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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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Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP)

By the end of the 1960s, many artists became swept up in the wake of The Beatles and their aggressive exploration of the possibilities of pop...

NYPD

1 9 6 7 - 1 9 6 9  (USA) A superior 1960s drama about three NYPD detectives, with real-life New York locations and hand-held...

Fixations, The

This mod revival band formed in North London in 1978. Paul Cathcart Vocals, guitar Paul Cattini Vocals, guitar Richard Sharp Bass Ken Gamby Drums

Hawaii Five-O

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 8 0 (USA) 278 x 50 minute episodes Hawaii Five-O was the longest continuous-running police series in television history, airing on...

Stuart Sutcliffe

Stuart Fergusson Victor Sutcliffe was born on 23 June 1940 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His mother  Martha (known as Millie) was a teacher at an...

Lou Christie

Lugee Alfredo Giovanni Sacco was born on 19 February 1943. Growing up in suburban Pittsburgh he studied music and voice at  Moon Area High School. In 1962,...

Peter The Great

1 9 8 6 (USA) 4 x 90 minute episodes NBC's made-in-Russia $30 million epic Peter The Great was billed as the most extravagant and magnificent Hollywood miniseries ever made. With...

Superboy

1 9 8 8 - 1 9 9 2 (USA) 100 x 30 minute episodes This action-adventure series was produced by the team that brought the Superman...