18 year olds put a man on the Moon

The average age of the systems engineers and controllers in the room that day was 26. Which means among other things that their age when they heard that challenge [going to the moon] was 18.

I found this gold nugget while researching Thorium reactors, more on that some other time. Everything about the Apollo mission’s is awe-inspiring, but this one struck home with me particularly well.

The time for change is now, age or pre-existing knowledge and training is not a requirement for participating. Go make the world a better place.