Made in Connecticut -- and off to the...

Made in Connecticut -- and off to the moon

There are 4 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Jul 18, 2009, titled Made in Connecticut -- and off to the moon. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

About 6 million parts made up the first rocket ship that took men to the moon. Many were made in Connecticut, from the spacesuit life support backpacks to tiny machined parts that could easily fit on a penny.

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Piscataway, NJ

#1 Jul 18, 2009
You have to admit this is a good article!
Eddie from Shelton

United States

#2 Jul 19, 2009
Having just graduated from Wright Tech in '67, I worked at a small company in Stamford as a mechanical draftsman, Parker Instruments on Harvard Avenue. They designed and manufactured the instrumentation for the astronaut's spacesuits. Very focused company with one goal - zero defects for the moonshot.

Bronx, NY

#3 Jul 19, 2009
Pratt & Whitney made the turbo pumps for the main dad worked on them when he worked there.

Bayonne, NJ

#4 Jul 19, 2009
Connecticut was always at the vanguard of the technology and I hope that we will reclaimed our position again in the near future with the Sikorsky helicopters...!

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