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The Story Of The Unsung Hero Who Got Us To The Moon
In May 1961, President Kennedy announced that the United States would attempt to land a man on the moon and return him safely to earth before the end of that decade. But NASA did not have a specific plan for how to accomplish that goal until a small group of engineers led by John C. Houbolt came up with an idea that would change history forever.
Although the idea was criticized, ignored, and then dismissed by many senior NASA officials, Houbolt refused to back down. Slowly Houbolt changed minds, and an American set foot on the moon before the end of the decade. This is that story