In the midst of the Cold War, America falls behind in the manned exploration of space with the USSR. Then President Kennedy pledges that America will put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, capturing the fascination of the world..
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Himself - Author, 'Man on the Moon'
The Space Race wasn't just about space. It was about our own sense of security. It was this new Cold War battle ground. And so, It wasn't hard to realize that if they could put a man in orbit, they could also put an atomic bomb in orbit. Suddenly, the sky was menacing.