Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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.