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50yrs since Apollo 11 took off. Congrats to the US of A
Old 17th July 2019
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50yrs since Apollo 11 took off. Congrats to the US of A

A monumental achievement.

Cheers.
Old 17th July 2019
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Agreed!

More moon missions to follow.
Old 23rd July 2019
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agree, I also saw a programme about natzi's, the real genius behind the rocket technology was developed by them in WWII which I find incredible, and equally disturbing!

congrats to USA and NASA.
Old 23rd July 2019
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From my limited understanding about history... I'll give you the mail...

After WWII, the US took Wernher von Braun and other Rocket Scientists that were responsible for the German VI and VII Rockets, and set them to work on developing better rockets. (likely for military purposes). I beleive also that the Russians got some of those Rocket Scientists as well. It's worth pointing out that Russia was a (Western) ally at the end of WWII.

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...At the start of World War II, Russia and Germany were friends. However, on 22 June 1941 Hitler, the leader of Germany, ordered a surprise attack on Russia. Russia then became an enemy of the Axis Powers and joined the Allies...
The enemy of my enemy is my friend???

That's about as far as my small little mind can comprehend. But one thing I believe is that von Braun's motivation was not War, but more about science, technology, and exploring space.

However, one does wonder... If it were not for WWII, then when would "mankind" have ventured into space...????

"To the Victor belongs the spoils of War". (or something like that).

Who knows what the future holds?... only a fool would say.

Last edited by stixstudios; 23rd July 2019 at 12:22 PM.. Reason: Clarity.
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