To set the record straight, the Moon landing was accomplished by the United States' National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969. The mission was commanded by astronaut Neil Armstrong, who became the first human to step onto the lunar surface, famously declaring, "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind." Armstrong was joined on the mission by Buzz Aldrin, who also walked on the Moon, and Michael Collins, who remained in orbit around the Moon while Armstrong and Aldrin explored its surface.
The moon landing in 1969 was a monumental achievement for humanity and a source of pride for the United States. However, some people have questioned whether the event actually occurred, with a popular conspiracy theory claiming that NASA faked the moon landing. Despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary, this theory has persisted, with some people pointing to alleged inconsistencies in the footage and other details as proof of a cover-up. On the other hand, many people believe that the moon landing was indeed real and that it represents one of the greatest accomplishments in human history. The Apollo 11 mission, led by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin, successfully landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, and marked a significant milestone in space exploration.
With this poll, we aim to gauge the opinions of the public on this controversial topic. Do you believe that NASA faked the moon landing, or do you believe that the event was real and represented a significant achievement for humanity? Please choose your response below.
In a poll about the legitimacy of the 1969 moon landing, just over a quarter of voters worldwide said that NASA had faked the event.
Over 3,800 people from Africa, South America, North America, Europe, Asia, and Oceania were surveyed and asked if they believed that the US space agency had fabricated images, audio and video of the first human landing on the moon.
The results were mixed, but showed a majority of people still believe that the event actually happened. In Africa, 25.7% said yes to the hypothesis, while in South America, 26.9% answered in the affirmative. North America had the lowest affirmative response, at 24.6%, while in Europe it was 21.2%.
In Asia, 23.4% said they agreed that the moon landing had been faked, while in Oceania, the figure was highest at 24.1%.
In total, the global poll showed that 23.9% of people believed NASA faked the moon landing, while 76.1% thought it had happened for real.
The poll results give a fascinating insight into how people perceive the 1969 event and its legacy in the present day. While the majority of people still believe it happened, it's clear from the results that there is still a significant proportion of people who think it may have been an elaborate hoax.