In the dark days at the end of World War II, modern rocketry became a viable new technology for war and peace. The end of the military conflict sowed the beginnings of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, and the Space Race began soon after when the Soviets launched Sputnik, the first man-made satellite to orbit the earth. The Cold War heated up with a furious race to put men on the moon.
This talk by Museum of Flight Docent Jon Fehrenbach tells the story of the beginnings of the Space Race, through the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo missions of the 1960's, culminating in the historic achievement of the Apollo 11 moon landing on July 20, 1969. Registration is not required to join this virtual member exclusive event!
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