53 years ago, America and NASA were able to do the unthinkable – put Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin up on the moon. “The Eagle has landed” they announced as the Apollo 11 mission made contact with the moon’s surface. This wasn’t something that was easy. But it was a challenge that our nation and those behind the mission were willing to take on.
Take a look back at history through the front pages of The Cincinnati Enquirer. Every day we look at 10 pages that show the local, national and international headlines. Today’s pages cover news reported in The Enquirer on July 21 in years ranging from 1923 to 1999. Headlines included Neil Armstrong the first man on the moon in 1969 (plus the souvenir edition) and the death of Pancho Villa in 1923.
On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon after reaching the surface in their Apollo 11 lunar module. In 1917, America’s World War I draft lottery began as Secretary of War Newton Baker, wearing a blindfold, reached into a glass bowl and pulled out a capsule containing the number 258 during a ceremony inside the Senate office building.
Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the surface of the moon, taking “one small step for man” and “one giant leap for mankind” 53 years ago today. On July 16, 1969, the crew of the Apollo 11 moon mission launched from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, Fla. aboard a Saturn V rocket. The mission, fated to be the first to bring humans to the surface of the moon, took four days to reach the lunar surface.
On July 20, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin undocked the lunar module from the command module Columbia. With astronaut Michael Collins remaining in lunar orbit, Armstrong and Aldrin used the lunar module to touch down in the Moon’s Sea of Tranquility. With the world watching the live...
To most of the world, the late Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon on July 20, 1969, now some 50 years ago. He was the Apollo astronaut the entire world watched on grainy, ghostly TV images as he stepped off the lunar module ladder and left his boot print in the chalky moon dust.
An anecdote about Neil Armstrong circulates the Internet every now and then. Almost as much, in fact, as the video of Buzz Aldrin dealing with a Moon conspiracy theorist "like a gangster". The anecdote attributed to author Neil Gaiman, usually posted as a Tumblr screenshot, goes like this. Gaiman was...
A pinch of moon dust collected from Neil Armstrong on Apollo 11 mission auctioned off for $500,000 on Wednesday.
April 14 (UPI) -- Moon dust Neil Armstrong collected in 1969 has sold for more than $500,000 at auction after NASA lost legal battles over its ownership. Five samples of the NASA-verified moon dust and the NASA container they're held in from the Apollo 11 mission sold for $504,375 on Wednesday, which was far below pre-auction estimate of between $800,000 and $1.2 million, according to the auction house Bonhams.
Moon dust collected by Neil Armstrong during the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969 sold at auction on Wednesday for $500,000. The auction item included five samples of lunar dust, making it the only known samples sold legally after being authenticated by NASA.April 14, 2022.
LOS ANGELES - Have you ever wanted to own a piece of the moon? Well, now you can. Moon dust samples collected by none other than Neil Armstrong himself during the historic Apollo 11 mission in 1969 are currently up for auction. The auction item up for bid at Bonhams...
We all learned about Neil Armstrong in school as an American astronaut and as the first person to ever walk on the moon in 1969. With that one fact he became famous all over the world, and for his famous saying "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind". Neil Armstrong passed away in 2012 at the age of 82 but is still talked about in classrooms across the world. But many people didn't know that Neil lived in El Lago, Texas when he took that Apollo mission and landed on the moon.