Russian space boss: The moon landing was real

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Published 5 July 2024 at 16.12

Foreign. The head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, Yuri Borisov, now dismisses the conspiracy theories surrounding the American moon landings.

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During a parliamentary session on Wednesday, Yuri Borisov underlined that there is no doubt that the soil samples brought to Earth by the Americans actually came from the surface of the moon.

The Russian space boss said that the decisive proof that the American Apollo moon landings were genuine is that Nasa shared these lunar samples with his Soviet colleagues.

– According to the expertise of our Academy of Sciences, the lunar samples turned out to be indeed from the Moon, Borisov assured according to RT.

He emphasized that the samples were analyzed in several countries, not only in the Soviet Union.

The former head of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin, was more skeptical, saying that he had never had any conclusive evidence presented to him. Although all American missions were closely monitored by the rival Soviet Union, skeptics have questioned the authenticity of the Apollo program ever since astronaut Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon on July 21, 1969.

Various surveys that between 5 and 20 percent of Americans still believe that the American moon program was a hoax. In Russia, a survey in 2020 showed that almost 50 percent of the population believes that the United States government faked the moon landings, while only 31 percent say they are absolutely sure that American astronauts actually set foot on the surface of the moon.

The United States stopped the moon landings after The Apollo 17 mission in December 1972. Earlier this year, an American-made spacecraft landed on the moon for the first time in over half a century. However, the Artemis program has suffered several delays, and a new manned lunar landing is not expected until 2026 at the earliest.