Travels Through Time #9 – Moon Landing, 1969
In this episode we travel back 50 years to 1969 and the Apollo 11 moon landing. Kassia St Clair discusses the intriguing story behind the space suits, quiet wonders of technology made using traditional techniques.
Millions of Britons stayed up through the night of 20/21 July 1969 to experience one of the 20th century’s landmark moments. They watched on their television sets, part of a global audience of 528 million, as Neil Armstrong edged down a ladder from the lunar module to become the first human to set foot on the moon. It was a definitive moment in the history of humankind and, for those watching, it became a shared experience like few others.