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This July is the 50th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing. To celebrate we are hosting a week of events centred around this momentous and historic day. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the moon. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed the Apollo lunar module on July 20th 1969. Three men were sent into space, leaving Michael Collins to pilot the spacecraft and orbit the moon. Neil Armstrong made history when he was the first person to step foot on the moon, shortly followed by Buzz Aldrin. Their mission was to bring lunar material back to Planet Earth, where it could be studied and tested by scientists back here on the ground. Apollo 11 was launched from the Kennedy Space Centre in America on July the 16th 1969 as part of NASA's Apollo programme. The nation was hooked on the thought of sending man to space and the possibility of a successful mission. Due to the mission’s huge following and popularity, it was decided that the mission would be broadcast live on TV. Neil Armstrong described the mission as ''one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.''

This day will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the anniversary of this amazing event - students will take part in hands-on workshops, tours and a show, linking the moon landings to the cutting edge research that's taking place at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. All students will also get a chance to see our meteorites, and lunar samples brough back by the Apollo astronauts.

As many of our events are oversubscribed, once registration of interest closes on 27 February 2019 places will be allocated to schools on a random basis. All schools will be notified on 28 February 2019.

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