RE: Deathbed Confession: Moonlanding
Space X's Starship rockets are far more powerful, advanced and capable than the Apollo ones. Space Technology has not gone backwards, although it did stand still for 40 years.
The more plausible explanation for the success of the Moon landings after only a short period of NASA's existence and the later failures, waste and mediocrity is politics and government corruption.
There is also unfakeable physical evidence of the Moon Landings in the form of the Moon rocks.
Just because the US government has gone so bad now doesn't mean it faked events over 50 years ago.