Tag: Apollo 11

A Day of Triumph! Apollo 11 Splashdown Coverage in the Chicago Tribune

A Day of Triumph! Apollo 11 Splashdown Coverage in the Chicago Tribune
The Apollo 11 mission is officially over, and today’s edition of the Chicago Tribune is stuffed with news of the splashdown, the impact of the mission, and words from the astronauts themselves. As the space agency and the country celebrates the success of the mission, they also can’t help but look ahead. For the last... Read more »

Welcome Home, Apollo! Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission

Welcome Home, Apollo! Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission
After briefly focusing on Ted Kennedy’s car accident yesterday, Chicago Tribune coverage resumed delivering news about the Apollo 11 mission as it wrapped up. Splashdown maps, artist drawings, and details about both their return to Earth and subsequent quarantine dominated the first few pages of the paper. Despite the mission ending today, we will be... Read more »

Moon Men Will Visit Us: Chicago Tribune Coverage During the Apollo 11 Mission

Moon Men Will Visit Us: Chicago Tribune Coverage During the Apollo 11 Mission
Eight days into the Apollo 11 mission and the coverage by the Chicago Tribune has declined drastically. Despite competing stories, the headline of today’s newspaper is still dedicated to the mission. To celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, we are sharing images of coverage by the Chicago Tribune that was published each... Read more »
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Apollo Quits Moon, Heads Home: Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission by the Chicago Tribune

Apollo Quits Moon, Heads Home: Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission by the Chicago Tribune
On target to Earth Coverage, focus, and prayers turn to the safe return of Aldrin, Armstrong, and Collins to Earth. Details of the experiments carried out, the ascent from the Moon, and the journey ahead filled the pages of the Trib. Early reports regarding the success and performance of various instruments and experiments are also... Read more »

Moon Walk Completed: Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Moon Walk Completed: Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
MOON FINAL edition of the Chicago Tribune for the coverage of the Apollo 11 Moon landing the morning after. Hopefully this will be the first and not the only time we see that stamp used on an edition of the paper. This week mark’s the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and to celebrate... Read more »

Go For Moon Drop: Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission

Go For Moon Drop: Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission
Despite today, July 20th, being Moon Day, most of the coverage of the Moon landing will not be published tomorrow because the landing occurred well after the day’s paper hit news stands. Coverage in the Chicago Tribune consisted of articles detailing the sequence of events viewers would be witnessing, as well as concern over the... Read more »
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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
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... Read more »

Apollo Crew Passes Halfway Point: Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission

Apollo Crew Passes Halfway Point: Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission
Day three of the Apollo 11 mission meant focus of the news coverage was starting to turn to the Moon landing. Each day of the Apollo 11mission we are sharing coverage by the Chicago Tribune, and the Chicago Daily News today, to celebrate the 52nd anniversary. Front page coverage of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago... Read more »

Apollo 11 Right on Course: Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission

Apollo 11 Right on Course: Chicago Tribune Coverage of the Apollo 11 Mission
To celebrate the 52nd anniversary of the Apollo 11 Mission we are sharing some of the coverage by the Chicago Tribune as it hit news stands each day. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins launched aboard a Saturn V rocket from Cape Canaveral at 8:32 a.m. Chicago time, meaning most of the coverage regarding... Read more »
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It's M-Day: A Look Back at Chicago Coverage of the Apollo 11 Launch

Front page of the Chicago Tribune on Apollo 11 launch day, July 16th, 1969Apollo 11 Launch Coverage from the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Daily News