The Soviet Union got closer to reaching the Moon than we ever suspected

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The United States won the Space Race decisively when Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, but nobody ever really knew just how close the Soviet Union got to putting cosmonauts on the lunar surface. Now, forty years later, researcher Charles Vick says the Soviets really could have reached the Moon by the mid-seventies...if they just could have gotten their rockets under control. Check out Space.com for the full story.

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"...if they just could have gotten their rockets under control. "

Isn't that kind of like saying "They could have made it to the moon if they had a rocket that could make it to the moon?" That's... kind of the only thing you have to do to reach the moon: have a functional rocket design and funds to build it?