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Statistic number one.
There were 3 billion people in the universe when Apollo 8 left earth. Frank Borman, James Lovell, and William Anders were born in anothe era. 80 years ago.
Just the start of the depression.
Hitler was setting up Naziism and Britain was ruining the health of the inventor of jet engines. Actually he was still a fighter pilot in the RAF and only thinking of pressure engines as an high altitude apparatus. Something incomprehensible to his higher command who were of the pre enclosed cockpit era.
And over in the USA someone was thinking of nuclear physics as an extension of chemistry.
When they eventually ended the lunar epic, Germany was partitioned, the nuclear bomb was well known and nuclear furnaces were proliferating. Jet flight was trans continental for every working man.
And the children of the second baby boom were ready to reproduce.