To the Moon and Back

Neil Armstrong stands near the United States flag in this iconic photo taken July 20, 1969 as the first human to step foot on the Moon. The United States’ Apollo 11 was the first crewed mission to land on the Moon.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing, with people reflecting on that historic moment. Judy Day-Trenary of Arkansas City said she remembers being in the backseat of a car driving home, gazing at the moon and wondering what it would be like to be up there looking back down at earth. Her daughter, Kelly, had gotten her front teeth partially knocked out, and her mother had pushed them back in and was holding her on the drive home. ‘We have always related that event to the moon landing,’ Judy said.

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