TV news anchor Walter Cronkite kept his eyes on his monitor as NASA’s Apollo 11 mission touched down on the moon on July 20, 1969. (CBS/Getty Images)
The United States’ Apollo 11 was the first manned mission to land on the Moon, on 20 July 1969.
There have been six manned U.S. landings (between 1969 and 1972) and numerous unmanned landings, with no soft landings happening from 1976 until 14 December 2013. To date, the United States is the only country to have successfully conducted manned missions to the Moon.
HH: After that, there was no more “man in the moon,” or moon made of green cheese. It was real. 45 years ago today. I remember the day exactly, where I was, who I was with, the feeling of connection through Walter Cronkite’s voice narrating as the country stopped to watch the event.
Denver-based illustrator Evan Lorenzen has created perhaps both the smallest and most adorable book, “The Mini Book of Major Events.”
The hand-sewn issue is barely bigger than a pencil eraser, and it’s only seven pages, but it still captures mankind’s most important moments, from making fire to being killed off by the Black Plague.
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