Many Americans recall exactly where they were at 10:56 p.m. Eastern Time on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon. Minutes later, President Richard M. Nixon, in office six months to the day, spoke to Armstrong and fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin from an olive-green, push-button phone on his desk in the Oval Office. That phone is among the treasures in “Apollo 11: One Giant Leap for Mankind,” an exhibit on display at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum through January 12. Admission to the Nixon Library and the exhibit will be free on July 20 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the historic event.
Costa Mesa (Calif.) Daily Pilot, July 8