In 1968 Apollo Mission There Were Fraught Relationships Between Crew And Mission Control

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It’s October 1968, and the Space Race has reached a critical juncture. Three U.S. astronauts are orbiting the Earth inside an experimental spacecraft, and the men are pioneers on a pivotal mission. In fact, the stakes here are so high that the future of NASA is in the balance. But even so, the crew in space are discontent – maybe verging on mutinous.

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Apollo 7 was a historic mission, marking as it did the first time that a craft in the Apollo program had carried a crew into space. And as such, the expedition blazed a trail for astronauts such as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, who landed on the Moon in July 1969. Indeed, without Apollo 7, there may have been no Apollo 11 – meaning the United States may ultimately have lost the Space Race to the Soviet Union.

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