It Shoulda Been a Giant Step for Womankind Too

July 22, 2014 9:54 PM

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When President John F. Kennedy announced the launch of the space program in 1961, he used these words: "I believe the nation should commit itself, to achieving the goal before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon, and returning him safely to the earth."

He spoke the literal truth -- we did put a man on the moon. But as we observe this week's 45th anniversary of NASA's first moon landing, let's mark some more little-known space history.

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