“Exactly 50 years ago today, a Saturn V rocket launched from Kennedy Space Center carrying Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins to the Moon. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin would land on the Moon and inspire a generation of young people to become scientists, engineers, and mathematicians.” How’s that inspiration holding up a half century later? Well, when today’s kids were given their choice of five potential jobs, astronaut came in last. It turns out that most kids want to be a YouTuber when they grow up. (The beauty of it is, you don’t even need to grow up to be a YouTuber…)

+ Maybe fewer kids want to be astronauts because a lot of their parents still believe the moon landing was a hoax. From WaPo: 50 years after Apollo, conspiracy theorists are still howling at the moon hoax. “The moon hoax is a classic conspiracy theory — elaborate, oddly durable, requiring the existence of malevolent actors with a secret agenda. The moon-fakers are allegedly so competent they can fool the whole world (but not so competent that they can actually put humans on the moon).”