Ex-Roscosmos (Dmitry Rogozin) Head Doubts NASA's Moon Landing

Dmitry Rogozin was fired as head of Roscosmos a year ago.

He has been sharing hateful, threatening and nationalistic sentiments on his Telegram account.

Rogozin questioned if the US really landed on the Moon in the 1960s and 1970s.

He received angry responses from academicians and fans of NASA at Roscosmos.

Rogozin claims he only received a book by cosmonaut Alexei Leonov as evidence for the landing.

Rogozin was insufferable as the head of Roscosmos, mocked US astronauts, threatened to pull Russia out of the space station partnership

Rogozin is tapping into a strengthening current of Moon-landing denialism.

The Russians observed the lunar landing in real time from the ground and had a spacecraft in orbit around the Moon.

The Soviets launched a lunar sample return mission at the same time as Apollo 11.

The Luna 15 spacecraft was in orbit around the Moon at the time of the Apollo 11 mission, and the Soviets knew what NASA had accomplished.