In 1961 President John F Kennedy had insisted America was capable of “before this decade is out, landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth”.
A full 10 years before Neil Armstrong put his first bootprint on the lunar surface, the Soviets had been pulling off all sorts of feats in space.
This week the world is looking back at the first moon landing, which took place 50 years ago.
The story of the moon landings, part one: 50 years ago man set foot on the lunar surface for first time
This summer, the world celebrates a special anniversary for something out of this world.
He treated his cars so well they lasted longer than everyone else’s – but he still left them all trailing.
Chilling moment a Charles Manson worshipper asked author: Do you know how it feels to have a knife slid down your throat?
Fifty years ago, the gruesome murders carried out by the followers of Charles Manson sparked revulsion and fear in Hollywood.
In an age of powerful songs and brilliant hit singles, My Way stood head and shoulders above most.
When Sir Ringo Starr blows out the candles at his 79th birthday on Sunday, he can look back on a great life.
Author of new book calls for greater recognition of female scientists who blazed trail in mapping the skies
When Neil Armstrong became the first person to plant his foot on the lunar surface, he famously proclaimed it as a giant leap for mankind.
We did like to be beside the seaside and we still do as Scots enjoy timeless joy of holidays at home
Things are not, we are often told, what they used to be. For holidays, at least, that is certainly true.
Walter and Herbert were Czechoslovakian Jews who fled their homeland in 1938.