In 1961, President John F. Kennedy presented NASA and the nation with a historic challenge: to put a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth before the end of the decade. Through the work of thousands of engineers, scientists, and support personnelsome right here in New Englandthat challenge became a reality. Their worked enabled Neill Armstrong to exit the lunar module and became the first human to set foot on the moon on July 20th, 1969. As we approach 50 years since that historic event, Producer Dave Fraser takes a two-part look Apollo 11’s flight to the moon and back, beginning with how that momentous journey had connections to people right here in western New England.