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Apollo 11: 50 Years On

On 16th July 1969, American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin blasted off in a Saturn V rocket from Cape Kennedy in Florida, headed for the Moon. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin – in their lunar … Continue reading

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Film review: Apollo 11

Next month will see the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and in commemoration, two documentary films have been made: Armstrong, which comes out next month, and Apollo 11, which was just released in the UK. I had … Continue reading

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Film review: First Man

Directed by La La Land‘s Damien Chazelle, First Man is a biopic of test pilot and astronaut Neil Armstrong, based on the biography of the same name written by James R. Hansen. I’d read the book, and I love anything … Continue reading

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Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin!

This week, Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin – one of only twelve people to have walked on the Moon, and the second to do so – has been visiting the UK to promote his new book, No Dream Is Too High: … Continue reading

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The race to the Moon – as told by the Radio Times

Today I learned about the BBC Genome Project, which has made TV listings information from the Radio Times – ever since 1923 – available on the net. Pretty cool, right? I did what a few people have and checked out … Continue reading

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