An estimated 530 million people around the globe were tuned into their television on Sunday July 20, 1969. They all watched in awe as the first human being in the history of time took that small step into the lunar surface. This is about five times the number of people who watch the Super Bowl. That was all anybody could talk about at the time. When the astronauts returned, the U.S. threw a parade with millions of people in attendance. In addition, people realized the U.S.'s rocket capabilities, thus respecting the U.S. more than it had done so in the past. There was also controversy about whether the landing was real. Some people believed it was just a Hollywood act. NASA tells us otherwise. In fact, NASA specifically made a moon-resistant camera so that people on Earth knew that it did happen.