Spaceflight

March 23, 2001

March 23, 2001 – Farewell Mir

  March 23, 2001 – BBC News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 23, 2001 – The end of the Mir Space Station. Launched by the then-Soviet Union in 1986, Mir was the first modular Space Station, assembled between 1986 and 1996 – and until March of 2001 it...

Day In The Life – 1958 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles/Reference Room

Day In The Life – 1958 – Past Daily Pop Chronicles/Reference Room

Day In The Life 1958 – January 14, 1958 – NBC Radio: Nightline – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – 1958 – January 14, 1958, to be exact. What was going on in the world and what were people listening to, this day? You heard the news earlier; it came from...

January 14, 1958 – Space, Race And The Space Race

January 14, 1958 – Space, Race And The Space Race

January 14, 1958 – NBC News On The Hour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – January 14, 1958 – The launching of a Redstone rocket from Cape Canaveral was a success. The rocket, the first stage of what would become a space vehicle, could now launch an earth satellite. And...

Eyewitness At Kittyhawk In 1903 – December 17, 1957

Eyewitness At Kittyhawk In 1903 – December 17, 1957

– Kittyhawk flight eyewitness – NBC Radio Nightline – December 17, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Kittyhawk, North Carolina – December 17, 1903, and the first successful flight by The Wright Brothers, who pioneered aviation and forever changed the course of history. On this broadcast, from the NBC...

Gemini 6 – The Developments On Pad 19 – December 12, 1965

Gemini 6 – The Developments On Pad 19 – December 12, 1965

– Gemini 6 -aborted launch – CBS News – December 12, 1965 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gemini 6, which was originally scheduled for launch in October, was planned to last 46 hours and complete some 29 orbits as well as perform four dockings with an Agena Target vehicle,...

The Launch Of Gemini 12 – November 11, 1966

The Launch Of Gemini 12 – November 11, 1966

– NBC Radio – Launch of Gemini 12 – November 11, 1966 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Gemini 12 was the last of the Gemini space flights and the 18th manned American spaceflight since the X-15 spaceflights until Apollo 7 made its debut almost 2 years later. Its objective...

Getting To The Heart Of Things – September 14, 1985

Getting To The Heart Of Things – September 14, 1985

– CBS World News Roundup – September 14, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – September 14, 1985 – a day where both pessimism and promise were running neck and neck. The pessimistic part came with news of the successful testing of an anti-nuclear weapon against a target in space....

Launch For A Linkup – Apollo-Soyuz – July 15, 1975

Launch For A Linkup – Apollo-Soyuz – July 15, 1975

  – Apollo-Soyuz launch – CBS Radio Special Report – July 15, 1975 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. Big news, this July 15th 40 years ago. The launch of a U.S. spacecraft and a Soviet spacecraft with the sole intention of linking up in orbit. Apollo-Soyuz as it was known,...

The Drama Of TWA Flight 847 – June 18, 1985

The Drama Of TWA Flight 847 – June 18, 1985

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS News – Frontline Report – World News Roundup – June 18, 1985 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. News for this day, 30 years ago was about the ongoing Hijack of TWA Flight 847 and the hostage...