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Neil Armstrong And The Moon Landing

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July 20 1969, the moment frozen in every person’s mind as the single most important event which captured the strength and ingenuity of the human race. Commander of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, is often solely attributed with the success of the moon landing. Often forgotten, however, is the thousands of people who worked tirelessly to ensure the space landing was a success. During the peak of the Apollo program, a workforce including 90 000 engineers and scientists, 20 000 from industrial firms and 100 universities were employed forming the “apex of a social pyramid comprising the scientific, technical, and industrial power of a whole society,” (Mclaughlin, 1999). In addition to physical manpower, the moon landing was also enabled due to several
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