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Russian official wants to investigate US lunar landings

Russian official wants to investigate the US space program's Apollo missions
By: Michael Hatamoto | Science, Space & Robotics News | Posted: Jun 18, 2015 11:20 am

Did the United States really land on the moon? Well, it looks like that's a topic Russian Investigative Commission spokesman Vladimir Markin thinks should be investigated.




In his op-ed, Markin begins speaking about FIFA corruption, and somehow eventually finds his way to discussing the Apollo missions:


"We are not contending that they did not fly [to the moon], and simply made a film about it. But all of those scientific - or perhaps cultural - artifacts are part of the legacy of humanity, and their disappearance without a trace is our common loss. An investigation will reveal what happened," Markin said in a published column for the Izvestia newspaper.


NASA, which erased original video footage of the landing in 2009 to help save funds, has third-party footage from CBS News and other sources. In addition, NASA officials confirmed the unique characteristics of lunar rocks and soil compared to what is found on Earth.


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