The history of human space flight and how we got to the Moon
You’d have had to be have been living on another planet to not realise that 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. But then again…
It was an extraordinary achievement. The culmination of 400,000 people working to meet John with technology that didn’t yet exist , to explore a place that we knew nothing about. It has become one of history’s defining moments.
Join TV science presenter and author Dallas Campbell for his hands-on grand tour of the science and history of human space flight. From forgotten stories of the early space race to those first footsteps on the moon and our future on Mars and beyond.
Dallas will be presenting We Chose to Go to the Moon: A Brief history of Human Space Flight. This is an interactive visual show with beautiful images from his critically acclaimed recent space history book Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet, stunning archive footage and clips from his TV science programmes (including behind the scenes footage from Tim Peake’s launch), fun rocket science demos, spacesuit engineering, audience astronaut selection and more.
There is even the chance to get up close with some real space hardware. Take a selfie with a perfect replica of Neil Armstrong’s iconic spacesuit - the only one of its kind in the UK.
This is an event for anyone who’s ever looked up at the stars and wondered how to get there. Watch out for news about Dallas Campbell's appearances on this website soon.