On 21 July 1969, the American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to stand on the Moon.

He'd been sent there alongside two other astronauts not for scientific reasons, but by a President Kennedy keen to prove the USA's technical pre-eminence.

It was an achievement that had the entire world spellbound from the moment Armstrong famously fluffed his lines as he made footfall.

Watch original footage from the Moon Landings in this British Pathé video, above.