Originally Posted by afv011
Does the fact that the Apollo astronauts left a mirror on the moon surface, which you can use to measure the Earth-Moon distance by firing a laser to it and measuring the time it takes to come back, alter your doubts in any way?
The mirrors are rock-solid evidence that the moon landings were real. But the conspiracy theorists can be very creative:
1) Deny the mirrors exist. This requires that observatories all over the world are in on the conspiracy.
2) Claim that they were put there by an unmanned mission. If so, what mission?
3) Claim that the later missions were real, but the earlier ones were faked. But the mirror placed by Apollo 11 is there.
Here's a link to pictures of the Apollo landing sites taken from space. http://science.nasa.gov/science-news...09/17jul_lroc/
Here's more: http://www.space.com/12796-photos-ap...sites-lro.html
The likelihood of the Apollo landing being faked is about as likely as the existence of France being a fake. I've never been there, but I have good reason to think that it actually exist.
Mythbusters did an excellent refutation of the claims made by the those who believe the moon landings were faked.