Friday, January 11, 2008

The Moon Landing

Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins
1969 Hugo Winners for the Best Moon Landing Ever

News coverage of Apollo XI
1970 Hugo Winner for Dramatic Presentation

I was totally unconvinced. You'd think that the government could find an actor who wouldn't flub his lines.

And right there is the evidence that it was faked: it won the award for "dramatic presentation". You can't win that with a news event and you know the guys at NASA were all science fiction nerds so they probably voted it in as a joke.

And "the best moon landing ever"? You'd think those Hugo voters had never seen a moon landing before.

(I hope I didn't just start another moon hoax rumor...)