It was a monumental first. Greater than Columbus. Greater than any previous voyage of discovery. Played out live on TV across the globe, Neil Armstrong instantly became the most famous man on the planet. A humble aeronautical engineer, Armstrong was not prepared for worldwide celebrity. He was however, the most prepared, capable and competent man […]
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Of all mankind’s endeavours surely none has been so awe inspiring as our expedition to the Moon. This riveting 4OD documentary, In the Shadow of the Moon, combines archive footage of events with recent interviews of all the surviving Apollo program astronauts. Politically of course it was all about the Americans beating the Soviets in […]
The story of the 1986 Challenger disaster is every bit as compelling as that of the Titanic. It was rushed into launch by a PR machine intended to boost the sagging popularity of the Space Shuttle, which had come to be seen by many as pointless and expensive. School teacher Christa McAuliffe was chosen […]