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It's 50 years since Apollo 11 put human beings on another world in 1969.

4 Extra marks the anniversary week, with an omnibus of the five day journey to the moon, using the astronauts’ own words, which are taken entirely from the transcripts of the mission. We travel with Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins on their epic journey, experiencing everything as they did.

A unique perspective on the most historic journey in the history of humanity.

Starting from the launch - Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins blast off from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida and prepare to leave Earth's orbit.

Omnibus adapted by Anita Sullivan

Thanks to Professor Chris Welch, International Space University.

Neil Armstrong.... Nathan Nolan
Buzz Aldrin.... Ronan Summers
Michael Collins.... Edward Hogg
Narrator.... Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Directed by James Robinson
A BBC Cymru Wales Production first broadcast in five parts on BBC Radio 4.

Apollo 11's five-day journey to the moon. A verbatim drama using original Nasa transcripts