On 20 July 1969, Apollo 11 landed - and hours later Neil Armstrong took his historic first steps.Read more
About 600 million were watching in 1969 - thanks largely to an unlikely outpost in rural Australia.
Following the controversy surrounding Apollo 8 crew’s reading of Genesis, Buzz Aldrin was asked to keep his holy communion on the moon a more private affair. He took bread and water from his home church congregation and read from the scripture off air shortly after landing the spacecraft. But to honour that moment, a church colloquially known as the ‘Church of Astronauts’ for its proximity to Nasa’s headquarters celebrates a ‘lunar communion’. (Photo credit: Getty Images)
Apollo 11's journey seen from Mission Control
Keith Wright from Buckland Newton worked on the Apollo 11 mission. He tells us what it was like watching men he knew walk on the moon.