracts too many idiots and crackpots. If you look around the web you can find a wealth of info debunking this conspiracy theory.

From the rules listing of banned topics:

micromass said:
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1. Is there any evidence to support the claim that the moon landing was faked by NASA?

There is no credible evidence to support this claim. The moon landing was extensively documented and observed by millions of people around the world, including independent scientists, engineers, and journalists. In addition, the lunar samples brought back by the Apollo missions have been analyzed by numerous scientists and found to be consistent with samples from the moon's surface.

2. Why do some people believe that the moon landing was faked?

There are a variety of reasons why some people may believe that the moon landing was faked. These can include a lack of understanding of the scientific and technological advancements that made the moon landing possible, conspiracy theories, and misinformation spread by unreliable sources.

3. How can we be sure that the moon landing was not faked?

There is overwhelming evidence that the moon landing was not faked. This includes the extensive documentation and eyewitness accounts from the Apollo missions, the scientific analysis of lunar samples, and the ongoing presence of NASA and other space agencies on the moon and in space.

4. What impact does the belief in a faked moon landing have on scientific progress?

The belief in a faked moon landing does not have a direct impact on scientific progress. However, the spread of misinformation and conspiracy theories can hinder the understanding and acceptance of scientific facts and advancements, which can ultimately slow down progress.

5. How can we address and combat the belief in a faked moon landing?

The best way to combat the belief in a faked moon landing is through education and critical thinking. It is important to seek out reliable sources and fact-check claims before accepting them as truth. Additionally, engaging in respectful discussions and providing factual evidence can also help to dispel this belief.

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