The spacecraft Apollo 11 had been launched on July 16, 1969. On the 18th, the DN congratulated for the lack of news: "After a day with almost no history of going through the cosmos," the astronauts were already " Moon that the Earth ". And, the newspaper announced, "the landing of the first man can be anticipated a few hours". Next, the photographs of the three men they spoke: Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins.
But the main picture of the head was, as could not be, the image of the Earth sent by the crew of the ship. Fuzzy, black and white, with little definition. But it was a historical image. According to the words of the astronauts, this was a "great panorama": "You can see the whole north of Africa, Portugal, Spain and the south of France. It's really great."