John Houboldt: The Man Who Bucked the System to Get Us to the Moon

A fundamental decision that led to the successful lunar landings came largely as a result of one man’s determination to buck the system at NASA. By Scott Neuman The Apollo program conjures images of Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon and the massive team effort involved in getting him there. But a fundamental decision[…]

Five Moon-Landing Innovations That Changed Life on Earth

The technologies behind weather forecasting, GPS and even smartphones can trace their origins to the race to the Moon. Much of the technology common in daily life today originates from the drive to put a human being on the Moon. This effort reached its pinnacle when Neil Armstrong stepped off the Eagle landing module onto[…]