Our fast-growing collection of history footage is a great resource covering highlights from the fascinating history of science and technological developments. We have with animators to bring out the best of our collection from before the birth of video, and have detailed archives of 20th Century milestones. Our video clips include:

Archaeological sites

Human remains and reconstructions

Inventions and discoveries

Life in space

Moon landings


The Space Race

History Showreel

Easily view all of the history footage from our stock video collection in one place. Clips from our historical showreel are available to download.

Footage of the First Men in Space

Space footage of the battle to get a man on the moon in the 1950s and 60s. See clips of the first men in space from our stock video collections.

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