In 1978, Hollywood released ‘Capricorn One’ a fictional drama/thriller about a series of faked Mars missions, which many feel was an allegory for the Apollo program’s fakes.
I actually scored a copy from Netflix a few years back. It wasn’t a bad movie. The first hour was a taught thriller about faked space missions, but it went sharply downhill after that into a bunch of 1970’s style chase scenes featuring film hacks Elliott Gould, James Brolin, Sam Waterston, OJ Simpson and Telly Savalas.(Who loves ya, baby?)
In 1967 Apollo Quality Control Inspector Thomas Ronald Baron wrote a scathing 500 page report on NASA’s incompetence and testified about it in front of a Congressional investigation. Baron and his wife and daughter were dead 8 days later! Not surprisingly, Baron’s report also went missing as well and has never turned up.
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Bart Sibrel is an American filmmaker who was accidentally sent a reel of (Atomic clock time-stamped and dated by NASA) faked footage from Apollo 11 by NASA while doing a documentary about the Apollo Missions. He tells his story and gives many more details on this sad chapter of US history.
Sibrel’s website can be found here:
Eric Hufschmid’s website can be found here:
The ‘Moon Rocks’ were meteorite pieces found in Antarctica like these:
Dr. Wernher Von Braun led an expedition there in 1967 according to NASA’s own
Some others were complete fakes as is detailed in this story about a fake moon
rock in a Dutch museum: