The Apollo missions of the 1960s and the first moon landing over forty years ago are often referred to as mankind’s greatest achievement. It was indeed a moving, elegant and courageous feat that was reflective of the Kennedy inspired psyche of America at that time as well as the dramatic undertones of the Cold War that were driving the competitive ambition for an American to be the first man on the moon.
An estimated 400,000 people were involved throughout the network of contractors and NASA employees all designing and building to take mankind out of our own orbit and into another with no previous experience other than what they could apply from their own knowledge. Applying knowledge from an existing skill set relevant to another job is something that some recruiters struggle with even today. “So you’ve not built a moon rocket before, no?”
The Lunar Module, designed and built…
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