Neil Armstrong became the first human to place his foot on the surface of the Moon on 21 July 1969. Our Summer of Space celebrates this great achievement and looks at the huge advancements in technology and the history of aviation that culminated in the Apollo moon landing in 1969.
Here at the Museum, we have an incredibly diverse collection of aircraft that spans the entire history of flight. Our Summer of Space guides you through the history of mankind’s never ending quest to fly higher, further and faster.
One Giant Leap – 21st July
On the 21st of July 1969, Neil Armstrong stepped out onto the surface of the Moon. His famous words, “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” became legendary.
Join us on the 50th anniversary of that famous day and explore the entire history of flight right here at the Museum. Full details of our own One Giant Leap day can be found here.
If you’re unable to make it to our celebration on 21st of July, don’t despair. We have an entire summer of space themed discovery trails for you to explore around the Museum and fascinating facts about space exploration and how the Museum’s aircraft fitted into this historical journey.