It was Monday, July 21, 1969. Everyone on earth was over the moon with awe. Apollo 11 had landed on the moon and men were walking on its surface. We watched the grainy pictures knowing that our little world had just gotten a lot bigger.
This original yellowed New York Times newspaper is from that day, captioned MEN WALK ON MOON - ASTRONAUTS LAND ON PLAIN; COLLECT ROCKS, PLANT FLAG. This 18-page section is Part 1 of what was the entire 4 part newspaper. This section was devoted entirely to the moon landing which is why someone had saved it for posterity.
In addition to this historic newspaper, there's also a MAN AND THE MOON 18-page supplement included, also by the New York Times from the previous week...July 17, 1969...laying out all the prep and information relating to the upcoming launch.
There's some wear at edges from age and storage. There's the expected age yellowing that's particular to newsprint and two folds of the oversized New York Times newspaper. We don't think these papers were actually opened up. We never opened them and they appear to be intact.
What a day it was. What a piece of history this newspaper is.
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New York Times July 21, 1969 Men Walk on Moon Apollo 11 Newspaper + Supplement