Apollo 11 Moon landing

Nasa's Artemis mission plans to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon
Nasa's Artemis mission plans to send the first woman and the next man to the Moon.
Public Service Broadcasting pay tribute to late NASA engineer Chris Kraft at the Proms.
The man who founded Nasa's mission control is honoured at the Proms after his death this week.

The Infinite Moonkey Cage

Brian Cox and Robin Ince celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landings.
A special hour long episode of the hugely popular science/comedy show, celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo moon landings.  Recorded at Cocoa Beach, Florida just down the road from Cape Canaveral, Brian Cox and Robin Ince are joined by some of the key players involved in landing the first people on the moon, on this day, 1969.   Apollo 9 Astronaut Rusty Schweickart, Apollo flight director Gerry Griffin and Apollo children Jan and Andy Aldrin give their perspectives on arguably one of the greatest scientific and engineering achievements of all time.  Keep listening for a very special guest appearance by Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes.

Presenters: Brian Cox and Robin Ince
Producer Alexandra Feachem

James Burke: Our Man on the Moon

James Burke revisits his coverage of the moon landings in 1969 in front of a live audience
Fifty years ago, when the Apollo 11 mission landed the first human beings on the moon, James Burke was the voice of science for the BBC. Join him to relive the dramatic days in the studio, sharing the moment-by-moment drama to a live audience. You'll remember his excited voice counting down the seconds and desperately trying to avoid talking over any communication with the astronauts. Here is your chance to find out what went on behind the scenes as James revisits the final moments of the Apollo mission. He'll recreate the drama, struggling to make sense of flickering images from NASA and working with the limitations of 1960s technology. We'll hear what went wrong as well as what went right on the night! Illustrated with amazing archive material from both the BBC and NASA, this will be the story of the moon landings brought to you by the man who became a broadcasting legend. A night neither he nor we will never forget.
Lander concept

Paul Rincon

Science editor, BBC News website

Nasa has outlined more details of its plans for a landing craft that will take humans to the Moon's surface in the 2020s.

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