re: #271 Backwoods_Sleuth
The moon landing, dude, was done by the US government. It involved a massive commitment that could not have been done by private companies at the time.
I forget if it’s here or I heard it from my son (so many sources of information) but one of the reasons the Soviets failed was that they pitted different groups against each other to try to see if they could find the best idea through competition. That was the wrong scale to try this, though.