The Apollo missions are confined to history, but their story lives on
In October 1957, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1, the world's first artificial satellite. In 1961 Yuri Gagarin became the first human to enter space - President Kennedy decided the United States would land a man on the moon and return him safely. The Apollo programme was born. Join Patrick Moore as he takes you on a world of discovery that was to end with Man finally landing on the moon.