Newsday's 1969 moon landing editorial – New York News

This originally appeared in Newsday on July 21, 1969. It is being reprinted this weekend as a Newsday Classic Edition.


For All Men … Everywhere

They’ve made it!

And all of us have been with them. Traveling together, every step of the way. Blasting off from earth in a gigantic cloud of orange flame; soaring silently through the blackness of space; landing gently on the rugged, gray lunar surface; walking for the first time across the landscape of another world. Men everywhere have seen and heard and shared this epic journey.

They’ve made it!

And what an adventure. What an indelible moment in human history. Long after July 20, 1969, has slipped into the past, the day will be emblazoned on the signposts of time as one of man’s crowning achievements, a supreme test of his intellect and courage, a brilliant tribute to his unyielding quest for knowledge and the limitless reach of his spirit.

They’ve made it!

And we have lived to see the…

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