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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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Chantels, The

Five New York school friends led by 15-year-old Arlene Smith made the Top 20 in 1958 with Maybe, produced by disc jockey Alan Freed...

General Hospital (UK)

1 9 7 2 - 1 9 7 9 (UK) 110 x 30 minute episodes 54 x 60 minute episodes Made by ATV, General Hospital was strikingly similar to Emergency -...

Grasshopper Island

1 9 7 1 (UK) 12 x 15 minute episodes Fed up with being looked after by a succession of carers, collectively known as The Voices of...

Angel (1984)

23-year-old Donna Wilkes plays 15-year-old Molly, or "Angel" if you’re one of the few that have ties to her nighttime activities as a prostitute. At...

Who’s Been Sleeping In My Bed? (1963)

There's an impressive line-up of players in this harmless bit of fun. Dean Martin is actor Jason Steele, who plays a caring, godlike doctor in a...

Wattstax (1973)

Wattstax was a benefit concert put together by Stax Records to commemorate the community of Watts, Los Angeles after its 1965 Riots. The concert took...

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. Presents

1 9 5 3 - 1 9 5 7  (UK) 156 x 30 minute episodes Fairbanks narrated, produced and frequently starred in this well-made half-hour drama...

Stretch Armstrong

"“Grab hold and pull! You can stretch 13” Stretch Armstrong up to four feet. Squish him, scrunch him, stretch him out. He always returns...