How Your Local Newspaper Reported the Moon Landing – FindMyPast July 15, 2019

I saw this earlier today on FindMyPastHow Your Local Newspaper Reported the Moon Landing – FindMyPast July 15, 2019: https://blog.findmypast.com/man-on-moon-in-newspapers-2639196686.html.

Our newspaper archives reveal how man-on-the-moon-mania gripped America.

Accomplishing one of mankind’s greatest ever feats took just 8 days. Between July 16 and July 24 1969, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins manned Apollo 11’s trip to the moon. An estimated global audience of 530 million people watched on TV as Armstrong uttered the famous words “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

Day 1: July 16 1969

Apollo 11 launches from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

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Day 2: July 17 1969

The Apollo 11 crew make a slight course correction en route to the moon and beam a color television broadcast back to earth.

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Day 3: July 18 1969

Apollo 11 passes from the earth’s gravity into the moon’s gravity while Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins sleep onboard.

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Day 4: July 19 1969

As they orbit the moon, the Apollo 11 crew report back to Mission Control on their spectacular views and take part in another television broadcast. Anticipation is at its peak as the moon landing is scheduled for the following day.

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Day 5: July 20 1969

The Eagle has landed! Leaving Michael Collins behind in command module Columbia, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin dock Apollo 11’s lunar module on the moon’s surface. At 10.56pm, Armstrong becomes the first man to step foot on the moon.

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Day 6: July 21 1969

With Stars and Stripes erected on the Sea of Tranquility, Eagle launches and connects with the orbiting Columbia, reuniting Armstrong and Aldrin with Collins. The crew jettisons the lunar module in preparation for their voyage back to earth.

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Day 7: July 22 1969

The journey back to earth begins. Travelling at a speed of 3,600 miles per hour, Apollo 11 passes from the moon’s gravity back into earth’s.

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Day 8: July 23 1969

Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins prepare for their return to earth. They would descend safely into the Pacific Ocean the following morning, successfully completing one of the greatest adventures in human history.

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