On February 20, 1962, John H. Glenn, Jr., became the first American to orbit Earth. An Atlas launch vehicle propelled a Mercury spacecraft into Earth orbit and enabled Glenn to circle Earth three times. The mission was named ‘Friendship 7’ by the astronaut. The flight lasted a total of 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds before the Mercury spacecraft splashed down in the ocean. Most major systems worked smoothly, and the flight was a great success as an engineering feat.
The Eagle has landed ! One of the greatest moments of the 20th Century This ninety minute feature length ‘award-winning’ documentary, voiced by TV’s ‘Dr Who’, Tom Baker, is a fascinating and compelling insight into the story of Apollo 11; and man’s conquest of space and the race for the moon.
NASA's first space station
“Houston, We’ve got a Problem!” This 90 minute feature length documentary, featuring the original astronauts, Capt James Lovell Jr (played by Tom Hanks in the movie of the same name), Fred W Haise & John W Swigert reveals the fascinating story of Apollo 13.
Up to 17 per cent of children could have symptoms consistent with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) according to new research in Preventative Medicine by the University of Bristol The UK has the fourth highest level of prenatal alcohol use in the world, but no estimates existed from a population-based study on how many people may have FASD Considered to be a relatively ‘hidden disability’ It is thought to be under-diagnosed with only one specialist clinic in England. So What is FASD ? Why do we know so little about it ? Is it preventable ? These questions and more are answered in this new film ‘FASD The Hidden Disability‘
A study of man's impact on the environment. Featuring John Craven (BBC Newsround) the late celebrity chef Keith Floyd, model Paula Hamilton, actor Jenny Seagrove and weather reporter Ulrika Jonnson.
“This compelling film follows the course of the Hindenburg’s last flight and unravels the mystery of one of the greatest disasters of the 20th Century” New York / Lakehurst, May 6th 1937, 7 pm: The "Hindenburg" has come all the way from Europe - a luxurious flying hotel, faster than any ship. The pride of the Third Reich prepares to land, and hundreds of onlookers have gathered to watch. Then, all of a sudden, a burst of flame appeared on the outer cover, just forward of the upper fin. In a matter of seconds, the largest airship ever built goes down in a fiery blaze. With the assistance of NASA experts, this compelling documentary follows the course of the Hindenburg’s last flight and unravels the mystery of one of the greatest disasters this century.
A collection of the most ‘iconic’ moments in motor racing, from the 1950s through to the 1970s
A collection of the most ‘iconic’ moments in cricket, from the 1950s through to the 1970s
A collection of the most 'iconic' moments inthe golden age of football, from the 1950s through to the 1970s