ATLANTA — The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing has people across the nation recounting the historic event.
The mission remains an iconic moment. and Georgians have made a contributions to Apollo 11.
Since 11Alive is the place Where Atlanta Speaks, we went to talk to residents about their personal stories.
From a from Dawsonville resident who helped build rockets to a local photographer who raced toy slot cars with astronauts - Atlanta remembers Apollo 11.
Atlanta civil rights legends also had an impact. As the Apollo 11 astronauts prepared for launch, a bus on the grounds near the Kennedy Space Center emptied – and Atlanta civil rights figures Ralph Abernathy and Hosea Williams emerged to lead a protest against the space program.
These moments and more are included in the 11Alive web documentary, Apollo 11, Atlanta Remembers. You can watch it here.
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