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Apollo 13 (1970)

America’s third moon mission, Apollo 13, was launched on 11 April 1970. The crew of astronauts James Lovell, John Swigert and Fred Haise had ignored...

Moon Landing (1969)

It seemed the whole world had stopped. Then, clear as crystal, came those immortal words . . . "That's one small step for man...

Neil Armstrong

1 9 3 0 - 2 0 1 2 Armstrong was born on 5 August 1930 in Ohio. He made 78 flights during the Korean War...

Skylab

In July 1979, people began to stare nervously at the sky. After six years in space, Skylab, the orbiting US space laboratory, was due to...

Space Race, The

In the 1950's and 1960's, the USA and the Soviet Union raced each other to be first into space. The Soviet Union won. On 4...

Space Shuttle

Plans for the Space Shuttle were created in 1972 as a way to keep the cost of spaceflight down. The first space shuttle orbiter Enterprise flew...

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Golda Meir

1 9 8 9 - 1 9 7 8 Golda Meir worked her way up the political ladder to occupy various key posts before becoming...

Thompson Twins

There were neither any Thompsons nor any twins in the band, but this former seven-piece anarchist collective made it big as a trio in...

Bad Manners

Bad Manners - a nine-piece ska band from north London - were one of the many bands to take their inspiration from The Specials and the Ska...

Waltz of the Toreadors (1962)

An English general finds himself with a hypochondriac for a wife, a French mistress and a penchant for buxom chambermaids. In one of his most...

Grand Theft Auto (1977)

A rich girl steals her dad's Rolls Royce and heads off to Las Vegas to get married. However, her angry parents, a jealous suitor, and...

Destination Moon (1950)

Four men travel to the Moon but then discover their rocket does not have enough fuel for the return trip. Intended to be the first...

Flatbush

1 9 7 9 (USA) 6 x 30 minute episodes Presto, Socks, Turtle, Joey and Figgy were just-out-of-high-school teenagers living in a mostly Italian neighbourhood of Brooklyn...

Godspell (1973)

A rock gospel according to Saint Matthew, David Greene's Godspell derived from a successful stage show. Play and screenplay author John Tebelak failed to realise that updating...