July 20, 1969: One Giant Leap for Mankind

At 10:56 p.m. EDT Sunday night, as perhaps 1 billion earth men and women watched and listened, the civilian commander of Apollo 11 stood on the 37-inch diameter landing pad of his Eagle craft and then carefully lifted his left foot off the saucer-shaped gear and pressed it into the Sea of Tranquility.  He was a ghostly white figure moving in buoyant ungravity on a powdery plain some 240,000 miles away- and yet as close as the TV set across the room, as real as a recurrent dream.  For with him walked all men who have ever lived or who are yet to live.

Newsweek  July 28, 1969



  1. historitics reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  2. human-greed reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  3. merdie5555 reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  4. vriskatwerkkit reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  5. amazing-wisdom-beauty-and-stars reblogged this from rickhusband
  6. go2uttyler reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  7. melancholyactuality reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  8. runandremember11 reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  9. aymlessly reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  10. cosmosum reblogged this from revolutionizeed
  11. megan-louise-king reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  12. geiflingdollface reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  13. thisisntabatmobile reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  14. wtfindigo reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  15. emopanda998 reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  16. figureitout120 reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  17. saramess reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  18. meagnificent reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  19. a-kent reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  20. memoirsofadirtman reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  21. welcometotheneworder reblogged this from revolutionizeed
  22. cursiveletter reblogged this from nwkarchivist
  23. kaerran reblogged this from g1ados