Tomorrow, on Saturday, July 20, America will celebrate the 50-year anniversary of the United States becoming the first nation to land a man on the moon.
Lee Edwards, Ph.D., distinguished fellow in conservative thought at Heritage’s B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics and a leading historian, reflects on what the moon landing meant for America – then and now.
“Let us proclaim, without embarrassment, that America, and only America, had the requisite leadership, scientific community, and resources to make it possible for Apollo astronaut Neil Armstrong to take that giant leap for mankind,” says Edwards. You can read his full article here.
From Heritage President Kay Coles James: 50 Years After Apollo 11 Moon Landing, America Is Once Again Asserting Leadership in Space
From The Daily Signal: The Legacy of the Moon Landing
Check out Heritage’s Space Policy Issue Page
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