Five “Woke” Takes on Moonwalk 50th Anniversary

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 7/16/1969 | Fuzzy Slippers
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Professor Jacobson shared his boyhood memories of the first time a man walked on the moon, and he spoke of how moving that was and remains. Indeed, across the nation, the majority of Americans feel the same way about a defining moment in our shared history.

Not so much in America’s “woke” media outlets, though.

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Following are the five appalling “woke” takes on the 50th anniversary of the first moonwalk.

5. The Washington Post: “The hard-charging space program: Breakthroughs, breakups and breakneck”

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In archival Apollo 11 photos and footage, it’s a “Where’s Waldo?” exercise to spot a woman or person of color.

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“I don’t want to be politically incorrect here, but the workforce, the culture, was white male. In the firing room, we had almost 500 people and we have one female, one black guy and one Hispanic,” says Ike Rigell, 96, chief engineer and deputy director of launch vehicle operations at the Kennedy Space Center in Central Florida. “That was the culture.”

4. CNN: “She endured obscene phone calls, had to use men’s bathrooms, as one of NASA’s first female engineers”

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During the historic launch of Apollo 11 which put the first men on the moon, rows of men in shirts and ties lined the consoles inside Kennedy Space Center.

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But one woman stood out — 28-year-old JoAnn Morgan.

Morgan, who worked as an instrumentation controller for the mission, was the only woman allowed inside the firing room where NASA employees were locked during Apollo 11’s historic lift off on July 16, 1969.

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Morgan needed to be in the room to alert the test team if anything went wrong. But she had to get special permission to be there.

3. The Guardian: “‘Whitey’s on the moon’: why Apollo 11 looked so different to black America”

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The Apollo programme, motivated by the space race against the Soviet Union, cost $25.4bn, the equivalent...
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