#TBT: Moon Landing

gif of the Eagle lunar landing craft approaching the Columbia with the moon in the background.

Forty-eight years ago today, the Eagle landed and Neil Armstrong took one small step and a giant leap.

All three members of the Apollo 11 crew—trained at Morehead Planetarium in January 1968.

UNC has another connection to the Apollo 11 launch: Hugh Morton (’43), whose collection of photographs and films is part of the NC Collection, was there on July 16th, 1969 to see the launch.

Further Reading
Apollo Astronauts at UNC
Astronaut Training at Morehead
When the astronauts came to campus: Morehead Planetarium’s life-saving history
The Brightest Star of All, a post on the View to Hugh blog about Morehead Planetarium’s history
The Eagle Has Landed, The Flight of Apollo 11, 1969
Apollo 11 Flight Plan at the National Archives

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