Manage episode 284543938 series 1304817
Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Tom Gavaras, for sharing the following recording and notes:
Voice of America studio quality recording of shortwave coverage of Apollo 11. Starts with newscast on the status of Soviet Luna 2 orbiter that was also sent to the moon, Egyptian-Israel conflict at the Suez Canal, Organization of American States call for a cease fire between El Salvador and Honduras, entire cabinet in South Vietnam resigns, American air attacks against the Viet Cong, etc. Followed by latest updates on Apollo 11 (lunar module is on the moon), international reaction to landing on the moon, etc.
Date of recording: 7/20/1969
Starting time: 1730 UTC