We need to recognize Apollo as a historical event, not a model for future exploration.
NASA has issued a new visualization of the events leading to one of the iconic photographs of the 20th Century – Earth rising over the moon captured by the crew of the Apollo 8 mission.
“The conquest of space is worth the risk of life,” said Gus Grissom.
"In today’s day and age they’d probably all be in jail or something."
The Greatest Leap, Part 2: If Apollo 8 failed, NASA's Moon dreams would crumble.