Winning the moon race was actually bad for America’s space program

Tech 16-7-2019 Mashable 10

From the first steps to the leap forward, Mashable will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with a series that examines its significance — and why we haven’t been back.

On July 20, 2019, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, should we also commiserate over the event that ended the world’s most promising age of science and exploration?

NASA's Apollo mission, brought to you by hidden figures as much as lunar-bound heroes, was the single greatest group achievement in the history of science. We are right to be sentimental on its 50th anniversary. But that doesn't change the fact that five decades on, it looks increasingly like the wrong side won the race to the moon. Read more...

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