He may have died of a broken heart, from having to lie.
After over 42 years (and counting) since the Apollo program of 1969 - 1972
This is the saddest but most important web site I have ever had to make.
America enjoyed over 40 years of honor. But it is now time to come clean.
At the time, the USA was in a nuclear arms race with
Russia, as well as a Moon race.
It was probably vital for national security that America achieved dominance in space.
I was at the
1969 Boy Scout Jamboree in Idaho when the Moon
Farragut State Park amphitheater
Big screens showed Eagle Scout Neil Armstrong landing. Who would doubt it?
First Press Conference
Why would men who went to the Moon look so sad?
With nerves of steel, why would they fidget with pencils?
White House - a rare appearance by Neil Armstrong
Today we have with us a group of students, among America's best. To you we say we have only completed a beginning. We leave you much that is undone. There are great ideas undiscovered, breakthroughs available to those who can remove one of the truth's protective layers. There are many places to go beyond belief. Those challenges are yours--in many fields, not the least of which is space, because there lies human destiny.
Neil refused to Bart Sibrel's offer to give him $5000 to swear on the Bible that he walked on the Moon.
You can hear nervousness in his voice, when he should be supremely confident and said "sure".
He was a military man under orders from Presidents LBJ and Nixon.
Neil died of a broken heart, during cardiac surgery, probably aggravated by having to lie.
Neil proved his ability to act, play a role, recite prepared lines, and lie with a smile on shows with Bob Hope
For the good of the morale of the Troops in Viet Nam, this can be excused.
Neil Armstong and Buzz Aldrin never appeared on Johnny Carson
Tonight Show was the most popular talk show host from 1962
Why no photos of Neil on the Moon, except this one of his back.
Evidently, he wanted to minimize his involvement in the hoax.
Neil Armstrong did not want a monument of him walking on the
He wanted a burial at sea, so there was no monument nor burial site. Nothing to deface.
He knew it will eventually be found out the he did not walk on the Moon
He was just was following military orders from President LBJ and Nixon.
Purdue University named the Hall of Engineering for him, and sculpture as an ordinary guy.
He was a great pilot and astronaut, but knew he should not "push" the Moon landing thing.
Press Conference Video Analysis
"Although we were far from home, we were a lot closer to it than the pure
distance might indicate." (True)
33:20 LEM approached "as if they were riding on a rail" (True)
What is being said during the periodic beep outs?
The sit up and sound more relaxed when talking about the Earth and simulations that could be done in low Earth orbit, but crouch over and fidget when talking about the Moon
47:00 Patrick Moore asks 'could You See any Stars from the surface' 48;45
Michael Collins says 'I don't remember Seeing any'
Michael was in orbit so I presume He should have been able to See Stars clearly (when He says this, He and Armstrong look embarrassed)
You mentioned 48:49,
"It was almost like a movie"
"We wouldn't be there if it wasn't for the Russians"
It is so sad to hear my childhood hero lie.
At least it was for a good reason - World Peace.
President Nixon needed to psych out the Russians.
Neil Armstrong inspired me to be an Eagle scout.
But the first rule of the Boy Scout Oath is
"a Scout is Trustworthy..."
Some Boy Scouts from England said "It looks fake!"
I shouted back "Oh, you British are just jealous!"
Rick Shaddock - Eagle Scout, once Moon landing believer, and currently a skeptic.
I was disappointed the astronauts did not take a color TV camera to the Moon.
At the time, Star Trek and Gilligan's Island were in color on TV.
The black and white broadcasts were worse quality than the Three Stooges.