CARE home residents marked the anniversary of the first manned mission to the moon by embarking on their own, virtual space flight.

Using a space flight simulator on their tablet computers, residents at Hazlegrove Court Care Home, Saltburn, glided through space.

The event was organised to mark 51 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took the first steps on the surface of the moon. Many of the residents can still remember watching the historic event on the television in July 1969.

When asked what things they would take to the moon, resident Joyce Tibbett, 84, said: “Family photos, sweets, bible, shandy, puzzle books, clock, men.”

Asked why she included “men” on her list, Joyce said: “So they can do repairs if needed.”

Sharon Lewis, activities coordinator at Hazelgrove Court Care Home, said: “The residents really enjoyed the Shuttle flight simulator app. Our journey into space was great fun.

“Listening to the residents’ memories of the moon landing was a lot of fun. They were all different ages but they all remember watching it on TV and knowing it was a moment for the history books.”