It's 50 years since the Apollo Moon landings, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their first steps on the lunar surface. And instruments that those two astronauts placed on the Moon are still being used every day.
As commemoration mark 50 years since man first stepped on the moon, Europe's space chief has been talking about his plans for Earth's natural satellite.
"If Neil Armstrong wasn't a hero, then there are no heroes," said US Vice President Mike Pence.
Thousands of model rockets launched in Huntsville, Alabama on Tuesday, 50 years after the Apollo 11 crew blasted off for the Moon.
Stargazers in Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia were treated to a partial lunar eclipse in the night between Tuesday and Wednesday, just as the world was commemorating the launch of the Apollo 11 mission in 1969.
A NASA sponsored lab in Colorado, USA, is aiming to send robots to the moon to construct telescopes capable of looking back in time.