Collection: Stories of July 1969

On July 20, 1969, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to land on the Moon, but this was not the only notable event to occur in the 1960s. This is a collection of stories from people who remember where they were and what they were doing in July 1969 as part of our larger project to put the Moon Landing in its historical and cultural context.

August 30, 2018
Frank White’s Moon Landing Story

Frank White speaks about his Moon Landing story for the Moon Landing in Context Project at Framingham State University. Topics include living abroad in the 1960s, the Apollo missions, Earthrise, the Vietnam War, astronauts, and the Overview Effect.

September 21, 2018
Linda Vaden-Goad’s Moon Landing Story

Dr. Linda Vaden-Goad shares her Moon Landing story for the Moon Landing in Context Project at Framingham State University. Dr. Vaden-Goad speaks about how living in Houston, Texas and watching the Moon Landing impacted her life.

September 26, 2018
Lawrence Kuznetz’s Moon Landing Story

Lawrence Kuznetz shares his Moon Landing story for the Moon Landing in Context Project at Framingham State University. Lawrence discusses his personal experiences working for NASA, the Apollo programs, and the night of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. He also...

September 28, 2018
John Painter’s Moon Landing Story

John Painter shares his Moon Landing story for the Moon Landing in Context Project at Framingham State University. John discusses his experience serving as an Air Force Navigator in the late 1950s, working as an Electrical Engineer at the NASA...