To mark the 40th anniversary of Apollo 11 and man's first lunar landing, the Today programme asked various well-known figures what they remember of those momentous events in July 1969.
FASHION DESIGNER MARY QUANT
Mary Quant and her husband wired their television up outside so they could watch the Moon landing on it while also staring up to the sky. She describes the intense anticipation of this historic moment and the benefits people thought it would bring in the form of new inventions, new medicines and even perhaps the opportunity to travel "from one planet to another".
Sir Patrick Stewart, also known as Star Trek's Captain Jean-Luc Picard, says he would have taken the chance to go to the moon "like a shot". He says: "Nothing seemed to me to epitomise the excitement of the 20th Century more than the fact we had put men on the Moon."
SAILOR SIR WILLIAM ROBERT PATRICK 'ROBIN' KNOX-JOHNSTON
Sailor Sir William Robert Patrick 'Robin' Knox-Johnston - the first man to perform a single-handed non-stop circumnavigation of the globe - first heard about the planned missions to the Moon in 1968 when he was about a month short of Cape Horn.
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