Fifty years ago NASA launched Apollo 11 in our race to land a man on the moon in the 1960s

Posted By on July 16, 2019

In the space race with the Soviet Union (USSR) during the 1960s, the United States “rocketed” ahead on July 16, 1969 as NASA sent the three men of Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins into space at 9:32AM EST.

The Apollo command module and Lunar Module (LM) sat atop the huge 363-feet tall Saturn V rocket which weighed in at 6.5 MILLION pounds. I sat mesmerized in front of our small flickering, round-cornered, Zenith TV as a 10-year-old with my mom, grandmother and brother (dad was at work), just as I did for the moon landing four days later. It was an amazing time to grow up.

 

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