YspeopleExplore tab

Remember when ... man walked on the moon?


Thumb untitled design  1

About Flashback Fiona

I'm a bit of a history buff, with a love of all things retro and vintage. 


Where were you on July 20, 1969, when man took his first step on the moon?

It was July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon. A truly iconic moment in history.

Apollo 11 Lunar Landing | Flashback | NBC News


Eight years before, then president of the United States John F. Kennedy put forth a challenge to put man on the moon before the decade was out. So, that’s what NASA did.

Read more Flashback Fiona:  Remember when ... The Beatles broke up?

Along with Michael Collins, the astronauts arrived in the moon’s orbit just four days after lifting off from Earth. Armstrong and Aldrin hopped in the lunar module, The Eagle, and descended onto the moon’s surface.

History will forever remember those powerful words spoken by Neil Armstrong that day, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

It sure makes me think back to a time where a country’s leader would inspire the people to do amazing, groundbreaking things - and not spread fear and hate.

Do you remember watching Neil Armstrong first walk on the moon?

Why not share your memories here?

Banner 2
| Your rating
No ratings yet


Related stories

I hated school, but felt free during the daily walk there and back.

Do you remember walking to school?

Walking the few kilometres to and from school used to be a favourite part of my day. That's not the case for today's kids.

Community Culture Nostalgia
Expand
2 months ago
(Nostalgia)
Walt Disney Shopping World and some delightful beer.

On This Day: March 22

Plenty of important moments in history took place on March 22 -- in the fields of politics, exploration, music, sports and more!

Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
Expand
2 months ago
(Nostalgia)
Annie and Alcatraz.

On This Day: March 21

March 21 is a day packed with historic action. Check out what happened here.

Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
Expand
2 months ago
(Nostalgia)
Colonel Sanders and General McArthur.

On This Day: March 20

What do Michael Jackson, General Douglas Macarthur and Princess Anne have in common? A connection to March 20.

Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
Expand
2 months ago
(Nostalgia)
Sean Connery and the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

On This Day: March 19

History's a wondrous thing, providing so much for us all to learn from. Check out what happened on this day.

Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
Expand
2 months ago
(Nostalgia)
Matthew Flinders' ship and The London Bridge.

On This Day: March 16

Traditionally, a lot of blood has been spilled on March 16. But it's not all bad news.

Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
Expand
2 months ago
(Nostalgia)
Australia's tallest mountain and one of the greatest films of all time.

On This Day: March 15

Are you celebrating a birthday or anniversary today? Learn what else makes March 15 historically significant.

Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
Expand
2 months ago
(Nostalgia)
Can you guess who? .

Can you guess who I am?

Using just these quotes (no cheating on Google), can you guess which iconic 1960s figure I am?

Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
Expand
2 months ago
(Nostalgia)
Dave Matthews Band and one of Australian cricket's finest wins.

On This Day: March 14

Read on to find out all you need to know about the life-changing historic events that occurred on March 14.

Expand
2 months ago
(Nostalgia)
Uranus and Dennis Lillee.

On This Day: March 13

Without the historic events of March 13, we'd all be living vastly different lives.

Sport Celebrities Politics Culture History
Expand
2 months ago
(Nostalgia)

Have your say!

Your Great Australians

Trending stories
It's the base model.

A sting in its tail - the 2018 Kia Stinger 200 S

Unless you’ve been hiding...

(Pastimes) 22 days ago
Suzuki's cute little Ignis SUV has a lot going for it.

Review: 2017 Suzuki Ignis GL and GLX

Japanese car maker Suzuki,...

(Pastimes) 10 months ago
When it comes to great bloggers you can connect with, this list has you covered.

20 mature bloggers worth following

Looking for Australian...

(Entertainment & Culture) About 1 year ago
Ever had a brainwave like this? Picture: Shutterstock.

Mindblowing shower thoughts worth sharing

You know those flashes of...

(Entertainment & Culture) 3 months ago
Coffee and a book, what could be better? (Image: Shutterstock).

Books recommended by you, for you!

Your suggestions for...

(Entertainment & Culture) 3 months ago
Weekly Poll
Photographic memories
Hizgg0vzzqvwc9xicknk
It's 35 years since the Ash Wednesday bushfires in South Australia and Victoria claimed 75 lives and more than 2500 buildings.