Spanish legend Casillas says Apollo 11 moon landing didn’t happen
Spanish goalkeeping legend Iker Casillas has cast doubt on the Apollo 11 moon landing by US astronauts in 1969, saying he doesn’t believe the groundbreaking achievement was real.
Casillas, who captained Spain to the World Cup in 2010, conducted a Twitter poll offering social media users the chance to express their attitude to an event he views as a giant fake.
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“Next year it will be (supposedly) 50 years after a man stepped on the moon. I'm at a dinner with friends ... arguing about it. I raise the question to the public! Do you think he stepped on [the moon]? I do not!” the former Real Madrid star wrote on Tuesday.
El año que viene se cumplen 50 años (supuestamente) que el hombre pisó la Luna. Estoy en una cena con amigos... discutiendo sobre ello. Elevo la tertulia a público! Creéis que se pisó? Yo no!— Iker Casillas (@IkerCasillas) July 23, 2018
According to the survey results, the majority of Casillas’s followers don’t share his point of view with 58 percent saying the landing really did happen in 1969.
US astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins took part in NASA’s ambitious expedition which made a scientific breakthrough in lunar exploration.
On July 21, 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin successfully landed Apollo 11 on the lunar surface becoming the first two persons to step onto the moon.
The moon landing is still surrounded by myths and legends, with skeptics insisting the historic event was staged, citing evidence such as the absence of stars in the pictures provided by NASA.
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The famous video which shows the unfurled US flag flapping as if caught by the wind is also among the highly debated issues, as there cannot be wind on a body which doesn’t have an atmosphere.