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Research Library

Space Policy

Space Policy

America's Race to the Moon: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

George W.S. Abbey

America's Race to the Moon: 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11.

As the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 approaches, fellow George W.S. Abbey, former director of the Johnson Space Center, traces America's race to the moon — and describes what it took to be the first ones there.

 

DOI: https://doi.org/10.25613/n7xk-yt90