Record Album, "Man on the Moon," Narrated by Walter Cronkite, 1969

Summary

The 1960s were an age of space exploration, beginning with the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik in 1957 through the landing of America's Apollo 11 on the moon in 1969. CBS news anchorman, Walter Cronkite narrates this history of the U.S. space program. President John F. Kennedy provided the major boost to the program by requesting increased funding on May 25, 1961.

The 1960s were an age of space exploration, beginning with the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik in 1957 through the landing of America's Apollo 11 on the moon in 1969. CBS news anchorman, Walter Cronkite narrates this history of the U.S. space program. President John F. Kennedy provided the major boost to the program by requesting increased funding on May 25, 1961.

Artifact

Phonograph record

Date Made

1969

Subject Date

1969

Creators

CBS Enterprises 

Cronkite, Walter, 1916-2009 

Heller, Joel 

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Narrated by Walter Cronkite, produced by Joel Heller for CBS Enterprises.

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2008.79.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cardboard
Paper (Fiber product)
Vinyl

Technique

Pressing

Color

Black (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 7 in

Width: 7 in

Diameter: 6.875 in

Inscriptions

printed on front center of record cover: MAN / ON THE / MOON printed on back center of record cover: MAN ON THE MOON / Narrated by Walter Cronkite / Produced by Joel Heller / "Now it is time to take longer strides--time for a great new American enterpirse . . . John Fitzgerald Kennedy / May 25, 1961 printed on back bottom center of record cover: CBS News/CBS Enterprises/33-1/3 printed on label of long-playing record, side one: A CBS Enterprises/CBS News Presentation / MAN / ON THE / MOON / Produced by CBS NEWS / with WALTER CRONKITE / SIDE ONE / Not Authorized for Broadcast printed on label of long-playing record, side two: A CBS Enterprises/CBS News Presentation / MAN / ON THE / MOON / Produced by CBS NEWS / with WALTER CRONKITE / SIDE TWO / Not Authorized for Broadcast

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