The State of Space Exploration, 50 Years After the Moon Landing

MIN READJul 19, 2019 | 09:30 GMT

Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing mission, launched on July 16, 1969.

NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first and second men, respectively, to walk on the moon on July 21, 1969.

(Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

On the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's lunar landing, Stratfor takes a look at the final frontier. These essays examine the dawn of the second space race -- an age in which global players and private companies alike will look to extend their terrestrial power by seeking opportunity beyond Earth's atmosphere....

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