SCENE | Cape Kennedy, 1969.

Photos of spectators at Cape Kennedy (now named Cape Canaveral) by Bill Epperidge and Lynn Pelahm for LIFE, 1969.

45 summers ago, we went to the Moon. Thousands of people camped out on beaches and on roads near Kennedy Space Center to watch Apollo 11 liftoff. Quite a scene, and just one month before Woodstock. Now I get what Bryan Adams was singing about.


Abigail ~ said...

Oh my. This is just amazing. I LOVE IT.

kim at northerncalstyle. said...

You always find the coolest things! Thanks for sharing. I still remember my parents waking me up and making me watch it on TV!! Love this. Wonderful photos.

Pauline said...

Thinking of you, because I've just ordered online the Patagonia Barely Baggies in the Pineapple color. Me too, I was obsessed when I saw them. Hope they fit. Did you got them ?

Lizzie said...


Yes, I bought them and love them. They're a really nice fit. :)

Christina said...

Thanks for sharing these photos & this memory.