45th Anniversary of Apollo 11

45 years ago today on Sunday, July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first two humans to step foot on another world. Watch the CBS News footage with Walter Cronkite. Video provided by NASA. The 60’s video technology and news graphics are interesting on their own! At 9:30 in the video, CBS shows live shots of crowds at the JFK arrivals terminal and Disneyland watching the events on jumbo screens. 

I was 4 years old and remember being at my grandparent’s house in Pittsburgh, PA. My parents woke me up at what seemed like an amazingly late hour (it was shortly before 11 pm EDT).

Where were you when Apollo 11 landed? If you weren’t born yet, do you remember first learning about it?

AeroSavvy is written by Ken Hoke. Since 1984, Ken has loitered the skies in many vehicles, most notably the classic Douglas DC-8. He currently frustrates air traffic controllers in the US, Asia, and Europe as a Boeing 767 captain for a package express airline.
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