Neil Armstrong – the first man on the moon has passed away in the United States of America
Radio Ceylon aired the historic moment when Neil Armstrong stepped on the surface on the moon on July 20th 1969.
Radio Ceylon (SLBC) shared with whole of South Asia the historic space flight of the Apollo 11 Astronauts – Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins in July 1969
Neil Armstrong’s first step on the moon on July 20th 1969.
Neil Armstrong, the first man on the moon has passed away in the United States of America. Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins created history with the Apollo 11 space flight to the moon. Radio Ceylon and SLBC broadcaster Vernon Corea and his family were gathered together around the radio and listened to Neil Armstrong’s historic words: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for Mankind.’ Radio Ceylon aired the moment live on the 20th of July 1969. The very next day Neil Armstrong’s words were headline news in the Ceylon Daily News – at the time the newspaper was edited by Vernon’s brother, Ernest Corea.