NASA wants to hear your craziest space theories so it can debunk them

The Apollo 16 mission launched in 1972 for a go to to the moon. 


The Earth is flat. The moon landings had been hoaxes. Aliens stroll amongst us. There’s an historical civilization on Mars. A stunning variety of folks consider this stuff to be true. NASA is planning to wade into the insanity for a particular Halloween episode of its #AskNASA video series.

The episode will tackle space-related conspiracies and hoaxes, a lots spooky topic for the Halloween season. 

NASA might be very conscious of the numerous wild concepts floating round on the market, but it surely nonetheless put out a name on Thursday for concepts. “What secret plans do you assume we have been cooking up over time? Drop them under,” NASA tweeted.  

The #AskNasa movies usually deal with extra simple matters, like how a Mars rover is constructed or what it is prefer to stay in area for a yr. “That includes quite a lot of company consultants, the collection goals to reply incessantly requested questions and debunk myths,” NASA said when it first launched the series in 2019.

Thus far, the Twitter replies have lined lunar touchdown questions, UFO queries and rumors of a particular hurricane-diverting machine on the Kennedy Area Middle in Florida. 

There are additionally loads of jokes within the feedback, together with the traditional gag about NASA hiring movie director Stanley Kubrick to faux the moon touchdown, however that he was such a perfectionist, he insisted on filming on location. 

Area followers can keep tuned for the subsequent #AskNASA video to see which out-there concepts obtain scrutiny from the consultants. 

This may even be time to revisit Nvidia’s moon-landing conspiracy debunking and ponder over SpaceX founder Elon Musk’s thoughts on alien UFO visitations

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Amanda Kooser