Fifty years ago, on July 20, 1969, NASA's Apollo 11 space flight landed the first two men – Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin – on the moon. Armstrong became overnight a sensation that stuck the US flag into the lunar surface and ended the space race with the Soviet Union. For more than half a century, however, conspiracy theories have plagued the monumental event, claiming that mission has been faked to suppress communist development.
Nonetheless, the famous scientist Neil deGrasse Tyson finds these allegations absurd and can explain exactly why the American astrophysicist calculated in his Amazon Prime documentary "Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Everything" whether the Saturn V rocket had enough fuel, to fulfill their mission.
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"But as a well-educated scientifically educated adult, you can do a variety of things.
Neil deGrasse Tyson calculated the possibility of a moon landing.
The Apollo 11 team that went to the moon
We can calculate the so-called rocket equation  Neil deGrasse Tyson
For example, you can watch the off-shoot Saturn V rocket – we have good video footage of it from different angles.
"And you can see how much fuel is in the rocket at all three levels. Calculate what is called the rocket equation, how far the fuel can take up the payload of the rocket. "
Dr. Tyson went through the numbers before giving doubters a hard reality check.
He added: "What is in it? the payload? The astronauts and their little lunar module.
"There is enough fuel to go to the moon and return. There is enough fuel to do that.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson has his own views
Tyson watched the moon landings as a boy
The local Piggly Wiggly? Buy food? No, they went to the moon.
"And then people say, 'Well, show me a picture of the surface of the moon. & # 39;
"Well, telescope images are too blurry so you could not see anything. "
Dr. Tyson, however, explained what the last nail in the coffin was for conspirators.
He continued," You really have to go to the moon, take pictures, and send the pictures back.
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"So all People Who Did not Do It In order to believe that we were going to the moon, they had to wait until we had orbits around the moon and pictures from the landing site.
"But the people who really do not want to believe that we went to the moon said, 'Oh, they're wrong. "
" So that means they already have the answer they want.  "The answer they want is that we did not go to the moon and nothing that we present to them matters."
Buzz Aldrin on the lunar surface
During the series he discussed various topics, including what he for the greatest threat to humanity.
It was not an asteroid, climate change. or bioterror.
Dr. Tyson, who is moderating his own "StarTalk" podcast, in which he deals with similar topics, further claimed that humans would compromise their own survival in the future.
He said, "What concerns me is the concern that we are not wise enough to be good shepherds of our own destiny.
"Wisdom is not just knowledge, how do you deal with that knowledge?
" And how do you get knowledge about the future? "That's what science is all about."
"Let's learn how things work, and then, when we know how they work, we can predict what they will look like in the future.
" Well for civilization To move forward, it needs to know and understand how to use the information provided by the worldwide community of scientists and technologists.
"Without them, I can not guarantee what fate awaits us."