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Science Museum

Our Summer of Space festival celebrates the history of space exploration and looks at where the future might take us.

Neil Armstrong became the first human to place his foot on the surface of the Moon on 21 July 1969. The Eagle lunar module, piloted by Buzz Aldrin, landed on the Moon following the success of the earlier Apollo 10 mission.

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of these extraordinary moments. Our out-of-this-world celebration will reveal the evolution of humanity’s relationship with space. Experience the Apollo 11 mission at the IMAX cinema. Land the Soyuz capsule with Tim Peake as your guide. Or see a model of the Beagle 2 Mars lander.

Exploring Space

Rockets, satellites, probes and landers: this video playlist showcases incredible objects and stories.

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