A lot of risk was taken for the Moon landings
The tech was possibly even older, Germany's rocket technology for instance, updated no doubt.
Given the test pilot deaths and injuries (watch the Six Million Dollar Man opening sequence) and the Apollo 1 launch pad fire as well as Apollo 13's well-known problems and one can see that the Moonshots were seriously risky endeavours.
Even the successful first landing was extremely close to a catastrophe or a tragedy depending whether Neil Armstrong had completely run out of fuel and crashed (catastrophe) before finding a safe landing spot or landed but had insufficient fuel to take off again (tragedy). I think it was less than 20s worth of fuel remaining, an impressive feat given the insane stress he must have been under - probably did have the right stuff. Even the subsequent take-off was not a sure thing because of the low fuel situation.
This is, of course, if they were actually there and not hyping it all from a warehouse in Nevada! Geesh some people are fucking idiots.
I became aware of how risky even NASA thinks it is when I saw the memorial wall at Canaveral after the Challenger disaster (and the launch I went to see having been cancelled because of a crack in a thermometer). The wall is enormous, many panels, with the aforementioned events are recorded on two of them.
Obviously, there is one for the Columbia loss but the wall is still almost empty and presumably less likely to stay that way for some time given that NASA is not really using people to explore space much any more.