Kickstarter campaign fights back ignorance about Apollo lunar landings
Sometimes you just have to shake your head. “We never landed on the Moon!” This, has been the rallying cry for a misbegotten group of individuals since mankind’s greatest achievement in the late 60s and early 70s. The “hoaxers” have no problem with assailing national heroes and distorting reality to diminish mankind’s greatest accomplishment. We’re told we should just ignore them and they’ll go away. How well has that worked for us? Enough is enough. A new Kickstarter campaign is fighting back against the lunacy – and they need your help to begin an innovative campaign to combat the lack of understanding behind the Apollo Program.
To accomplish the goal of defending Mankind, an animated series is being developed which will reveal the truth – in the 1960s, mankind accomplished its greatest achievement, one which we had dreamed of since we first gazed up into the night sky. Using scientific facts, this series will counter the factually-inaccurate statements which have been spread by those who have endeavored to dim Apollo’s light.
Some twenty-five percent of 18-25 year olds, those too young to have witnessed this defining moment in human history doubt the Moon landings took place. Efforts to counter the spread of such ignorance are required. Entitled, Apollo Fact Files: The Truth About Mankind’s Moonshots, the group is trying to raise £5000 ($8179.02) through this campaign.
Apollo’s legacy, as sad as this might seem, needs to be defended. Every effort must be made to fight back the darkness, to defend our heritage. As such, this Kickstarter Campaign is vital toward setting the record straight. Produced in part by Chris Riley, who helped produce both: In the Shadow of the Moon as well as: Moon Machines, the first episode has already been produced – but there are four additional episodes that they want to produce, they include:
Episode 2. Where are all the stars?
Episode 3. What’s up with those strange shadows?
Episode 4. How did the astronauts film themselves leaving the Moon?
Episode 5. Wouldn’t radiation have killed the astronauts on their way to the Moon?
Given the number of misguided myths which comprise the conspiracy theorist’s playbook, there are more episodes which the folks who have opened this campaign would like to produce. Here are future episodes, future corrections to the inaccuracies and misperceptions which the team working on Apollo Fact Files: The Truth About Mankind’s Moonshots would also like to produce:
Episode 6. Where were the dust clouds after they landed?
Episode 7. Why can’t we see the Apollo landing sites through a telescope?
Episode 8. Why did we stop going to the Moon?
Episode 9. Are those really prop numbers on the rocks?
Episode 10. Who filmed Neil Armstrong first stepping onto the Moon?
Episode 11. How come the footprints are so well preserved when there’s no moisture on the Moon?
Episode 12. How could two astronauts take so many great pictures on the Moon in such a short time?
They need your help! Tired of the silly “facts” put forward by conspiracy theorists? Then help them fight back!
If you are unable to donate funds, you can still help by spreading the word or subscribing to their new YouTube channel and sharing it with your own networks. With your help, they can give people the confidence to believe human beings reached the Moon 45 years ago.
Your donations, large or small are vital to accomplishing this challenge. It’s imperative that those who believe in the value of our shared history – fight to protect its prestige, work to ensure its legacy and stand by those who honor its memory. All you need to do is become a backer of the Apollo Fact Files.
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Jason Rhian spent several years honing his skills with internships at NASA, the National Space Society and other organizations. He has provided content for outlets such as: Aviation Week & Space Technology, Space.com, The Mars Society and Universe Today.