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Apollo 11: First Steps Edition (U) + Helen Sharman & James Burke in Conversation

Experience the Apollo 11 mission on one of the biggest cinema screens in Europe, followed by a Q&A with British astronaut Helen Sharman and science broadcaster James Burke.

To coincide with the 50th anniversary of this extraordinary moment, Todd Douglas Alexander’s Apollo 11 offers a thrilling cinematic experience. Using never-before-seen 70mm footage and a trove of newly discovered audio recordings from NASA’s vaults, it showcases incredible real-life moments from the first Moon landing.

The screening will be followed by a conversation between Helen Sharman and James Burke as they reflect on the Moon fever that gripped the world in the summer of 1969. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Helen Sharman became Britain’s first ever astronaut in 1991 when she launched into space on a Soyuz spacecraft and spent eight days orbiting the Earth.

James Burke is best known for his work on Tomorrow’s World and his television documentary series Connections. As the BBC’s chief reporter on the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, he had a front row seat for one of the most iconic moments of the 20th century.