Fifty years after Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped onto the Moon, no astronauts are in deep space, and none are expected to travel there until 2022 or 2023 at the earliest. The U.S. is still working to restore its ability to fly astronauts to and from low Earth orbit, let alone set foot on the Moon or Mars. So, half a century after Apollo 11, what is the program’s most lasting impact? For starters, the experience of awe. The achievement of setting foot on the Moon has yet to be ...

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