Stupid Is As Stupid Does

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Thursday morning, on Twitter, I replied to a small poll.  Did I believe the moon landings were real.  Of course I do.  I may have mentioned anyone who doesn’t is a stupid fool.  Well,  I hurt the feelings of some little snowflake.  Evidently it isn’t nice to refer to someone as stupid, even when they are.

With my background, I cannot possible conceptualize the mindset that suggest we did not land and walk on the moon.  I simply cannot conceptualize anyone who doesn’t believe it is true.  I just can’t.

I just don’t understand anyone who doesn’t grasp the fact that we once walked on the moon.  To not comprehend the fact dishonors many brave men and women who gave their all to get us there, and home, safely.

01. Neil Armstrong Apollo 11 July 21, 1969
02. Buzz Aldrin
03. Pete Conrad Apollo 12 November 19–20, 1969
04. Alan Bean
05. Alan Shepard Apollo 14 February 5–6, 1971
06. Edgar Mitchell
07. David Scott Apollo 15 July 31 – August 2, 1971
08. James Irwin
09. John Young Apollo 16 April 21–23, 1972
10. Charles Duke
11. Eugene Cernan Apollo 17 December 11–14, 1972
12. Harrison Schmitt

These men did not lie.  Those who think their heroics were fake enrage me.   The following men flew to the moon without landing.

1. Frank Borman Apollo 8 December 21–27, 1968
2. Jim Lovell
3. Bill Anders
4. Tom Stafford Apollo 10 May 18–26, 1969
John Young
Eugene Cernan
5. Michael Collins Apollo 11 July 16–24, 1969
6. Dick Gordon Apollo 12 November 14–24, 1969
Jim Lovell Apollo 13 April 11–17, 1970
7. Jack Swigert
8. Fred Haise
9. Stu Roosa Apollo 14 January 31 – February 9, 1971
10. Al Worden Apollo 15 July 26 – August 7, 1971
11. Ken Mattingly Apollo 16 April 16–27, 1972
12. Ron Evans Apollo 17 December 7–19, 1972

The following gave their lives to go to the moon.

  • Roger B. Chaffee – Selected as Pilot (third seat) on Apollo 1, was killed with Grissom and White in the fire.
  • Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom – Pilot of Liberty Bell 7 and commander of the first manned Gemini 3, Grissom was selected in 1966 to command the first manned mission, Apollo 1, a low Earth orbit test of the Apollo Command/Service Module. This mission ended a month before its scheduled launch[1] when a cabin fire on the launch pad killed Grissom and his entire crew—Ed White and Roger Chaffee—on January 27, 1967. According to Slayton, Grissom would have been his choice to be the first to walk on the Moon.[2][3]
  • Ed White – Second-seat veteran of Gemini 4 who made the United States’ first walk in space, selected as Senior Pilot (second seat) on Apollo 1. White was killed in the Apollo 1 fire along with Grissom and Chaffee.
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