A video depicting a spacecraft traversing the moon’s expanse and gently touching down on its surface is currently circulating on various social media platforms. This occurrence follows the recent triumph of the Indian Space Research Organisation’s (ISRO) Chandrayaan-3 mission, which achieved a successful lunar landing.
Shobhna Yadav, Anchor at @ZeeNews, has shared the video with the caption,” #Chandrayaan3Landing #NASA Chandrayaan’s landing released by NASA”.(Translated into English)
Another Social media user was found peddling this video as footage of ISRO’s Chandrayaan-3, allegedly captured by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).
To check the veracity of the video , we firstly checked the official account of NASA. We didn’t found any video shared by them regarding the landing of the chandrayaan-3.
Additionally, we have analysed the video by extracting keyframes and determined that it has been available on the YouTube platform since June 8, 2021, under the account name Hazegrayart(@Hazegrayart).
The YouTube account’s description characterizes the video as a representation of the Apollo 11 mission. The video is an animated depiction that provides a comprehensive account of NASA’s successful landing of the Apollo 11 mission. It also includes voice overs from NASA speakers discussing the coordinates and landing of the Apollo 11 rover.
Furthermore, ISRO released the actual footage of the Chandrayaan-3 Rover ramped down from the Lander to the Lunar surface.
From the fact check it becomes evident that the viral video shared by social media users as NASA’s footage of chandrayaan-3 landing is misleading. The actual footage is an animated version of the Apollo 11 Lunar Mission.