Turns out Whoopi Goldberg is a moon conspiracy nut. Debbie Schlussel watches The View so you don’t have to:
Goldberg cited a Hollywood movie starring O.J. Simpson and Mr. Barbra Streisand (James Brolin) as astronauts, “Capricorn One,” to tell us that she wonders if the moon landing is real or faked, as it was in that fictional movie.
1) “Well, who shot the footage, if both of them [the astronauts] were in it?”
2) “Why was the flag rippling if there was no wind or air?”
Do I really need to answer these questions? Apparently, she refuses to recognize that the flag crumpled/wrinkled at the touch of the astronauts and stood like that precisely because of limited gravity, and a lack of air and wind on the moon. We know that Buzz Aldrin shot most of the footage and photos and it generally does not feature the astronauts together, other than a few blurry shots like this, which were shot from the ship. I guess she never heard of remote control and robotic or computerized cameras?
I was going to let Golberg’s lunarcy pass, until I saw an add for a new program she’s narrating at the Museum of Natural History here in New York City on, you guessed it, NASA and space:
A spectacular new Space Show, Journey to the Stars, narrated by Academy Award-winning actress Whoopi Goldberg, premiered on Saturday, July 4, 2009, in the Hayden Planetarium at the Frederick Phineas and Sandra Priest Rose Center for Earth and Space.
Featuring extraordinary images from telescopes on the ground and in space and stunning, never-before-seen visualizations of physics-based simulations, the dazzling new Journey to the Stars launches visitors through space and time to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky, including our own nurturing Sun. Tour familiar stellar formations, explore new celestial mysteries, and discover the fascinating, unfolding story that connects us all to the stars. Those who come along for the journey may never see the night sky in the same way again.
Journey to the Stars is an engrossing, immersive theater experience created by the Museum’s astrophysicists, scientific visualization, and media production experts with the cooperation of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and more than 40 leading scientists from the United States and abroad.
Up next at the museum, Rosie O’Donnell with be narrating a special on the metallurgical properties of steel.