It is well known that the Apollo moon landing inspired countless children to study science and engineering. For example, women started participating a lot more actively in CS and Physics (the red and gray line in the figure below):
Do we have precise percentages on the increase of students moving into science and engineering starting from 1969? Even though correlation doesn't imply causation, it would be interesting to see what the percentage rise was.
Any interesting papers studying the impact to education of the Apollo moon landing?
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