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World War II became the global arena for a titanic struggle for control of the air. Combat in the air greatly accelerated the development of aeronautical technology and new tactical and strategic roles were found for military aviation.
75th Anniversary of World War II
The Apollo Program was designed to land humans on the Moon and bring them safely back to Earth. On July 20, 1969, that goal was achieved when humans walked on the Moon for the first time. Celebrate with us as we look back at the legacy of our first small steps on the Moon and look forward to the next giant leap.