I've been reading the forum for a while and I noticed that one of the points raised by many hoax proponents is "Why won't NASA send a mission to take some photos of the landing sites?".
I've been thinking about this and I wonder, how would this mission work? I can only imagine two ways to make it feasible, either it is done at an incredibly cheap price, or there are other benefits to the mission that will be enough to make up for the costs.
But enough speculation from me, what do the proponents of these "Validation Missions" think? How could NASA send a probe to the landing sites while making the costs so trivial that they wouldn't impact their budget?
And by the way, what sort of controls would there be to make sure that the data couldn't be tampered with?