Colin Craig not sure about moon landing
Wednesday 4 Dec 2013 9:26 a.m.
A week after refusing to rule out claims commercial airplanes are secretly dropping chemicals on the public, Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has said he doesn't believe – or not believe – in the moon landings.
Talking to Marcus Lush on RadioLIVE this morning, Mr Craig said he doesn't have a belief either way.
"I have no idea, mate. That's what we're told," said Mr Craig.
"I'm sort of inclined to believe it, but at the end of the day I haven't looked into it, and I know there are very serious people that question these things."
NASA landed astronauts on the surface of the moon six times between 1969 and 1972. In 2002 astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, punched a moon landing conspiracy theorist in the face.
Mr Craig says without evidence, he's not inclined to believe one way or the other.
"I'm not going to judge any of these things without the facts," he says.
"I think we've had too many politicians for too long who judge things without facts. It's actually not a priority, surely, for me to have a position on these sorts of things when my job is ultimately going to be to fix the issues of New Zealand… I don't have time to look into it."
There is a mountain of evidence proving NASA didn't fake the moon landings, including photographs taken by space missions launched by Japan, China and India; reflectors left on the moon's surface that can be detected from Earth; and the lack of any denial from then-Cold War enemies the Soviet Union.