For thousands of years, humankind has been captivated by the moon. Moon goddesses featured prominently in Ancient Rome and Greece, and in 1957, Sputnik catapulted the global space race forward. Pop-culture has long been influenced by lunar legends, from Victorian fiction to the cartoon Jetsons and Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry’s optimistic vision of the future.
Often overlooked but key to the manned space missions of the ’60s were the “space doctors,” biomedical professionals trying to determine and address the health hazards of space travel. Air Force and NASA doctors faced a host of unknowns, especially for the unprecedented action of sending men to the moon.
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