On July 20, 1969, Apollo 11 landed the first two people on the moon: Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin.

Six hours later, Armstrong left Apollo 11 and took those famous steps on the lunar surface; Aldrin joined him shortly after.

The historic moment was broadcast on television to a worldwide audience so people could hear for themselves when Armstrong proclaimed the occasion as "one small step for (a) man, one giant leap for mankind."

The mission marked the fulfillment of a goal President John F. Kennedy made in 1961 to put a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth.

So we want to know: Where were you when you learned of the moon landing? Were you watching TV, enraptured by this exciting new venture into the great beyond? How did you react to the occasion?

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As the 50th anniversary of this momentous occasion approaches, we want to hear from readers about their moon landing memories. We want to hear what you thought about the event as well as how it affected your perception of America's space program or your understanding of what lies beyond our planet.

Submit your memories, complete with name, phone number and address, to news@forumcomm.com or by mail to 101 5th St. N., Fargo, N.D., 58102. The deadline is Monday, July 15.