On July 16, 1969 the crew of Apollo 11 blasted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on the historic quest to put the first men on the moon.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of this achievement, Sun photographer Karl Merton Ferron acquired archive footage from NASA and the John F. Kennedy Library, and interspersed time-lapse images of the moon traveling across the Baltimore skyline during the past eight months. The resulting video is an entrancing convergence of history and art that pays tribute to the Apollo 11 mission.

Where were you on July 20, 1969?

The Baltimore Sun and the Maryland Science Center are teaming up to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's landing on the moon. How has this historic moment inspired you or touched your life? Share your feelings and memories of the landing in the form below or e-mail us at lunarlanding@baltsun.com.

You can also share your experiences and comments at the Our Place in Space exhibit at the Maryland Science Center, where responses will be displayed with other visitor responses and posted on the Maryland Science Center's page on Facebook.
For more information:
We Choose the Moon
Kennedy Space Center's Apollo 40th Anniversary photo gallery
NASA's anniversary page
Interactive timeline: Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum