BERT MAES

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Amazing Manufacturing: the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing

Posted by Bert Maes on July 23, 2009


AldrinSolar_BlogThe 1969 NASA Apollo 11 “Lunar Module” contained “15 million parts“. All of them had “to perform their intended functions flawlessly under the most rigorous conditions” (www.assemblymag.com)

15 million parts… That is just great engineering and manufacturing…

lunar moduleManufacturing will again be the key to developing innovations. Today: in energy efficiency and independence.

As Austin Weber stated:

In 40 years, perhaps we’ll look back on green energy with the same kind of awe and amazement as the first moon landing. I believe it’s time to take another “giant leap for mankind” and pursue bold new frontiers of energy, including batteries, fuel cells, geothermal, hydro, solar, wave and wind power”.
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