There is overwhelming evidence pointing to the fact that the manned missions to the moon were real. Here are some good examples:
- All of the questions raised by conspiracy theories have scientific explanations (for instance, the waving flag was caused by a metal pole being inserted horizontally through the flag so that it would stand upright with no wind)
- There were many witnesses to the event and even samples from the moon's surface that were brought back to Earth - something that would be very hard to lie about
- There have been several third party observations that have shown evidence of the landing sites. The Soviet Union tracked the missions, and surely they would have been quick to prove a hoax because of the tensions at the time. China sent a probe by the moon in 2010 that found evidence of landing sites. And in 2008 the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency also had a moon probe that reconstructed images from one of the lunar landing sites.