Many of us of a certain generation will remember the excitement and wonderment of the Apollo space programme in the late 1960s and early 1970s. As children in 1969, we were (sadly!) not allowed to stay up to the early hours to see Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon and utter those iconic words, but do remember seeing the grainy black and white pictures on the television the next day. The anticipation of seeing the Apollo 11 Command Module 'splashdown' in the North Pacific ocean with the three huge parachutes was really quite something. Having subsequently seen the very same Command Module in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington 25 years later, it was hard to imagine how it had survived the trip to the Moon and back!
So we were delighted that Emma Bridgewater have decided to mark this significant event with these two beautiful limited edition commemorative mugs.
We only have limited stock left of these and expect them to fly out of the door so why not grab yourself one while you can. Then you can sit back with your cup of tea or coffee and marvel at the achievements of those early pioneers of space travel.