Russia wants international probe in US moon landings

RSTV Bureau

putinA Russian official has asked that an international probe be launched into the various, sometimes shady, details surrounding the US moon landings made between 1969 and 1972.

In a column for the Izvestia newspaper, spokesperson for Russia’s Investigative Committee, Vladimir Markin says that an international investigation could help solve a lot of mysteries surrounding the original moon landing. The mystery he refers to are the disappearance of film footage from the original landing, and an explanation about the disappearance of the nearly 400 kilograms of lunar rock.

“We are not contending that they did not fly (to the moon), and simply made a film about it. But all of these 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,” wrote Markin.

In 2009, NASA admitted that the original recordings had been erased and in the same breath, however, they added that all was not lost as the original television broadcast of the landing had been remastered and preserved.

The moon rocks are also said to be safe at the Lyndon B Johnson Space Center in Texas.

In the article, Markin further claimed that “U.S. authorities had crossed a line by launching a large-scale corruption probe targeting nine FIFA officials.”

For detailed stories, read:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russian-official-proposes-international-investigation-into-us-moon-landings/523799.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/russia-calls-investigation-into-whether-us-moon-landings-happened-10327714.html