Automakers in space: How Detroit helped put men on the moon

Greg Rasa
Automakers in space: How Detroit helped put men on the moon

The Big Three automakers were among some of the biggest companies in the moon program, which might surprise a lot of people today. It’s hard to imagine in this era of Sony-LG-Samsung, but Ford used to make TVs. Or rather Philco, the radio, TV and transistor pioneer that Ford bought in 1961 — the year Gagarin and Alan Shepard flew in space.