Aerospace

U.S. Companies Helped Apollo 11 Get to the Moon

Much of the technology needed to get to the lunar surface and return didn’t exist at the time of Kennedy’s famous 1962 speech. And much was unknown. As NASA’s Apollo missions were being planned, there was concern that the lunar module might sink right into the surface or become stuck in it. Many companies in the United States helped get Apollo 11 to the moon. W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. was one of three companies in Delaware alone that contributed significantly to the Apollo 11 mission. This short video recognizes their contribution.