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  1. Zugzwang
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    12 Dec '18 00:36
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/sports/stephen-curry-moon-landing.html

    "Stephen Curry Doubts Moon Landings. NASA Offers to Show Him the Rocks"

    "“We ever been to the moon?” he {Stephen Curry] asked.
    The others, in unison, agreed that the answer was no.
    “They’re going to come get us,” Curry replied. “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.”

    Finberg expressed some skepticism, asking Curry to clarify, and he
    said he did not believe the United States had landed on the moon,
    leading to a short discussion of some of the more popular conspiracy
    theories, including one asserting that the film director Stanley Kubrick
    had staged the entire thing."
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    @duchess64 said
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/sports/stephen-curry-moon-landing.html

    "Stephen Curry Doubts Moon Landings. NASA Offers to Show Him the Rocks"

    "“We ever been to the moon?” he {Stephen Curry] asked.
    The others, in unison, agreed that the answer was no.
    “They’re going to come get us,” Curry replied. “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.”

    Finberg expressed ...[text shortened]... ries, including one asserting that the film director Stanley Kubrick
    had staged the entire thing."
    just another dumb jock
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    @duchess64 said
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/sports/stephen-curry-moon-landing.html

    "Stephen Curry Doubts Moon Landings. NASA Offers to Show Him the Rocks"

    "“We ever been to the moon?” he {Stephen Curry] asked.
    The others, in unison, agreed that the answer was no.
    “They’re going to come get us,” Curry replied. “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.”

    Finberg expressed ...[text shortened]... ries, including one asserting that the film director Stanley Kubrick
    had staged the entire thing."
    Who is Stephen Curry?
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    @deepthought said
    Who is Stephen Curry?
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Curry
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    @deepthought said
    Who is Stephen Curry?
    Astrophysicist and sometime basketball player.
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    @duchess64 said
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/sports/stephen-curry-moon-landing.html

    "Stephen Curry Doubts Moon Landings. NASA Offers to Show Him the Rocks"

    "“We ever been to the moon?” he {Stephen Curry] asked.
    The others, in unison, agreed that the answer was no.
    “They’re going to come get us,” Curry replied. “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.”

    Finberg expressed ...[text shortened]... ries, including one asserting that the film director Stanley Kubrick
    had staged the entire thing."
    I read the article out of curiosity and noticed he didn't express any specific reasons he doubted the moon landings. Some people point to the craft that landed on the moon. I doesn't look like something that would be safe. I would be reluctant to risk my life in such a tiny thing with thin walls.

    I am not expressing doubt myself. I do wonder about the solar and cosmic radiation issue though. The Earth's magnetic field offers protection from space radiation, so I am wondering if the mission was timed so the Earth was between the sun and moon. From what I understand, if it was the other way around the moon would not have any protection from the Earths MF.

    Solar and cosmic radiation is a problem for manned missions to Mars. Finding a light weight solution is difficult. Lead is heavy.
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    @duchess64 said
    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/sports/stephen-curry-moon-landing.html

    "Stephen Curry Doubts Moon Landings. NASA Offers to Show Him the Rocks"

    "“We ever been to the moon?” he {Stephen Curry] asked.
    The others, in unison, agreed that the answer was no.
    “They’re going to come get us,” Curry replied. “Sorry, I don’t want to start conspiracies.”

    Finberg expressed ...[text shortened]... ries, including one asserting that the film director Stanley Kubrick
    had staged the entire thing."
    I'm convinced they only do it for publicity. They are playing the media. He'll come out in a few months and say "Just kidding..... but maybe not." It'll get him a few more millions towards his next shoe deal.
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    @wildgrass said
    I'm convinced they only do it for publicity. They are playing the media. He'll come out in a few months and say "Just kidding..... but maybe not." It'll get him a few more millions towards his next shoe deal.
    "I'm convinced they only do it for publicity."
    --Wildgrass

    Does Wildgrass believe that Stephen Curry's unhappy because he's starved for attention?
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    @duchess64 said
    "Stephen Curry
    Who?!?

    Anyway, everybody knows that Kubrick did fake the moon landings, but he was such a finicky perfectionist that he insisted on doing it on location.
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    @duchess64 said
    "I'm convinced they only do it for publicity."
    --Wildgrass

    Does Wildgrass believe that Stephen Curry's unhappy because he's starved for attention?
    No I believe that, as a celebrity athlete, Stephen Curry said this to increase his name recognition. The more people that know who he is, the more money he gets for endorsement deals.
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    @wildgrass said
    No I believe that, as a celebrity athlete, Stephen Curry said this to increase his name recognition. The more people that know who he is, the more money he gets for endorsement deals.
    I doubt that Stephen Curry expects to be offered more money to endorse products
    because he said that he doubted that humankind has landed on the moon.

    One reason could be that some people would regard his comment as offensively 'anti-American'.
    As I recall, Sonhouse (who worked for NASA) condemned FreakyKBH as a 'traitor'
    to the USA because he disputed the moon landings.
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    @duchess64 said
    I doubt that Stephen Curry expects to be offered more money to endorse products
    because he said that he doubted that humankind has landed on the moon.

    One reason could be that some people would regard his comment as offensively 'anti-American'.
    As I recall, Sonhouse (who worked for NASA) condemned FreakyKBH as a 'traitor'
    to the USA because he disputed the moon landings.
    Stephen Curry now says he was joking.
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    20 Dec '18 02:251 edit
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    Somebody seriously questions battery power enough in the 60s to do TV transmissions from moon to the earth.

    TV From the Moon: Are you INSANE?

    YouTube
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    Somebody else says he catches NASA in using Virtual Reality special effects. And sometimes it didn't work well, exposing the fraud. So he claims.

    Nasa Liars

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    Somebody says noises which shouldn't have not been heard in the vacuum of space, were removed.

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