To help students understand that there was a Cold War political context to America's decade-long space-exploration effort, culminating in the moon landing
Edward Welch, Kennedy's closest adviser on space, why the President had chosen a moon landing
as his goal for the 1960s.
As a 23-year-old, I didn't fully grasp the enormous significance of the moon landing
, but I was thrilled by it all and so proud to be an American.
Adam Siviter, fundraising manager at the trust, said: "The moon landings
were probably the greatest technological achievement of the human race and we are inviting people to be part of the celebrations and help us raise vital funding at the same time.
He reflected on his lifelong love of space as the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing
Google features the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing
(Screenshot / Google / MANILA BULLETIN)
"This year's space theme is brilliant and has been chosen to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing
I then started giving a talk titled "Did NASA fake the moon landing
-- or are we miserably failing to educate the public?" so I had a chance to witness the impact of the "moon landing
hoax" claim on people.
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing
, BBC Two is bringing the story of the Apollo mission to life in one-off drama, 8 Days: To The Moon And Back.
This mesmerising documentary celebrating the 50th anniversary of America's historic 1969 moon landing
is out of this world in every sense.
People across the UK are being urged to share their memories and photographs of the Apollo 11 moon landing
ahead of the historic event's 50th anniversary in July.