Chinese space officials today admitted that they are sending real astronauts to the moon, as it is easier than faking a moon-landing convincingly.
"Modelling the low gravity on a sound stage is a huge problem," one unnamed official admitted. "We tried CGI, but the cost of the render-time was more than actually sending a ship there."
Instead the actual landing will be preceded by 2 other spaceships, one carrying the 20 man production crew, and another containing a specially made Ikea flat pack sound stage - known as "fakr"- with all the pieces needed, including polystyrene 'moon-rocks'.
NASA official Buzz Trellis said "We wish we'd done this. No-one believes real footage- fake is always more convincing."