Published on: Nov 24, 2018 @ 17:43 – As international doubts grow surrounding the long-past claim of the U.S that it had landed men on the moon, numerous times, the head of the Russian space agency “Roscosmos” Dmitry Rogozin proposed to check whether the Americans were on the moon.
The U.S has claimed that six missions landed men on the Moon, beginning with Apollo 11 in July 1969, during which Neil Armstrong ostensibly became the first man to walk on the Moon. Apollo 13 was intended to land, however it was said to be restricted to a flyby due to a malfunction aboard the spacecraft. Amazingly, all nine manned missions returned safely to the Earth.
As reported by Forbes in 2015, NASA has publicly claimed that the U.S no longer possesses the technology or the know-how to ‘return’ astronauts to the moon. This claim has baffled experts, as there are no similarly recorded sudden and massive regressions in scientific knowledge in known history. Even the dark ages was a process that took several centuries following the classical period ending with Justinian.
With these doubts in mind, and responding to journalists’ questions, Dmitry Rogozin said the following major statement during a visit to the Russian Space Systems company, together with Moldavian President Igor Dodon, RIA Novosti reported.
“We have set such a task – to fly to check: were they or were not … They say they were, we will check,”
According to Rogozin, now no country in the world can implement the lunar program, so he is looking forward to working with the United States in studying the natural satellite of the Earth, the moon.
Earlier at “Roscosmos” they said that a new state program on the exploration of the moon would soon materialize; the tasks of automatic stations that Russia plans to send to the Earth’s satellite in 2020 will be described in it. There are also plans to create a new ship and solve the problem of radiation, created by the Van Allen Belts, safety. Kristian Birkeland, Carl Størmer, and Nicholas Christofilos had investigated the possibility of trapped charged particles before the Space Age. Explorer 1 and Explorer 3 confirmed the existence of the belt in early 1958 under James Van Allen at the University of Iowa.
It is still unknown how the American astronauts traversed the Van Allen belts without either signs of radioactive poisoning, or the development of related cancers later in life.
According to the general designer of the manned complexes Evgeny Mikrin, the first landing of Russian cosmonauts on the Moon will take place no earlier than 2030, once the problem of the Van Allen radiation belts is solved.