A Political History of Apollo Episode 4 - Why it Ended
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Chief of Space Policy for The Planetary Society
John M. Logsdon
Board of Directors of The Planetary Society; Professor Emeritus, George Washington University
After more than a decade's worth of work and billions of dollars spent, the United States could send humans to the surface of the Moon whenever it wanted. But after landing only six times, the country just walked away, closing down production lines, laying off tens of thousands of workers, and committing humans to low-Earth orbit seemingly indefinitely. Why did it end? And was this inevitable?