I actually watched this live on TV when I was a kid. But some people think it was all staged, and it never really happened. What do you believe?
It was during the cold war, so if Russian intelligence or scientists had even the slightest evidence that it was being staged, they would have announced it very loudly. Our government would have done the same if the Russian space program staged anything.
I believe it for a number of reasons. One is that a high school colleague became an astronaut and I believe him when he says he rode into space on the space shuttle.
Another is that the general "look" of the moon landing on TV at the time was quite surprising. It did not look the way Hollywood special effects look. I believe if it had been faked, they would have make it look the way people expected. Some details would have been awfully hard to fake. One of them was the way the steps of the astronauts raised puffs of dust that fell back instantly into place.
This was long before computer-generated animation. It was very, very difficult to imitate zero gravity on movies, and even hard to imitate LOW gravity. You can compare the (magnificent) special effects in the 1968 movie 2001, A Space Odyssey. There are a lot of things wrong with the low-G scenes--for example, the scene in which the flight attendant walks around 180 degrees from upside-down to rightside-up.
Finally, numerous scientists have been able to bounce laser beams off the retroreflectors left on the surface of the moon by Apollo 15. In fact a scientist actually did it for Mythbusters in this episode:
You know that we have reached the mars with robots, got succesful samples, sent a satelites to the egde of our solarsystem.
All of this are extramly much harder to do, so why would we not manage with a task as simple as that?
If you still don't believe...
You can see the flagg and the footsteps on the moon from earth with a telescope.
I don't know if the video is true or fake, but you can't fake a flagg on the moon.
I don't care.
Yeah.. I'd like to believe it also. But as Nevzat stated, there is a very high chance to be an staged event. I think there are some documentals that mention "evidence" that prove it was a fake