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AC, there's this little thing called radio. The location of a transmitter can be pinponted by trinagulation quite readily, as resistance fighters in WW2 sometimes found out the hard way. The Russians would nt hav ehesitated a moment to call the Americans oiyt on it if they didnt see radio signals from a source near the earth go all the way to the moon and back.
How thick can people be not to realise that? Eh?
(There's also the little matter of a laser reflector left on the moon by Apollo astronauts which is STILL in use to check the distance to the moon, I believe).