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July 28, 1969

Editorial

Mankind's Giant Leap

Special Report: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

World Sees Astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin Take Men's First Steps on Lunar Surface

Special Report: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Bleak, Varied Moon Yields Wealth of Information to Its First Explorers

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Editorial

Mankind's Giant Leap

The small step of Neil Armstrong’s boot from the lower rung of the lunar module landing gear ladder to the powdery surface of the moon was indeed a giant leap for all mankind. Man’s first adventure on the lurain embodied many triumphs of technology and spirit.

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Special Report: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

World Sees Astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin Take Men's First Steps on Lunar Surface

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Special Report: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Bleak, Varied Moon Yields Wealth of Information to Its First Explorers

Houston-Man’s gift for vivid description captured for scientists the bleak and desolate surface qualities of the moon on the historic first landing. Far more than on previous unmanned landings and on the two manned orbital flights (AW&ST Jan. 6. p. 24, June 2. p. 69), the crew of Apollo 11 gave the world the first human impressions of what that tortured surface really is like.

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Special Report: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

VitaI Lunar Materia! Returned to Earth

Houston-Vital cargo of the Apollo 11 spacecraft in addition to the three-man crew included an estimated 78 lb. of lunar surface material collected during the sortie of Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., and probably the most extensive collection of photographs ever returned from space.
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Special Report: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Mobility Unhindered by Bulky Space Suit

Astronauts’ agility on moon even surprises experts familiar with gravity environment; energy requirements found reduced

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Special Report: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Code Signal Slowed Armstrong Lunar Activity

Houston-High pulse rate of Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong during the final phase of lunar surface activity prompted Mission Control Center here to transmit a pre-arranged code phrase instructing him to slow down. Armstrong’s electrocardiograph telemetry showed that his heart rate went to the high 140s during the abbreviated 10-min. period allowed for collecting the documented rock sample.
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Special Report: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

Armstrong's Piloting Reflexes A vert Rocky Landing for Eagle

Houston-Trained reaction of a veteran pilot to a critical situation enabled Astronaut Neil A. Armstrong to override a guidance computer and manually prevent a landing of the lunar module on a boulder-strewn field on the moon. As he monitored the guidance and navigation system of the Grumman Aircraft Engineering Apollo 11 lunar module, Armstrong abruptly switched landing programs.
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Soviet Luna 15 Hard-Lands in Sea of Crises

Soviet Luna 15 unmanned spacecraft hard-landed on the moon July 21 following an unsuccessful soft-landing attempt. The device impacted in the Sea of Crises, about 500 mi. northeast of the U.S. Tranquility Base. Return to earth was not included in the Luna 15 flight plan.
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Space Technology

Mariner 6 to Send Pictures From Mars

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Special Report: Apollo 11 Lunar Landing

TV Puts Moon Walk Before Eyes of Millions Around World

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