The Daily News reported on the shuttlecraft launch.
Published in 1965, this story makes the remarkable prediction that the first manned Moon landing would occur on 22 July1970, being late by only one year and two days.
In the comic, 20 July was given as the date of launch according to a newspaper, with the landing happening two days later. In real life, 16 July was the date of the launch, with the landing happening four days later.
This comic also predicts the first moon landing would be done by two men: Colonel Roberts and Major Simms in the comic, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in real life.
The Doctor's first on-screen visit to the Moon was in TV: The Moonbase, two years before NASA did so in real life.