Apollo 11 Moon Landing 50th anniversary

Fifty years ago today, Apollo 11 began its historical voyage. The Saturn V rocket launched from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 9:32 a.m. on July 16, 1969 — and just four days later, man first set foot on the Moon.

The moon mission with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins, was a milestone in human history.

But it was also a groundbreaking moment in broadcast television, as CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite brought the frontier of space to living rooms across America.