The United Kingdom is preparing a recollection of sorts of the history of the Moon campaigns, starting with the Apollo 11 landing in 1969. This 50th-anniversary event gathers submissions for the historic campaign that is supported by multiple groups with the same cause, which are led by the UK Space Agency and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). This will be shown to the public on July 20, 2019 to mark 50 years of the historic landing of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the Moon.
There is also a cultural exploration over how these landings have affected people throughout generations, ranging from its impact in the arts, cinema, and music. There are also opportunities to share stories about how people have found a career path in space exploration and study.
These entries come in the form of legitimate photographs of families watching the moment on television in 1969 or newspapers from the same time period. People are encouraged to bring personal accounts for those whose lives and work have been shaped by the Moon landing.
This is intended for people to share their experiences with each other regarding one of the key moments in human history, the moon landing, as stated by Science Minister Chris Skidmore. Those powerful words of the landing being a “giant leap for mankind” echo in the hearts of many. People can submit the stories onmoonlandingmemories.com, then disseminate them via social media with the hashtag #MoonMemories. They will be uploaded starting July. The deadline of the entries is June 18, 2019.