The Eagle has landed………..50 years ago mankind achieved a seemingly impossible feat when the Apollo 11 Lunar Module landed on the Moon. An estimated 530 million people watched Armstrong’s televised image and heard his voice state “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
Visit Woolsthorpe Manor to mark the momentous occasion with a series of events to suit space enthusiasts of all ages (running from Tuesday 16th July to Saturday 20th July) and an exhibition to last all summer. Tuesday 16th marks 50 years since launch and Saturday 20th marks 50 years since landing on the Moon.
Help break a record in the Global rocket launch (Tues 16 July) on the 50th anniversary of lift-off from Cape Kennedy or take part in Space Race Family rocket workshops (Wed 17 July), discover more at the evening Moon landing talk with physicist Dr Nigel Bannister (Fri 19 July) and join in the Celebrations on Sat 20th July with pop-up science and Destination Space Moon 50 Family Shows. More detail below.
Across the site you’ll find the story of how Newtonian physics was vital to the Apollo missions. At Woolsthorpe Manor Newton undertook his most creative thinking, developing his three Laws of Motion and the Law of Universal Gravitation, during his “Year of Wonders”. These laws were applied to the Moon mission in 1969 and still are in space travel today.
In the house you can take a #SpaceSelfie with Buzz Aldrin and watch Apollo 11 lift-off and touchdown on the Moon.
Lego® Model Soyuz Spacecraft Take a detour into the Barn as gravity has pulled an unusual object to earth from space. Discover a two-thirds scale Lego® model of the Soyuz Descent Module. Thanks to the UK Space Agency, the descent module (replicated out of Lego®) has made a detour to Lincolnshire The model is made out of 160,000 Lego bricks and took only 650 hours to build!