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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” (

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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