When Neil Armstrong
made his famous pronouncement 50 years ago, William Hill had to pay out PS50,000 (more than PS800,000 in today's money) on bets that man would set foot on the moon.
She told the House of Commons: "We are celebrating the moon landing, and I am sure everyone was excited when they saw Neil Armstrong
and Buzz Aldrin on the moon.
IEven now it's hard to fully comprehend the achievement, but on Sunday, July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong
and, 15 minutes later, Buzz Aldrin, set foot on the lunar surface.
But Burke said that had he done what he was told, TV viewers might have missed Neil Armstrong
's famous words when he took his first step on the lunar surface.
1969: "One small step for man, one giant step for mankind," said Neil Armstrong
when he emerged from the Eagle lunar module to take man's first step on the Moon.
- First Man on the Moon BBC Four, 7pm Close family and friends tell the story of the commander of the Apollo 11 lunar mission in July 1969 and reveal how he coped with the fame.
IT WAS 50 years ago today that Neil Armstrong
stepped off the Eagle lunar landing module and into the history books.
The craft carrying Neil Armstrong
, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off for space on July 16 1969.
When asked if a female would be the next astronaut to follow in Neil Armstrong
's footsteps, Bridenstine replied: "I would imagine that the next person we have walking on the Moon will be a woman."
Helen Sharman, Britain's first female astronaut, and the first First man on the Moon - Neil Armstrong
Summary: The Apollo 11 crew consisted of astronauts Neil Armstrong
, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins