To the moon and beyond – In 1969 schoolboys were excitedly looking forward to the Apollo moon landing.
To the moon and beyond – Neil Armstrong, pictured inside the lunar module, made the "giant leap for mankind."
To the moon and beyond – Astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin walks on the lunar surface during the Apollo 11 mission.
To the moon and beyond – Apollo's computers were feeble even compared to your smartphone. This is the Apollo 10 command module pictured in London in 2009.
To the moon and beyond – In the 1970s and 80s magazines were showing artists' impressions of moon bases. We still haven't built them.
To the moon and beyond – We haven't been back to the moon in person but we have made huge advances in space:
International space agencies have worked together to build an impressive space station.
To the moon and beyond – NASA has sent a series of sophisticated rovers to explore the surface of Mars. This is a selfie of Curiosity on the Red Planet.
To the moon and beyond – There are thought to be billions of planets in our galaxy. Hundreds have been discovered since the moon landings. An artist's illustration shows an exoplanet called HD 189733b -- a huge, hot gas giant that is about 63 light years from us and where it possibly rains glass.
To the moon and beyond – The European Space Agency (ESA) recently launched the Gaia space telescope on a mission to make a 3D map of the Milky Way -- and perhaps discover even more alien worlds.