First Man: Aviation Week Covers Show Neil Armstrong Making HistoryJoe Anselmo October 16, 2018
Aviation Week & Space Technology makes a cameo near the end of “First Man,” the new movie about Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong. Two copies of the magazine’s July 28, 1969, issue are among the reading material provided to Armstrong, Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins during their 21-day quarantine following their return from the Moon on July 24. The cover featured a grainy image of Armstrong and Aldrin planting a U.S. flag on the Sea of Tranquility 46 min. after Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon. It was one of 17 Apollo covers run by the magazine that year on Apollo 11 and its precursor missions, Apollo 8, 9 and 10. Those covers and their original captions follow.