Man on the Moon – 40th anniversary celebrated


It seems incredible to think that 40 years ago today, man first step foot on the surface of the Moon and took a ‘giant leap’ forward in history.

Space exploration was still in relative infancy back then, but the 20th July 1969 heralded a landmark moment in the history of mankind.

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” said Mission Commander Neil Armstrong as he set foot on the Moon’s surface.

One ‘small step for man’ was helped with one giant boost of propulsion from the world of industrial gases, as liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen fuelled NASA’s Saturn V spacecraft.

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