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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 Wapakoneta, Ohio. He made 78 flights as a fighter...

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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Shoulder to Shoulder

1 9 7 4 (UK) 6 x 75 minute episodes This BBC2 miniseries related the history of the women's suffrage movement in England and their fight for...

Moon Zero Two (1969)

In 2021, a space salvage expert and his partner become embroiled in a crooked scheme to divert an asteroid containing sapphire and crash it into...

Bob Newhart Show, The

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 8 (USA) 142 x 30 minute episodes The Bob Newhart Show made its debut on 16 September 1972 and completed...

New Adventures Of Huck Finn, The

1 9 6 8 - 1 9 6 9 (USA) The New Adventures of Huck Finn had very little to do with Mark Twain's literary masterpiece. This version...

Bryan Davies Show, The

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 3 (Australia) This Australian hour-long music show was broadcast live from studio 22 at ABN2 in Sydney on...

Robert Montgomery Presents

1 9 5 0 - 1 9 5 7 (USA) Robert Montgomery Presents - occasionally entitled The Lucky Strike Theatre - debuted on the NBC network...

Bobby Kennedy

1 9 2 5 - 1 9 6 8 Younger brother and close associate of John F Kennedy, Robert Kennedy trained as a lawyer, and entered...

Compact

1 9 6 2 - 1 9 6 5 (UK) 373 x 25 minute episodes The 1960s saw commercial television in Britain establishing such a dominance in...
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