Moscow – The head of Russia's Roscosmos agency said the proposed Russian Moon mission would be tasked with checking that the US moon landings were real.
"We set that goal to fly and check whether they were there or not," Dmitry Rogozin said in a video posted on Twitter on Saturday.
Rogozin answered the question whether NASA had actually arrived on the moon nearly 50 years ago. He seems to joke while he smiles and shrugs as he answers. But conspiracies related to NASA missions are common in Russia.
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The Soviet Union abandoned its moon program in the mid-1970s after exploding four experimental moon missiles.
In 2015, a former spokesman for the Russian Investigation Committee called for a NASA moon landing investigation.