About the author

Paolo Attivissimo (right) with Buzz Aldrin (left), one of the first two astronauts to land and walk on the Moon. Credit: Andrea Tedeschi Photography (www.andreatedeschi.ch).

I’m Paolo Attivissimo, a British-Italian science journalist specialized in research into conspiracy theories, hoaxes and urban legends. I’ve written or coauthored over a dozen books on computers, the Internet and other subjects such as 9/11 conspiracy theories, UFOs and science-related mysteries in Italian.

I live near Lugano, Switzerland, where I work for Swiss National Radio (RSI) and as a consultant for RAI, Mediaset and other Italian-language radio and TV networks.

I’m a contributor to NASA’s Apollo Lunar Surface Journal and I often act as translator for the Apollo astronauts when they visit Italy.

As a lifelong space enthusiast, for me Moon Hoax: Debunked! is a labor of love as well as a good excuse to delve into the fascinating human and technical details of mankind's greatest journeys of exploration. I hope you’ll enjoy reading it as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.