Mr. Electric - man on the moon en How The Moon Walk Changed The World <div class="field field-name-title field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><h2>How The Moon Walk Changed The World</h2></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-field-image field-type-image field-label-hidden image"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><img class="img-responsive" data-echo="" data-icon="/profiles/dwyer/modules/contrib/lazyloader/loader/loader-7.gif" src="" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /><noscript><img class="img-responsive" src="" width="3058" height="1496" alt="" /></noscript></div></div></div><div class="field field-name-author field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Super User</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-post-date field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even">Thursday, July 17, 2014 - 3:14pm</div></div></div><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden body"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>This time forty-five years ago, history was made as a man stepped onto the moon for the very first time.</p> <p style="font-size: 10px;"><a href=""><img alt="Neil Armstrong on the moon" class="alignnone" height="469" src="" style="padding-bottom: 10px;" width="708" /><em>Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons</em></a></p> <p>Imagine the anticipation as millions of people around the world held their breath and then felt waves of overwhelming relief at the sound of the words: “The Eagle has landed.” The culmination of work of many scientists, engineers, electricians and researchers came together in that single moment as everyone anxiously waited to watch Neil Armstrong’s historic hop from the spacecraft onto the moon. This event, and the following Apollo explorations, drastically propelled the development of modern-day technology. According to <a href="">NASA</a>, a surprisingly large list of technologies would not exist today without the Apollo explorations.</p> <h3>Foods</h3> <p>Freeze-dried foods, like the MREs used by the military and FEMA, were first invented for space travel. The same software of a retail card-swiping machine is similar to software that was designed to manage a complex series of systems on the Apollo capsules.</p> <h3>Medical Science</h3> <p>Medical imaging devices, TV satellite dishes, inner-ear thermometers and cordless power tools are a few more, plus smoke detectors and other fireproof materials. You can also thank NASA for the joystick video game controllers you use for Mario Kart and Nintendo 64, and of course, Pac Man.</p> <h3>Technology</h3> <p>Additionally, you can thank Apollo explorations for your laptop. Since more mass converts to more cost on board the spacecrafts, the scientists aimed to make everything as lightweight as possible, including the technology. This same idea translated into technology on earth, and the concept is still relevant today, hence the MacBook Air.</p> <h3>And of course, the dance...</h3> <p>Also, where would the world be without the Moonwalk dance? Michael would have had to come up with another slick move for his music video. Space exploration has also led to world-renown literature and movie series, such as <em>Star Wars</em> and <em>Space Trek.</em> Not only did the moon explorations spark creativity, but they also inspired many people around the world to embark on a career in math and science to further new inventions and explorations and (metaphorically and literally) reach the stars in their goals and dreams.</p> </div></div></div><div class="field field-name-node-link field-type-ds field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><a href="/blog/how-the-moon-walk-changed-the-world" class="">Read more</a></div></div></div> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:14:55 +0000 Super User 4267 at