2019 marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 lunar mission. It was 16 July 1969 when Neil Armstrong, Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin and Michael Collins blasted off into space. Some 530 million people around the world tuned into the live television broadcast of the Moon landing on 20 July. When the ‘Eagle’ lunar module landed on the surface of the Moon, Armstrong was first to step out, famously saying ‘that’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’. The mission would last eight days, three hours, 18 minutes and 35 seconds with the trio of heroes returned safely to earth.