- A July 19, 1969 edition of The News-Item reported Pan American Airways had 16,700 reservations on file for travel to the moon. The company's president predicted commercial moon travel by the end of the century.

- In July 21, 1969's edition, it was reported that a baby was born just as Apollo 11 landed. The baby was named Michael Daniel Apollo, born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Apollo, formerly of Shamokin.

- Also in the July 21, 1969 edition, it was reported that a Syracuse business owner had handed out tickets for a free chicken dinner in 1960, to be used when man landed on the moon. Thirty-one tickets were redeemed in 1969, when Apollo 11 landed.

- It was reported that Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were named "space cops" by the International Conference of Police Associations.