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July 16, 2016 AT 9:32 am

47 Years Ago Today, Apollo 11 Mission Launched to the Moon

It was 47 years ago this very minute that the famed Apollo 11 mission began its launch, eventually landing two men on the surface of the moon. Space.com have a riveting video – even now my blood tingles at the sound of President Kennedy’s famous speech at Rice University – with some intriguing behind the scenes shots:

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Watch the video here on Space.com.


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