The other day I watched Apollo 13 for the 20th time. I really like the movie.
The story is amazing one, building a CO2 scubber from spare parts and just making back alive.
Then it got me thinking … what would have happened to the families of the astronauts if they did not make it back.
I doubt any life insurance company at the time would be willing to cover the risk.
What The Apollo Astronauts Did For Life Insurance : NPR
Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, he had to solve a more prosaic problem.