From Essex to the moon: Marking 50 years since the lunar landing

  • Video report from ITV News Anglia's Natalie Gray

The American flag Credit: NASA

At the Chelmsford based company Teledyne e2v, they work to develop sensors which have been used in more than 150 space missions for both NASA and the European Space Agency.

Teledyne e2v makes sensors for the space industry Credit: ITV News Anglia
Diviya Devani works as a Quantum Systems Engineer Credit: ITV News Anglia
Family fun in Essex to mark the anniversary. Credit: ITV News Anglia

Families in Essex have been taking part in all sorts of space activities to mark the occasion.

Space Day at Cressing Temple Barns near Braintree combined a range of galactic exhibits and talks, including fictional space characters as well as factual.

Even R2D2 and C3PO turned up for the day! Credit: ITV News Anglia

Essex has a long history of manufacturing components for the space industry firstly at Marconi in Chelmsford and now at it's successor Teledyne-E-2-V and representatives from the company were on hand to encourage the next generation of space scientists and engineers.

Smile for the camera! Credit: ITV News Anglia