The head of Russia’s Roscosmos space agency has vowed to verify whether or not the United States actually landed on the moon, according to the Associated Press.
Discussing a proposed Rusian mission to the moon, Dmitry Rogozin jokingly said in a Saturday video posted to Twitter:
“I answer questions of the President of Moldova: whether there were Americans on the moon… We have set this objective to fly and verify whether they’ve been there or not.”
Rogozin was responding to a question about whether NASA actually landed on the moon almost 50 years ago.
While Rogozin’s comments may have been made in jest, in 2015 a former spokesman for the Russian Investigative Committee called for a probe into the American moon landings.