Spaceflight

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...

MIR Space Station crew.

December 21, 1988 – A Year In Space

December 21, 1988 – CBS World News Roundup – Gordon Skene Sound Collection – December 21, 1988. The day of a first. On this day, two Cosmonauts aboard the Space station MIR, along with a French Astronaut who showed up a few weeks earlier via another mission, finally landed on...

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...