Pall-Times seeks moon landing memories

The July 17, 1969 edition of The Palladium-Times, seen above, followed the captivating voyage of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in the Apollo 11 mission to the moon.

OSWEGO — The 50th anniversary of the moon landing is quickly approaching and The Palladium-Times would like to memorialize your memories of that timeless moment! Whether you were in your pajamas staying up late with your parents in your living room or out with friends sipping a cold one at the bar, we want to hear YOUR story.

On July 20, 1969, at 4:17 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time), the Apollo 11 lunar module — known as the Eagle — touched down on the southwestern edge of the so-called Sea of Tranquility. In that moment, Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first humans ever to land on the moon.

At approximately 10:56 p.m., Americans from coast to coast watched in awe as Neil Armstrong took his first step on the moon and uttered his famous words, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Aldrin joined his fellow astronaut 19 minutes later.

Together, Armstrong and Aldrin planted the American flag in the moon, took photographs of the terrain, ran a few tests and eventually spoke on the phone with President Richard Nixon.

Write to The Palladium-Times, 140 W. 1st St., Oswego, C/O: MOON or email editor@palltimes.com. Selected submissions will be featured in special upcoming Pall-Times moon landing features!

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