Chasing the Moon, Part 1
Space Law, The Next Generation: Chasing the Moon
In 1967, the US, the UK and the Soviet Union signed a treaty that laid out the framework for law in space. Nearly fifty years later, as companies work towards commercial space travel and asteroid mining, those laws will be put to the test.
Ed Dwight Jr. was the first African American to be trained as an astronaut.
To win the space race, NASA had to market the moon to the American public.
Civil rights activists in Huntsville, Alabama formed a “psychological warfare committee”.
Long before we reached the moon’s surface, the moon has held special meaning for humanity.
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Frances “Poppy” Northcutt was the first female engineer to work in NASA’s Mission Control.
Wernher Von Braun was a German-born, American rocket engineer.
Valerie Hoard married William Anders in 1955.
Michael Collins was an astronaut from the third group named by NASA in October 1963.
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