Is There a Reason We’ve Never Gone Back to the Moon?

Lindsey Cohen, Associate Editor

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Many say there’s an explanation for everything, but what about the truth to all the moon expeditions?
Apollo 18 was one of the cancelled missions of the American Apollo lunar program. Apollo 18 was originally planned in July 1969 to land in the moon’s Schroter’s Valley, a riverlike channel-way. The August 2011 Sci-Fi movie, Apollo 18 was based off of old NASA footage. This theory was thought to be about NASA having a mission to spy on their Russian correspondent after the Cold War.
This film was unlike anything I’ve ever seen before (not to say chilling movies are my favorite in the first place). It wasn’t all that believable with the counterfeit spider-rock-alien things eating the astronauts alive, but, a captivating film to say the least.
Apollo 18 is not a documentary,” said Bert Ulrich, NASA’s liaison for multimedia, film and television collaborations. “The film is a work of fiction, and we always knew that. We were minimally involved with this picture. We never even saw a rough cut. The idea of portraying the Apollo 18 mission as authentic is simply a marketing ploy. Perhaps a bit of a ‘Blair Witch Project’ strategy to generate hype” (Latimes.com).
At the cusp of the thrilling “documentary” the website lunartruth.org was posted. Hesitant to press the enter bar, I saw the words “this site has been forcibly censored its contents can be seen in the film.”

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