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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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Hooperman

1 9 8 7 - 1 9 8 9 (USA) 42 x 30 minute episodes This 'dramedy' starred John Ritter (son of Western legend, Tex) as sensitive San Francisco...

Space: Above and Beyond

1 9 9 5 - 1 9 9 6 (USA) 23 x 60 minute episodes In the year 2063, settlers from Earth were establishing colonies on...

Men At Work

Singer/songwriter Colin Hay grew up in a town on the west coast of Scotland called Saltcoats, where his father owned a music store. In...

Hotel de Paree

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) 32 x 30 minute episodes Sundance (Earl Holliman) is a reformed gunslinger just released from prison who...

Dick Cavett Show, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 7 4 (USA) Daytime, primetime, then late-night talk and variety show. Often there was only one guest. A writer for...

Pavlov’s Dog

Formed in the early 70s in St Louis, Missouri, by David Surkamp and Mike Safron from the remnants of a band called High On...

No Sex Please, We’re British (1973)

Originally a Box Office hit on the stage in 1971, No Sex Please, We're British concerns the impact of a sex shop (The Aphrodisia Bookshop )...

Kronos (1957)

What appears to be a meteorite crashes into the sea off the coast of Mexico. After a few days and nights of mysterious lights and...