AP has an article today about how NASA has a new, refurbished version of the US original moon landing tapes.  I remember the landing well, having watched it live.  Neil Armstrong said, as he set foot on the moon: “This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”  There were debates about his exact meaning, but everybody pretty much figured he had earned the right to say whatever he wanted.

It seems the original tapes were lost, so NASA worked from TV recordings.  Of course, many will take this as evidence supporting the hypothesis that the moon landings were all staged hoaxes.  I heard a guy just yesterday at the local Whole Foods telling his buddies that he never believed we landed on the moon.  Surely we need more science courses in the schools, not fewer.


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