Some so-called truth seekers claim space travel is not even possible, and NASA is fooling the world with its daily updates about astronauts’ activities on the spacecraft.
But as the space agency celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of the International Space Station (ISS), a conspiracy video on YouTube claims to have rumbled how astronauts aboard the ISS trick us into thinking they are floating in zero gravity by hanging from wires.
The theory also claims the ISS is actually a plane.
And bizarrely it suggests the spacewalks are filmed inside a swimming pool.
The crazy conspiracy theory is part of a growing claim that humans have yet to master space travel, and all footage, including the first moon landing in 1969 was hoaxed.
The clip shows astronauts floating in zero gravity, but the narrator of the video released by the Time to Unite channel said that after his “research” he had concluded that “the ISS is a hoax and all manned space travel is a hoax”.
According to the male narrator, astronauts are in fact hanging from wires in a mock-up ISS.
He said: “Inside (the ISS) there are a couple of zero gravity tricks that they use to fake it.
“The first is they have a complete mock-up built inside an airplane.
“The airplane does a bunch of rise and falls it does an upside parabolic trajectory and that simulates zero gravity.
“The other main way they simulate the zero gravity is with suspension in front of a blue screen and they use that trick for extended periods of time, for longer than 45 seconds segments, but they can’t move around as much, they can’t do the acrobatic flips and rolls in the extended mode.”
In one clip, retired NASA astronaut Chris Hadfield – wearing a red top – is seen bending down inside the ISS.
The back of his shirt appears to stick up as if attached to something.
“You expect wires to come in on either side of that harness in order to support it,” the narrator added.
“Of course, they have computer-graphiced (sic) out the supporting wires so you can’t actually see them.”
Wacky theories come as NASA celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the launch of the International Space Station.