To mark the 35th anniversairy of the Moon Landing, UKTV history are going to show a series of programmes at 10pm during their "Space Week".

Monday 19th July

January 28, 1986. It was the worst possible scenario for Mission Control. Seven astronauts killed, just 75 seconds after the space shuttle Challenger left Cape Canaveral. The whole world - including the astronauts' families - was watching as a fuel leak on the booster rocket caused the craft to explode. Challenger examines the circumstances surrounding the tragedy, including interviews with NASA officials and the mother of one of the victims, school teacher Christa McAuliffe, who was to have been the first civilian in space.

Tuesday 20th July
Last Flight of the Comumbia - A Horizon Special

Columbia was NASA's oldest space shuttle, a veteran of many missions. But, on February 1, 2003, a routine re-entry went horrifically wrong. Damage to Columbia's heat shield sustained on take-off 16 days earlier caused the craft to break up as it entered the Earth's atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard. An investigation concluded that NASA management blunders as well as technical problems contributed to the disaster. Last Flight of the Columbia asks whether NASA could have handled the mission differently, once it was known the shuttle had been damaged.

Wednesday 21st July and Thursday 22nd July
To the Moon

To The Moon is a fascinating two-part documentary revealing how the Apollo programme's astronauts, engineers and technicians teamed up to pull off history's greatest technological challenge.

In 1961, when President John F Kennedy declared his country would land a man on the moon before the end of the decade, the United States had only just managed to launch an astronaut into space. A lunar landing would be complex and risky today, even with the benefit of modern technology. But imagine what it must have been like 35-years-ago.

Friday 23rd July
Cold War
Sputnik 1949-61.

The Russians called it "the simplest kind of baby moon". But Sputnik, which in 1957 became the first satellite to be launched into space, was far more than that. It represented Russian superiority in a field that captured the imaginations of Cold War public and politicians alike - the space race. Sputnik tells the compelling story of how the dream of space travel became an arena for intense rivalry between the Soviet Union and the United States.

More information is available here

What are your memories of the moon walk, I'm too young to have known, what was the television coverage like of it? I remember the coverage of the Columbia disaster last year but was born a few weeks after the Challenger tragedy so haven't seen coverage of that. I did however find a news report about it on the BBC News website:

On this Day - 28th January