Anyone that was alive to witness it happen on live TV in 1969 knows how the moon landing changed history in an instant: for the first time ever, human beings were communicating between a planet and its natural satellite. Nothing has been the same since! Or has it? Some skeptics wonder how the moon landing changed the world, considering there wasn’t really much there besides rocks and soil. There are still plenty of conspiracy theorists that think that NASA’s Apollo moon landing program was faked (nope). What, really, are the effects the moon landing has had on contemporary life? What did we really learn up there?
The simple answer: a ton. Moon landing effects include innovations in safety, technology, medicine, geology, paleontology, oceanography, and much, much, more. Read on to learn more on how the moon landing shaped modern life.