America's Moon Age: Part 1
Date: 07/13/1969 12:00 AM
6928 America's Steps To The Moon Age
6928: AMERICA'S STEPS TO THE MOON AGE
America's Apollo-11 moonshot is the story of the
century -the most epoch-making journey since
Columbus discovered the New World. The effort
began in 1957 when, after the launching of Russia's
first Sputnik, Americans realised they had been
pushed into second place in a field that had not only
military and scientific importance but also enormous
prestige value. This report traces some of the major
steps by which America first equalled and then
outpaced its only rival in the space race.
Shots of moon from Apollo-10.
Apollo-11 crew out of training hatch, in dressing room.
1957 - crowds in Moscow gather round model of Sputnik, banner headlines on US papers.
1957 - President Eisenhower on US launch plans.
December 1957 - US Vanguard rocket blows up on pad.
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