40 Newspaper Front Pages That Show How the World Reacted to the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Fifty-two years ago, on July 20, 1969, NASA‘s Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked the moon for the first time in history. They were on the moon for more than 21 hours. Armstrong and Aldrin planted a U.S. flag on the moon, collected lunar surface samples, took photos and videos, and deployed several scientific experiments.

That accomplishment made global headlines with big, bold letters. Many papers covered every step of the astronauts.

We have curated 40 newspapers featuring stories about the 1969 Apollo 11 mission and the moon landing. Here’s what newspapers looked like on July 21, 1969.

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