The truth about the “moon landings”
Sure, most of us believe that people went to the moon forty years ago. But a few hearty souls have a different perspective, saying that the whole thing was faked. Wired Magazine was so upset by conspiracy theories that they’ve published a guide to debunking them. It’s so de rigueur to believe in this moon landing stuff that blogger Bosco Peters even published an account of the “first Communion” on the moon. Of course, as all decent Episcopalians know, if Buzz Aldrin was a Presbyterian at the time, this was not communion — since they don’t have valid sacraments, General Convention resolutions notwithstanding — but a little snack of crackers and wine. But I digress.
Just today I have read the real truth behind the so-called moon landings. Here’s a snippet:
Immediately after President Kennedy’s bold challenge to land an American on the moon before the end of the decade, NASA scientists and engineers began a crash program of assuming that the actual plausibility of landing on the moon was all but impossible. A program to create a hightly realistic simulated landing for public viewing was then begun in earnest, beginning with a series of unmanned Surveyor probes to get highly detailed views of the lunar surface for accurate soundstage production.
Now go read the whole thing. Make sure you wear a tinfoil hat (or mitre, if you are a bishop) while reading this, to protect you from the government mind rays.