NASA

Gemini 8 - Astronaut David Scott

March 26, 1966 – Trouble On Gemini 8 – Trouble In Vietnam – Trouble In Thailand

March 26, 1966 – ABC Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 26, 1966 – A day loaded with trouble – The flight of Gemini 8 was hampered by what was later discovered to be a short circuit in the Number 8 Thruster of the spacecraft. Astronauts Neil...

Truth And Reconciliation Report

October 30, 1998 – Truth And Reconciliation – Car Bomb Attacks In Gaza – John Glenn Back In Space

October 30, 1998 – BBC World Service Newshour – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 30, 1998 – A momentous day for South Africa; the publication and release of the final Truth and Reconciliation report took place on this day. At a ceremony in Pretoria, Commission Chairman Desmond Tutu presented...

Major David Simons - Ballon to Outer Space

August 28, 1957 – A Balloon Into Space – A Closet Full Of Bathing Suits – Past Daily Weekend Gallimaufry

August 28, 1957 – Life And The World – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – August 28, 1957 – 60 years ago history was made when Major David Simons piloted the first hot-air balloon, reaching over 100,000 feet to the edge of Outer Space. It was the first such experiment using...

March 28, 2000 – Mixed Signals

March 28, 2000 – CBS World News Roundup – Late Edition – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – March 28,2000 – a day full of mixed signals, not the least from Mars. On this day 16 years, OPEC was meeting in Vienna, debating a production increase of oil production. If they...

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...

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,...