DO YOU believe that man ever stood on the moon?
If you do, you’ll be interested to know it was 40 years ago that the crew of Apollo 14 strapped themselves into a small cage of metal on top of thousands of tonnes of rocket fuel and were blasted in the direction of our nearest neighbour in space.
If you don’t believe it, you should grow up, read a few books, and stop being so gullible.
Of all the badly-informed, ill-thought out conspiracy theories (and there are plenty of them) the notion that man did not actually land on the moon is the one I loathe the most.
Man hasn’t returned to the moon in my lifetime, but the Apollo story has always gripped me, principally because of the men at the centre of it.
Reading up on the missions as a boy, I idolised the astronauts, the old-school frontier heroes, fighter jocks who had usually proved themselves in war, who existed to push themselves.
Maintaining the fitness of a boxer and the mathematical acumen of a university professor, astronauts lived hard, and more than one died off duty in a flash sports car or private plane – always pushing the limits to breaking point.
Read about the Apollo missions online however and it’s not long before you come across the people that live a long way from the edge.
The people that instead, live on the internet with a lot of time on their hands, and an attitude to exploration which doesn’t quite get beyond their fridge.
They claim that these decorated servicemen and scientists responsible for mankind’s greatest feat of science and exploration are not steely-eyed missile men. They claim that they are liars.