Moon hoax theories have a huge advantage over dry technical reports: they’re great stories to tell. However, there’s no need to make up absurd tales of conspiracy to bring out the excitement and wonder of an actual trip to the Moon.
Many details of the Apollo missions were not revealed or discussed publicly at the time of the flights because they were private, embarrassing or politically inappropriate. NASA was keen to project a squeaky-clean, flawlessly heroic image of its astronauts, and the press was somewhat complicit in this patriotic intent, so the unsavory or less uplifting aspects of Moon missions were left untold. This chapter is just a teaser of the some of these rarely shared stories.