How the Fort Lauderdale News covered the Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago

Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel - 07-16


At 9:32 a.m. exactly 50 years ago today, Apollo 11 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, carrying three astronauts toward their historic landing on the moon. The Fort Lauderdale News — which later became the South Florida Sun Sentinel — covered the takeoff of the Lunar Express with a screaming headline “Next Stop The Moon,” a photo of the astronauts and crude graphics explaining how the mission to the moon would unfold.