Debunking the Conspiracy Theorists
Lack of a blast crater beneath the LEM.
3000 pounds of thrust sounds like a lot, but spread out, it was actually rather
The engine nozzle was about
54” in diameter so that the area
was about 2300 sq. in.
At 3000 lbs thrust for landing,
the pressure was only about 1.5
In a vacuum, rocket exhaust spreads out very rapidly.
Very little ends
up impacting on the ground directly below the lander.