Apollo Landing 50th Anniversary
It's been 50 years since man first stepped on the moon. Celebrate the history of space travel with these classic models from Airfix.
Apollo Saturn V
Item Code: A11170
The Saturn V, developed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center under the direction of Wernher von Braun, was the largest in a family of liquid-propellant rockets that solved the problem of getting to the Moon. The three stage rocket was taller than a 36-story building and was the larget, most powerful rocket ever built.
A total of thirty-two Saturns of all types were launched; with not one failing. Thirteen of these were Vs. With a cluster of five powerful engines in each Saturn V was one of the reat feats of the 20th-century engineering. Inside, the rocket contained three million parts in a labyrinth of fuel lines, pumps, gauges, sensors, circuits and switches - each of which had to function reliably.
The first manned Saturn V sent the Apollo 8 astronauts into orbit around the Moon in December 1968. After two more missions to test the Lunar Module, in July 1969 a Saturn V launched the crew of Apollo 11 to the first manned landing on the Moon.
"ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND"
Words spoken by Neil Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon. Those moments of the 21st July 1969 will resonate, entertain and inspire generations to come.
One Step for Man... 50th Anniversary of 1st Manned Moon Landing
Item Code: A50106
50 years ago, American Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the Moon. The astronaut stepped onto the Moon's surface, in the Sea of Tranquillity, at 02:56 GMT, nearly 20 minutes after first opening he hatch on the Eagle landing craft. Armstrong had earlier reported the lunar module's safe landing at 20:17 GMT with the words: 'Houston, Tranquillity Base here. The Eagle has landed.'
As he put his left foot down first Armstrong declared: 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for manking.' He described the surface as being like powedered charcoal and the landing craft only left a small identation on the surface.
Item Code: A00741V
This 57 part set consists of US Astronaut action figures and equipment to transport them across the surface of the moon. Includes two moon rovers and various other accessories.