One thing that conspiracy theorists love to point out is that the moon landing had to have been a hoax. However, if you look at the facts around the moon landing, there is no way that it could have been faked. Read on to learn more about why the moon landing was not only an authentic event but also a significant accomplishment in human history.
The Van Allen belts of radiation surrounding the earth.
1. There Was a Reason Why the Astronauts Did Not Die From Radiation Exposure
The Van Allen belts are bands of radiation surrounding the earth. Conspiracy theorists point to the fact that the radiation did not kill the astronauts, as it would have been at its highest peak and were the spaceship not designed to protect the astronauts from it.
The intensity of the Van Allen belts changes periodically. NASA scientists took this fact into consideration when they planned the timing of the Apollo 11 mission that took the astronauts to the moon. In addition to insulating the spaceship to protect the astronauts from the radiation, they timed the mission to go when the radiation was at its lowest.