Hyer’s Highlights: Moon Landing
In celebrating 50 years since the historic Apollo 11 landing on the Moon, Benji Hyer asks listeners if it's the greatest achievement in the history of mankind.
Benji Hyer
Published 22 July 2019
50 Years of the historic Apollo 11 Moon Landing

This past weekend we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 landing on the Moon on Benji Hyer’s radio show.

When the historic moment happened, 650 million people across the world watched the dark and indistinct live pictures of astronaut Neil Armstrong emerging from the lunar lander in the early hours of the morning on July 20th 1969. After what seemed an age, he stepped on to the surface of the Moon, uttering the words that would reverberate through history forever more: “that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.

It was at that spot, named the Sea of Tranquillity, where he and Buzz Aldrin planted America’s flag. It soon became clear, though, that this was an accomplishment not just for the US, but for all humanity. “We came in peace for all mankind”, it reads on the landing leg plaque, which still remains on the Moon.

There have been many landmark and defining achievements of humankind, but the Moon landing may very well rank above them all. Listener Becky told presenter Benji that it’s a moment which continues to “impact everyone” and it has dramatically “improved our understanding of the universe”.

"That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind"

And Benji added that it also serves as an inspiration for our generation, especially when facing the issue of climate change. The successful mission of Apollo 11 proves that we can “make the impossible possible”.

Broadcasted exclusively worldwide on W!ZARD Radio Station.

Listen to the full discussion from Benji Hyer's radio show on the 'Hyer's Highlights' podcast, here

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