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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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Billy Joel

William Martin Joel was born on 9 May 1949 in the Bronx, New York. He fought as a welterweight boxer during his teenage years...

Happy Hate Me Nots

The Happy Hate Me Nots were an Australian band that formed in Sydney in 1983. Mark Nicholson replaced Neil Toddie on drums in 1984 but...

Johnny Dangerously (1984)

"Organised crime has never been this disorganised!" This gangster parody set in 1935 charts the rise and fall of good-natured New York mobster Johnny Kelly - aka...

Admirable Crichton, The (1957)

Lord Loam (Cecil Parker) is a peer of one of England' stately homes who takes his three daughters on a yachting cruise with a...

King Rollo

1 9 8 0 (UK) Children's animation series from the BBC based on the King Rollo story books, written and animated by David McKee. Rollo was a comic-reading child-like...

Prog Rock

Without Prog Rock the world would certainly be a duller place. Men in robes; songs about astronomy, mythology and numerology; banks of Moogs and Mellotrons...

Bay City Blues

1 9 8 3 (USA) 1 x 60 minute pilot 7 x 60 minute episodes A short-lived ensemble drama which followed a minor league baseball team -...

Happy Familes

1 9 8 5 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes This Ben Elton-scripted comedy had an about-to-expire mad dowager sending her doltish grandson, Guy Fuddle, to find his...