“That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” This quote sends chills down my spine. The 1969 moon landing is the single most triumphant moment in human history. This historic event has given mankind hope of reaching other planets and possibly other galaxies. While it may have put the United States ahead of the Soviet Union in the space race, it was a huge win for all of humankind. The space race has greatly affected the American economy and has also resulted in numerous technological advancements. An example of these technological advancements includes small, portable electronic devices that were not present before the moon landing. Electronic items like cameras had to be reduced in size in order to be taken to the moon and ever since the idea of “less is more” has stuck. Other examples include microcomputers, microwave ovens, and smoke detectors; all of which continue to have an impact on today’s economy.