Astronaut Thomas Pesquet releases Twitter tirade against those who think the moon landing is fake


European Union Space Agency’s (ESA) Thomas Pesquet shared a thread on Twitter about how infuriating it is to hear people think the Apollo moon landings were fake

NASA’s Artemis mission that aims to put human boots back on the moon has revived an old conspiracy theory that the six Apollo missions never landed on the lunar surface, but an astronaut who has been to space four times released a tirade on Twitter against these disbelievers saying all this is dong is ‘wasting precious time again.’

European Union Space Agency’s (ESA) Thomas Pesquet, who has 1.4 million followers, shared a thread on the platform confirming ‘humans went to the moon during the Apollo mission. And we’re going back,’ he tweeted, noting it makes him drunk to write all this.

Such conspiracy theories have been passed around since NASA’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first put their boots in lunar dirt in 1969, with many saying the historic mission and those after were actually filmed in a movie studio.

Pesquet hits back at such claims noting he is not going to convince people that the landings have happened ‘because it has already been done millions of times.’

‘It’s all over the web, and the guys aren’t listening anyway, they’re talking about truth but choose things that suit them and ignore the rest,’ he added in a tweet.

Pesquet, who has 1.4 million followers, shared a thread on the platform confirming 'humans went to the moon during the Apollo mission. And we're going back,' he tweeted, noting it makes him drunk to write all this.

Pesquet, who has 1.4 million followers, shared a thread on the platform confirming ‘humans went to the moon during the Apollo mission. And we’re going back,’ he tweeted, noting it makes him drunk to write all this.

NASA is scheduled to launch the first phase of its Artemis mission on Saturday starting at 2:17pm ET, which will send the Space Launch System (SLS) and an uncrewed Orion capsule to space for the maiden flight.

The capsule will spend six weeks soaring around the moon before it splashes down in the Pacific Ocean.

Artemis I is meant to test the technology before sending humans along the same path in the 2024 Artemis 2 mission and then a year later, NASA plans to put human boots on the moon.

Artemis I was set to fly on August 29, but technical issues and weather grounded the world’s most powerful rocket. 

Such conspiracy theories have been passed around since NASA's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (pictured) first put their boots in lunar dirt in 1969, with many saying the historic mission and those after were actually filmed in a movie studio

Such conspiracy theories have been passed around since NASA’s Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (pictured) first put their boots in lunar dirt in 1969, with many saying the historic mission and those after were actually filmed in a movie studio

The astronauts tweets tell the public that he is not going to prove the Apollo missions were real, because they have been proven over and over again

The astronauts tweets tell the public that he is not going to prove the Apollo missions were real, because they have been proven over and over again

Saturday's launch has sparked excitement around the world, but also opened the floodgates to conspiracy theorists who believe the Artemis III mission will be the first time humans touchdown on the lunar surface

Saturday’s launch has sparked excitement around the world, but also opened the floodgates to conspiracy theorists who believe the Artemis III mission will be the first time humans touchdown on the lunar surface

Saturday’s launch has sparked excitement around the world, but also opened the floodgates to conspiracy theorists who believe the Artemis III mission will be the first time humans touchdown on the lunar surface.

‘It also worries me a lot to see how some people have fun blurring the truth and others are having fun,’ reads one of Pesquet’s tweets, while another he states how ‘infuriating’ all of this is.

‘Seriously ask yourself the question: ‘who wins in all this?’ Not NASA no, but the manipulators who tell you that everything is wrong.

The ESA astronaut also reminds the public that thinking the landings were fake is dishonoring the thousands of people who worked on those missions.

The ESA astronaut also reminds the public that thinking the landings were fake is dishonoring the thousands of people who worked on those missions

The ESA astronaut also reminds the public that thinking the landings were fake is dishonoring the thousands of people who worked on those missions

Pesquet concluded his tirade with 'see you on the moon in few years'

Pesquet concluded his tirade with ‘see you on the moon in few years’

‘They deserve better than that. And we are not even talking about the people who have risked their lives for these missions…’, Pesquet tweeted. 

‘In short, that’s all on this subject because it’s not my field and I have a lot of work. We’re going to go back to spending all of our time and energy to make things like the ISS and Artemis happen, because it’s good for humanity. No offense to some. See you on the moon in a few years,’ he concluded.

Pesquet, who is a French aerospace engineer, pilot, was selected by ESA as a candidate in May 2009, and he successfully completed his basic training in November 2010.

Pesquet, who is a French aerospace engineer, pilot, was selected by ESA as a candidate in May 2009, and he successfully completed his basic training in November 2010

Pesquet, who is a French aerospace engineer, pilot, was selected by ESA as a candidate in May 2009, and he successfully completed his basic training in November 2010

And on March 17, 2014, he was assigned to his first long-duration mission on the International Space Station (ISS) and then launched on November 17, 2016.

Pasquet came back to Earth on June 2, 2017, completing 197 days in space.

His second spaceflight was in July 2020, again to the ISS, in which head traveled aboard the second SpaceX Dragon Crew mission – making him the first European to board the craft.



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