Apollo 11 Moon Landing - the first Man on the Moon


2019 sees the anniversaries of some very special occasions, one of these being the First Man on the Moon! 

If you were alive 50 years ago, and old enough to appreciate what was going on, you'll never forget the moment Neil Armstrong stepped from the craft and said, those immortal words:  "One small step for man;  one giant leap for mankind."   So many young people at the time will have been inspired by what they saw - many wanted to become astraunauts at that very moment!

This website is about conservation, but with that comes the conservation of memories and events.   Here are some gift ideas for anyone who was inspired by that special event - the first Man on the Moon!

Postcards and cards from Zazzle.co.uk 

Postcards and birthday cards/cards

Zazzle.co.uk has a number of postcards and birthday cards/cards to commemorate Apollo 11.

 T-shirts and tops

T-shirts and Tops

T-shirts and tops are available for the moon landing or with a space theme too at Zazzle.co.uk.  Some are specifically for Apollo 11, whilst others have a space theme.  Take a look here.

 Apollo 11 : The Inside Story  

Apollo 11 : The Inside Story by David Whitehouse

David Whitehouse reveals the true drama behind the mission.  He puts it into context of the wider space race, based around exclusive interviews with the key players. This enthralling book takes us from the early rocket pioneers to the shock America received from the Soviets' launch of the first satellite, Sputnik; from the race to put the first person into space to the iconic Apollo 11 landing and beyond, to the agonising drama of the Apollo 13 disaster and the eventual winding-up of the Apollo program. Here is the story as told by the crew of Apollo 11 and the many others who shared in their monumental endeavour.  Astronauts, engineers, politicians, NASA officials, Soviet rivals - all tell their own story of a great moment of human achievement.  For £10.35 instead of £12,99 from Hive.co.uk

 Moon Landing Half Pint Mug Moon Landing Half Pint Mug

Emma Bridgewater has produced this very vibrant and colourful half pint mug to commemorate the Apollo landing in 1969 for just £19.95.   It has the words, "One small step for man.  One giant leap for mankind" on it, too!  Go to Emma Bridgewater to buy this mug
 Apollo lunar module landing 3D model kit  

Apollo lunar module landing 3D model kit

The Natural History Museum has a hobby model kit.   It's got easy to follow instructions and is ideal for anyone aged 14 and up.   You don't need any glue, though they recommend tweezers for bending and twisting the connection tabs.  So you can build your own replica of the Apollo lunar module landing.   For £12.00 from the Natural History Museum shop. 

 All About Space

All About Space 

Each magazine takes you through the Solar System and beyond, and this could be a great gift for anyone who has an interest in space, the solar system and stargazing, or who wants to find out more.  One of the regular features is  has is Heroes of Space, when you can "meet" the astronauts and scientists behind the discoveries and insights into our universe.   There's all the latest space-related news, too.  Find out more from isubscribe.co.uk

 The Planets The Planets

This is just an absolutely incredible book!  I bought it for my husband's birthday, as he is really getting interested in space.  There are of course references to the moon (and Apollo 11's landing) but you buy this book for its photography which is unbelievably beautiful and the expertise of Professor Brian Cox and Andrew Cohen.  I haven't read it yet as I've been too busy gazing in awe at the photos.  Amazon have it on special offer at the moment, £14.72 for a hard-cover version instead of £25.00 (and it's worth getting the hard-cover).   Blast off to Amazon here.