Few events have captured the imagination of the world like the first Moon landing on July 20, 1969. To celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the historic event, here are seven people whose work made it possible.



publication date: Thursday, July 18, 2019 - the answer will be revealed on Thursday, July 25

category: Disasters

clue: Failure wasn't an option for this mission control director on any of his Apollo missions, including 11 and 13.

difficulty: easy (60 points)

solved by: Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates

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publication date: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - the answer will be revealed on Wednesday, July 24

category: Disasters

clue: He was Apollo 11's backup commander in case of a problem, but he found a very famous problem himself as a commander two missions later.

difficulty: easy (60 points)

solved by: Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates

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publication date: Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - the answer will be revealed on Tuesday, July 23

category: Government

clue: The American space program kicked into high gear thanks to this president's belief that "this 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."

difficulty: very easy (30 points)

solved by: Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates

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publication date: Monday, July 15, 2019 - the answer will be revealed on Monday, July 22

category: Science

clue: He too made the voyage from the Earth to the Moon (except for the final descent), and designed the mission patch.

difficulty: easy (60 points)

solved by: Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates

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publication date: Sunday, July 14, 2019 - the answer will be revealed on Sunday, July 21

category: Science

clue: He must have been buzzing with excitement when it was his turn to set foot on the Moon.

difficulty: very easy (30 points)

solved by: Steve West, LaVonne Lemler, Richard Slominsky, and Erik Bates

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