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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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Songs Of Praise

1 9 6 1 - Current (UK) Television's longest running religious programme. It's funny how the pews were uncharacteristically full when the cameras turned up, and...

Ariel

Australian band Ariel was the brainchild of Mike Rudd and Bill Putt, following on from the break-up of their previous band Spectrum in April 1973. Ariel played...

Machinations

Australian band Machinations formed around Tim Doyle and Tony Starr in 1979, using what electronic instruments they could find. Their school friend Fred Loneragan joined...

Fighting Back

1 9 8 6 (UK) 5 x 50 minute episodes Among a new breed of heroines, Hazel O'Connor - the chart-topping star of Breaking Glass (1980) - starred in Fighting Back,...

Tightrope (UK)

1 9 7 2 (UK) 13 x 30 minute episodes Timeslip star Spencer Banks, John Savident (Coronation Street) and future BAFTA-winning producer and director David Munro starred...

Ask The Family

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 8 4 (UK) 20 minute episodes Open to families of four (quite often teachers and their egg-headed offspring), Ask The Family was...

Peck’s Bad Girl

1 9 5 9 (USA) 14 x 30 minute episodes Torey Peck (Patty McCormack) is a very pretty but mischievous 12-year-old girl who lives in a small American...

Valley Girl (1983)

A sweet-natured San Fernando Valley suburbanite (Deborah Foreman) falls for an adventurous Hollywood punk from the wrong side of the tracks (Nicolas Cage). The mismatched...