Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on July 20th, 1969 & returned to Earth on July 24th. Newspapers reported the landing on tomorrow’s edition, July 21st, 1969, with photos.
Flat-Earthers use the fact that the newspapers already had photos as “evidence” of deception. They claim the images should only be available after July 24th. The explanation is simple. The journalists took the pictures off the live television broadcast of the landing.
In today’s situation, it is analogous to taking a screen capture off a YouTube video, a simple task that even flat-Earthers themselves can accomplish.
- The Boston Globe, Monday, July 21st, 1969 – Archive.org
- Apollo 11 Moon Landing live coverage by CBS News. The Boston Globe picture was captured from around 3:30:56 of this CBS News footage.