Vince Carter, Kent Bazemore, and Annie Finberg of the Atlanta Hawks started a podcast last month called Winging It. Yesterday, their guests were Steph Curry and Andre Iguodala where they mostly talked about light-hearted subjects like playing golf and the moon landing being fake. Ya know, normal people stuff.
If you listen to the episode it sounds like Steph asks the table if they believe the moon landing was real and everybody replies “no,” and Steph agrees with them. People are just putting this on Steph because he’s got the biggest name at the moment and he’ll generate the most clicks (shoutout SEO).
Luckily for us, we have people who have actually been to space on Twitter. Former Astronaut Scott Kelly kindly disagrees with the group’s assumption and offers a colloquial conversation about the subject. Kelly is a veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space, so he’s basically an expert on the subject.
However, nowhere on Kelly’s Wikipedia page does it say he ever landed on the moon. So, he actually might not be an expert on moon landings after all…
Also, a couple weeks ago, it was reported that Russia also questioned the legitimacy of the American moon landings and will send a space mission to the moon to find out. From Newsweek:
Russia’s space agency plans to send a mission to the moon to check whether the American moon landings were real.
In a video posted to Twitter on Saturday, Dmitry Rogozin, the Director General of Roscosmos, said: “We have set this objective to fly and verify whether they’ve been there or not.”
Rogozin announced the project after he was asked whether he believed NASA landed on the moon in 1969. The agency head shrugged as he answered, making it unclear whether or not he was joking.
What the fuck is a Roscosmo, you ask? I think it’s like Russia’s NASA. It’s probably short for Russia’s Cosmos (maybe, idk).
It looks like the debate will rage on far into the future. I look forward to reading about Russia’s findings on the matter literally fifty years later.
Listen to the entire podcast below. Space talk begins around the 46:45 mark.