Russia demands probe into U.S. Moon Landing


MOSCOW: Russia has raised questions over US moon landing mission and the movie released in 1969. Russia’s investigative committee spokesman Vladimir Markin demanded that an international investigation be launched into the U.S. 1969 moon landings.

The spokesman called for an international probe into various murky details surrounding the U.S.’s moon landings.

He said that the disappearance of video footage from the U.S. moon landing in 1969 should be investigated.

He also demanded an explanation for the disappearance of nearly 400 kilograms of lunar rocks, which were brought back to earth during several Apollo missions between 1969 and 1972.

Markin said that they were not contending that they did not fly but all of these scientific or perhaps cultural artifacts were part of the legacy of humanity, and their disappearance without a trace was their common loss.

He said that an investigation would reveal tha what happened. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) admitted in 2009 that it had erased original footage. According to NASA most of the lunar rocks missing which were stored at Johnson Space Center Houston.