Times file photos courtesy of Chris Valenty
Apollo 11 landed on the moon on July 20, 1969, 50 years ago this week. Local reader Christopher Valenty sent in photos originally used in The Times at the time of that first moon landing. In the first image, Forest Lake residents Nicholas Valenty (left) studies a globe to find where the spacecraft would splash down, and Andrew Valenty observes his toy lunar landing simulation. In the second image, an excited Christopher Valenty, brother to Nicholas and Andrew, points to the moon.