Man's first steps on the Moon and how the Daily Express reported it 45 years ago

September 19, 2014 11:09 PM

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Man's first steps on the Moon and how the Daily Express reported it 45 years ago

IN THE summer of 1969, the Daily Express sent a three-man team to the home of the US space programme in Houston, Texas, to cover what promised to be the story of a lifetime: the first mission designed to put a man on the moon.

The launch of Apollo 11 went without at a hitch and at 3.56am London time on July 21 the American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the surface of the moon immortalising his feat in the unforgettable line: “That’s one small step for man but one giant leap for mankind.”

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