47 years ago yesterday – July 20, 1969 Apollo 11 landed on the moon with Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.
In the 50’s the stated goal of NASA was:
“Leading the World in Space Exploration.”
Then John F. Kennedy became President and changed the NASA’s Goal to:
“Land a man on the moon and return him safely to earth before this decade is out.”
What was the difference between the two goals?
The first goal certainly sounds noble enough –...