Newspaper front pages from 50 years ago reveal how the world reacted to the Apollo 11 moon landing!

Harry's American Bar in Paris created a cocktail in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts. The bartender, Daniel (left), said the drink was "guaranteed to make anybody take off."

On this day 50 years ago, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin stepped through the hatch of a rickety spacecraft, climbed down a ladder, and made history as their feet touched the dusty lunar surface.
The Apollo 11 moon landing made headlines worldwide; newspapers announced the accomplishment in big, bold letters. Many papers covered every step of the crew’s journey, running stories about what the astronauts ate in space, how they slept, and what they said to each other while standing on the moon.
Take a look at how the world’s papers covered the event. 


Aldrin, Armstrong, and Michael Collins launched on July 16, 1996.

A man leans down to read the headlines of San Francisco Chronicle in a newspaper box, San Francisco, July 16, 1996.

During the week the crew spent in space, newspapers across the global covered their progress.

Newspapers published the day after the Apollo 11 astronauts landed on the moon are displayed at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Cape Canaveral, Florida, July 16, 2009.

A paper in Houston, Texas even printed Aldrin's son Andrew's photo the day after the mission launched.

Andrew Aldrin, 10, is followed by a group of neighborhood youngsters anxious to see his picture in a newspaper, July 17, 1969, in Houston.

The day of the landing — July 20, 1969 — Sunday morning newspapers reported about the anticipation. Armstrong's son picked up the Houston Chronicle at their home in Houston, Texas.

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Armstrong stepped onto the moon at 10:56 p.m. ET on July 20, 1969. About 650 million people watched the historic event live. Apollo 11's success came after eight years of grueling engineering work at NASA and eight other missions in the program.