I'm A Celebrity's Nick Knowles baffles campmates by insisting the moon landings were faked
The DIY SOS host, 56, is insistent no human walked on the celestial body during the televised landing of Apollo 11 in 1969 despite Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin being pictured in outer space.
Broadcaster Nick explained in scenes which aired during Wednesday night's episode of the show: “Around the outside of the earth is the Van Allen belt which is massively radioactive and the argument is you would have to build a spacecraft out of lead in order to protect the astronauts.”
But brainbox star of The Chase Anne Hegerty, 60, hit back: “Except you are going through it quite fast, it need not have that massive effect.”
However, sometime singer Nick hit back: “Then what about the other questions, on their chests they wore the cameras on which they took the photographs of the moon, it was a chest mounted camera, in which was Kodak film.
“As you know there is no atmosphere on the moon in direct sunlight it is something like 200 degrees yet Kodak film has an operating field of like 130 degrees, yet amazingly it all worked.
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“Also the moon landing photographs, it appears to be lit from two sides can you explain that?”
But, again, Anne had a retort for Nick, telling him: “You are getting sunlight and then you are getting sunlight bouncing back from the earth.
“If the whole thing is fake what do you think happened to Apollo 1, the one that caught fire on the launch pad, I mean if there were never going to actually go…?”
Nick replied: “The reason was the Russians had already got into orbit and circulated the earth inside the Van Allen belt so the only way they could top it was to go to the moon and back. When they discovered they couldn’t, the only way to do it was to fake it.”
But Anne pointed out the Russians were tracking, telling the camp: “If it hadn’t gone to the moon, the Russians would have said so.”
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