On July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were strapped into their Apollo spacecraft on top of the vast Saturn V rocket and were propelled into orbit in just over 11 minutes. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the lunar surface. We have for our readers a magnificent collection of photos from humankind’s single greatest technological achievement…PHOTO ESSAY
Date posted: July 18, 2019.
It was – and is – a WWYW (WhereWereYouWhen) moment in human history. I and wife were at Stanford housing in Menlo Park.
We followed the moon trip from Get-go. Walter Cronkite was the anchor at CBS. The last 4 hours we sat glued in front of the tele. Finally came the landing and then an hour later, Neil Armstrong descended the steps and set his foot on the moon’s surface, with those unforgettable words: That was one small step for a man; a giant step for mankind. I went out to look at the full moon.
I myself have made a record of it as above in the Diary section of my book Uganda Asians.