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40 Years after the Apollo Moon Missions

In December 1972, astronauts left the lunar surface for the last time

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The Forgotten JFK Proposal: A Joint U.S.-Soviet Moon Landing [Video]

We all learned that President John F. Kennedy launched the U.S. effort to land the first men on the moon. “We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard,” he famously stated in his Rice University speech in 1962.But in a span of a year, Kennedy came to have second thoughts on the Apollo program as costs rose, budgets exploded and the scientific value of a moon mission came under question...

October 5, 2012 — Philip Yam
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