One Giant Leap: A Moon Landing Retrospective

July 20 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing; the first time humans walked on the moon. Even after 5 decades, Neil Armstrong's photos of himself and lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin, standing lightly on the gray dust, set against the endless inky expanse of outer space, still inspire awe. In honor of that occasion, these are a selection of historic archival photos, as well as the front page of the Southeast Missourian from that historic weekend.