Russia space agency chief: We'll verify US moon landings
MOSCOW – The Associated Press
"We have set this objective to fly and verify whether they've been there or not," said Dmitry Rogozin in a video posted on Nov. 24 on Twitter.
Rogozin was responding to a question about whether or not NASA actually landed on the moon nearly 50 years ago. He appeared to be joking, as he smirked and shrugged while answering. But conspiracies surrounding NASA's moon missions are common in Russia.
The Soviet Union abandoned its lunar program in the mid-1970s after four experimental moon rockets exploded.
In 2015, a former spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee called for an investigation into NASA moon landings.