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Special Report: Mission to the Moon

Posted at 7:27 AM, Jul 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-16 10:03:15-04

 

Fifty years ago today, Apollo 11 began its voyage into American history.

The Saturn V rocket carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — and just four days later, man first set foot on the moon.

The moon mission was a milestone in human history. But it was also a groundbreaking moment in broadcast television, as CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite brought the frontier of space to living rooms across America.

You can click here the watch the LIVE CBS coverage.