Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Myths of the space program

Any endeavor as epic as the US space program is bound to have some myths and misconceptions connected to it, and Smithsonian magazine has gathered a selection. It's an eclectic list, ranging from minor misprints (Alan Shepherd never said he was "A-OK") to commonly misremembered history (the Apollo program did NOT have consistent popular support) to the hurtful (NASA gets a half percent of the national budget, not 25%). Of course, the Moon hoax lunacy is here to. Can't have a myth page and not invite the tinfoil hat people. Sigh.

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