Little did the crew of Apollo 11 know that when they set down on the moon’s surface on July 20, 1969, they would be kicking off some of the most enduring legends, myths, and conspiracy theories of the 20th century.
In celebration of the anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we’ve put together a collection of legends associated with that event — and the moon in general.
Is This an Outtake from the Apollo 11 Moon Landing?
An unearthed video clip appears to show a studio-produced 'outtake' of the first manned moon landing.
Did Stanley Kubrick Fake the Moon Landings?
Various edits of this infamous 'interview' have been circulating for years.
Did Buzz Aldrin Take Communion on the Moon?
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin said he wanted to perform "some appropriate symbolic act regarding the universality of seeking" during the moon landing.
Did a Chinese Lunar Rover Find No Evidence of American Moon Landings?
"These recent discoveries could strangely give credence to conspiracy theorists who have claimed for decades that America had never gone to the moon."
Good Luck, Mr. Gorsky!
Neil Armstrong supposedly offered a cryptic remark to a 'Mr. Gorsky' during the Apollo 11 moon landing.
Did Buzz Aldrin Admit That He Never Went to the Moon?
Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin's answer to a question posed by a child was misrepresented as an admission that he didn't set foot on the moon.
Did Neil Armstrong Flub His First Words on the Moon?
We knew what he meant.
Did Astronauts Remove Their Helmets on the ‘Moon’?
That doesn't seem like a good idea.
Gaylord Perry’s ‘Moon Shot’ Home Run
Did Gaylord Perry's manager predict he'd hit his first home only after men had walked on the moon?
Did Native Americans Give NASA a Message to Take to the Moon?
The story of how a joke becomes a legend.
Is the Great Wall of China Visible from the Moon?
Long-held common belief holds that the Great Wall of China is the only man-made object visible from the moon.
Who Doesn’t Want to Be a Millionaire?
Was a game show contestant unable to correctly determine which is larger: an elephant or the moon?
Ron Howard Didn’t Say That the 1969 Moon Landing Was Fake
A YouTube conspiracy theory video claims that a clip from "Arrested Development" proves that the 1969 moon landing was staged.