The Apollo 11 Photo, Explained

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I did an interactive chart and a couple of promotional images for this story on one of the iconic photos of the Apollo 11 moon landing. The piece addressed the various items you see in the photo and explains why they look the way they do.

Even 50 years after the landing, conspiracy theorists still insist it was faked, as if the space program is only a Capricorn One event. The items noted in the photo are often invoked to support this viewpoint.

The chart is here. This is the first panel:

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