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50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing

Marking the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing Claire McCollum visits Ely Cathedral and discovers astronaut Buzz Aldrin took Holy Communion on the moon.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing Claire McCollum reveals the extraordinary story of how astronaut Buzz Aldrin took Holy Communion on the moon. The programme visits Ely Cathedral, where a giant replica of the moon is on display as part of their science festival. A former British NASA engineer, who worked on the space programme, gives his first-hand account of the Apollo 11 mission, and in Ely itself, we visit the house where Oliver Cromwell lived at the start of the English Civil War. Plus there’s the launch of the Young Choir of the Year Competition 2020.

Music
How Great Thou Art – Hereford Cathedral
Abide With Me – Glasgow Cathedral
Indescribable – Holy Trinity Platt Manchester
O Lord Of Every Shining Constellation – Christ Church Port Sunlight
Underneath The Stars – Voces 8
All People That On Earth Do Dwell – Old Royal Naval College Greenwich
Immortal, Invisible – St Macartin’s Cathedral Enniskillen

34 minutes

Last on

Sun 21 Jul 2019 12:45

Stories

British NASA Engineer Former British NASA Engineer David Baker who worked on the Apollo space missions gives his first-hand account of the moon landing 50 years ago. 
Holy Communion on the MoonTo mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing Claire McCollum speaks to Canon Vicky Johnson, from Ely Cathedral, who reveals the extraordinary story of how astronaut Buzz Aldrin, took Holy communion on the moon! 
Ely Cathedral Science Festival Claire McCollum visits Ely Cathedral, where a giant replica of the moon is on display as part of their science festival and she interviews Rev. Dr Andrew Davison about the connection between faith and science. 
Oliver Cromwell’s HouseSean Fletcher visits the house in Ely where Oliver Cromwell lived at the start of the English Civil War. He interviews Prof. John Morrill, who’s written a biography of Cromwell. 

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sean Fletcher
Presenter Claire McCollum
Executive Producer Cat Lewis
Executive Producer Emyr Afan
Producer Charlotte Hindle
Series Producer Matthew Napier
Production Company Avanti Media

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