@ swaps: Okay, let's say the U.S. government was able to fake the moon landing. Let's say they paid everyone involved or threatened them and their families to keep quiet.
That doesn't explain why the Russians would keep quiet about it. If the Russians couldn't confirm that the landings really happened, they'd call faked faster than Dilbert finding video of Wally doing something productive at work.
By the way, if you haven't already seen it, check out this video of Buss Aldrin punching a "swaps". You gotta remember, these guys lost friends to the space program, so claiming it's fake is a real insult to them. So keep in mind that you're insulting the memories of people who died next time you claim the moon landing was faked, swaps.
@swaps - do you actually believe the US Government can keep that kind of thing that secret for that long? Without some kind of disgruntled ex-employee blowing the lid off the whole thing? It's like Roswell - nothing happened there, or else someone would have figured it out by now.
Nothing to see here folks, move along. Conspiracy theorists check your marbles with the concierge....
PS - perhaps none of the other missions went beyond the Van Allen belt because they didn't need to??