NASA invites Curry to tour lunar lab after Warriors guard doubtful of moon landing
OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Steph Curry's effective long distance range is about 35 feet.
But NASA has been known to stretch a few million feet farther, the New York Times pointed out, after the Warriors guard told a sports podcast that he didn't believe that humans ever landed on the moon.
Curry is now getting a lot of flak after he made that comment while he was on the "Winging It" podcast, hosted by NBC players Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore. The NBA player has not clarified his comments on social media, despite the disbelief from Twitter that he actually said it.
During a wide ranging interview alongside teammate Andre Iguodala, Curry asked one of the hosts if he believed that the U.S. landed on the moon. When the host said no, Curry agreed, but said he didn't want to "start conspiracies."
Conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that man did not walk on the moon, that the landings were fake, contrary to what really happened on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to ever set foot on the lunar surface.
Later on in the podcast, another host said "do the research on Stanley Kubrick," referring to a story that the involved NASA hiring the famous director to stage and film the Apollo and 12 moon landings, but there is no evidence for this theory.
NASA, upon hearing Curry's doubts, has invited the star point guard to tour their lab, according to the New York Times.
NASA landed on the moon six times between 1969 to 1972, becoming the only space agency to accomplish a manned moon mission. A pinned tweet on NASA's Twitter page declares "We're returning to the moon."
"We'd love for Mr. Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets," said Allard Beutel, a NASA spokesman. “We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control. During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay.”
Closer to home, Chabot Space & Science Center in Oakland also gave Curry an invite to check out the moon rock from the Apollo 15 mission. "Come by any time, bring the fam," the center tweeted.