I don’t know, did we land on the moon? Plenty of people do not believe that we did, including the people in the farthest reaches of the internet and the most spiral minded Stanley Kubrick fans, but Stephen Curry, nice-guy star of the Golden State Warriors and husband of Ayesha Curry, is not one of these people, OKAY? DEFINITELY BELIEVE HIM WHEN HE SAYS HE IS NOT! Apparently Curry went on one of The Ringer’s zillion podcasts earlier this week and offhandedly mentioned that he believed astronauts did not land on the moon, which immediately prompted NASA to invite him to the Johnson Space Center’s lunar lab to show him proof that yes, humans did land on the freakin moon. The context, via the Times: “We ever been to the moon?” he asked. The others, in unison, agreed that the answer was no. “They’re going to come get us,” Curry replied. “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.” Finberg expressed some skepticism, asking … [Read more...] about Steph Curry Is NOT a Moon Landing Conspiracy Theorist, OK?
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Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry caused a cosmic disturbance earlier this week when he seemed to suggest NASA's moon landings were faked. NASA and some of its astronauts would like to give the NBA star a lesson in space history."There's lots of evidence NASA landed 12 American astronauts on the Moon from 1969-1972. We'd love for Mr. Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets," NASA news chief Allard Beutel said in a statement to CNN. They said what? NBA star Steph Curry drops ball, suggests NASA moon landing was faked NBA's Kyrie Irving says flat-Earth claim was an experiment Beutel invited Curry to see the Apollo mission control center and NASA's stockpile of moon rocks to learn about the historic landings and see how the space agency is preparing to return to our lunar neighbor. Retired NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, who spent 520 days in space, reached out to Curry … [Read more...] about NASA offers to school NBA star Steph Curry on moon landing
Did we go to the moon?Yes. That's the answer. Yes we did go. We, us humans, went to the moon, in 1969, when Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong landed the Eagle lunar module on the surface of our planet's natural satellite. There's no grand conspiracy theory, no reason to think we haven't stretched our legs on the soil of our Moon. We went up there -- and we left footprints.However, Stephen Curry, who plays for NBA team Golden State Warriors, does not believe this great achievement of human endeavor occurred at all. Appearing on The Ringer's "Wingin' It" podcast Sunday, Curry, along with hosts Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore, resoundingly suggested humans have never been to the moon."We ever been to the moon?" Curry asks.The hosts quickly respond in the negative."They gonna come get us, I don't think so either," Curry responds, presumably using "they" to refer to the Men In Black who usually silence this type of universal truth speaking.Shouts in the background then decry the … [Read more...] about NBA star Steph Curry drops ball, suggests NASA moon landing was faked
For me, the moon landing will always be in black and white. I was born well after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon in 1969 -- in my lifetime, no one has entered the moon's orbit. So, like a lot of people born after the '60s, I've only ever experienced one of humanity's greatest achievements in shades of grey. Newspaper clippings. Old photographs. Black and white news footage. That same footage of "one small step" played over and over. Just as I once naively asked my parents if the "olden days" were black and white in real life, this period of history feels like it's permanently frozen in monochrome stasis, kept safe under the bell jar of history.But First Man was the first time I experienced the moon landing in full colour. And it was a '60s dream, painted in warm amber and washed-out teal.Directed by La La Land writer-director Damien Chazelle, First Man follows a quiet and reserved Armstrong (played by Ryan Gosling) as he works his way through NASA's space program … [Read more...] about First Man finally gave me a moon landing that wasn’t black and white
There's something about space that fascinates me, and I'm probably not alone.Humans are explorers. We venture into the unknown, seek new ground and uncover new worlds. We've been doing this since the days of Christopher Columbus, and while there's nowhere on our planet we haven't seen yet, thanks to satellite technology, our minds still crave discovery -- whether it be through books, movies or television.What's puzzling, then, as my colleague Richard Trenholm points out in his review of First Man, is that no one under 40 has seen a human set foot on the moon since the heyday of Apollo space exploration ended in 1972.Where are the lunar bases? The orbital colonies? Why haven't we explored the vast reaches outside our fragile planet? Or sought new resources and undiscovered vistas fresh for the eyes of humanity? Since the end of the lunar race, we as a species have turned inward, bogged down by petty politics, budget issues and wars that never end. 28 Neil Armstrong, first man … [Read more...] about First Man is the moon landing experience my generation is missing