Spaceflight

Mars Polar Lander

December 4, 1999 – Welcome To Winter – Welcome To Mars – See Ya Later, Seattle

December 4, 1999 – CBS Radio News – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 4, 1999 – Waiting to hear from Mars, while down on earth; Winter. Bad weather and poor visibility was blamed for a highway accident which claimed the lives of 14 in New Mexico. It was part...

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...

Mikhail Gorbachev

July 2, 1988 – Free-For-All At The Politburo – Doing The Unthinkable In Moscow

July 2, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – July 2, 1988 – Ordinarily, the big news would be the presence of some 80 Russian inspectors arriving in the U.S. to observe compliance over the Soviet/U.S. Medium and Shorter range Missile treaty, along with a...

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...

The Stock Market 1978

November 2, 1978 – The Gnomes In Zurich Applaud – Will The Euphoria Continue?

November 2, 1978 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – November 2, 1978 – News for this day 39 years ago had much to do with the economy, and a state of euphoria that settled in on the world market. Cautious euphoria, and certainly a marked...

John Glenn

The Day Everybody Wanted To Be John Glenn – Feb. 20, 1962 – RIP: John Glenn (1921-2016)

John Glenn – Flight of Friendship 7 – February 20, 1962 – Hour 1 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – John Glenn – Flight of Friendship 7 – February 20, 1962 – Hour 2 – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – John Glenn – Flight of Friendship 7 – February 20,...

Turkish Troops to Syrian Border

October 25, 1957 – NATO, Syria And Sputnik

October 25, 1957 – NBC World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – October 25, 1957 – a day of meetings, conflicts and the Space Race. In Washington, President Eisenhower was meeting with UK Prime Minister Harold MacMillan and broadened the conference by bringing in NATO chief Paul-Henri Spaak...

April 15, 1985

April 15, 1985 – In Praise Of Gizmos

  April 15, 1985 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – Busy day in space, April 15, 1985. The Shuttle Discovery crew was up early, readying for a battery of tests and an attempt to rescue a wayward satellite, spinning out of control. Hopes were pinned...

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...