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Apollo programme   A series of US expeditions between 1961 and 1972, that eventually landed the first man on the Moon. Apollo 11 landed on the Moon on 20th July 1969. Five further Apollo missions landed astronauts on the Moon.

Ariane   A family of rockets used for launching spacecraft and satellites into orbit. Ariane rockets are designed to be used only once. An Ariane 1 rocket was first launched successfully in 1979, by the European Space Agency. Ariane 6 is due for launch in 2021–22.

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