An Apollo XI 50th Anniversary Playlist

On 20 July 1969, the Eagle touched down in the Sea of Tranquility. Neil Armstrong, and minutes later Buzz Aldrin, set foot on the lunar surface while Michael Collins orbited above in the Columbia Command Module. This accomplishment has been celebrated across every medium of art, some of which was recorded by technologies originally created for the Apollo missions themselves.  

Here are eleven songs with which to remember the Apollo XI landing and the Apollo Project: 

#11 Toast to Unknown Heroes by Julia Ecklar, performed by Leslie Fish (   

#10 Harbors by Ann Passovoy, performed by Windbourne   

#9 Fire in the Sky, by Kristoph Klover,  

 #8  On Mars, We Will Have Apple Blossoms, by V. Muradeli and E. Dolmatovskiy  

#7 Fly, Columbia! By Leslie Fish, Diana Gallegher Wu & Arlin Robins   

#6 Moon Miners by Diana Gallagher Wu   

#5 Memorial by Julia Ecklar   

#414 Minutes to Launch   

#3 The Ballad of Apollo XIII by Julia Ecklar (to the tune of The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald by Gordon Lightfoot)  

#2 Surprise! by Gunnar Madsen   

#1 Hope Eyrie by Julia Ecklar   

By John M. Burt