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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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Griff

1 9 7 3 - 1 9 7 4 (USA) 12 x 60 minute episodes Wade Griffin (Lorne Greene) was a veteran of thirty years on the...

Vans

The colourful canvas shoe that caught a wave and rode in as a 1980s fashion phenomenon. Sean Penn's surfer dude character (Jeff Spicoli) in the...

Phil Silvers Show, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 6 0 (USA) 142 x 30 minute episodes 1 x 60 minute episode Set in the motor pool of Fort Baxter...

Frogger

The object of Frogger was almost Zen-like: to get to the other side. But considerably less Zen were the many obstacles in your path:...

Styx

Formed in 1970 by drummer John Panozzo, his bassist brother Chuck, and singer Dennis DeYoung, Styx were one of the biggest art-rock bands of...

Emmylou Harris

Emmylou Harris was initially a folkie (her early heroes were Joan Baez and Judy Collins) but became renowned as country music's First Lady. Harris's career...

Incredible String Band, The

Born in the folk clubs of Edinburgh, the unique duo of Robin Williamson and Mike Heron appeared to inhabit a parallel universe in which...

Many Loves Of Dobie Gillis, The

1 9 5 9 - 1 9 6 3 (USA) 147 x 30 minute episodes All-American teenager Dobie Gillis (played by Dwayne Hickman) lived in the fictitious...