One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind



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Man on the moon

Persuasive speech outline

I. Introduction:

A. “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Neil Armstrong.

- Words herd around the world on July 20th, 1969 when man set its first foot on the moon

B. Millions of Americans tuned in to their TVs and watched in awe as Neil Armstrong took the first steps on the lunar surface.

C. For most the footage they were seeing was the real thing, but 20% of Americans believe we were never at the moon at all.

D. Ralph Rene, who has been investigating the moon landings for years summed it all up in one statement:

a. The odds against this are so unlikely that God must have been the co- pilot"

E. That giant leap for mankind was faked; no man has ever been to the moon.

II. Cold War

A. The United States was deep in conflict with the Soviet Union in what was known as the Cold War.

1. The space race was an important factor in this conflict.

-The Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the first satellite in space in 1957

-The United States launches their satellite, Explorer 1, in 1958

- The Soviet Union gets credit for having both the first man and woman in space with Yuri Gargarin in 1961 and Valentina Tereshkova in 1963.

- The first country to make it to the moon would by far be the winner of the space race

B. Could it be that the United States was so desperate to win this space race that they would stage the moon landings and pull off the greatest hoax of all time?

III. Evidence



  1. No engine noise in the videos.

    1. A rocket gives off 140-150 decibels of noise when it is moving, which is like hearing a firecracker go off 3 meters away from your ears continuously. Why is it that you can hear the astronauts perfectly over the radio?

  2. Test

1. Months before the launch a lunar module is tested. The module reaches 300 feet in the air and flies out of control. Armstrong ejects seconds before the module explodes. If the module couldn’t land in the safe conditions of earth, there is no way is could have in the conditions of the moon.


  1. Radiation

1.The Apollo missions would have had to go through the Van Allen Radiation belt, where no other man has gone before.

2. The astronauts were equipped with a paper thin aluminum suit.

3. You have more shielding when they take a dental x-ray of your teeth.

4. According to Ralph Rene, a person would need 6 feet of lead shielding to be fully protected from Van Allen’s radiation waves.

5. The astronauts showed no side effects after landing.
III. Evidence in still photos (power point presentation)

1. No Crater

a. The lunar module requires 1500-2000 pounds of thrust to move.


      • Paul Hoversten states that this thrust is equivalent to the power of 23 hover damns

b. This would definitely make a crater on the lunar surface, but the photos show no such thing

2. The shadows of the astronauts are different lengths. This is only possible with another light source besides the sun.

3. The crosshairs in the pictures sometimes are hidden by the objects in the pictures. This is only possible if the pictures were tampered with.

4. The letter C is visible on one of the rocks. Placing a letter C in pictures is done in Hollywood to mark the center of the pictures.

5. The two photos taken at different landing points on the moon have the exact same background. They match rock for rock.

6. The astronaut is entirely lit up but everything around him is in shadow. Again, a second light source besides the sun would be needed in order for this to happen.

7. These and thousands of other photos are all taken perfectly with no viewfinder, and the film was unaffected by the intense radiation from the moon.
IV. Conspiracy theory, did we land on the moon? (short film)


  1. The moon has 1/6th the gravity of the Earth. The videos of man walking on the moon depict this.

a. when the film is doubled in speed however, it appears as if the astronauts are moving in Earth’s gravity.

b. this is also true for the footage of the lunar rover.

2. The flag

a. the American flag is moving in the video, but there is no air on the moon.

V. After the voyage

A. The crew members of Apollo 11 were heroes, having “gone” where no man has ever gone before.

B. They were at the height of their career, so why did they all abruptly retire from NASA?

1. Neil Armstrong retired in 1971

2. Michael Collins retired in 1970

3. Edwin E. Aldrin retired in 1971

VI. Conclusion


  1. all the evidence supports that man was never at the moon at all.

  2. And if we did, then why haven’t we made the trip back in 37 years?

  3. President Kennedy said it himself:

1. "No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space. And none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish."

D. Did he have a second meaning when he said this statement?

Works Cited

Chaikin, Andrew. A Man on the Moon. New York: Viking Penguin, 1994.


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< http://www.lancs.ac.uk/ug/buxton/>
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< http://www.krishna.org/Articles/2000/12/00227.html>
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