The moon is our natural satellite, looming some 250,000 miles away.

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 It is still the only celestial body that humans have ever visited and is a recognisable face in the night sky

Commander Neil Armstrong and module pilot Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon's surface on July 20, 1969. 

They stayed there for three days while Michael Collins piloted the Command Module Columbia into lunar orbit.

Millions of people watched the momentous Apollo 11 mission live, beaming with admiration and pride. After Apollo 11

further five crewed trips were conducted, but the Apollo 17 mission in December 1972 saw the final moonwalk by humans

 We haven't been back in fifty years. The moon landing appears to me more like us testing the ocean

finding it to be too cold, and rapidly withdrawing back to the safety of shore than it does the beginning of a new era in navigation.

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The Space Race and Cold War environment of the Apollo programme are inextricably linked

The objective was to surpass the Soviet Union, which was making history with a string of firsts, including the first animal in orbit, the first probe to land on the moon

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the first man in space, the first woman in space, and the first spacewalk. Each first served as proof of the Soviet Union's technological superiority

The moon landing was the icing on the cake that changed people's perceptions of American superiority. 

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