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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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Seals & Crofts

Jim Seals and Dash Crofts formed their musical partnership in the late 50s when, as teenagers, they went out on the road with The...

Gary Lewis & The Playboys

Gary Lewis had a great background for a showbiz career: He was the son of noted comedian and actor Jerry Lewis. His musical career...

Eisenhower & Lutz

1 9 8 8 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes Following his graduation from the Las Vegas School of Law and Acupuncture, Bud Lutz (Scott Bakula) struggles...

Big Switch, The (1968)

This low budget crime thriller begins with playboy John Carter (Sebastian Breaks) meeting beautiful blonde Samantha (Erika Raffael) at a swinging Soho "discotheque" (whatever...

Garbage Pail Kids Trading Cards

Garbage Pail Kids trading cards were released in 1985 by Topps, the same company that thrilled kids around the world with the much-beloved Wacky...

Pretty In Pink (1986)

Screenwriter John Hughes, whose speciality is teens in turmoil, scores with the screenplay for this latter-day Cinderella story played out with intelligence and caring. Andie...

Yachts

This little known British band produced some killer power pop during the early 80s and should have been huuuuuge stars - but sadly they weren't and...

Downtown

1 9 8 6 (USA) 14 x 60 minute episodes John Forney (Michael Nouri) is a veteran undercover detective with Unit 6 of the Metro Division of...