NASA has offered a top US basketball player a tour of its lunar lab after he claimed the moon landings were faked.
Stephen Curry, regarded by many as one of the best shooters in NBA history, made the comments in the Winging It podcast on Monday.
During the episode, Curry’s teammate Andre Iguodala asked the basketball player and presenters Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore if they believed the moon landings were real.
All three of them replied “no”.
In an apparent reference to Men In Black-style secret agents, Curry added: “They’re going to come and get us.
“Sorry I don’t want to start conspiracies.”
Another guest on the show Annie Finberg, a digital content coordinator for the Atlanta Hawks basketball team, then asked him to clarify.
Curry, who plays for the Golden State Warriors, confirmed that he did not believe the US had ever landed on the moon.
The group then had a short discussion about popular conspiracy theories, including one that the film director Stanley Kubrick staged the whole thing.
NASA in fact led six missions that put 12 astronauts on the moon between 1969 and 1972.
Allard Beutel, a spokesman from the space agency, told the New York Times: “We’d love for Mr Curry to tour the lunar lab at our Johnson Space Center in Houston, perhaps the next time the Warriors are in town to play the Rockets.
“We have hundreds of pounds of moon rocks stored there, and the Apollo mission control.
“During his visit, he can see firsthand what we did 50 years ago, as well as what we’re doing now to go back to the moon in the coming years, but this time to stay.”
Curry is far from alone when it comes to denying the legitimacy of the moon landings.
DIY SOS presenter Nick Knowles shocked viewers of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! when he claimed the lunar expeditions were faked.