How do you remember the Moon landings?

Our crowd-sourcing history campaign to mark 50 years since the first Moon landings has now closed, check back mid-July, when we’ll be releasing the memories to mark the anniversary

This summer marks 50 years since the 1969 Apollo 11 Moon landing – one of the defining moments of the 20th century.

To mark this historic anniversary, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the UK Space Agency asked to hear your memories of the Moon landings or how this iconic event has inspired you.

Do you remember where you were when the world stopped to see Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin land on the Moon? Or perhaps you didn’t watch the event live in 1969, but this seminal moment has inspired you in some way.


The Arts and Humanities Research Council, which is part of UK Research and Innovation, funds world-class, independent researchers in a wide range of subjects: history, archaeology, digital content, philosophy, languages, design, heritage, area studies, the creative and performing arts, and much more. This financial year the AHRC will spend approximately £98 million to fund research and postgraduate training, in collaboration with a number of partners. The quality and range of research supported by this investment of public funds not only provides social and cultural benefits and contributes to the economic success of the UK but also to the culture and welfare of societies around the globe.

The UK Space Agency leads the UK’s efforts to explore and benefit from space, with responsibility for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme. It ensures Government investments in space science and technology deliver significant value to the UK economy and people’s lives. As set out in the Industrial Strategy, the UK Space Agency works with industry to develop new technologies, infrastructure and services, and to ensure the UK thrives in the commercial space age.

The UK Space Agency:

  • supports the work of the UK space sector at home and abroad, maximising its benefit to the UK’s growing economy
  • Invests in science and exploration to increase our understanding of the universe and deliver practical benefits such as new technologies to life on Earth.
  • inspires the next generation of UK scientists and engineers.
  • Provides a safe and supportive regulatory environment for the launch and operation of UK spacecraft, launch operators and UK spaceports.
  • Promotes global co-operation in space, through the UK’s membership of the European Space Agency and international partnerships.

The UK Space Agency is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy