Nearly five decades ago, American astronauts flew to the moon, safely landed and walked over the lunar surface, then returned triumphantly back to Earth. The Apollo 11 moon landing has been voted the most memorable television event of the 20th century, but do NASA's claims of evidence of the event stand up to scrutiny? An increasing number of people now question if the thousands of photographs were really taken on the moon or during training exercises on Earth.
Moon landing conspiracy theories are conspiracy theories which claim that some or all elements of the Apollo program and the associated Moon landings were hoaxes staged by NASA with the aid of other organizations. The most notable claim is that the six manned landings (1969–72) were faked and that twelve Apollo astronauts did not actually walk on the Moon. Various groups and individuals have made claims since the mid-1970s, that NASA and others knowingly misled the public into believing the landings happened, by manufacturing, tampering with, or destroying evidence including photos, telemetry tapes, radio and TV transmissions, Moon rock samples, and even some key witnesses. . .