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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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Poorboy sweater

The poorboy sweater was so skinny and small, it looked like you couldn’t afford a sweater that fits. The skintight style fit right into...

Half Nelson

1 9 8 5 (USA) 8 x 60 minute episodes Former New York City undercover cop Rocky Nelson (Joe Pesci) moved to Beverly Hills and took a...

Dead Ringers (1988)

David Cronenberg is not a director for the squeamish. In Dead Ringers, he returns to his obsession with - and seeming disgust at - the human...

Johnny Kidd & The Pirates

Originally a Rock & Roll band, The Pirates' greatest days were perhaps behind them when the beat boom began. Formed in 1958 when Rock &...

You Must Be Joking! (1965)

If you've ever wondered how Monty Python's "Upper-Class Twit of the Year" sketch would fare at feature length, this scattershot comedy from Michael Winner...

Gods Must Be Crazy, The (1984)

What do you mean, you never heard of Botswana? It's an African territory. It's got the Kalahari Desert. It's even got a one-man movie...

Albert and Victoria

1 9 7 0 - 1 9 7 1 (UK) 12 x 30 minute episodes This Yorkshire Television series was set, as the title suggests, in the...