How much do you know about the Moon landings? Most people can recite the phrase, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”, but other aspects of NASA’s Apollo missions aren’t common knowledge. Strangely, every astronaut since the first Apollo 11 Moon landings in 1969 has reported seeing the mysterious flashes – whether their eyes are open or not.

On the Science Channel’s show Nasa’s Unexplained Files , it was explained: “Several of the Apollo astonauts reported seeing something strange as they approached the Moon.” One astronaut, Alan Bean, said: “I saw a flash and I thought ‘did I really see a flash?” READ MORE