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Eyewitness TO HISTORY

The mission of Apollo 11 was covered primarily by seasoned, mid-life journalists. But one teenager managed to wrangle a press pass–here is David Chudwin’s account of the events of July, 1969, complete with exclusive photos he took of the events.
From front, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin head to the Saturn V on July 16, 1969.
David Chudwin
Astronauts Alan Bean, Jim Irwin, Charles Duke, and Bruce McCandless at the Melbourne, Florida airport on July 13, 1969.
David Chudwin

The touchdown of the Lunar Module Eagle on the Moon on July 20, 1969 was the culmination of over eight years of hard work. The Apollo 11 flight fulfilled President Kennedy’s goal to land humans on the Moon by 1970.

Engineers, scientists, tradesmen, administrators, and ordinary citizens worked overtime, at night, and on weekends to fulfill Kennedy’s ambitious plan.

When it came time to attempt the first crewed lunar landing, the space agency invited a wide range of special guests and hundreds of journalists to view the liftoff of Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin aboard a Saturn V rocket. NASA had invited numerous politicians, military brass, industrialists, former NASA officials, writers, and entertainers to watch the launch from the Kennedy Space Center (“KSC”) in Florida. I was lucky to be there in person on July 16, 1969 and rub shoulders with these notables.

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