A virtual army of 400,000 people worked to make John F. Kennedy's challenge to land a man on the moon in 1969 a reality. They flocked to the Apollo program for many reasons. Some relished the idea of exploring new worlds. Others were inspired by a patriotic duty to beat the Soviet Union. Some saw the new space program as a chance to fight for racial equality. Others loved the thrill of an engineering puzzle in a land of sunshine and surf. These are the stories of some of the people who made the Apollo program the pride of a nation and the envy of the world.