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All it took was a truncated interview with Thomas Pesquet to spread the absurd idea that the astronaut was questioning the fact that man had walked on the moon.
All it took was a truncated interview with Thomas Pesquet to spread the absurd idea that the astronaut was questioning the fact that man had walked on the moon. At the base of this absurd rumour, a video taken from the interview with Thomas Pesquet broadcast on Sunday at 20 hours from France 2, about the Artemis mission.
In a montage, seen hundreds of thousands of times, the most famous astronaut in France evokes his thrill when he looks at the moon: ” is it humanly possible to go there? Then a few seconds later, about the Artemis mission: “ we’re really going to go very far, very far, very far, as far as no human being has ever gone from Earth “.
It did not take more for conspirators of all stripes to jump on the extract, claiming to find a confession there. It is obviously nothing. The fact that Thomas Pesquet talks about his doubt, when he looks at the moon, about the fact that it is humanly possible to get there, expresses his feelings at the time, not a scientific question.
And the statement that Artemis will go further than any human, does not mean that man has never been to the moon. Artemis is expected to orbit the Moon, some 65,000 kilometers beyond our satellite as shown in this infographic from the Canadian Space Agency. During previous lunar missions, the ships had gone much less far. Quite simply.
The assembly was so successful that Thomas Pesquet had to react on Twitter. ” But why do we have to waste precious time on this again: of course yes, the human went to the moon “.
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