40 Years Ago, on July 20, 1969, Human Beings Stepped onto the Moon

And here’s what the front page of the New York Times looked like on July 21, 1969:

I can’t help but hear, in the headline, an echo of the ancient Roman Imperium:

We came, we saw, we conquered.

And here’s the moment just prior to Neil Armstrong’s foot reaching the lunar surface:

File:Apollo 11 first step.jpg

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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