The Unsung Heroes of Apollo 11

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The Unsung Heroes of Apollo 11
SBS  |  April 26, 2020

In October of 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik. The United States, embroiled in a Cold War with the USSR, went into a tailspin. It resulted in the creation of the most successful space agency ever: NASA. Mere years later, John F Kennedy pledged to send a man to the moon, a goal he vowed would be reached before the end of the 1960s. This is the story of four groups of NASA contractors. The unsung heroes who were integral to accomplishing the greatest achievement of mankind.

In October of 1957, the Soviets launched Sputnik. The United States, embroiled in a Cold War with the USSR, went into a tailspin. It resulted in the creation of the most successful space agency ever: NASA. Mere years later, John F Kennedy pledged to send a man to the moon, a goal he vowed would be reached before the end of the 1960s. This is the story of four groups of NASA contractors. The unsung heroes who were integral to accomplishing the greatest achievement of mankind.

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