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Russian man aims to prove US moon landings

Posted on Thursday, 8 October, 2015 | Comment icon 43 comments

Can a Russian satellite prove that humans went to the moon ? Image Credit: NASA
Vitaly Yegorov has managed to raise over 1 million rubles online to fund a new lunar satellite mission.
The space enthusiast and PR specialist had become so disillusioned with conspiracy theories suggesting that the Apollo moon landings were a hoax that he decided to take it upon himself to prove once and for all that the historic moon missions actually did take place.

With the backing of a group of engineers, Yegorov set up a fund-raising campaign on the Russian equivalent of Kickstarter to raise money for the construction of a satellite that he hopes to launch in to orbit around the moon where it will take high-resolution images of the Apollo landing sites.

To his surprise the campaign managed to exceed its 800,000-ruble milestone within days.

An employee of private aerospace firm Dauria Aerospace, Yegorov has long maintained an interest in space exploration and had been contemplating a satellite mission to the moon for some time.

While the initial funds raised won't be enough to get the satellite off the ground they will help to ensure that the research stage of the mission comes to fruition.

It could ultimately cost somewhere between $5 and $10 million to build and launch the spacecraft.

Whether the mission, which is tentatively scheduled for 2020, will be able to silence the conspiracy theorists and prove that the moon landings did indeed take place however remains to be seen.

"To question it means to question the very competence of all the Soviet space specialists," Yegorov told the Moscow Times. "It was completely impossible to deceive people like this. They would have called their bluff immediately, if there was any doubt."

Source: Moscow Times | Comments (43)

Tags: Moon, Conspiracy, Apollo

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #34 Posted by Immune to Bieberfever on 14 October, 2015, 18:17
Maybe he should spent his time investigating sputnik! Cause lets face the facts back in 69 we had the technology to go to the moon! But not to fake a landing on the moon!
Comment icon #35 Posted by mrbusdriver on 15 October, 2015, 15:24
If "stupidifying" isn't a word, it should be....that's all that this "everything is a hoax" stuff is doing. Giving a semblance of credibility to the incredible...this world is on a runaway train back to the dark ages. All the world's knowledge at your fingertips obviously does NOT make you automatically intelligent...really sad to watch all of this stuff.
Comment icon #36 Posted by Immune to Bieberfever on 15 October, 2015, 19:05
Like i said we had the technology to to the moon in 69, i believe we did, and we did not posess the special movie effects we have nowadays that were requiired to hoax the moonlandings! So this whole stanley kubrick balony that the landing was filmed in a studio is bs too me!
Comment icon #37 Posted by alibongo on 16 October, 2015, 11:01
NASA Fakes Moon Landing! Pretty conclusive, I 'd say:
Comment icon #38 Posted by ChrLzs on 18 October, 2015, 12:37
NASA Fakes Moon Landing! Pretty conclusive, I 'd say:{broken and blind link redacted} Alibongo - could you please clarify if that was a joke or a troll? If not, please post what you believe to be the best evidence showing fakery. NOT a lazily posted broken link. Tell us in your own words.
Comment icon #39 Posted by flyingswan on 18 October, 2015, 13:51
Alibongo - could you please clarify if that was a joke or a troll? If not, please post what you believe to be the best evidence showing fakery. NOT a lazily posted broken link. Tell us in your own words. The link works with a little effort and it's a joke. Here it is again:
Comment icon #40 Posted by mbrn30000 on 18 October, 2015, 19:16
the crazies will say the new mission and pictures were fake. you can't win with the nuts.
Comment icon #41 Posted by Abaddonire on 20 October, 2015, 11:59
Alibongo - could you please clarify if that was a joke or a troll? If not, please post what you believe to be the best evidence showing fakery. NOT a lazily posted broken link. Tell us in your own words. It's the clangers moon fake spoof.
Comment icon #42 Posted by alibongo on 21 October, 2015, 9:05
ChrLzs - the joke is that while the narrator homes in on inconsequential details like the shadow and star evidence, he ignores the obvious facts like the astronaut is carrying a willow basket and the foreground is populated by knitted puppets! It is a gentle dig at the moon landing deniers.( I wouldn't have thought I needed to explain this rather obvious and quite funny joke, but there you go...) http://users.telenet...oonLanding.html BTW, of course the moon landings weren't faked, and to say they were, is to deny one of the greatest scientific achievements of all time, and lets face it, the a... [More]
Comment icon #43 Posted by ChrLzs on 21 October, 2015, 10:37
No probs, alibongo - I have seen that page before, but they way you posted it, and given there is no easy way to ensure sarcasm is at work, I just wanted to clarify... Cheeerrrs!

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