"If indeed, one picture is worth a thousand words, then the NASA Photos herein speak volumes for the human drama that was the flight of Apollo 11. It will be sometime before the full impact of this mission is realized. It is our hope, however, that the material in this book provides, in the days to come, a look at some of the elements which together created Man's greatest adventure-the flight of Apollo 11. Book and Record in Good to Very Good Condition."
Walter A. Schwartz President ABC Radio Network
The above is just part of the FOREWORD of this historical book.
Book measures 11-1/2" by 10-1/2" with a record that has the story and actual sound of the day's events. This is the real recording!
On July 20, 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong (1930-2012) and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin (1930-) became the first humans ever to land on the moon. About six-and-a-half hours later, Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. As he took his first step, Armstrong famously said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The Apollo 11 mission occurred eight years after President John Kennedy (1917-63) announced a national goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the 1960s. Apollo 17, the final manned moon mission, took place in 1972. Michael Collins the 3rd Astronaut continued circling the Moon until July 21, when Armstrong and Aldrin rejoined him. The next day, he and his fellow astronauts left lunar orbit. They landed in the Pacific Ocean on July 24
I graduated high school in 1969 and I watched the landing and walk on the moon and will always remember that. It is just like JFK being assassinated you just don't forget it. I joined the Air Force in December of 1969, Vietnam was still raging, Korea was still a threat to start WWIII and all these years later, it still is.
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