NASA

May 24, 1962 – Flight Of Aurora 7 – Past Daily Reference Room

  May 24, 1962 – ABC Radio – Special Report – Aurora 7 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – May 24, 1962 – And on this day in 1962, Aurora 7 was launched into space. Commanded by Scott Carpenter, it was four American launch into space and Carpenter was the...

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,...

As Gordon Cooper Circles The Earth – May 16, 1963

As Gordon Cooper Circles The Earth – May 16, 1963

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – NBC Radio – Gordon Cooper: Man In Space – May 16, 1963 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. As the Space Race gathered steam in the early 1960s, the excitement over each launch of a manned-space craft kept...

Pentagon Confidential – May 15, 1997

Pentagon Confidential – May 15, 1997

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – CBS World News Roundup – May 15, 1997 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection News for this May 15th in 1997 had much to do with scandals, accusations and improprieties in the Military. Starting off with the much-publicized...

‘The Stern Demands Of An Era We Are Entering’ – President Eisenhower On The Future Of Security – 1957 – Past Daily Reference Room

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – President Eisenhower Address to Nation – November 17, 1957 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection. In 1957 the Cold War entered a new phase; The Conquest Of Outer Space. In October of that year, the world learned the...

‘ . . .And God Bless All Of You – All Of You On The Good Earth’ – Apollo 8 – December 24, 1968

Become a Patron! Coming to the end of a year of chaos and upheaval in 1968, a glimmer of hope came from a space capsule orbiting the moon on December 24, 1968. From outside the window of their ship, a view of the Earth peering over the horizon of the...