NASA reacts to Stephen Curry espousing moon landing conspiracy theory
Stephen Curry recently touched upon the conspiracy theory that the United States never landed on the moon. NASA, not surprisingly, has some thoughts on the Golden State Warriors superstar’s supposed skepticism.
Curry recently made an appearance on an episode of the “Winging It” podcast. During a discussion with hosts Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore, Curry questioned the generally established scientific fact that humans ever walked on the moon.
Instead, Curry evidently believes NASA staged the moon landing. When confronted by podcast cohost Annie Finberg, Curry said, “They’re going to come get us. … Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.”
NASA has since reacted to Curry’s conspiratorial claims and invited him to review the overwhelming evidence that proves how 12 astronauts walked on the moon between 1969 and 1972 and brought back artifacts that document their visits.
“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,” said Allard Beutel, a NASA spokesman, via The New York Times. “We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control. During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay.”
Curry also was called out by astronaut Scott Kelly on Twitter over his comments on faking the moon landing, inviting the NBA star to contact him.
Steph, so much respect for you, but re the moon landing thing, let’s talk. DM me. https://t.co/BXYxPF4zz1— Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly) December 11, 2018
Curry forwarding the moon landing conspiracy theory means he joins another NBA star who previously made dubious claims that rejected widely accepted science despite the existence of insurmountable evidence proving otherwise.
The Warriors star has yet to comment on his loony lunar musings.