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Capricorn One

Capricorn One is a movie about a Mars landing hoax. It was released in 1978 and directed by Peter Hyams[?].

The plot

When NASA realizes that they are unable to send a manned space ship to Mars they try to fake it.

When the space ship is leaving Earth all onboard are taken to an old army base somewhere in the US. They are forced to fake the trip and landing on Mars over some months. At the same time a journalist is getting suspicious and every clue he uncovers seems to result in an attempt on his life. When they are just about to splash down on Earth everything goes wrong.

This movie did increase the interest in the Apollo moon landing hoax.


External link The Internet Movie Database entry on Capricorn One (http://us.imdb.com/Title?0077294)

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