Today in GoWYLD History: First Moon Landing

Jul 20, 2021

On July 20, 1969 at 4:17 and 43 seconds — 102 hours, 45 minutes, and 43 seconds after launch — the Eagle touched down on the surface of the moon. You can read a bit of the transcript of what was said between the astronauts and command in Houston in the article “Man Walks on Another World” in National Geographic Magazine, December 1969, v. 136. It’s available in — view the article or listen to the audio.

Clip from article reads: ARMSTRONG: Houston, Tranquility Base here. The Eagle has landed. CAPCOM (Astronaut Charles M. Duke): Roger, Tranquility, we copy you on the ground. You got a bunch of guys about to turn blue. We're breathing again. Thanks a lot.

Armstrong, Neil A., et al. “Man Walks on Another World.” National Geographic Magazine, vol. 136, no. 6, Dec. 1969, p. 738+. National Geographic Archive 1888-1994, Accessed 14 July 2021.

Find this and other articles on the Apollo 11 moon landing in National Geographic Virtual Library. This resource has the complete archive of National Geographic Magazine — every page of every issue from 1888 to the present. Access is available in all Wyoming libraries and remotely with a Wyoming library card and PIN. For more information, contact your local library or Chris Van Burgh, Database Instruction Librarian at the Wyoming State Library,

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