August 2, 1955. This day marked the start of a fascinating 20-year long game of one-upping each other between the United States of America and the Soviet Union—more commonly known as the space race. The competition rallied scientists, engineers, teachers, students and pretty much the entire country to work together towards one common goal: being the pioneer in spaceflight achievements. A combination of more than 25 billion dollars, 400 000 people and over 20 000 companies and universities ultimately culminated in the unprecedented lunar landing of mankind on July 20, 1969. In a mere 20 years, it showed a glimpse of the astonishing progress the human species can achieve when everyone puts their efforts towards one desire, one aspiration, one immense endeavour.