myglaren wrote: ↑
01 Jul 2019, 23:23
The Americans bribed the Russians to keep quiet about it.
There isn't enough money in the Solar System that would stop the CCCP from shouting about it if the USA really DID try to pull such a con! With the Soviet Union face was incredibly important, which is why (in the 'Space Race') they were so keen to beat the USA in so many things (first satellite in space, first animal in space, first man and first woman in space). If the USA DID try to say they had landed on the Moon when they had not, CCCP would have screamed the house down, and then nobody would believe the USA in anything (even if they said the Sun would rise after night and then set again several hours later).