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The Apollo Moon Landings: How They Worked (Infographic)

Diagrams and NASA artwork show how Apollo astronauts flew to the moon.
Diagrams and NASA artwork show how Apollo astronauts flew to the moon. (Image credit: by Karl Tate, Infographics Artist)

The science showing that flight to the moon was possible was worked out in the 17th century, but it took until the mid-20th century for engineering and technology to advance enough to make it happen.

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Karl Tate
Karl's association with SPACE.com goes back to 2000, when he was hired to produce interactive Flash graphics. Starting in 2010, Karl has been TechMediaNetwork's infographics specialist across all editorial properties.  Before joining SPACE.com, Karl spent 11 years at the New York headquarters of The Associated Press, creating  news graphics for use around the world in newspapers and on the web.  He has a degree in graphic design from Louisiana State University. To find out what his latest project is, you can follow Karl on Google+.