Neil Armstrong’s death brought out the usual conspiracy theorists suggesting humankind has never walked on the moon, that it’s all essentially as the 1978 movie Capricorn One painted it: a hoax.
Recommended debunking reading, likely among many other sources, for such people: Bad Astronomy, by Philip Plait, Chapter 17.
Plait, by the way, is a PhD working (as of the book's
release in 2002) in the physics and astronomy department at Sonoma State U. in
Humans have walked on the moon. Accept it, conspiracy theorists.
Besides which, why is it always "THE moon landing was 'faked'?" There were SIX moon landings, Apollos 11 through 17, minus Apollo 13. Was Apollo 13's rescue also faked? Was Apollo 8, which orbited but didn't land on the moon and gave us the iconic ‘earth rise’ photo taken by astronaut Bill Anders, faked? Apollo 10, the dress rehearsal moon landing mission, was that faked? Why bother?
And after Apollo 11, why would NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) go to the trouble of faking five more (six were planned but for the Apollo 13 situation) moon landings when just one would do? Why'd they keep going back if they had successfully fooled everyone once?
"Earth rise'' photo taken by astronaut Bill Anders of Apollo 8.
We walked on the moon. Alas, we have chosen not to return - yet - for reasons political, financial, etc. We will go back, and beyond, rest assured.