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 astronaut and Apollo 11 command module pilot Michael Collins.
Craig Lazzara, S&P DJI | Growth of Markets Since Apollo 11
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, Schafer 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 | Moon Landing marked the beginning of bear market
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.
Paul Mumford, Cavendish AM | 1969: an eye-witness account
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.
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 YouTube
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 proved the abilities of the hardware. This historic mission launched on March 3, 1969 as an engineering mission and paved the way for future Apollo missions.*Source: NASA YouTube
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 first humans to orbit the Moon and the first to see an Earthrise above its surface. *Source: NASA YouTube
Apollo 8: A Story of Christmas Around the Moon
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 first humans to orbit the Moon and the first to see an Earthrise above its surface. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine remembers the bravery and dedication of the Apollo 8 mission. *Source: NASA YouTube
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. *Source: NASA YouTube