1969 – 2069: From Apollo to AI
It’s been 50 years since the moon landing and a lot has happened, so what’s in store for the next 50 years? Experts from the industry discuss the development of the economy since 1969 both worldwide and closer to home, how the moon landing led to an expansion of new technologies and speculate on what the next 50 years could bring.
50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
50 years ago, NASA’s Apollo 11 mission changed our world and ideas of what is possible by successfully landing humans on the surface of the moon—and bringing them home safely—for the first time in history. Today’s video Doodle celebrates this moment of human achievement by taking us through the journey to the moon and back, narrated by someone with firsthand knowledge of the epic event: former...
Craig Lazzara, S&P DJI, the Growth of...
If you put $1,000 in stocks when Apollo launched, what's it worth today? We find out that, as well as the shift from undiversified amateurs to professional investors.
Jim Cullen: 50+ Years on Wall Street
As the US got ready to send man to the moon, there was another kind of excitement in the air: euphoria on Wall Street. We hear what it was like to be an investor at the time from Jim Cullen, President of Schafer Cullen.
Richard Buxton, Merian Global Investors |...
The 1960s had been kind to equity investors with a basket of growth stocks, the so-called Nifty-Fifty, seemingly unstoppable. But then inflation kicked in over the following decade and market leadership changed. Richard Buxton looks at the lessons to be learned half a century on, when a small number of growth stocks are in favour, and no one appears to be worried about inflation.
What can we expect this week from China, the...
Join us as we look at the week ahead in terms of data. Get the latest on the figures coming out of China, US industrial production growth & UK employment data.
Paul Mumford, Cavendish AM | 1969: an eye-...
Fifty years ago Paul Mumford was working as a stock broker. He talks through the main investment themes of that year, the impact the moon landing had then, and subsequently, and reflects on how the City has changed, not least with the rise in information and technology.
Simon French, Panmure Gordon | How economies...
As part of our special feature to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing: Simon French, Panmure Gordon & Co, talks about how the world’s economy has changed since 1969, the role of the Public Sector, and what challenges the future may hold.
Jim Leaviss, M&G | Was the Apollo 11...
As part of our special feature to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing: Jim Leaviss, M&G Investments, looks at the state of the economy when Armstrong stepped on the moon and whether the mission was worth it economically. What event, if any, could have a similar impact today?
Reflecting on the latest UK GDP figures
There have been some important numbers published on US employment, but what has the market made of them? Simon French, Panmure Gordon & Co, explains more about how the job markets look and offers his thoughts on the recent UK GDP figures.
July 19: Live Apollo Anniversary Show
This July, NASA salutes their Apollo heroes and look forward to new frontiers. Watch live and join them online, Friday, July 19 at 1 p.m. EDT for "NASA's Giant Leaps: Past and Future" featuring Apollo astronauts, current astronauts, guest host Adam Savage and more.
Apollo 10: ‘Tell the world, we have arrived’
Fifty years ago, Apollo 10 launched from Cape Kennedy on May 18, 1969. The Apollo 10 mission encompassed all aspects of an actual crewed lunar landing, except the landing. It was the first flight of a complete, crewed Apollo spacecraft to operate around the Moon. The crew members were Commander Thomas Stafford, Command Module Pilot John Young and Lunar Module Pilot Eugene Cernan. *Source: NASA...
Apollo 9: 'A Hell of a Ride'
50 years ago, we tested the capabilities of our Moon landing spacecraft in Earth’s orbit. Commander James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot David Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart performed systems checks and gathered data. The Lunar Module and the Command Module separated by nearly 100 miles and an engine burn check brought them back together. A challenging rendezvous and docking...
Apollo 8: Around The Moon and Back
50 years ago, three NASA astronauts embarked on a journey that would take them “Round the moon and back”. The Apollo 8 mission proved the performance of the command and service module. This historic mission launched on December 21, 1968 to demonstrate a lunar trajectory and was the first crewed launch of the Saturn V rocket. On Christmas Eve, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were the...
Apollo 8: A Story of Christmas Around the...
50 years ago, three NASA astronauts embarked on a journey that would take them “Round the moon and back”. The Apollo 8 mission proved the performance of the command and service module. This historic mission launched on December 21, 1968 to demonstrate a lunar trajectory and was the first manned launch of the Saturn V rocket. On Christmas Eve, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders were the...
Apollo 50th: First Crew Launches on Apollo 7
On October 11th, 1968, just 15 months from President Kennedy’s deadline for a moon landing, NASA launched its first Apollo crew into space. Apollo 7’s Wally Schirra, Donn Eisele, and Walter Cunningham spent 11 days in low Earth orbit, thoroughly testing the Apollo Command and Service Module’s systems. The crew also won an Emmy for the first live television broadcasts from an American spacecraft...
NASA released Thursday newly restored video...
NASA released Thursday newly restored video from the July 20, 1969, live television broadcast of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. The release commemorates the 40th anniversary of the first mission to land astronauts on the moon. (July 16). *Source: AP Archive YouTube
NASA releases newly restored images of...
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) on Thursday released restored images of the first moon walk 40 years ago. Four sequences of events on the moon, including Buzz Aldrin's first step off the lunar lander, were released in Washington, DC, on the day, 40 years ago, that Apollo 11 left for the moon. *Source: AP Archive YouTube