If you go out at night to view the equinox, there is nothing there to see. Yet it was recorded by ancient Babylonian astrologers, observed by Israelites following Moses, authorized by Julius Caesar, codified by early Christians, and fussed over by Catholic Popes. The equinox proclaims spring, heralds the coming of “The Age Of Aquarius”, determines the dates of Jewish Passover and Christian Easter, and is the invisible reference point for every star in the sky. Mystery, history, and discovery.
The course covers the historical circumstances that led to the decision to spend over 120 billion 1960 dollars to put a man on the moon. It discusses many aspects of the project, including technical challenges and innovations, the dangers encountered by the crews, how NASA made its decisions (some of which were quite daring), and much more. The course includes several videos, most of which have not been widely seen.
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