posted on Jan, 11 2015 @ 02:52 PM
originally posted by: Agit8dChop
a reply to: tsurfer2000h
credit where credit is due, NASA were the pioneers and the first to land a man on the moon.
without their innovation and gumption things like spacex probably wouldn't exist
Don't forget that even back during the Apollo days, it was the private/commercial sector who designed and built the hardware that went to the Moon.
Give credit to NASA for having the vision and general plan for getting to the Moon, but it was still the private sector who created the innovative
designs and manufacturing techniques needed to get NASA to the Moon...
The Saturn V rocket was designed and built by three companies -- Boeing
(first stage), North American Aviation Corporation
stage), and The Douglas Aircraft Company
(third stage). The engines of the Saturn V were designed and built by Rocketdyne
The Command module and service module were built by North American Aviation
. The engine for the service module was designed and built by
The lunar module was built by Grumman Corporation
made the descent engine; Bell Aerospace
made the ascent engine.
The lunar rover was made by a joint venture between General Motors
, with GM providing the expertise in vehicle design, and
Boeing proving knowledge of space systems..
The space suits were designed and built by the International Latex Corporation (ILC)
, who oddly enough is the parent company of Platex (the
people who make women's undergarments). The experience ILC had in making latex bras and girdles for women served them well in designing a flexible
spacesuit. The spacesuit backpacks were designed and built by Hamilton Standard
NASA has a long history with the private sector. NASA provides the general vision, and the private sector provides the innovations.
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