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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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Glam Rock

Glam Rock laughed in the face of the pompous pseudo-intellectualism that was becoming prevalent in the music world in the early seventies. It declared...

Dave (1993)

Kevin Kline plays Dave Kovic - an ordinary guy who runs a small employment agency in Baltimore. There isn't much to notice about Dave, except...

Mike Stuart Span/Leviathan

Within a few months of formation of this Brighton-based quartet, original guitarist Nigel Langham fell to his death after leaping through an upstairs window...

Evel Knievel

Evel Knievel always insisted reports suggesting every bone in his body had been broken during his career were an exaggeration. But, in the 20 years...

S.W.A.T.

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) 38 x 60 minute episodes S.W.A.T stood for Special Weapons And Tactics - an elite precision-trained armed...

Water Margin, The

1 9 7 6 - 1 9 7 8 (China/Japan) 30+ x 45 minute episodes Chinese culture was very popular in the 1970s, epitomised in part by...

Totem Tennis

Also known as Zim Zam, this simplest of concepts was a huge seller in its day. Basically just a tennis ball attached to a string...

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...