The space race to the Moon
On 20 July 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong took his first steps on the Moon. But why had the race to the Moon become such a focus, and how did the Americans get there first?
Years of innovation and testing led to the incredible moment when Neil Armstrong became the first human to set foot on the surface of the Moon.
Explore stories of the developments in science and technology that took humans into space and onto the surface of the Moon—and let people around the world witness it from their living rooms.