“We choose to go to the moon”

Consider this: The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) was indeed less powerful than your cell phone in your pocket today. In fact, the AGC had about the same compute power as an Apple II (boasting 4KB of RAM).

Along with that, the spacesuits were hand-sewn using fabric materials that are found in bras.

Packing the chutes was so complicated that there were only three people certified in the whole country that could do it. As a result, NASA forbade them from all three riding in a car together to avoid an accident.

The restraints of the time were real. The list of challenges was endless. And yet…

While it is easy to focus on everything that is wrong with the world today, you can’t ignore the fact that when people come together and care enough about something amazing things happen.