>>13318900>believing photos from the National Airbrush and Scissor Artists
I actually think they probably got to the Moon, but I don’t believe the “0 deaths” story. After the fall of the Soviet Union they opened up the archives and found that the Soviet space program had twice as many missions as we knew about. If the mission turned out successful, then they would announce it; if not, they would just file it away.
What I believe is that we actually got to the moon before Apollo 11 in one of these unannounced missions. Then they needed to put on a show, so they announced Apollo 11, launched an empty rocket, spoofed the radio comms (easy peasy) and broadcast a mixture of live footage, soundstage footage, and authentic footage/photos from the successful pre-Apollo 11 moon landing. The explanatory power of this model is staggering: it makes more sense from every standpoint than either of the two conventional theories (pure real vs pure fake)