Share your memories of the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landings

by Padraig Conlon

50 years ago today 600 million people on the planet gathered around televisions to watch a man walk on the moon for the first time.

The Apollo 11 crew had lifted off on July 16th from Kennedy Space Center and took four days to travel to the moon.

On July 20th 1969, the lunar module touched down and shortly before 11 pm US Eastern Standard Time the first TV pictures were received back on earth.

When Neil Armstrong took the very first step onto the moon’s surface, it was the biggest television event of the 20th century.

It was 3.56 am on 21st July Irish time when Armstrong stepped onto the moon and described the event as “one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

We want to know where you were for this historic moment in the history of the world.

Do you remember what you were during the 1969 moon landings?

Were you watching or listening to it live?

If you were we’d love to hear your stories!

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