The Apollo Space Program brought science and engineering to a new level in a boom time for the U.S.
It's part and parcel of what has kept the Americans ahead, in life, war, and such..our technology. We became what we are because we were always ahead in technology until recent years.
The Apollo Space Program mobilized the brightest of the brightest to do a nearly impossible task with what we would now consider primitive computing. Like the Manhattan Project that built the A bomb using slide rules, those guys advanced us in national pride, and in every day household items.
Ever use WD-40? Water displacement formula 40, for NASA :-) (And, many, many more things.)
Next time a Right Winger says quit spending remind him of the railroads, the REA, the Homesteads, The power projects, the space program, the interstate highway system. No business was built its own. Neil Armstrong took that step but...nearly 100,000 people were directly involved in getting him there.
You must have nerves of steel and love adrenaline because riding that rocket had to be one heck of a ride.
Kudos to Neil, his family, and all those in The Apollo Space Program. Well done.