Neil Armstrong responds to a conspiracy theorist
Well written and classy. Conspiracy theories are sadly still around.
It is unbelievable that even today there are people who still prefer to believe in conspiracy theories than empirical evidence.
A couple of years ago, I became involved in a dialog with a flat-earth true believer on Facebook. It was a surreal experience. I felt that, surely, he must be joking, but he was not, as post after post after post of "proof" appeared on the page, including one that "proved" to me that you can test out his statement by flying in a commercial jet, so you could see "the edge". At that point, I just blocked him. It made me very sad.
Of all the nincompoop conspiracy theories, the Moon Landing Hoax is the easiest to crush flat. All these claims always rely on a tight-lipped secrecy, thru loyalty and/or intimidation. Who could not be intimidated and had every motive to blab anything about a hoax? The USSR. The Soviets had access to all the same photos and files that these basement-dwelling conspiracists have. Yet, no one in the KGB and the Soviet space science community popped up with triumphant cries of "Flags don't wave on the Moon!", etc.
It is for sure unbelievable....!