FACT CHECK: Video Of Film Crew Staging The Moon Landing Is Ryan Gosling Movie Set.
A video shared on social media purports the moon landing was staged by a film crew.
I didn’t know we sent the film crew to the moon to. That’s cool. pic.twitter.com/QxZGWixMzj
— GHOSTGONE (@GhostGone420) May 18, 2023
The caption is inaccurate. The footage stems from a movie set.
NASA has recently struck a $3.4 billion deal with Jeff Bezos’ Rocket company Blue Origin, the Associated Press reported. The spacecraft, Blue Moon, will eventually take astronauts to the moon.
The Twitter post purports a film crew faked the moon landing. The video shared shows a film crew staging the set and directing the alleged astronauts.
“I didn’t know we sent the film crew to the moon too,” the caption reads. “That’s cool.”
The caption is misleading. The footage is from the set of the 2018 film, “First Man” starring Ryan Gosling and directed by Damien Chazelle. The clip is from a behind the scenes documentary on the making of the film.
One image in the video shows the astronaut lifting up his visor. IMAX released the same still with a clearer view of the individual, revealing it is Ryan Gosling in the suit. There is no credible news report that suggests this footage is evidence that the moon landing was faked. (RELATED: Is Kenya Getting Rid Of The U.S. Dollar?)
This is not the first time misinformation has spread online. Check Your Fact recently debunked a claim New York Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul will appoint a Democrat to fill New York Rep. George Santos’ seat if he resigns.