Forty-five years ago Wednesday, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins blasted off for the moon. Four days later, Armstrong walked on the lunar surface.
Twelve years ago, Aldrin punched a moon hoaxer in the face.
According to a Gizmodo report published yesterday, Aldrin slugged Bart Sibrel, a conspiracy theorist who claims that the six Apollo Moon landings between 1969 and 1972 were hoaxes, in 2002.
The incident went down at a hotel in Beverly Hills after Aldrin was repeatedly harassed by Sibrel.
“You’re a coward and a liar and a thief,” Sibrel tells Aldrin before being walloped in the face.
Gizmodo notes that no charges were filed in the incident.
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