Stop the Presses July 20, 1969
I remember it will. At The New York Times
Location, 229 W 43rd Street, New York, New York. 10036, 30 feet below street level, the Pressroom
At about 10:30 P.M. we got the order, shutdown, stop the press. They landed on the moon.
We were told to "go to lunch". So I walked to Rockerfeller Center to see on a giant screen the first man to walk on the moon.
Back to work, Press Headline read "Men Land On Moon"
We ran off a few thousand copies and were told to "Stop the Press" again.
We replaced a few plates and started up again.
Now the Headline read "Man Walks On Moon"
Again we ran off a few thousand copies only be told once again "Stop the Press"
Again we replaced a few plates and started up once again.
Now the Headline read "Men Walk On Moon"
Wow, to not only see history but to be a small part of reporting it to the world was exciting.
Below are three copies of papers I saved from that night.