Under the Radar

A Giant Leap for Mankind


It's hard to explain now just how genuinely fractured society was in 1969 and how much the moon landing did to bring people together and give Americans a sense of how much our country could accomplish when it focused on a meaningful goal. 

If Apollo 11 landed today, we'd all have to suffer through to an endless parade of clowns on the 24-hour news channels mindlessly parroting talking points about how the administration either was ruining the country by dispensing pork through the space program or how the moon landing "proved" that all of the current president's policies were good for the country.

July 20, 1969 was both a celebration of American ingenuity and the amazing things the human spirit can accomplish. You can check out a gallery of newspaper headlines from all over the world at Gawker.

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