For enthusiast about conspiracy theory, quizzing about the moon landing, which happened 45 years ago is outmoded.
But an official in Russia doesn’t think so. A spokesperson of the Russian Investigative Commission Vladimir Markin wants an international investigation to look into the Apollo moon missions.
Explicitly, Markin wants to know what has happened about the film footage of the landings. He is also interested about where those moon rocks winded up.
Markin wrote in an op-ed for Russian paper Izvestia that “We are not contending that they did not fly [to the moon], and simply made a film about it.”
“But all of these scientific, or perhaps cultural, artifacts are part of the legacy of humanity, and their disappearance without a trace is our common loss. An investigation will reveal what happened,” he added.
NASA has acknowledged to have erased the tapes, together with 200,000 others, in an effort to save space. And it is reported that the moon rocks are in storage at the Johnson Space Center.
Markin did not inevitably set out to query the moon landings. His op-ed starts as an attack on the U.S. Justice Department’s decision to probe 9 FIFA officials to investigate into the world soccer federation’s current corruption scandal.
In his letter, Markin argued that the “U.S. prosecutors have declared themselves the supreme arbiters of international football affairs,” as translated by the Moscow Times.
His annoyance prompted him to demand a succession of retaliatory probe. In addition to the moon missions, Markin also demands for an inquest into the 1994 U.S. World Cup. Even more boldly, he calls for an investigation of U.S. alleged war crimes in Eastern Ukraine.