Apollo In Grasp of Moon: Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission

Apollo In Grasp of Moon: Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission
Chicago Tribune coverage from the fourth day of the Apollo 11 mission. Photo: Sophie Sanchez/ Cosmic Chicago

Four days into the mission of Apollo 11 and the entire country is ready to watch the moon landing. Both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Daily News are filled with coverage about the monumental tasks ahead.

To mark the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, we are sharing articles and stories from the Chicago Tribune that ran each day.

Front Page News: Next Stop, the Moon!

Day 4 Mission Updates, Attention Turns to Moon Landing

Day 4 Mission Coverage in the Chicago Daily News

Tributes and Celebrations

In Chicago, residents are penning well wishes to the crew and dreaming up moon landings of their own.

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