More than half a century after Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin walked on the moon, conspiracy theories about the moon landing being fake remain timeless. The latest among these is a set of Two Photos one of a boot’s sole and the other of a footprint — that supposedly proves NASA lied.
The first photo supposedly shows the bottom of Armstrong’s space boots. The second is that of his footprint on the moon. The boot lacks ridges on its sole and the footprint is noticeably ridged. One such post was captioned, “Look guys I’m telling you. NASA is lying to us. I did some research today.”
While investigating the claim, we first reverse-searched the two photos. On NASA’s website, we found some strikingly similar photos.
Its caption read: “One of the first steps taken on the Moon, this is an image of Buzz Aldrin’s bootprint from the Apollo 11 mission.”
The photo showed the complete gear used by an Apollo 11 astronaut. And the sole of the boot shown in the photo looked very similar to the one in the viral photo. This meant that the first photo, at least, was likely authentic.Since both photos were present on NASA’s website, and at the same time, part of the Apollo 11 mission, we decided to dig further to verify if the claim was indeed true. We found a report that noted two sets of boots were used in the Apollo 11 mission.
While the first one was used when the astronauts were in space, a galosh was used over this boot before Armstrong and Aldrin stepped onto the moon. This explains why the footprint looked different from the boot’s sole.
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