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|
|03.||Pete Conrad||Apollo 12||November 19–20, 1969|
|05.||Alan Shepard||Apollo 14||February 5–6, 1971|
|07.||David Scott||Apollo 15||July 31 – August 2, 1971|
|09.||John Young||Apollo 16||April 21–23, 1972|
|11.||Eugene Cernan||Apollo 17||December 11–14, 1972|
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|
|4.||Tom Stafford||Apollo 10||May 18–26, 1969|
|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|
|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 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.
- 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.