"We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade, and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard...because that challenge is one we are willing to accept." - JFK
Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the moon landing.I've blogged before about my dear love for all things space, so it was a great day news-wise for me. I'm sure you all have read the articles in the news for the past week or so, and I doubt I have anything new to add that you haven't heard before.
So I'll bring you this bit of awesome instead...
Bart Sibrel is a moon landing conspiracy theorist, probably the leading one of them all. He's made a career of stalking former astronauts and insulting their legacy at every opportunity. He'll go up to them and call them cowards, liars, and any other jibe to provoke them. Never mind that Sibrel has been caught editing the audio/visual from NASA footage for his documentaries, which makes him more of a fraud than anyone he is accusing.
Anyway, Sibrel walks up to Buzz Aldrin - second man on the moon, if you're unawares - and goes, "you're the one who says you walked on the moon when you didn't...you're a coward, and a liar, and a thie---"
He doesn't get the last word out because Buzz only had one response for him:
He decks the crap out of Sibrel's face.
And THAT is why I believe we went to the moon.
Oh, and probably also because of the endless amounts of footage, evidence, moonrocks, photos, and hundreds of thousands of people who were involved in launching the most awesome rockets ever.