Stories tagged 1969


Walking onto the Moon
Walking onto the MoonCourtesy NASA

July 20, 1969

I was in college when humankind first stepped on the moon. We bought large glossy photos of the event and hung them on our dorm room wall. Monday, July 20, 2009 is going to be a day to celebrate the 40 year anniversary of stepping on the moon.

Events in celebration of the Apollo 11 anniversary

NASA has a web page of Apollo 40th Anniversary Events and Activities. has a great video showing Apollo 11 events. If your computer and internet are state of the art, here is a cool 360 interactive view of being on the moon.. has links to photos, videos, and audios, and TV broadcasts celebrating the Apollo 11 moon landing.

We will go to the Moon again soon

I know a lot of you were not even born when this happened but don't worry. We are going to figure out how to do it again, soon!

Moon landing: July 20, 1969
Moon landing: July 20, 1969
July 20, 1969: NASA's Neil Armstrong becomes the first human to set foot on the lunar surface.

As he put his left foot down first Armstrong declared: "That's one small step for man but one giant leap for mankind." July 21, 1969 - humans step onto the moon.