One Giant Leap: The Impossible Mission that Flew us to the Moon: A Review

  1. No valuable project goes unopposed. There was strong and un-subsiding opposition to the Apollo project. Some of this was budget based. Some of it was concept based. On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy proposed that the United States should put a man on the moon within the decade. Ignoring the hedge — did he mean by 1970, or 1971 — the President was spurred by his personal competitive spirit: Soviet Communism could not be more successful than the then version of American Capitalism. And, yet in 1961, the Soviets had put dogs in space, and then Yuri Gargarin was the first human to orbit the earth. The United States was well behind.

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Abdulkader Thomas

Abdulkader Thomas

Raised in Southern Ohio to become a globe trotter,…