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*Special Edition* 50th Anniversary, Moon Landing: July 20, 2019

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From NASA: Apollo 11 Mission Overview

"The Eagle has landed…"

Mission Objective

The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform a crewed lunar landing and return to Earth...

Mission Highlights

Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles. An estimated 650 million people watched Armstrong's televised image and heard his voice describe the event as he took "...one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" on July 20, 1969...

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Key Stats:

Source: 2017 American Community Survey, 1-Year Estimates.

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Note: The table above is cropped at the bottom and highlights the two occupations related to space. Click on the image to see the full table showing all 526 occupations.

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More Stats:

From the Newsroom > Stats for Stories:

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Source: 2016 Annual Survey of Manufactures.

NAICS All-3364, Aerospace product and parts manufacturing (including space vehicle).

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Source: 2016 County Business Patterns.

NAICS All-3364, Aerospace product and parts manufacturing (including space vehicle).

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Source: 2012 Economic Census of the United States.

NAICS All-3364, Aerospace product and parts manufacturing (including space vehicle).

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Source: 1970 Census of Population, Technical Paper 26, 1970 Occupation and Industry Classification Systems in Terms of Their 1960 Occupation and Industry Elements.

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