I have to say that rebel does have a point about deception though. Even some very brilliant people will say "you believe that a deceptive cover up of (insert magnitude) could really happen?"
The government is not beyond deception, without getting off track on aliens and moon landing, the CIA would rather have had people believe they were seeing UFO's and in fact encouraged such misinformation, than acknowledge the existence of the U2 spy plane. Which did not "exist" until Russia shot one down.
The manhattan project... what was their official cover story for what was going on? I know when they popped the first test they quickly released a bogus story about an ammunitions dump explosion or some madness.
Area 51, without getting into the lavish tales that surround this place, this is a literal physical visible place that the government officially denied existed for a very very long time.
My point is its not that strange to question the potential deceptions of the establishment. Especially when a lot is a stake. The moon landing as I said before was the technological jesus if you will, and also the political implication between Russia and the us as to who got there first cannot be understated.
So while I live my life believing we did it, I will always have skepticism. If it were unequivocally proven to be a hoax i would not be surprised, but also I am not that doubtful its completely possible as well we were on the moon, its not that big of stretch either. I am unlike most, and I feel that the government, and the secret keepers within have always had way more advanced tech than we give them credit for. The germans during WW2 were on the brink of crazy things! and those nazi scientists became NASA. Everyone should do a little reading on Werher von Braun, fascinating history there. (NAZI NASA NAZI NASA lol!)
The germans built a effing cruise missile during WW2, the V1, it was not very good (especially by todays standards) but you can guarantee it scare the sh!t out of people. Not only that it was powered by a pulsejet, amazing advancement in propulsion.
So for the people that think we couldn't have made it because of the technology of civilians, thats a fail. Most tech results from warfare application and a lot of the cool stuff we have started there and there is plenty we still don't even know about. So the tech part I don't buy.
Of course the spike in technology started in 1947 when we found that disk in the desert... lol