Moon Landing or One Hit Wonder?

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On June 27, the well-known comic xkcd which is written by ex-NASA robotics engineer Randall Munroe and self-identifies as “a webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language,” turned its sights on NASA and the veracity of the Moon landing:

 

“Ok, so Spirit and Opportunity are pretty awesome. And Kepler. And New Horizons, Cassini, Curiosity, TiME, and Project M. But c’mon, if the Earth were a basketball, in 40 years no human’s been more than half an inch from the surface.” (Credits: xkcd.com)

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