CAPE CRUSADERS ALIEN ALERT TRUE MOON
Come on, Mr Fake News. The moon landings were a set-up – but aliens definitely crashed in New Mexico, and are being studied at Area 51 in Nevada. OK, you got me. You can drive the Extraterrestrial Highway on the 12-night “Nevada and The Loneliest Road” (£1,796, with flights) trip touted by bon-voyage.co.uk. America’s love of a rocket going up is also visible at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (kennedyspacecenter.com; $57/£44), at Cape Canaveral in Florida – where tourists can meet men and women who have gone into orbit, and gawp at the retired Space Shuttle Atlantis. It features in the exhaustive 21-night “Florida Discovery” road trip offered by americaasyoulikeit.com, from £1,259pp including flights. Come on, Mr Mainstream Media. Everybody knows the moon landings were faked. OK, Mr Conspiracy Theorist. Where? Oh, I don’t know. Some sound stage. Shall we say Universal Studios in LA? They have that superb back-lot tour where you can see the mechanical Jaws. From $109 (£85) – universalstudioshollywood.com. Now – we could spend the next fortnight arguing as to whether the aurora borealis counts as “space”. Pros: this is a celestial phenomenon caused by charged solar particles hitting the magnetic field above the North Pole. Cons: oh, sorry, we’re out of room in this paragraph. Easier just to book a three-night “Tromso Northern Lights City Break” via discover-the-world.com, from £575pp with flights, and gaze at the sky in awe.