In a world almost jaded by innovation, it is difficult to convey the awe, the shuddering excitement, the sense of possibility — and the victory for God-on-our-side capitalism, too —provoked by the first moon landing, 50 years ago today. It was, even on flickering, black-and-white televisions, simply jaw-dropping.
Sat, 20 Jul, 2019
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of humans landing for the first time on the moon, I do remember it. I was five years old. It was an amazing feat of engineering by Nasa in 1969 to send three men there and back safely to the Earth on Apollo 11.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2019
When Neil Armstrong took his fateful 'one small step' almost exactly 50 years ago, it was the culmination of an extraordinary effort that had begun back in 1961 when President Kennedy vowed that America would land a man on the moon before the decade was out.
Sun, 14 Jul, 2019
The Irish space industry took a giant leap forward yesterday as Cork welcomed delegates to the International Space Studies Program, where 320 international professionals, academics and astronauts will spend the next nine weeks in the city.
Tue, 27 Jun, 2017