The head of the Russian space agency Roscosmos has said that a Russian mission proposed to the moon will be responsible for verifying that the moon landings in the United States were real, although he seemed to be joking.
"We have set this goal to fly and verify if they have been there or not," Dmitry Rogozin said in a video posted on Twitter on Saturday.
Rogozin was answering a question about whether NASA really landed on the Moon nearly 50 years ago. He seemed to be joking, while smiling and shrugging his shoulders while answering. But the conspiracies surrounding NASA's lunar missions are common in Russia.
The Soviet Union abandoned its lunar program in the mid-1970s after exploding four experimental lunar rockets.