Updated: JAN 08th 2019

Moon memories

Mankind has been fascinated by the Moon for millennia. We’ve worshipped it, planted crops according to its cycles and written poems about it. But until July 1969, no one had ever set foot upon that eerie, silvery landscape. It was, as Neil Armstrong memorably put it: “One small step for a man, a giant leap for mankind.” Looking ahead to next year’s anniversary, we asked five luminaries from the worlds of science, academia, art and design to recall their impressions of that epochal moment.