In a year when we'll celebrate Apollo 11's 50th anniversary, it's worth remembering the pathfinders who completed the same mission with one critical order: don't actually land on the moon.

Soon we will recognise the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the moon.

We remember and celebrate the heroism of the Apollo 11 crew: the humility of Neil Armstrong making those first boot prints; the cool bravado of Buzz Aldrin during the critical moments of the Eagle lander's final descent; and the lonely vigil of Michael Collins in orbit above his mates, waiting to bring them back

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