Russian official wants to investigate US lunar landings

Russian official wants to investigate the US space program's Apollo missions.

Published Thu, Jun 18 2015 6:20 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:06 PM CST

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.

Russian official wants to investigate US lunar landings | TweakTown.com

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.

NEWS SOURCES:gizmodo.in, i.space.com

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