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Forty years after man's first steps on the lunar surface, reaching the Moon is still a metaphor for an impossible journey. But while the astronauts who walked on the Moon became household names, the creators of the machines that made those journeys possible have been largely forgotten. Yet, from the impossibly gigantic Saturn V rocket to the fragile “tissue paper” lunar lander, the stories of these miracles of engineering are every bit as extraordinary as those of the men who flew them.

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Forty years after man's first steps on the lunar surface, reaching the Moon is still a metaphor for an impossible journey. But while the astronauts who walked on the Moon became household names, the creators of the machines that made those journeys possible have been largely forgotten. Yet, from the impossibly gigantic Saturn V rocket to the fragile “tissue paper” lunar lander, the stories of these miracles of engineering are every bit as extraordinary as those of the men who flew them.

© Discovery Communications 2008

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