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PR Blast(off) from the Past: How NASA’s Apollo Program Shaped Public Relations and Innovation
By: Bulldog Reporter
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July 20,1969. The nation sat fixed on the television as man set foot on the moon. The social unrest of an entire country melted away as Americans saw man successfully go where no man had gone before.

THE APOLLO MISSIONS BRING A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

The distinct sense of community United States citizens felt during World War II was replaced by prosperity and individualism through the 1950s. Not until the success of the Apollo missions (specifically Apollo 11) did the nation again enjoy the communal feeling of progression and drive toward a common goal. While veterans prospered in individual families on their post-war pensions, the nation as a whole had become individualized. Tensions rose over the Vietnam war, and Americans no longer unanimously saw U.S. soldiers as the good guys. The nation, though progressing economically, was becoming divided socially.

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