40th Anniversary of Saturn V Rocket Launch and Apollo 11 Mission To The Moon

Saturn V

Today is the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Saturn V rocket, which was the beginning of Apollo 11, the first maned mission to land on moon. Aboard were astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin Jr.

The Big Picture is featuring some great Apollo 11 photos.

We Choose The Moon commemorates the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11, replaying audio from the mission in real-time as well as posting on Twitter: @ap11_capcom, @ap11_spacecraft and @ap11_eagle

Footage of the Saturn V lift-off as it was broadcast on July 16, 1969.

NASA’s restored footage of Neil Armstrong’s first moonwalk.

I had the honor of meeting Buzz Aldrin at Yuri’s Night Bay Area 2008.

Buzz Aldrin

Scott Beale
Scott Beale

Scott Beale founded Laughing Squid in 1995 in San Francisco and is currently based in New York City. When not running the blog, Scott can be found posting on Threads and sharing photos on Instagram.