Celebrating 50th anniversary of the first manned Moon landing

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Photo: Public Domain photo by astronaut Neil Armstrong, NASA

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, stands on the surface of the moon near the leg of the lunar module, Eagle, during the Apollo 11 moonwalk on July 20, 1969. Photographer astronaut Neil Armstrong, and the lunar landing module, are reflected in Aldrin’s helmet visor.

Fifty years ago this week, the Apollo 11 mission to the Moon dominated front-page headlines in newspapers everywhere. The QCT archives give us a unique view into this human triumph.

Monday July 14, 1969
“Soviet Spaceship Heads For Moon”