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Man and machine

The real legacy of the moon race

By Matthew Battles
July 12, 2009

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For the millions who watched the grainy television feed from the moon on July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong’s small step seemed to herald a new era. Arthur C. Clarke had already predicted that the children born during the Apollo missions would one day have their passports stamped on the moon; in the lunar spectacle, we glimpsed a brighter future in ... (Full article: 1270 words)

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