But, still, there are plenty of people talking. Why would the government lie to us about something so big? But either way, Red Hot Chili Peppers still sing, "space may be the final frontier, but it's made in a Hollywood basement."
Conspiracy theorist love to talk about the way the American flag waves in the vacuum of space. The famous picture of them planting the flag into the moon shows ripples and waves as if a nice breeze just passed by. But there are no breezes in space. On the other hand... people say that the ripples are caused by the reaction force of them shaking the aluminum pole.
Ever heard of Stanley Kurbick's "2001: A Space Odyssey"? That movie came out in 1968- a year before the real landing. Some people claim that after having seen the movie and its amazing effects and visuals, the government persuaded Stanley Kubrick to direct the moon landing videos. Some people claim that the government persuaded Stanley Kubrick to direct the moon landing videos, and "2001: A Space Odyssey" was a practice run. Stanley Kubrick is known for the way that he slides in little symbols and hints in his movies, too. In "The Shining", it is noted that Danny wears an Apollo 11 shirt in one film, and the famous "all work and no play..." on the typewriter, the "All" looks like "A11" which is Apollo 11.
One more theory among hundreds of others, deals with the slow motion walking and jumping. It is said that if you take the speed that the astronauts are walkings and increase it 2.5 times, it is the speed of average walking on Earth. As for people who laugh off conspiracist and say that if it truly was filmed on Earth, how do the astronauts jump so high? Conspiracist will respond by bringing up hidden cables. Some even say that you can see them in certain photographs.
As for the why: people claim that 1969 would be a perfect time for something so big to come out and raise the morale of the Vietnam-stricken United States.
Who knows. Maybe it is a lie. Or maybe we will all be living on the moon some day soon.