50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE APOLLO 11 MOON LANDING ON 20.TH JULY 1969
The world lived under the tyranny of the Cold War, which had its roots in the immediate aftermath of WWII.
This war was both cold, and a technical race between the USA (freeworld) and the USSR (communist system).
The USSR had a technological headstand with Sputnik (satellite), and on the 12. May 1961 astronaut Yuri Gagarin.
J. F. Kennedy then commited the USA to a 10 year program, with the aim of placing man on the man and returning safely to earth – not because it was easy – but because it was hard.
Many of the computers, codes and technological advances we take for grantage were spin offs from this golden age in space travel (including non-stick frying pans, the basis of MS EXCEL etc)
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