Question by doubz: Is there any way the Soviets were the first to send a man to the moon?
I am currently working on a sci-fi project that involves the following premise: that the Soviets secretly shoot their first cosmonaut to the moon before the Apollo 11 landing. This manned moon mission is later covered up due to a catastrophe that befalls the cosmonaut in the lunar environment. In the movie Apollo 18, an LK lunar lander along with its dead cosmonaut are discovered on the moon. Is there any way that the LK or some other Soviet lunar module beat the US to the moon without being detected? I have also been reading about lost cosmonauts, spacemen/women that died or disappeared, perhaps even in the vastness of space. More can be read about them here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lost_Cosmonauts. (I specifically focused on the sections titled “The Torre Bert Recordings” and “Moon-Shot Allegations.”) Might for instance the Lunik spacecraft have drifted out of the earth’s orbit and landed on the moon?
Any expert opinions would be much appreciated, and if you provide links I will be eternally grateful!
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Answer by Professor Know It All
that’s only science fiction my friend. It certainly did not happen in real life.
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