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Wernher von Braun and The American Moonshot

  • Less than 21,000 days had passed between the triumph of the Wright Brothers in North Carolina and this early success of the Soviet Union’s space program.
  • Jules Verne lived long enough to know about the first human flight but never knew that man would walk on the surface of the moon in the twentieth century.
  • Kennedy knew that the winner of the race to the moon would gain enormous political benefits in the eyes of the world, especially the many countries that were weighing the advantages of aligning with the United States or the Soviet Union in an increasingly bi-polar world.
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