How the Apollo 11 crew obtained their life insurance

50th anniversary of moon landing

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One small step for man, one giant leap for an insurance provider ...
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One small step for man, one giant leap for an insurance provider ...

With this week marking the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, it is worth remembering that Neil Armstrong once estimated the Apollo 11 landing mission had about a 50% chance of success.

It is perhaps not surprising, then, that only a few life insurers were willing to offer competitive cover to the first astronauts travelling to the moon. According to David Todd, head of space c...

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