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Apollo 11 Astronauts Couldn’t Afford Life Insurance, So They Got Creative…and Other Apollo50 Tidbits

Landing on the moon and safely returning it’s visitors might be the most amazing accomplishment of the 20th century. That’s why I also find the ancillary details so intriguing!

Here are a few of my favorite factoids:

This happened a bit before I was born, but I know what was going on in this country at the time. I know that everyone regardless of how they felt about the war and other social issues stopped bickering at least for a week to watch this unfold. It was time of unity, not unlike the days following 9/11. I’m hopeful days unifying days like that aren’t another 50 years away.



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