Former space science museum curator and NASA consultant, Richard C. Hoagland, reacted to news of Russia's investigation into the U.S. moon landings. In an op-ed published by Russian newspaper Izvestia, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin suggested the inquiry could reveal new insights into those historic space missions. In the piece Markin writes, "...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." (Moscow Times translation) Hoagland keyed in on the phrase "cultural artifacts" and proposed Markin was speaking about ancient extraterrestrial equipment and photographs of ruins brought back by the Apollo astronauts.
"They're claiming NASA has hidden crucial data, information, rocks, samples, and cultural artifacts," he said, pointing to Russian president Vladimir Putin as the force behind this inquiry. "[He's] driving a dagger through the heart of the deepest most extraordinary secret of the West," he added. According to Hoagland, there are those in power who would do almost anything, even up to losing a major American city to nuclear terrorism, to keep the advanced technology discovered on the moon a secret. Hoagland revealed he has heard from a reliable intel source about reverse-engineered torsion field technology which can actually suppress nuclear weapons.
Hoagland reviewed a series of images he provided for his interview. In a composite graphic showing the lunar surface as seen by China's Chang'e-3 lander and four Apollo missions, Hoagland observed what appears to be a glistening geometric structure. He also commented on the "lights" seen in images of the asteroids taken by NASA's unmanned DAWN spacecraft. The lights are reflections several miles long which lie in specific geographic placement on the surface of Ceres at precisely at 19.5 degrees, which suggests to Hoagland someone built them. Author Joseph Farrell joined the conversation in the latter part of the second hour. According to Farrell, Russia is throwing its geopolitical weight behind what really happened during the Apollo moon landings. "This simply is not going to go away," he said.
Open Lines followed in the final hour of the program.