Dr Iain Robert Smith is Lecturer in Film Studies at King’s College London. To celebrate the upcoming anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Dr. Iain Robert Smith (King’s College London) has compiled a list of 11 Moon-landing films ranging from relatively realistic depictions of the US and Soviet space programmes through to more fantastical [...]
Dr Caroline Edwards Senior Lecturer in Modern & Contemporary Literature at Birkbeck, University of London. Moon voyage narratives have inspired writers for almost two thousand years, since the ancient Greek satirist Lucian of Samosata projected sea voyagers caught in an Atlantic whirlwind onto the moon’s surface in his True History. Lunar travel became a popular [...]
Professor Barry C Smith was 11 at the time of the first Moon Landing, he remembers the excitement of the occasion
Chris Lee, Chief Scientist and Head of Science Programmes at the UK Space Agency, remembers staying up late for the Moon Landing
Libby Jackson is the Human Exploration Programme Manager at the UK Space Agency. Libby discusses the events of 20th July 1969 through the accounts of her father who was a teenager at the time of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing. She recounts how his family were woken up at 03:30am to sit around the black [...]
Ian Howard was 5 when the Moon landings happened, he recalls how space infiltrated all aspects of his childhood.