July 20, 1969 marks the 50th anniversary of the day NASA astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the moon.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The 1969 moon landing turned an achievement seen only in the imagination and sci-fi movies into a most improbable television event, a live broadcast starring Neil Armstrong and a desolate landscape.
It was a monumental achievement that enthralled people around the world: On July 20, 1969, astronauts walked on the moon. Fifty years later, that spellbinding milestone is being honored with events across the country.
NORMAL — As the nation prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, a potential future generation of space explorers …
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — In a story July 8 about northern Arizona's role in astronaut training, The Associated Press reported erroneously the mission of one astronaut and the name of another. Charlie Duke was part of Apollo 16, not 17. His crewmate was John Young, not Jason Young.
WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — A small Ohio city is shooting for the moon in celebrating its native son's history-making walk 50 years ago this month.
From documentary features to first-hand testimonials, a roundup of shows commemorating Apollo 11.
You can run a race, hit a museum, shoot off a rocket or count down to the moment 50 years ago that Neil Armstrong first stepped foot on the moon.
HOUSTON (AP) — Gone is the haze of cigarette, cigar and pipe smoke. Gone are the coffee, soda and pizza stains. With only a few exceptions, NASA's Apollo-era Mission Control has been restored to the way it looked 50 years ago when two men landed on the moon.