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Image caption The Moon landing was born out of conflict but for a moment in time brought the world together. As if illuminated by a divine light, the Saturn V rocket shimmered on launch pad 39A at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Emblazoned with the stars and stripes and cloaked by the gold and crimson of the dawn's early light, it appeared as American as the nation's anthem. In their space suits, three astronauts set out on a mission that would propel them and all humanity into a new era. An endeavour which was born out of conflict ended by bringing the entire world together, at least for a moment. Image caption Yuri Gagarin: the first man in space was from the Soviet Union. The space race to the ... Full story

20 July