Rusia, USSR back then, shut down its lunar program in the 70s after four experimental moon rockets exploded. Since then, Russians have been involved in different other space projects including the renowned MIR space station. Now, Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, is the only one in the world flying astronauts (including NASA’s) to the ISS. Even more, from the perspective of the upcoming Russian mission to the Moon, Roscosmos plans to verify NASA’s Moon landings, to clear out, once and for all, if the Americans have indeed been to the Earth’s natural satellite.
The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency, Dmitry Rogozin, came out recently to say that Russia will verify NASA’s Moon landings, although it sounded like a joke. However, Rogozin said on Twitter that Russians ” had set this objective to fly and verify whether [NASA] has been there or not.”
NASA’s Moon Landings Have Been The Subject of Many Conspiracies
Many conspiracy theorists came out with various “pieces of evidence” to reveal that, in reality, NASA has not landed on the Moon. According to them, all the videos and images of the human-crewed Apollo mission that landed on the Earth’s natural satellite are nothing than a big hoax meant to give the United States an edge over the Soviets in the middle of the Cold War between the two superpowers.
NASA has always debunked these theories, but now, Roscosmos, Russia’s space agency, plans to verify NASA’s Moon landings. It seems that Dmitry Rogozin made a joke when he said that, but his words on Twitter do not look like a joke.
Also, Roscosmos is aware that most of the conspiracies regarding the NASA’s Moon landings have born in Soviet Russia which was genuinely affected by the fact that the American rockets managed to outperform the Soviet ones and send people to the Moon. As a consequence, USSR canceled its lunar program in the 70s after four experimental moon rockets exploded.
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