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Lessons in Virtue from Apollo 11

The tendency to remember Project Apollo as mere technological wizardry, albeit of a very high order, should be resisted. There were great virtues involved in this remarkable adventure, and without those virtues there wouldn’t be six American flags planted on the Moon by a dozen American citizens.

Neil Armstrong’s ‘Small Step’ Brought the Moon Down to Earth

Apollo 11 was the apogee of an era of dreams and the start of an age of division and small-mindedness.