Half a century has passed since humans first set foot on the Moon. Remarkably, the achievements of Project Apollo remain unmatched: no nation or organization has yet to return humans to the lunar surface or even to orbit above it. It remains a singular achievement.
Introducing A Political History of Apollo, a limited-series podcast about why the United States went to the Moon, and why it stopped. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Spotify, and more.
For the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11, The Planetary Society asked its members for their thoughts and memories of this epochal event. Below is a sampling of those stories submitted by individuals from around the world.
—Gene Cernan, the last person to walk on the Moon, 1972