July 1969. Neil Armstrong enjoys the view from space.
The journey to the Moon took approximately 3 days. On 19 July the remaining parts of the rocket - the Command Module with the Lunar Module attached - entered orbit around the Moon.
The astronauts continued orbiting the Moon while preparations for the lunar landing were made.
In this clip Neil Armstrong enjoys the extraordinary view of Earth from space.
Images sourced from NASA.
It's really a fantastic sight through that sextant...and a minute ago during that auto-manoeuvre the radical swept across the Mediterranean and you could see all of North Africa absolutely clear, all of Portugal, Spain, Southern France, all of Italy absolutely clear. Just a beautiful sight.
Roger. We all envy you the view up there...
A collection of programmes to download as mp3 files at any time. Includes dance and music.
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Enjoy our new collection of Beatrix Potter's well-known tales retold by an all-star cast for a young audience.
Get to grips with life’s big questions with our new series ‘Just Think…’
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Commemorate the outbreak of WW1 by staging our specially-written play 'Archie Dobson's War'.
All 13 episodes of Michael Morpurgo's moving WW1 story are available to listen to online.
Notes to support the programmes. For Autumn 2014 onwards Notes are on individual series pages.