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3 Stocks that Rocketed with Apollo 11

Buzz Aldrin stands on moon surface with US flag during Apollo 11 mission.
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Buzz Aldrin stands on moon surface with US flag during Apollo 11 mission.

Today is the 40th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing. Here are some of the players that were involved in building the rocket that brought Neil Armstrong and crew to the moon and how they have rocketed relative to the S&P and Dow since that "giant leap for mankind."

A number of aerospace and technology companies helped build the various components that went into Apollo 11. Boeing , IBM , Grumman, North American Aviation and Douglas Aircraft were amongst the principals behind the Saturn V rocket, the Command Module, and the Lunar Lander. North American Aviation and Douglas Aircraft have singe been merged into Boeing while Grumman in now part of Northrop Grumman .

Since the landing, these companies' stocks have soared with Boeing leading the pack, up over 3300% since that day in history (an annual avg gain of ~9%).

Source: CNBC.com

More info on Apollo 11:

  • Crew: N. Armstrong, M. Collins, E. Aldrin
  • Launch date: July 16, 1969
  • Splashdown: July 24, 1969
  • Time spent on moon: 21 hours, 31 minutes
  • Samples brought back to Earth: ~45 lbs

Watch video of the landing at www.nasa.gov.

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