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Apollo 11 by numbers

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Almost 40 years since the first Moon landing on July 20 1969, the Apollo space programme remains one of the most eye-catching achievements in the history of science.

The anniversary also brings back glorious memories for Nasa, the US space agency formed more than 50 years ago, and the programme’s success contrasts with the relatively pedestrian activities that space agencies perform today.

Here, the Financial Times takes a look back at the Apollo programme through figures. Click on each number to see how it fits into the story of the mission.

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