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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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Smokie

Back in 1964, Chris Norman, Terry Uttley and Alan Silson were all at school together and, with another guy, formed a group together. The band,...

Showgirls (1995)

Erotic drama from the writer and director of Basic Instinct (1992), starring Elizabeth Berkley as Nomi Malone, a "dancing" hopeful who arrives in glittering Las...

For A Few Dollars More (1965)

Sergio Leone’s sequel to his ground-breaking A Fistful of Dollars (1964) is longer, more accomplished, and provides the first example of a complex three-way dynamic...

For The Children

1 9 4 6 - 1 9 5 1  (UK) Among the items offered under this umbrella title for school-age children were features on stamp...

Gipsy Kings, The

The Gipsy Kings from Montpelier and Arles in Southern France featured Andre and Nicolas Reyes (sons of flamenco singer Jose Reyes) and four members of...

Talking Heads

David Byrne and fellow Rhode Island School of Design students Tina Weymouth and Chris Frantz formed a trio in 1974.  After rejecting names such...

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1981)

Written in 1928, D H Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover had only been available, unexpurgated, in Britain since Penguin Books' famous 1960 obscenity trial at the Old...

Sekret Sekret

Originally called The Ugly Mirrors, Aussie band Sekret Sekret began a residency on Thursday nights at the legendary Civic Hotel in downtown Sydney. Over the...