Moonshot

The Next Moonshots

The innovative spirit of the Apollo program lives today at Raytheon, where engineers are pursuing groundbreaking tech marvels that promise to change the world.

From the mills to the moon

From the mills to the moon

Raytheon seamstresses wove copper wire into the code that ran the Apollo spacecraft computers and helped the company make manufacturing history.

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Moonshot: The AI avatar

An automated copilot that flies the aircraft with you, that knows what you know and thinks like you think.

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Right out of school, Herb Thaler got the assignment that inspired him and inspires him still: To design the logic circuits that guided Apollo astronauts to the moon and safely back to Earth.

The circuit wrangler

Right out of school, Herb Thaler got the assignment that inspired him then and inspires him still: To design the logic circuits that guided Apollo astronauts to the moon and safely back to Earth.

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Moonshot: Hypersonic Flight

Inventing flying vehicles that travel at many times the speed of sound and the means to strike and defeat them.

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The Apollo Guidance computer

Footage from a vintage promotional film reveals the manufacturing process for the computers that guided Apollo spacecraft.

 

Moonshot: totally secure internet

Beginning with the networks that serve critical infrastructure, this will be technology that builds hack-proof online sites and systems.

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The people who took us to the moon

The people who took us to the moon

Meet the Raytheon engineers and other workers who built the groundbreaking Apollo spacecraft computers and the transmitting tubes that beamed Neil Armstrong’s inspiring words back to Earth.

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Moonshot: Laser Missile Defense

Directed energy powerful and accurate enough to destroy missiles moving many times the speed of sound.

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The future was now

The future was now

Raytheon and MIT built Apollo computers with the then-new tech of integrated circuits — the foundation for the chips in everything from smartphones to smart cars.

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TO HONOR MANKIND’S Giant LEAP

We’re partnering with the JFK Library Foundation and the Smithsonian Institution to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.